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Our beloved panelists guide you through new developments in CRT photo taking, an all-clown Fallout vault, and Keanu Reeves as Shadow. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman. Questions this week: What’s a feature you appreciate in text-heavy games? (00:42) Frank, how do you achieve the perfect visual representation of what a video game looks like on a CRT? (09:32) Can we nail down a definition for “easter egg?” (15:29) Design a Fallout vault. (21:30) Insert Credit Quick Break: Project 9452, a Texas State trans gaming research study (29:05) Isaac asks: What video game character would you most want to carry around as a Tamagotchi-style virtual pet, and what would their on-device mini games be like? (31:26) When should one consider or avoid early access? (37:52) Keanu Reeves is gonna be Shadow, isn’t that cool? (46:46) LIGHTNING ROUND: Unpopular Demand (52:28) Recommendations and Outro (01:06:48) Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED: Metal Gear series Landstalker Phantasy Star Final Fantasy VII Samurai Shodown V Special Tokimeki Memorial Citizen Sleeper Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Technicolor Easter egg Superman Jimmy Olsen J.J. Abrams Star Trek (2009) R2-D2 The Avengers (2012) Galaga Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Legend of Zelda series Halo 2 Halo: Combat Evolved Super Mario 64 Bethesda Softworks Fallout games Fallout (American TV series) Liam Neeson The Lottery The Day the Clown Cried (1972)
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