Ep. 295 - Born Sold Out, with Patrick Miller

### Ep. 295 - Born Sold Out, with Patrick Miller

Insert Credit Fighting Game Correspondent [Patrick Miller](https://www.patreon.com/pattheflip) rejoins the panel to share tips on esports commentating, developing fighting game characters, and powerwashing an island covered in diarrhea. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield, and Patrick Miller. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

**Questions this week:**

  • 1. Have you ever made an arbitrary non-video game decision just because it reminded you of something from a video game? (03:00)
  • 2. Which fighting game characters have most significantly changed how fighting games are played? (07:44)
  • 3. What future expansions should PowerWash Simulator add? (15:08)
  • 4. What are the qualities of a good esports commentator? (20:33)
  • 5. Improv Zone - RPG AI Dialogue (23:30)
    Insert Credit Quick Break - [Demonschool Demo on Xbox July 11](https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/07/06/id-xbox-demo-fest-july-11/) (27:44)
  • 6. Yuji asks: what’s the coolest thing you can find at the edge of a world map? (28:53)
  • 7. How do you make a character design “look cooler?” (35:02)
  • 8. What’s the greatest comeback story in video game development history? (40:01)
  • **LIGHTNING ROUND:** State Fighters - New Challengers (46:33)

    Recommendations and Outro (55:27)


  • - [Rent A Hero No. 1](https://www.mobygames.com/game/39089/rent-a-hero-no-1/)
  • - [VIDEOBALL](https://www.mobygames.com/game/79738/videoball/)
  • - [NBA Jam series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/838/nba-jam-series/)
  • - [Mike Haggar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Haggar)
  • - [Sega](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega)
  • - [Sonic the Hedgehog games](https://www.mobygames.com/group/584/sonic-the-hedgehog-universe/)
  • - [Capcom vs. SNK](https://www.mobygames.com/game/4156/capcom-vs-snk/)
  • - [CVS Pharmacy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CVS_Pharmacy)
  • - [Walgreens](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walgreens)
  • - [Duane Reade](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_Reade)
  • - [the riddle of steel](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_the_Barbarian_(1982_film)#The_Riddle_of_Steel)
  • - [Shenmue](https://www.mobygames.com/game/3558/shenmue/)
  • - [Street Fighter series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/379/street-fighter-series/)
  • - [Ryu](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryu_(Street_Fighter))
  • - [Ken Masters](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Masters)
  • - [Virtua Fighter series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/351/virtua-fighter-series/)
  • - [Akira Yuki](https://virtuafighter.fandom.com/wiki/Akira_Yuki)
  • - [Yakuza / Ryū ga Gotoku series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8208/yakuza-ryu-ga-gotoku-series/)
  • - [Guilty Gear series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/3869/guilty-gear-series/)
  • - [Sheng Long](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheng_Long)
  • - [Akuma](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akuma_(Street_Fighter))
  • - [Banjo-Kazooie series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/1834/banjo-kazooie-series/)
  • - [Super Smash Bros. Ultimate](https://www.mobygames.com/game/110476/super-smash-bros-ultimate/)
  • - [Minecraft](https://www.mobygames.com/game/48604/minecraft/)
  • - [Steve](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_(Minecraft))
  • - [Bayonetta](https://www.mobygames.com/game/43659/bayonetta/)
  • - [Yun](https://streetfighter.fandom.com/wiki/Yun)
  • - [PowerWash Simulator series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/18402/powerwash-simulator-series/)
  • - [Tomb Raider series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/68/tomb-raider-series/)
  • - [Final Fantasy VII games](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8248/final-fantasy-vii-games/)
  • - [SpongeBob SquarePants](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpongeBob_SquarePants)
  • - [Dead Rising series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8998/dead-rising-series/)
  • - [Twisted Metal series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/1166/twisted-metal-series/)
  • - [Burning Rangers](https://www.mobygames.com/game/7630/burning-rangers/)
  • - [Gears of War series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8069/gears-of-war-series/)
  • - [My House.wad](https://doomwiki.org/wiki/My_House)
  • - [Smash T.V.](https://www.mobygames.com/game/9633/smash-tv/)
  • - [Super Mario Sunshine](https://www.mobygames.com/game/7178/super-mario-sunshine/)
  • - [Super Mario Galaxy series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/9253/super-mario-galaxy-series/)
  • - [Earthworm Jim series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/353/earthworm-jim-series/)
  • - [Oh, Deer!](https://www.mobygames.com/game/88428/oh-deer/)
  • - [Yipes](https://liquipedia.net/fighters/Yipes)
  • - [Justin Wong](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Wong)
  • - [Charles Martinet](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Martinet)
  • - [#IDARB](https://www.mobygames.com/game/70918/idarb/)
  • - [BuzzFeed News](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BuzzFeed_News)
  • - [Cyberpunk 2077](https://www.mobygames.com/game/128136/cyberpunk-2077/)
  • - [Borderlands series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/9070/borderlands-series/)
  • - [World of WarCraft](https://www.mobygames.com/game/15620/world-of-warcraft/)
  • - [Shadow of the Colossus](https://www.mobygames.com/game/19875/shadow-of-the-colossus/)
  • - [Kingdom Hearts series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/2842/kingdom-hearts-series/)
  • - [Tetsuya Nomura](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuya_Nomura)
  • - [Xenoblade Chronicles 2](https://www.mobygames.com/game/97266/xenoblade-chronicles-2/)
  • - [Chrono Trigger](https://www.mobygames.com/game/4501/chrono-trigger/)
  • - [NieR: Automata](https://www.mobygames.com/game/84102/nier-automata/)
  • - [Resident Evil series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/374/biohazard-resident-evil-series/)
  • - [Persona series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/474/persona-series/)
  • - [Final Fantasy XIV Online](https://www.mobygames.com/game/48497/final-fantasy-xiv-online/)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Patrick:** If you’re in the Bay Area get in touch and come to [Caliburst](https://www.start.gg/tournament/july-2023-califirst/events)
    **Frank**: [TwoMorrows Publishing](https://twomorrows.com/)

