Ep. 324 - Bocket Tinesters

### Ep. 324 - Bocket Tinesters

[Tim Rogers](https://www.youtube.com/actionbutton) hosts the Insert Credit panel this week, exploring Hideo Kojima’s recent announcements, the first working game developer to reach 80 years old, and Korean butt animation. Hosted by Tim Rogers, with Frank Cifaldi, Alex Jaffe, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

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**Questions this week:**

  • 1. Choose a video game coming out in 2024 and ask Frank to play it (11:16)
  • 2. When do you think you’ll stop playing video games, Brandon Sheffield? (26:32)
  • 3. Did you all see the Hideo Kojima stuff at PlayStation State of Play? (39:44)
  • 4. Why aren’t there more Hideo Kojimas? (55:40)
  • 5. Alex Jaffe, flip a coin (01:06:53)
  • 6. Insert Credit Time Capsule (01:08:01)
  • 7. A Brief Medical Update (01:21:48)
  • Recommendations and Outro (01:29:24)

    **A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:**

  • - [The Matrix (1999)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matrix)
  • - [Photochromic lens](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photochromic_lens)
  • - [Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand](https://www.mobygames.com/game/10627/boktai-the-sun-is-in-your-hand/)
  • - [Pokémon](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon)
  • - [Ambidexterity](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambidexterity)
  • - [Bob Dylan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan)
  • - [Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(film))
  • - [video games coming out in 2024 - Google Search](https://www.google.com/search?q=video+games+coming+out+in+2024&oq=video+ga&gs_lcrp=EgZjaHJvbWUqBggAEEUYOzIGCAAQRRg7MgYIARBFGDkyCggCEAAYsQMYgAQyBwgDEAAYgAQyCggEEAAYsQMYgAQyBggFEEUYPDIGCAYQRRg8MgYIBxBFGD3SAQgyMzE1ajBqN6gCALACAA&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)
  • - [Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League](https://www.mobygames.com/game/216880/suicide-squad-kill-the-justice-league/)
  • - [Batman: Arkham series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/9940/batman-arkham-series/)
  • - [Dragon's Dogma 2](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon%27s_Dogma_2)
  • - [Dogma (1999)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogma_(film))
  • - [Alone in the Dark series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/144/alone-in-the-dark-series/)
  • - [Persona series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/474/persona-series/)
  • - [Persona 3: Reload](https://www.mobygames.com/game/216878/persona-3-reload/)
  • - [Ryū ga Gotoku / Like a Dragon / Yakuza series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8208/ryu-ga-gotoku-like-a-dragon-yakuza-series/)
  • - [The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening](https://www.mobygames.com/game/122228/the-legend-of-zelda-links-awakening/)
  • - [Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth](https://www.mobygames.com/game/216560/like-a-dragon-infinite-wealth/)
  • - [Unicorn Overlord](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn_Overlord)
  • - [Rise of the Rōnin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_of_the_R%C5%8Dnin)
  • - [Assassin's Creed series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8195/assassins-creed-series/)
  • - [Princess Peach: Showtime](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Peach:_Showtime!)
  • - [Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiyuden_Chronicle:_Hundred_Heroes)
  • - [Skull and Bones](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_Bones_(video_game))
  • - [Final Fantasy VII Rebirth](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VII_Rebirth)
  • - [Metaphor: ReFantazio](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btHGCpUPjPk)
  • - [Demonschool](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1900250/Demonschool/)
  • - [Funko Fusion](https://www.polygon.com/23696598/funko-pop-video-game-fusion-release-date-trailer)
  • - [Earth Defense Force 6](https://theearthdefenseforce.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_Defense_Force_6)
  • - [Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown](https://www.mobygames.com/game/216014/prince-of-persia-the-lost-crown/)
  • - [Rayman Origins](https://www.mobygames.com/game/53772/rayman-origins/)
  • - [Black Myth: Wukong](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Myth:_Wukong)
  • - [All the news from PlayStation's 2024 State of Play](https://www.theverge.com/24055776/playstation-state-of-play-january-2024-sony)
  • - [miHoYo](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mihoyo)
  • - [Honkai: Star Rail](https://www.mobygames.com/game/202242/honkai-star-rail/)
  • - [Genshin Impact](https://www.mobygames.com/game/150976/genshin-impact/)
  • - [Fortnite](https://www.mobygames.com/game/104208/fortnite/)
  • - [Palworld](https://www.mobygames.com/game/215998/palworld/)
  • - [PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds](https://www.mobygames.com/game/87379/playerunknowns-battlegrounds/)
  • - [Roblox](https://www.mobygames.com/game/74075/roblox/)
  • - [Stellar Blade](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_Blade)
  • - [Sony Interactive Entertainment](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Interactive_Entertainment)
  • - [Silent Hill 2 Remake's New Trailer Is All About Combat](https://kotaku.com/silent-hill-2-remake-trailer-release-date-bloober-ps5-1850839903)
  • - [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles](https://www.mobygames.com/game/7470/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/)
  • - [Bonk's Revenge](https://www.mobygames.com/game/17189/bonks-revenge/)
  • - [Skibidi Toilet](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skibidi_Toilet)
  • - [Lethal Company](https://www.mobygames.com/game/211474/lethal-company/)
  • - [Starfield](https://www.mobygames.com/game/208288/starfield/)
  • - [Gunstar Heroes](https://www.mobygames.com/game/6581/gunstar-heroes/)
  • - [Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn](https://www.mobygames.com/game/2465/baldurs-gate-ii-shadows-of-amn/)
