Ep. 171 - Hidden Glass Shard

### Ep. 171 - Hidden Glass Shard

Bad jokes, meaningful treehouse hangouts, and the Five Best Video Game Magazines Of All Time. Original music by Kurt Feldman.


  • 1. Previously on Insert Credit #123: What would be the worst movie to license as a beat-em-up? (02:21)
  • 2. What’s keeping big tech companies from breaking into video games after Microsoft? (07:42)
  • 3. What is executionally the worst joke you have ever seen in a video game? (13:21)
  • 4. Which human video game characters would be most valuable to examine for medical science? (19:39)
  • 5. What are the top five video game magazines of all time? (25:34)
  • 6. Patreon Supporter Beaion asks: What game are you always trying to get your friend group or social circle to play and why won't they play it? (31:43)
  • 7. What are the ideal personal and environmental conditions which must be met before you play a video game for a long period of time? (38:28)
  • 8. When do you feel like you need to start an unfinished video game over from the beginning before you can finish it? (42:53)
  • 9. What was the best day you ever had just playing video games? (48:34)
  • 10. What is the “figuring out how to use the shower in an unfamiliar bathroom after a long day of travel” of video games? (56:50)
  • **LIGHTNING ROUND:** Trademark-Free Video Game Valentines (01:01:53)

  • 1. ||EGM||

  • 2. ||Famitsu||

  • 3. ||Edge/Next Generation||

  • 4. ||Ultra Game Players||

  • 5. ||Game Developer Magazine||

  • - [Power Rangers](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3717490/) (2017)
  • - [Oldboy Hallway Fight](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OzB-mop6AA)
  • - [Fight Club video game](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight_Club_(video_game))
  • - [Donnie Darko](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246578/) (2001)
  • - [Sharknado: The Video Game](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharknado:_The_Video_Game)
  • - [NBA Rush](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nba-rush/id733017679?ls=1&mt=8)
  • - [Canabalt](http://adamatomic.com/canabalt/)
  • - [Rope](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040746/) (1948)
  • - [Google Stadia](https://stadia.google.com/)
  • - [Gunsport by Necrosoft Games](https://gunsport.tv/)
  • - [Work Hour Log Template for Google Sheets](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S4upt48BkvGsoESeHLy7SqK8lsj1P2vydA1AAu9deSM/template/preview)
  • - [Ouya](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouya)
  • - [OnLive](http://onlive.com/)
  • - [Gex](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gex_(video_game))
  • - [Richard Lemarchand](http://www.richardlemarchand.com/)
  • - [Freakazoid!](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111970/) (1995)
  • - [Jerry Lewis](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lewis)
  • - [Peter Lorre](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Lorre)
  • - [Last Week Tonight with John Oliver](https://www.hbo.com/last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver)
  • - [Animaniacs](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6951546/) (2020)
  • - [The Dana Gould Hour](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dana-gould-hour/id499464663)
  • - [QWOP 2](http://www.foddy.net/GIRP.html)
  • - [Real life hurricane kick](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MEOJuMiwr8)
  • - [Game Developer Magazine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Developer_(magazine))
  • - [Electronic Gaming Monthly](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Gaming_Monthly)
  • - [Ultra Game Players](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Players)
  • - [Dengeki](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengeki_G%27s_Magazine)
  • - [Famitsu](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famitsu)
  • - [Edge](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_(magazine))
  • - [GamePro](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GamePro)
  • - [GameFan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameFan)
  • - [Warhammer: Vermintide II](https://www.vermintide.com/)
  • - [Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man_2:_The_New_Adventures)
  • - [The New Hitman Games](https://hitman.com/us/)
  • - [Dippin' Dots: The Ice Cream of the Future Since 1988](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dippin%27_Dots)
  • - [Yakiniku Bugyou](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakiniku_Bugyou)
  • - [Ys I & II](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ys_I_%26_II)
  • - [Landstalker](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landstalker)
  • - [Batman Returns](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103776/) (1992)
  • - [Legend of the Mystical Ninja](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_the_Mystical_Ninja)
  • - [Ghostrunner](https://ghostrunnergame.com/)
  • - [Death by Degrees](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_by_Degrees)
  • - [Nekketsu Legend Baseballer](https://www.mobygames.com/game/nekketsu-legend-baseballer)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Frank**: Don't look at these [Super Mario valentines](https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2Fb7%2F45%2F51%2Fb74551d133be3661937475a85783333e.jpg&f=1&nofb=1), purchase a box of vintage Mario valentines
    **Brandon:** [Bacurau](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2762506/) (2019)
    **Tim**: [Baahubali](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2631186/) (2015)
    **Jaffe:** [Lagaan](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169102/) (2001)

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    The Power Rangers introductions reminded me that I've been meaning to rewatch Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, the specific Super Sentai season which was eventually adapted into Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is sooo good, and also bonkers. Like, the Megazord is God, Rita Repulsa is a devil worshiper and is responsible for killing the dinosaurs, it owns so hard. I watched it about five or six years ago when the Shout Factory DVD came out and it completely supplanted all my nostalgia for MMPR. So yeah, screw Jason David Frank, Shiro Izumi is my Green Ranger forever

    Also my thought for worst movie to license as a beat-em-up would be Gran Torino

    @GigaSlime#16586 I just during 2020 watched sentai for the first time, now that pluto tv has a channel for it. my partner and I fell in love with hurricanger. maybe there should be a sentai/tokusatsu thread…

    @espercontrol#16591 I made one a while ago! I need to watch my copy of Howl From Beyond the Fog still, I‘m sure I’ll dig that thread up to say something about it, if someone else doesn't first

    Lol, haven‘t listened yet but I just saw @Jaffe ’s rec in the notes–I literally just unearthed my DVD copy of Lagaan last weekend while going through old boxes of games, movies, etc from college


    It'd make a bad beat em up, but maybe a good tower defense??

    struggling to think of a bad idea for a beat em up, but instead thought how great a 3 stooges one would be. You have all the stooge moves ready to go. Shemp would be unlockable. Curly Joe would be a secret character

    Felt like for a few years everyone was trying to get anyone to play “Johann Sebastian Joust” but the only places this was available were game development conventions when someone thought to bring a PS3 and enough move controllers.

    That‘s an interesting game because if you were a game developer who attended conferences it was ubiquitous - you just couldn’t get away from the thing, it might as well have been the most popular game in the world. But in terms of actual sales I doubt your average human has even heard of it.

    You discussion of setting the right vibe for game playing was very depressing, thanks. 80 minutes? I haven't had 80 minutes to sit down with a game in 3 years.

    If I recall correctly, the hosts laid out their fairly radical anti-natalist views in one of the earlier episodes, which explains the free time

    Best Videogame Day, however, was the time I acquired a Gameboy and several games during a boy scout multi-troop campout. One of those games was Final Fantasy Adventure, and that weekend it rained, so I spent the entire weekend in a tent playing Final Fantasy Adventure while it rained. It was pretty good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di5Vhk3AEUc

    i haven't listened yet but C+VG in the 1980s was the best mag periodt

    *not even mentioned! this is anglo erasure!


    Also Amiga Power.

    “”Hey, lady!“- Jerry Lewis”

    - Brandon Sheffield

    @marlfuchs2#16684 also i finally looked it up, I had gotten stuck in this game and it turns out you can run low on keys or other items and get full-on stuck in the game at certain areas and in my situation it was after a save point so I have to start the entire game over again.

    @hellomrkearns#16720 I mean, that‘s it isn’t it!?

    @exodus#16725 it was extremely accurate!