Ep. 292 - Multiball, Multiball, Multiball! with Dan McQuade

# Ep. 292 - Multiball, Multiball, Multiball! with Dan McQuade

Defector editor and co-founder [Dan McQuade](https://defector.com/author/dan-mcquade) joins the panel to cover Summer Game Fest, the Apple Face Computer, and Avenders Engersgame. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield, and Dan McQuade. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

**Questions this week:**

  • 1. Anything at Summer Game Fest or the Xbox panel look cool? (04:42)
  • 2. Dan McQuade asks: How have people reacted to the new Final Fantasy? (16:43)
  • 3. Brandon, what game is Necrosoft going to make for the Apple Face Computer? (22:37)
  • 4. If you had the power to change any rule in any sport, how would you use it? (34:35)
  • 5. PersonalMatthew asks: Should developers always support button remapping? (42:38)
  • 6. Are there any true video game stories that could be made into movies? (53:53)
  • **LIGHTNING ROUND:** GameFAQ&As: Madden (01:07:27)

    Recommendations and Outro (01:14:57)

    **A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:**

  • - [Summer Game Fest](https://www.summergamefest.com/)
  • - [Xbox Games Showcase 2023](https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/06/11/xbox-games-showcase-starfield-direct-recap-everything-announced/)
  • - [FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_4CkyOmuuU)
  • - [Marvel’s Spider-Man 2](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrPZSq5YXqc)
  • - [Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown](https://www.polygon.com/23758453/prince-of-persia-lost-crown-release-date-gameplay-trailer-ubisoft)
  • - [Mortal Kombat 1](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQkWCpPohgk&pp=ygURbW9ydGFsIGtvbWJhdCBvbmU%3D)
  • - [Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 WILDS](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2JnTforl_4&pp=ygUWZm9ydG5pdGUgd2lsZHMgdHJhaWxlcg%3D%3D)
  • - [Sonic Superstars](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3g-62NNoUs&pp=ygUYc29uaWMgc3VwZXJzdGFycyB0cmFpbGVy)
  • - [Sonic the Hedgehog 4 series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/10490/sonic-the-hedgehog-4-series/)
  • - [Knuckles' Chaotix](https://www.mobygames.com/game/7592/knuckles-chaotix/)
  • - [Sonic Mania](https://www.mobygames.com/game/93759/sonic-mania/)
  • - [Sonic Frontiers](https://www.mobygames.com/game/194283/sonic-frontiers/)
  • - [Final Fantasy XV](https://www.mobygames.com/game/82135/final-fantasy-xv/)
  • - [Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxkn-dcy01k&pp=ygUdbWFuIHdobyBsb3N0IGhpcyBuYW1lIHRyYWlsZXI%3D)
  • - [Yakuza / Ryū ga Gotoku series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8208/yakuza-ryu-ga-gotoku-series/)
  • - [Toshihiro Nagoshi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshihiro_Nagoshi)
  • - [Judgment / Judge Eyes series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/15089/judgment-judge-eyes-series/)
  • - [E3](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E3)
  • - [Oʻahu](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oahu)
  • - [Twisted Metal](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjLFHwhEuog)
  • - [Twisted Metal series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/1166/twisted-metal-series/)
  • - [Samoa Joe](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa_Joe)
  • - [The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom](https://www.mobygames.com/game/203119/the-legend-of-zelda-tears-of-the-kingdom/)
  • - [Final Fantasy series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/4847/final-fantasy-series/)
  • - [Final Fantasy XVI](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XVI)
  • - [Square Millennium Event:: Final Fantasy IX, X, and XI Revealed](https://www.ign.com/articles/2000/02/01/square-millennium-event-final-fantasy-ix-x-and-xi-revealed)
  • - [Triangle Strategy](https://www.mobygames.com/game/179656/triangle-strategy/)
  • - [Harvestella](https://www.mobygames.com/game/193709/harvestella/)
  • - [Hitman III](https://www.mobygames.com/game/157629/hitman-iii/)
  • - [Square Enix sells off Tomb Raider, Deus Ex IPs and the studios behind them](https://www.polygon.com/23053137/square-enix-embracer-eidos-crystal-dynamics-tomb-raider)
  • - [Forspoken](https://www.mobygames.com/game/198367/forspoken/)
  • - [Necrosoft Games](https://necrosoftgames.com/)
  • - [Apple Vision Pro](https://www.apple.com/apple-vision-pro/)
  • - [Demonschool](https://necrosoftgames.com/demonschool/)
  • - [Elden Ring](https://www.mobygames.com/game/174989/elden-ring/)
  • - [I Am Rich](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Rich)
  • - [Project Milo](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Milo)
  • - [The Jackbox Party Pack](https://www.mobygames.com/game/73610/the-jackbox-party-pack/)
  • - [Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes](https://www.mobygames.com/game/75219/keep-talking-and-nobody-explodes/)
  • - [EVE: Valkyrie](https://www.mobygames.com/game/83994/eve-valkyrie/)
  • - [Oh, Deer!](https://www.mobygames.com/game/88428/oh-deer/)
  • - [Google Glass](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass)
  • - [Google Stadia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Stadia)
  • - [Formula One](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_One)
  • - [Deadspin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadspin)
  • - [Kotaku](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotaku)
  • - [Who's on First?](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who%27s_on_First%3F)
  • - [Savannah Bananas](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_Bananas)
  • - [Multiball](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiball)
  • - [Atari Jaguar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Jaguar)
  • - [GameCube](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameCube)
  • - [The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker](https://www.mobygames.com/game/8725/the-legend-of-zelda-the-wind-waker/)
  • - [TurboGrafx-16](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboGrafx-16)
  • - [The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword](https://www.mobygames.com/game/53708/the-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword/)
  • - [Legend of Zelda series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/596/legend-of-zelda-series/)
  • - [Super Metroid](https://www.mobygames.com/game/6627/super-metroid/)
  • - [Gran Turismo series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/428/gran-turismo-series/)
  • - [GRAN TURISMO - Official Trailer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPzGBvPrzw)
  • - [Gamer (2009)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamer_(2009_film))
  • - [The Wizard (1989)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_(1989_film))
  • - [Super Mario Bros. 3](https://www.mobygames.com/game/7300/super-mario-bros-3/)
  • - [Nintendo World Championships](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_World_Championships)
  • - [Early Edition](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Edition)
  • - [Madden series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/344/madden-series/)
  • - [Street Fighter series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/379/street-fighter-series/)
  • - [NASCAR officially bans driver's GameCube-inspired 'wall ride' stunt](https://www.polygon.com/23582064/nascar-wall-ride-video-game-gamecube-ross-chastain-martinsville-banned-rule)
  • - [Tetris](https://www.mobygames.com/game/42121/tetris/)
  • - [Tetris (2023)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris_(film))
  • - [Tetris - From Russia with Love](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkYphBcexHM)
  • - [Black Bird](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bird_(miniseries))
  • - [Ender's Game](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game)
  • - [Avengers: Endgame (2019)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avengers:_Endgame)
  • - [8-Bit Christmas (2021)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-Bit_Christmas)
  • - [Free Guy (2021)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Guy)
  • - [Boku no Natsuyasumi](https://www.mobygames.com/game/82250/boku-no-natsuyasumi/)
  • - [The Wrestler (2008)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wrestler_(2008_film))
  • - [Dark Souls](https://www.mobygames.com/game/53619/dark-souls/)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Brandon:** Save your game when playing old games, [Derry Girls](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry_Girls) season 3, [Yuyoyuppe’s SICK EP](https://vocadb.net/Al/35635), [Utsu-P’s song Ga](https://vocadb.net/S/483357)
    **Dan**: [Defector](https://defector.com/), [@dhm](https://twitter.com/dhm) on twitter, @danmcquade on instagram
    **Tim**: [Defector](https://defector.com/)
    **Jaffe**: [Detroiters](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroiters) (esper also recommends this)
    **The Show Collectively**: [Tetris: From Russia with Love](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ohCy4ktA5w)

