Ep. 154 - Fist or Twist or Blister

Ep. 154 - Fist or Twist or Blister

The term “Immersion” has been subject to perversion at the hands of vermin. Opening and closing theme created by Kurt Feldman.

**Questions this week:**

  • 1. Gaming injuries (01:21)
  • 2. Audaciously breaking immersion (08:40)
  • 3. Volatile video game partnerships (14:39)
  • 4. Greatest handheld LCD games (20:24)
  • 5. Theme sale (26:05)
  • 6. Question by Patreon Supporter MoxBagel, who asks: When you walk into an arcade, what is Your Game? (33:18)
  • 7. Most accurate game company name (40:14)
  • 8. Video game characters that remind you of someone you know (46:01)
  • 9. Beating Mario and Sonic at the Olympics (51:30)
  • 10. The Crystal Head Vodka Bottle of video games (56:06)
  • LIGHTNING ROUND: Name Design (01:00:00)


    **Brandon:** [Royal Warriors](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091229/)
    **Frank**: [Air Purifier](https://cowaymega.com/products/coway-airmega-200m-black), [GameHistory.org](https://gamehistory.org/)
    **Tim**: [Nothing But Trouble](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102558/) and [The Magnificent Butcher](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079472/)


  • - Wrist exercises for preventing RSI
  • - [Frisky Tom LCD game](https://handheldmuseum.com/Bandai/Frisky.htm)
  • - [Helmet Dog (top right of list)](https://i.imgur.com/Co8WreW.jpg)
  • - [Peter Thiel](https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/peter-thiel-donald-trump-white-nationalist-support), the worst person tim has ever met in his life
  • - [Crystal Head Vodka](https://www.crystalheadvodka.com/home)
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    Yeah, it‘s been real weird watching the particular brand of internet-celebrity that tim has cultivated for himself. Sure wouldn’t have seen it coming, back in 2010. But then again, you could say that about a good chunk of what's happened this decade.

    Whenever I hear something like Tim‘s Peter Thiel story I’m like “How can you see a middle-aged dark-haired white guy in a suit and instantly recognize that it's Peter Thiel?” That's pretty much a super power to me. There is absolutely nothing distinctive about his appearance. Unless there is a flaming ring of evil surrounding him at all times? I feel like I see a dozen people everyday who look just like him.

    Of course, I've never lived in the SF bay area. I guess you get good at recognizing eccentric celebrity psychopaths after awhile.

    In fairness to that anecdote, Tim was invited to the party BY Peter Thiel.

    Tim has been cultivating internet celebrity since 2002, he's just got a better platform for it now (though arguably if I had allowed insert credit to make money back in the day maybe that would've been the platform all along)

    @saddleblasters#7507 when a guy is making it his mission to destroy various countries and people you care about their face tends to imprint on your mind!

    @saddleblasters#7507 for more on that guy, check out that netflix doc from a few years back.

    Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press


    @hellomrkearns#7535 Thiel is def one of the world's shittiest creeps


    @exodus#7510 In fairness to that anecdote, Tim was invited to the party BY Peter Thiel.

    That's a completely different dynamic than what I assumed! It makes the whole story a lot more hilarious.

    @hellomrkearns#7535 Thanks! I'll check this out.

    “Most accurate game company name”

    Necrosoft (Brandon’s company) is brought up during this discussion. I've thought about this before, so this seems like a good place to mention it. Maybe it is IS quite fitting since they have only released games for platforms that have been shut down. (PS Mobile/Vita/Stadia).

    Of course, this is a joke and not intended to be an insult. The “of course” is added because of course you’re just reading text and sarcasm is not as easily noticed.

    Except for the “Stadia” part. Obvious sarcasm (also not mentioning Switch/Android/iOS).

    Hey but also, that’d be a cool thing kind of. A neat badge of honor.


    I mean… If it got shut down I wouldn't be that surprised!