esper Ep. 228 - Should I Drink This? The heroes known as Insert Credit return to do battle with Two Point Eight-A video games, Vectourmaun, and giving yousa unna bongo. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman. Questions this week: If you could play a video game with any three people, living or dead, who would they be, and what would the game be? (01:47) What is the best way for video games to represent aging? (05:28) What’s the stupidest argument you’ve ever been part of over a video game? (11:37) How much does it cost to make a video game? (14:39) The Adaptation Game: Adapt the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) handbook into a video game. (21:26) Dirtbag Anonymous asks: I recently had a job interview where I was asked ‘If your personality was a video game, what game would it be and why?’ How the hell was I supposed to answer this? (28:27) How effective can an adaptation of a video game be if considering only the lore of a series and not the gameplay? (35:17) How can you tell a game was made in Europe? (41:03) What is the seizing in your leg after you wake up that indicates you’re about to experience a horribly painful leg cramp over the next 30 seconds of video games? (46:20) LIGHTNING ROUND: The Time is Right (53:08) Recommendations and Outro (01:01:41) A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED: Left 4 Dead Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn Joe Montana II: Sports Talk Football Joe Montana Pat Summerall Joe Montana twitter clip Rock Band Joan Chen Rutger Hauer Christopher Lambert VIDEOBALL Lewis Hamilton Sifu Wizardry games Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeting about the Hulk Fable Animal Crossing series Crusader Kings series Crusader of Centy Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals Mother 3 NieR series The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Skullgirls series Sharknado: The Video Game Tim’s Formula: (((average age of developer * number of developers) * 100) * 18) + (CEO yearly salary * 1.5) Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Wrecking Crew Frank’s screenshot of the OSHA game The Hazfinder site Hazfinder text version Silent Hill series Gran Turismo series Disco Elysium PaRappa the Rapper series Star Wars Trilogy Arcade Destiny series The Mandalorian Joker (2019) Smallville Warcraft (2016) Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) John Carter (2012) Conan the Barbarian (2011) VectorMan Cyberpunk 2077 Rayman series Assassin’s Creed series Euro Truck Simulator series Sea of Thieves Rumble in the Bronx (1995) Rabbids series Returnal Celeste Buckcherry Recommendations: Brandon: My Kung Fu Sweetheart (2006) Tim: You Love To See It featuring Tim Rogers, the F1 TV app Frank: Sam & Max: Save the World Jaffe: Watch Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) if you’re Frank Support on Patreon Subscribe: RSS, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and more!