  • - [Baldur's Gate III](https://www.mobygames.com/game/150689/baldurs-gate-iii/)
  • - [Street Fighter II](https://www.mobygames.com/game/6239/street-fighter-ii/)
  • - [Street Fighter 6](https://www.mobygames.com/game/203910/street-fighter-6/)
  • - [Diablo II](https://www.mobygames.com/game/1878/diablo-ii/)
  • - [Diablo IV](https://www.mobygames.com/game/204085/diablo-iv/)
  • - [Immortals of Aveum](https://www.mobygames.com/game/207602/immortals-of-aveum/)
  • - [NieR](https://www.mobygames.com/game/46486/nier/)
  • - [NieR: Automata](https://www.mobygames.com/game/84102/nier-automata/)
  • - [Earthblade](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthblade)
  • - [Celeste](https://www.mobygames.com/game/101142/celeste/)
  • - [Maddy Thorson](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maddy_Thorson)
  • - [Hideo Kojima](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideo_Kojima)
  • - [Death Stranding 2 On The Beach](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbLstJHlC4U)
  • - [George Miller](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Miller_%28filmmaker%29)
  • - [Silent Hill: The Short Message](https://www.mobygames.com/game/216817/silent-hill-the-short-message/)
  • - [P.T.](https://www.mobygames.com/game/70757/pt/)
  • - [PHYSINT is the working title of Hideo Kojima’s new not-a-Metal-Gear game](https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/31/24057536/physint-is-the-working-title-of-hideo-kojimas-new-not-a-metal-gear-game)
  • - [Quentin Tarantino](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino)
  • - [Ken Levine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Levine_(game_developer))
  • - [BioShock series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/9134/bioshock-series/)
  • - [System Shock](https://www.mobygames.com/game/681/system-shock/)
  • - [Judas](https://www.theverge.com/2022/12/8/23501077/judas-ghost-story-games-bioshock)
  • - [Five Nights at Freddy's](https://www.mobygames.com/game/68564/five-nights-at-freddys/)
  • - [Kendall Roy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendall_Roy)
  • - [Bennett Foddy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennett_Foddy)
  • - [Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy](https://www.mobygames.com/game/99109/getting-over-it-with-bennett-foddy/)
  • - [Jonathan Blow](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Blow)
  • - [David Cage](https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/14/16890536/quantic-dream-workplace-harassment-allegations)
  • - [Tetsuya Nomura](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuya_Nomura)
  • - [Kingdom Hearts series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/2842/kingdom-hearts-series/)
  • - [Cliff Bleszinski](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Bleszinski)
  • - [The Outer Worlds](https://www.mobygames.com/game/119143/the-outer-worlds/)
  • - [Sharknado: The Video Game](https://www.mobygames.com/game/74185/sharknado-the-video-game/)
  • - [Michael Mann](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Mann)
  • - [Ferrari (2023)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_(2023_film))
  • - [Hayao Miyazaki](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayao_Miyazaki)
  • - [Martin Scorsese](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Scorsese)
  • - [Dragon Quest series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/436/dragon-warrior-dragon-quest-series/)
  • - [Yuji Horii](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuji_Horii)
  • - [Shigeru Miyamoto](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Miyamoto)
  • - [Jake Kazdal](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17-Bit)
  • - [Young Yuji Hori](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/738143870956732417/1202711378436161556/images.png?ex=65ce7341&is=65bbfe41&hm=9a57232605965f18a7eff40de2d7c7790269869459c2447278c9d6e17c992cbd&)
  • - [Tim Schafer](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Schafer)
  • - [Puyo Puyo](https://www.mobygames.com/game/19643/puyo-puyo/)
  • - [Yoshiro Kimura](https://wikitia.com/wiki/Yoshiro_Kimura)
  • - [Random.org](https://www.random.org/)
  • - [Banjo-Kazooie](https://www.mobygames.com/game/3583/banjo-kazooie/)
  • - [Ys series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/1497/ys-series/)
  • - [Gain Ground](https://www.mobygames.com/game/16198/gain-ground/)
  • - [Xanadu games](https://www.mobygames.com/group/3609/xanadu-games/)
  • - [Electronic Gaming Monthly](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Gaming_Monthly)
  • - [Magic Sword](https://www.mobygames.com/game/21893/magic-sword/)
  • - [Paladin's Quest](https://www.mobygames.com/game/12313/paladins-quest/)
  • - [Final Fight](https://www.mobygames.com/game/5088/final-fight/)
  • - [Kirby's Dream Land](https://www.mobygames.com/game/5335/kirbys-dream-land/)
  • - [Contra III: The Alien Wars](https://www.mobygames.com/game/5619/contra-iii-the-alien-wars/)
  • - [Sonic the Hedgehog 2](https://www.mobygames.com/game/6611/sonic-the-hedgehog-2/)
  • - [Knights of the Round](https://www.mobygames.com/game/13449/knights-of-the-round/)
  • - [Spinal disc herniation](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_disc_herniation)
  • - [Ganbare Goemon series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/2346/ganbare-goemon-series/)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Jaffe:** [Reach out on Bluesky](https://bsky.app/profile/alexjaffe.bsky.social) for personalized comic book recommendations between 2/5/24 and 2/11/24, [52 Pickup](https://insertcredit.podcast.audio/@52pickup), [Sandman Mystery Theatre](https://www.dcuniverseinfinite.com/comics/series/sandman-mystery-theatre/2b39c28c-b5e1-4759-b4d4-6b24254486d0) for Tim specifically, [Poor Things (2023)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Things_(film))
    **Brandon**: [Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuo:_The_Iron_Man)
    **Tim**: [FREAKHUNTER](https://store.steampowered.com/app/2773870/FREAKHUNTER/), [LowercaseJai](https://www.youtube.com/@LowercaseJai), [GLYDR Kickstarter](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glydr/glydr-analog-dual-foot-controller-for-video-games-and-vr)

