Ep. 298 - X-Commies, with Lucy James
Ep. 298

Ep. 298 - X-Commies, with Lucy James

Episode description

Giant Bomb, Gamespot and Friends Per Second’s Lucy James joins the panel to cover video game convention panels, Oppenheimer, and getting Americans to care about 4X games. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Brandon Sheffield, and Lucy James. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

Questions this week:

  1. Is there a meaningful distinction between a minigame and a game within a game? (07:25)
  2. How do you make a really big game without overwhelming players? (12:48)
  3. What are the practical reasons to set a video game in the post-apocalypse? (18:38)
  4. What are the pitfalls to avoid when organizing or participating in a video game panel? (22:02)
  5. The Adaptation Game: Adapt Oppenheimer (2023) into a video game. (28:23) Insert Credit Quick Break: Moonstone Island on Steam (35:52)
  6. Tom Arrow asks: What are video games that best exemplify tragedy, comedy and romance? (37:15)
  7. What kind of video games do Americans not care about, and is there a way to change that? (43:32)
  8. What is the “You couldn’t make Blazing Saddles today” of video games? (48:10)

LIGHTNING ROUND: GameFAQ&As - Mortal Kombat (53:43)

Recommendations and Outro (57:25)

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Frank: Everything, send your full video game interviews to the Video Game History Foundation

Brandon: Kimimi The Game-Eating She-Monster, try using your own website for once if you’re one of the people who make Ko-fi

Lucy: The New York Times Mini Crossword, The Design Behind Immortality’s Occult Secrets, JeffJeff’s Bizarre Adventure S03E01: Oh, those aren’t bullets, Baldur’s Gate 3 boss on Xbox Series S and “Redefining The RPG” I Friends Per Second Episode #26

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