You Can't Drink Coffee in the Lightning Round.

Questions this week:

  1. How can someone most accurately assess whether a game will be worth playing during the first 5 minutes of booting it up?
  2. Are there any visual styles you can pinpoint between Saturday Morning Cartoon and hyper-realism that more video games should be using?
  3. What's the best thing you've seen from Gamescom, and what do you hope to see from it in the coming days?
  4. The premise of Batman: Arkham Origins is that 8 assassins have been hired to kill him. If you were hiring 8 video game assassins to kill Batman, who would they be?
  5. How will Gone Home impact the future of adventure games?
  6. Think about your favorite video game that proved to be a commercial failure mostly due to poor marketing. How would you have gone back in time and run it differently?
  7. What games were born out of jokes?
  8. Which fighting game features the most interesting super move mechanics?
  9. What is the Superman IV: The Quest for Peace of video games?

LIGHTNING ROUND: Bottom Line Review

Edited by Blaine Brown. Music 'Bloody Tears' from Castlevania Judgment and 'Bowser's Galaxy Generator' from Super Mario Galaxy 2.