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    Buddy of mine watched Tetsuo as a teenager for the first time high as a kite and still won't watch it to this day because it gives him nightmares.

    Great episode. I really liked the Time Capsule segment - if the blurb hadn't mentioned gaining money I'd have guessed Rondo of Blood before other clues were guessed. I had a fun time playing along.

    >

    @“LeFish”#p151734 Buddy of mine watched Tetsuo as a teenager for the first time high as a kite and still won’t watch it to this day because it gives him nightmares.

    For the longest time I got _Tetsuo the Iron Man_ confused with _Akira_, a completely different cult classic Japanese cyberpunk movie from the late 80s in which the mutant antihero, Tetsuo, accidentally >!kills his girlfriend with his body horror powers.!< Really, that was on me!

    That FPS Magic game just looked so bland and stupid, but not fun stupid. Doing a first person shooter with the gun on screen at all times makes sense. Making it magic and just swapping the gun with outstretched hands at all times looks ridiculous. Whole thing just seemed really phoned in and poorly done which is a shame bc its failure is now a failure of it being single player and not just it being a bad boring game.

    With the 500 studios making GAS report dropping this week it's going to be down to the indie titles to make anything of interest to me. The token AAA story driven singleplayer game is going the manufactured checklist MCU route. Eventually the GAS will have to give and things will get more interesting again but it's going to be an ugly transition/crash period.

    I didnt understand the story about the doctors office is everyone ok?

