Ep. 231 - The Insert Credit Substitute Teacher Study Hall, with Ash Parrish

### Ep. 231 - The Insert Credit Substitute Teacher Study Hall, with Ash Parrish

While Alex Jaffe is under the weather, Tim Rogers is stepping in to perform something vaguely resembling hosting duties. [Ash Parrish](https://twitter.com/adashtra) joins the panel to relay Activision news, Sonic 2 The Movie thoughts, and spreadsheet olympics. Hosted by Tim Rogers, with Frank Cifaldi, Brandon Sheffield and Ash Parrish. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

**Questions this week:**

  • 1. Did y’all see the news? (19:17)
  • 2. Let’s talk about video game movies. (27:09)
  • 3. What are some list episodes you guys wanna do? (35:17)
  • 4. What do we have to say about Street Fighter II sound effects? (46:21)
  • Recommendations and Outro (49:27)


  • - [Atari Lynx](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Lynx)
  • - [Atari Jaguar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Jaguar)
  • - [Telegames](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegames)
  • - [Super Mario 64](https://www.mobygames.com/game/super-mario-64)
  • - [Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy](https://www.mobygames.com/game/marvel-guardians-of-the-galaxy)
  • - [Gran Turismo 7](https://www.mobygames.com/game/gran-turismo-7)
  • - [Scuf Playstation 5 controller](https://scufgaming.com/playstation5)
  • - [Mario 64 beta at Spaceworld](https://youtu.be/_k_i4wwEbjI?t=309)
  • - [Tim’s news site screenshot](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/743918905789120552/961727593835544686/IMG_6441.png)
  • - [the stinger ending of Matlock](https://youtu.be/ad40RT-AtRY?t=57)
  • - [Activision Blizzard’s new full-time jobs come with a bit of union busting](https://www.theverge.com/23015299/activision-blizzard-raven-software-unionizing-employees-qa-raises)
  • - [Max Payne series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/max-payne-series)
  • - [Alan Wake](https://www.mobygames.com/game/alan-wake)
  • - [Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12412888/)
  • - [In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460780/)
  • - [Metal Wolf Chaos](https://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox/metal-wolf-chaos)
  • - [Metal Gear series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/metal-gear-series)
  • - [Tekken series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/tekken-series)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Brandon:** [The Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthsea), specifically [The Tombs of Atuan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tombs_of_Atuan), watch a [Jimmy Wang Yu](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911093/) movie
    **Ash**: Do not read [Halo: Ghosts of Onyx](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo:_Ghosts_of_Onyx)
    **Frank**: John Swartzwelder’s [The Time Machine Did It](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_Machine_Did_It)

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    Shouts out to Earthsea

    I haven‘t listened yet but I find it hilarious that with Tim in charge the first topic doesn’t even start for 20 minutes. Someone bring in Strangers of Paradise because I can feel the chaos.

    this episode is a little wilder than most. everybody had hard deadlines, ash literally sent off her Activision article on the Verge seconds before jumping into the recording, and some audio problems all made it a frantic situation. but it is a certified Good Time with both breezy hangout and high energy moments.

    another very fun episode and an especially excellent job by @espercontrol , THANK YOU

    I’m okay everyone! But because of scheduling conflicts I won’t be back on the show for another few weeks. It’s Passover season. Talk to you soon!

    @“Jaffe”#p65797 Good to know that you haven't been shot by a sniper!

    Fun Ep! Soundboard had me on the floor.

    I read Tombs of Atuan last summer and it was excellent. Just before listening to this episode I was thinking of starting a thread about books that hit you hard in the brain and made you feel or think new things, so kinda right on topic.

    A book I like is **Lord of Light** by Roger Zelazny. Have your read it?

    @“Jaffe”#p65797 Chag Sameach!

    Love those Earthsea books, especially Tombs of Atuan.

    Also, Le Guin's prose IS perfect, BRANDON.

    @“ColdyBags”#p65828 fair enough!!

    And @"DavidNoo"#503 zelazny is one of those dudes whose books I've seen so much that I'm not sure if I've read them or just seen them around?? Can't remember!

    @“DavidNoo”#p65811 Inadvertently responded to your prompt in the mortal enemy of video games thread RE how Philip K. Dick blew my mind as a teenager (and still kinda does today).

    mario is status quo with problematic ties the Monarchy

    luigi has working class solidarity

    @“Jaffe”#p65797 can’t believe the sniper is using jaffe’s login to make us all think he’s not dead :frowning:

    @“exodus”#p65832 I think he‘s most famous for the Chronicles of Amber stories but I haven’t read em yet! A friend of mine stumbled upon Lord of Light and was so giddy with glee he casually passed it off to me without too much exuberance so that I wouldn‘t be turned off from reading it. I’ve seen it pop up a little bit here and there but seems largely unknown.

    @“DavidNoo”#p65840 I‘ll give a look next time I’m at half price books!

    Some unsolicited (or briefly solicited) more specific video game list ideas:

    Most appetizing items of video game food
    Best video games that only exist inside other video games
    Best in-world video game emails


    @“Mnemogenic”#p65846 Most appetizing items of video game food

    I learned a while ago that two-thirds of our panel being vegetarian really limits our options on video game food questions

    Beethoven‘s 2nd: The Quest for Pups was set to release Fall 1994 for the Genesis.

    which is 3 years earlier than Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)

    According to Frank Beethoven’s 2nd: The Quest for Pups is a Metroidvania

    if we lived in a timeline in which
    Beethoven's 2nd: The Quest for Pups **was** released
    we may well be calling the genre
    Beetroid or Methoven.
    yes meth oven.