Episode Summary

Video game historian “Critical Kate” Willaert joins a panel scattered across time to cover lost and ignored media, Blobby’s Bloop Boy, and ladies roaming the street with whips. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Brandon Sheffield, and Kate Willaert. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman. Questions this week: What kinds of video game history seem to interest you and nobody else? (02:15) What are some of the most surprising video game firsts? (11:10) Which console has the most good games that the least people have played? (16:56) Has anyone discovered an unreleased video game that was actually fun to play? (21:11) Insert Credit Quick Break: Amazing Grace available now on Steam, and Demonschool demo available during Steam NextFest (25:31) SpencerGifts asks: What is the best video game sequence that is no fun? (28:12) Is there a video game experience you missed out on you wish you could have had? (31:42) When shouldn’t you have a pause button? (34:37) What can we learn about women if our only reference point is video games from the 1980’s? (37:23) LIGHTNING ROUND: Name Re-Design - Commercial Failures (40:15) Recommendations and Outro (44:14) Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout Super Mario Bros. 3 The Adventures of Bayou Billy X-Men Disney’s Aladdin Ms. Pac-Man Frogger FM Towns PC-98 PC-88 X68000 From Ragnarok To The New World: An Interview With Hak Kyu Kim Dave the Diver Manic Game Girl Grant Han Lee Parasite Eve The Saboteur Full Spectrum Warrior Box Art History by Kate Willaert Score Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! (1986) Super
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