    I once upset someone because I stated that “video games are largely made for children”. Despite this being an objectively correct assessment of entertainment market demographics, I think it would have been easier for them to understand exactly what I meant if I had said “Video Games are largely made for the present”.

    We are all part of the present, but inevitably we begin to feel the weight of the past. Not just nostalgia, but the build up of taste and opinions and all sorts of things that make it impossible to be completely open to all experiences the way a child would be.

    It's unlikely that I'll ever completely stop playing games out of a specific urge to remove them from my life, but I have become increasingly selective about what I'll consider devoting time to, and paying less and less attention to the noise surrounding games in general.

    It's always possible to find something you're interested in. Not just in terms of video games, but even within a genre of music you think you don't like, or a field of information you're convinced is boring. When you're no longer a person of the Present, to whom absolutely everything is exciting and new, it simply requires putting in enough effort to unearth that object of interest, wherever it may lie.

    I‘ve never seen the question “Will you ever stop listening to music?” or “Will you ever stop reading?” It’s curious that videogames are seen so differently than other forms of media. I will not stop playing videogames.

    Excited about the return of LOUD buzzer.

    #GetFranktoPlayDemonschool2024

    @“FaulteredBeast”#p151747 unfortunately there's gonna be a lot fewer indie games too, because none of the publishers are funding right now.

    @“exodus”#p151777

    @"exodus"#p151777 everything is bad and getting worse

    I am real excited to hear there‘s a new Persona game and it doesn’t have to worry about being Persona 6.

    >

    @“tomjonjon”#p151775 I’ve never seen the question “Will you ever stop listening to music?”

    one might not have seen the question but i have met tonnes of people who, upon reaching "settling down" and/or family-having phases of life simply stopped listening to and playing music. i know a guy who once declared to me that, because it coincided with him having children, he'd "missed the whole radiohead thing but [had] heard they were good"

    korean butt animation

    good episode, a very fun time

    We need Tim to outline what he eats during the day to give him enough fingernail to trim off every morning.

    @“rootfifthoctave”#p151810 Similarly, whenever I talk about books to people who aren‘t readers themselves, they often say something like "I used to love reading in middle school/high school, but for some reason I’ve gotten out of the habit as an adult and haven‘t been able to get myself reading again since." This is how I more-or-less feel about video games too, though I’ve been more attached to the world of game discourse because I enjoy making them as a hobby.

    Not completely related, but I've been consciously trying to listen to less music lately, though that of course is very different from not listening to music at all. For a very long time, every day I listened to music for 8+ hours and on average listened to one or two new-to-me albums a day. I've come to be skeptical of this particular relationship I have (had?) with music -- that it was too dependent on finding new things and feeling familiar with a lot of stuff, rather than luxuriating in a much smaller body of music I _really_ like. So I've been trying to appreciate, say, the sound of my keyboard or the rain outside rather than having to drown everything in music constantly. Then when I do listen to music, I try to listen to it more deliberately (for now I've only been listening to CDs and tapes I own physically). I'm not sure if this approach is actually healthier (if I keep it up long enough, I probably become isolated from new things, which I don't want), but it wouldn't hurt to try it for a few months.

    @“tomjonjon”#p151775 I will say for music there‘s less time commitment and for books there’s a massively wider range of material and massively lower barrier to entry so it does make sense to me - also the spirit of the question was new video games, I felt, and I do feel I could fall off of that. I wouldn‘t play nearly as many new games if I weren’t judging competitions and doing this show!

    Not done listening yet but I'll be looking forward to when Tim will host Ep. 432

    Perhaps not unlike Alex Jaffe I think I have probably only forgotten to trim one nail while trimming my nails a handful of times in my life, and I can barely conceive of making a habit of it, let alone it being the same nail each time. Maybe that‘s partially because I probably don’t trim my nails quite as often as I really should, so the difference in feeling between a trimmed and an un-trimmed nail is quite a lot.

    I always start by trimming my dominant (right) hand for the opposite reason the panel starts with their non-dominant hand, I like to get the hard work out of the way first. I'm very dominant handed which might explain that, unlike Brandon I don't have 12 tasks I do with my left hand if I have the choice, I have probably closer to 0. I can barely even cut food with a butter knife with my left hand and that isn't even a motion that requires much dexterity.

    so this is the thread where we lobby for Fading Afternoon for GOTY