Supervising Video Producer at Polygon Simone de Rochefort fills in on a star-spangled extravaganza of reward explosions, Turbo Tunnel confinement, and Sonic pogging.

Questions this week:

  1. Brandon asks: Isn’t it kind of cool that you can buy an Xbox One and a bunch of games that aren’t exactly old for pretty cheap? (06:36)
  2. Since Super Mario Bros, have we ever come up with anything better than pixelated fireworks to congratulate a player for completing an objective? (13:44)
  3. What is pogging? (16:27)
  4. What are some of the most important written documents in video game history? (22:17)
  5. If the Republic of Gamers was a real place, what would its code of law and justice system be like? (30:50)
    Insert Credit Quick Break: Mannequin Deposit by The Houseflies (36:18)
  6. TheFragranceofDarkCoffee asks: When and where would you set a Yakuza game in the United States? (37:40)
  7. Is democracy good for video games? (46:29)
  8. What is the most American video game? (51:48)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Name Design - State Nicknames (59:52)

Recommendations and Outro (01:10:26)

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Simone: Nobody can stop you from stealing The Great Gatsby

Tim: If you do have to do work for free, make sure you have a really funny reason with a really delayed punchline nobody’s ever going to see coming

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Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.