Episode Summary

Editor Esper Quinn hosts the best panel in video games looking at the legacy of Halo, reactions to Summer Game Fest, and the origins of rude crouching. Hosted by Esper Quinn, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman. Questions this week: Let’s talk about Summer Game Fest and the Xbox Showcase (06:50) What’s your personal experience with the Halo franchise, and how has it impacted video games? (18:48) What game, ultimately, was the Halo Killer? (23:28) Insert Credit Quick Break: The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s production of Titanic, June 21-30th (28:51) Alex Jaffe asks: I need to play the first 3 hours of Demonschool right now. What should I do? (30:07) Is dual wielding just a gimmick, or does it actually have interesting gameplay ramifications? (32:19) What are the warning signs when developing a colorful companion character that they might be annoying? (37:36) Do you think you could be friends with Master Chief in real life? (44:43) LIGHTNING ROUND: Halo Fragrances (50:12) Recommendations and Outro (54:20) Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED: Overwatch Left 4 Dead Minecraft Doom Quake GoldenEye 007 Halo: Combat Evolved Titanfall Halo 2 Wolfenstein 3D Alien: Resurrection Every big announcement and trailer from Summer Game Fest 2024 Everything announced at the Xbox showcase at Summer Game Fest 2024 Gears of War: E-Day trailer Fable trailer Steve Jobs introduces iPhone in 2007 Perfect Dark trailer Doom: The Dark Ages trailer Tomb Raider series Mindjack Perfect Dark Zero Indiana Jones and the Great Circle trailer Wolfenstein Every big announcement from PlayStation’s new State of Play
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