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    This is going to sound dumb but I’ve always assumed the panelists hear the horrible buzzer and finding out it’s edited in is a disappointment.

    Happy 7/10 day!

    @“Osu 16 Bit”#p123711 I used to sound it live, but Discord compresses loud sudden noises so that it’s inaudible when I try to play it now

    @“Jaffe”#p123714 I feel like I've heard the faintest of horrible buzzers in the past and figured that was happening! Shoot!

    The real horrible buzzer was the friends we made along the way

    I think the Lightning Round spurred a dumb idea in my head.

    What if the Street Fighter games were named like the Cruis 'N Games? So it would be Street Fighter USA Warrior, SF World Warrior, SF Exotica and finally SF Blast.

    In USA warriors you fight people from the different states, world is just sf2, etc.


    What future expansions should PowerWash Simulator add? (15:08)

    Sonic. It would be fun to blast Sonic with a PowerWasher.

    100% agree with Tim. High waist pants, tucked in shirt and a puffy jacket is definitely the best character design choice. I‘ve been looking for some nice high waist pants (used, for cheap) myself. Basically just look at Golden Boy designs and you’re there. This goes for any gender. Add a baseball cap (worn in any direction) and some nice sneakers (like some red and white Nike dunks) to the mix and you got yourself the ultimate look in character design.

    Monster Hunter would make a fun Powerwash expansion. Make that Rathalos shine.




    top 10 states

    New York

    don’t think this will be controversial

    warring states period coming right up

    it'd be cool to rank states based on their environment, flora, and fauna rather than the human-created stuff (and especially the actual people) in them because then you could rank florida.

    (note: I haven't listened to this episode but I hope somebody made a warring states period joke)

    Do the fighting game characters have to be human?

    As a Marylander stuck in traffic while listening to this week's episode, I suggest our state's representative be a combo of our two more popular bumper stickers; that's right a half rat, half crab.

    @“Jonks”#p123814 i think one or two non humans sounds about right.

    Oh wow the Improv Zone panel recited the last 40 minutes of Xenoblade 3 word for word

    @“goonbag”#p123824 very good! looks like it's starting earlier for people in the hotter time zones