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    Thank you to Esper for including a link to the full Tetris: From Russia with Love documentary in the show notes

    Yet to listen to it, but I cant wait to listen to an episode that references pinball in the title (even if it's a passing mention in the show itself)!

    Are we just going to gloss over the fact that Frank said he has a statue in his high school?

    I feel like the Twisted Metal show is specifically aimed at me as someone who was weirdly into the lore and is also a fan of Samoa Joe. Let Sweet Tooth do some Kawada kicks.

    141.66% chance that @“HeavenlyHalberd”#p120652 is not Scott Steiner

    Announcing Final Fantasies IX, X, and XI all on the same day is the infamous Beethoven concert of 22 December 1808 in the Theatre an der Wien of videogames

    @“Gaagaagiins”#p120671 I found this amusing - “During these six weeks, competition for halls was fierce, and theater managers could and did refuse nights to Beethoven in favor of mediocrities.”

    I think if I could add a rule to any sport, I would alter basketball like that one Kunio-kun game where there are three baskets on top of each other, and depending on what level you hit they‘ll sink into the baskets below and accumulate so you can get 1 point on the lowest, 2 on the middle tier, and 3 on the highest, and if goes in all three you get 5. That game is brilliant and I cannot believe another developer hasn’t borrowed its concept or that there hasn't been a sequel or remake on hardware that could better support it that polishes it up. That is one of the most brilliant sports games ever made.

    MTV Sports put on occasional “Rock & Jock” basketball games that had additional ways to score big points.

    [Rock N' Jock B-Ball Jam, which debuted a year after the softball version of the show in 1991, even had the awesome rules to go with the all-star rosters: 10-point spots placed around the court and a 25-foot high, 25-point basket](https://www.mysanantonio.com/z-archived-entertainment/celebrities/article/Back-in-the-day-MTV-s-Rock-N-Jock-Basketball-6083761.php).”

    Mtv was really quite interesting for the 15 or so years that it was relevant

    Brandon, contemporaneously, upon seeing the Nintendo Gamecube

    https://youtu.be/mqFLXayD6e8

    With apologies if I have made this exact same joke before on this forum (although I think it might have been at @"穴"#580 not Brandon)

    Me and shania have a lot in common (I am still impressed with the gamecube now but if I think hard about it, I'm mostly impressed with how Capcom used it, specifically. those RE4 textures are some kind of next level.)

    @“Gaagaagiins”#p120702 Okay, so you got a carrying handle? That don't-

    >

    @“Salloumi”#p120762 Okay, so you got a carrying handle? That don’t-

    On the other hand, it's hard to conclude anything else besides that the Gamecube was the most "Let's Go, Girls" home console

    I cannot express how good the BBC documentary From Russia With Love is. If you haven’t seen the Tetris movie, please watch the documentary before you plunge into the madness of the fictional retelling.

    Box Brown, cartoonist famous for his Andre the Giant biography, also made a graphic novel of the same Tetris subject matter that is miles ahead of the Apple TV+ movie.

    @“Gaagaagiins”#p120770 So you’re a race car driver hugging the side of the race track? That don’t ….

    After editing this episode I got slightly intoxicated and stayed up until about midnight thirty. I thought “there’s a big section where they talk about Tetris, maybe I can record some Tetris footage for the video version” and then proceeded to play the most embarrassing 15 minutes of Tetris Effect in my life, which I refused to include and used longplays.org footage instead.

    Don’t drink and Tetris.