Ep. 209 - Blopper Goes Knobby, with K Thor Jensen

 
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Artist, writer, cartoonist and game designer K Thor Jensen joins the panel to cover being Mr. Google-Ass, having to go fast and slightly worse, and episode titles.

Questions this week:

  1. Frank Cifaldi asks: Is the Intellivision Amico “physical game” scam the future of physical games? (06:12)
  2. How can video games adapt the comic book format better than Comix Zone? (13:08)
  3. What has been the worst video game music of the last generation? (18:21)
  4. How would you design a Dune game like never before? (23:43)
  5. Design a video game t-shirt that, even given prominent advertising, exactly zero people would buy. (29:27)
  6. Dirtbag Spencer asks: Does Nintendo actually have something that makes them the best game developer, or is that just fans projecting? (36:07)
  7. What are the best video game lists you’ve seen? (42:12)
  8. Violence Island (47:03)
  9. What is the The Simpsons of video games? (56:19)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Game Name Combo Breaking (01:01:41)

Recommendations and Outro (01:14:41)

You're the best there is at what you do, but what you do is discuss this episode in the forums!

A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:

Recommendations:

Frank: Guardians of the Galaxy

Brandon: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (1993)

K Thor: Tears of the Black Tiger (2000) on Tubi, find something you can chew on

Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.

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