Ep. 228 - Should I Drink This?

### 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhGcNBidC7g

**Questions this week:**

  • 1. 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)
  • 2. What is the best way for video games to represent aging? (05:28)
  • 3. What’s the stupidest argument you’ve ever been part of over a video game? (11:37)
  • 4. How much does it cost to make a video game? (14:39)
  • 5. The Adaptation Game: Adapt the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) handbook into a video game. (21:26)
  • 6. 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)
  • 7. How effective can an adaptation of a video game be if considering only the lore of a series and not the gameplay? (35:17)
  • 8. How can you tell a game was made in Europe? (41:03)
  • 9. 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](https://www.mobygames.com/game/left-4-dead)
  • - [Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn](https://www.mobygames.com/game/final-fantasy-xiv-online-a-realm-reborn)
  • - [Joe Montana II: Sports Talk Football](https://www.mobygames.com/game/joe-montana-ii-sports-talk-football)
  • - [Joe Montana](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Montana)
  • - [Pat Summerall](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Summerall)
  • - [Joe Montana twitter clip](https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1470459120021028864?s=20&t=EghWgU1fBATHFVJX-gjyPQ)
  • - [Rock Band](https://www.mobygames.com/game/rock-band)
  • - [Joan Chen](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001040/)
  • - [Rutger Hauer](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000442/)
  • - [Christopher Lambert](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000483/)
  • - [VIDEOBALL](https://www.mobygames.com/game/videoball)
  • - [Lewis Hamilton](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Hamilton)
  • - [Sifu](https://www.mobygames.com/game/sifu)
  • - [Wizardry games](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/wizardry-games)
  • - [Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeting about the Hulk](https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/1504476400002248704?s=20&t=2LRj9iphFURM1bMYEAqHng)
  • - [Fable](https://www.mobygames.com/game/fable-)
  • - [Animal Crossing series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/animal-crossing-series)
  • - [Crusader Kings series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/crusader-kings-series)
  • - [Crusader of Centy](https://www.mobygames.com/game/genesis/crusader-of-centy)
  • - [Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome](https://www.mobygames.com/game/ps2/dragon-quest-v-tenk-no-hanayome_)
  • - [Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals](https://www.mobygames.com/game/snes/lufia-ii-rise-of-the-sinistrals)
  • - [Mother 3](https://www.mobygames.com/game/mother-3)
  • - [NieR series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/nier-series)
  • - [The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants](https://www.mobygames.com/game/simpsons-bart-vs-the-space-mutants)
  • - [Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout](https://www.mobygames.com/game/playstation/dragon-ball-gt-final-bout)
  • - [Skullgirls series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/skullgirls-series)
  • - [Sharknado: The Video Game](https://www.mobygames.com/game/sharknado-the-video-game)
  • - Tim’s Formula: (((average age of developer * number of developers) * 100) * 18) + (CEO yearly salary * 1.5)
  • - [Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.](https://www.mobygames.com/company/grasshopper-manufacture-inc)
  • - [Occupational Safety and Health Administration](https://www.osha.gov/)
  • - [Wrecking Crew](https://www.mobygames.com/game/wrecking-crew)
  • - [Frank’s screenshot of the OSHA game](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/743918905789120552/954154125648609290/maxresdefault.png)
  • - [The Hazfinder site](https://www.osha.gov/hazfinder/)
  • - [Hazfinder text version](https://www.osha.gov/hazfinder/text-version/)
  • - [Silent Hill series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/silent-hill-series)
  • - [Gran Turismo series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/gran-turismo-series)
  • - [Disco Elysium](https://www.mobygames.com/game/disco-elysium)
  • - [PaRappa the Rapper series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/parappa-the-rapper-series)
  • - [Star Wars Trilogy Arcade](https://www.mobygames.com/game/arcade/star-wars-trilogy-arcade)
  • - [Destiny series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/destiny-series)
  • - [The Mandalorian](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8111088/)
  • - [Joker (2019)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286456/)
  • - [Smallville](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0279600/)
  • - [Warcraft (2016)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0803096/)
  • - [Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086190/)
  • - [John Carter (2012)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401729/)
  • - [Conan the Barbarian (2011)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816462/)
  • - [VectorMan](https://www.mobygames.com/game/vectorman)
  • - [Cyberpunk 2077](https://www.mobygames.com/game/cyberpunk-2077)
  • - [Rayman series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/rayman-series)
  • - [Assassin's Creed series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/assassins-creed-series)
  • - [Euro Truck Simulator series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/euro-truck-simulator-series)
  • - [Sea of Thieves](https://www.mobygames.com/game/sea-of-thieves)
  • - [Rumble in the Bronx (1995)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113326/)
  • - [Rabbids series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/rabbids-series)
  • - [Returnal](https://www.mobygames.com/game/playstation-5/returnal)
  • - [Celeste](https://www.mobygames.com/game/celeste)
  • - [Buckcherry](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckcherry)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Brandon:** [My Kung Fu Sweetheart (2006)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0757378/)
    **Tim**: [You Love To See It featuring Tim Rogers](https://pod.link/1516367089/episode/72e9e7bb9db8edc9be80a5af619d1e54), [the F1 TV app](https://f1tv.formula1.com/)
    **Frank**: [Sam & Max: Save the World](https://www.mobygames.com/game/sam-max-save-the-world)
    **Jaffe**: Watch [Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086190/) if you’re Frank

