Ep. 300 - The Insert Credit Video Game

### Ep. 300 - The Insert Credit Video Game

The founding members of Insert Credit Show, then known as The Insert Credit Podcast, answer our most frequently asked listener question. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

**Questions this week:**

  • 1. Design the Insert Credit video game. (03:05)
  • **A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:**

  • - [Oakland, California](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland,_California)
  • - [Watch_Dogs 2](https://www.mobygames.com/game/81972/watch_dogs-2/)
  • - [San Leandro, California](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Leandro,_California)
  • - [Cinemark Century Bayfair Mall 16](https://www.fandango.com/cinemark-century-bayfair-mall-16-aapic/theater-page)
  • - [Central Park](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park)
  • - [Fruitvale, Oakland, California](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitvale,_Oakland,_California)
  • - [Temescal, Oakland, California](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temescal,_Oakland,_California)
  • - [Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub](https://localwiki.org/oakland/Lanesplitter_Pizza_%26_Pub)
  • - [Yakuza / Ryū ga Gotoku series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8208/yakuza-ryu-ga-gotoku-series/)
  • - [Joseph Emery Skatepark](https://www.westcoastskateparks.com/news/new-emeryville-skatepark)
  • - [Wild Arms](https://www.mobygames.com/game/3693/wild-arms/)
  • - [MacArthur station (BART)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacArthur_station_(BART))
  • - [Oriental BBQ Chicken Town](https://www.yelp.com/biz/obtown-oriental-bbq-chicken-town-oakland?start=20)
  • - [Frog Park](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog_Park_(Rockridge-Temescal_Greenbelt))
  • - [Pixar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixar)
  • - [Emeryville Shellmound](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emeryville_Shellmound)
  • - [Young Merlin](https://www.mobygames.com/game/13772/young-merlin/)
  • - [Jim Power in "Mutant Planet"](https://www.mobygames.com/game/11987/jim-power-in-mutant-planet/)
  • - [Hesher's Pizza](https://hesherspizza.com/) (try the Insert Credit)
  • - [Other Ocean Interactive](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Other_Ocean_Interactive)
  • - [Classic Gaming Expo](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_Gaming_Expo)
  • - [Game Developers Conference](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Developers_Conference)
  • - [River City Ransom series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/12342/river-city-ransom-series/)
  • - [Better Call Saul](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Better_Call_Saul)
  • - [Video Game History Foundation](https://gamehistory.org/)
  • - [Lost Judgment](https://www.mobygames.com/game/172770/lost-judgment/)
  • - [Mortal Kombat 11 series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/15747/mortal-kombat-11-series/)
  • - [Jack London Square](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_London_Square)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Frank**: Listen to episode 299

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    well I guess I‘m going to have to open up a map of oakland and look up all these places if I’m going to follow along with this episode

    one day early???

    @“phylaxis”#p128511 seemed like the right thing to do for #300

    This may sound silly, but I’ve been counting down to this episode for weeks once I realized it. What an accomplishment 300 episodes is!! Excited to listen to the episode; here’s to many more <3

    This is like when TV shows do a quirky recap episode but details are different cause it‘s being told from someone else’s perspective or they don't remember everything

    AHH there's never been a better value cause its one day early!!!

    wow! the big three hundred

    thats 3 hundreds right there
    gotta listen to this one

    It’s sort of…unsettling(?) in a way having binged the pod from the start last year and having a better recollection of things than actual people who made the damn thing lol. The world needs more Yakuza-likes and less GTAs.

    I love hearing them talk about Oakland, San Leandro and Hayward like this. I grew up in San Lorenzo, which is a small town between San Leandro and Hayward. No one know about that area, let alone talks about it.

    Turned out to be a pretty interesting discussion about the (slightly romanticized) 2012 Bay Area scene, Northern California. Good job @Jaffe and @espercontrol . Here’s to the next few hundreds.

    In 2012, I lived five minutes away from Richmond Station in London, United Kingdom, back when it was part of the European Union and would successfully host the Olympic Games against all odds. Quite a heel turn since then for the Old Blighty.

    @“Andy B”#p128533 there used to be a Rasputin there but it closed down ;_;

    I must have a pretty bad memory, or rather I know I do, and that's consistent with me remembering Brandon being there on the Buddy Dumpster multiple times.

    Enjoyed this one especially after playing a Yakuza for the first time recently. In this game I’d be an npc who provides some insider Pixar info in exchange for a chocolate thing from Arizmendi.

    @Jaffe I feel like you‘re the midgame, take a load off, take a breather, and hang for a bit, haruka-in-yakuza-5 style part of the game. maybe not exactly the dance/rhythm thing it was in y5 but I feel like you’d be in that realm

    side note, hey, ryu g'toku studio, how about a whole full size haruka game? that would be incredible

    this was a fun episode :slight_smile:

    ended up drawing to it a bit after failing hard in noita a bunch

    one day ill play a yakuza, they seem rad as hell

    @“phylaxis”#p128549 I keep trying to pitch something like this

    @“exodus”#p128556 it would be my favorite game