Ep. 284 - Let Me Be Frank, with Simone de Rochefort
Ep. 284

Ep. 284 - Let Me Be Frank, with Simone de Rochefort

Episode description

What starts as a lively episode with Polygon editor and podcaster Simone de Rochefort becomes something far more interesting when one panelist’s audio goes missing. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield, and Simone de Rochefort. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

Questions this week:

  1. From Frank Cifaldi: What is the Criterion Channel of video games? (10:48)
  2. Sega just bought Rovio. Why? (25:29)
  3. Simone, please convince the panel board games are good. (32:26)
  4. What’s the deal with those TikTok videos that all have Minecraft or Subway Surfer footage playing at the bottom? (38:48)
  5. Improv Zone - Video Game Pawn Shop (42:20)
  6. Zara asks: Have you ever recognized something deeply personal from your real life inside of a video game? (48:29)
  7. From Ash Parrish: Who is the American Mario? (55:24)


Recommendations and Outro (01:25:26)


Recommendations: Brandon: Echo Image, Spirit Posession, make more things like game stores and video stores so people can be paid to get baseline experience in a field they care about Simone: Murder, She Wrote Tim: Decision to Leave (2022), The Little Drummer Girl, Interview with the Vampire

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