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    I recommend people watch Return of the Jedi even if they’re not Frank

    @“Syzygy”#p63355 You should listen to this episode

    https://www.reddit.com/r/OTMemes/comments/mqf52l/if_gilbert_gottfried_played_palpatine/

    I hope Tim didn’t call him George Wallace on that other podcast as well.

    Tim made me laugh out loud as I walked past Buckingham Palace on my way home this evening. I wonder if I woke the Queen?

    >!It was the bit when he asked about how great it would be if a job asked you if you wanted to be an employee or the owner!<

    I loved Tim‘s impression of a construction boss complaining about OSHA breathin’ down his neck because it sounded like 45-65% of his Duke Nukem impression, kinda like if Ol' Duke had run into hard times and lost his Nukem

    dumbest videogame argument definitely heated grade school debate about how to pronounce “Guile” in which not a single one of us had it right

    @exodus Brandon wtf how did you so viciously skewer a particular component of Ontario accents, which is not necessarily characteristic of a Toronto accent, which is the strange grammatical transformations and overuse tendencies that the word “there” has gone though?? Got my head spinning there bud

    Oh dang. Can you not pick your music playlist in GT7? You could all the way back in 3 if I recall.

    The seizing of your leg before a horrible cramp is the first few seconds when a text box appears in a cutscenes and you realize you can‘t speed it up/skip it and you just have to wait for it to scroll at it’s own pace

    @“hellomrkearns”#p63443 I think there‘s no option to just play a certain genre or exclude a certain genre. I’ve only played GT5 and was immediately overwhelmed by 200 or so tracks with check boxes next to them.

    a might gory but fake: i found this clip of the (hypothetical) silent hill: osha game.

    I thought Tim's joke about Florida talk radio was pretty good

    I asked Esper to use this for the lightning round this week but it wasn't compatible with the mix

    http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?title=The_Price_is_Right_theme

    price is right rules should be: closest wins, in the case of a tie, that is the absolute values of the differences between the guesses and the target are equal, the one that went over loses.

    @“Jaffe”#p63351 it's okay

    @"Gaagaagiins"#429 I watched a lot of those vhs tapes I was talking about

    @yeso i'm really curious to hear what those pronunciations were - clearly none of them had gall (gall) nor guile (guile) and could not step to me because I'm a rap-o-phile

    @“Punzai”#p63406 You heard it here first: Insert Credit funny enough to wake the dead

    this episode was great, a+ ending