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A relentlessly on topic smorgasbord of hard hitting video game questions as addressed by a panel of experts. Featuring Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield, and a rotating group of special guests. Hosted by Alex Jaffe. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original music by Kurt Feldman.

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A relentlessly on topic smorgasbord of hard hitting video game questions as addressed by a panel of experts. Featuring Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield, and a rotating group of special guests. Hosted by Alex Jaffe. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original music by Kurt Feldman.

    Ep. 334 - On Death Row For Podcasting

    Ep. 334 - On Death Row For Podcasting

    Your wise and benevolent Insert Credit panel covers industry shifts caused by Helldivers II, decides the Dreamcast 2 launch lineup, and imagines the gritty Super Monkey Ball: Act Zero. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

    Questions this week:


    What can you tell from a video game’s color scheme? (03:42)
    Which video game has the best original take on what the internet is? (09:17)
    In games where you pick from an assortment of guys, when do you pick the big guy, and when do you pick the little guy? (15:03)
    Design a fourth-person shooter. (18:53)
    rose asks: What would the ideal starting lineup be for the Dreamcast 2? (25:44)
    Who is the most famous person who could beat you at Street Fighter? (33:01)
    What is the taking a melatonin and drinking a caffeinated beverage of video games? (38:37)

    LIGHTNING ROUND: Console Genre Associations (44:02)

    Recommendations and Outro (51:35)

    Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums

    A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:



    O. J. Simpson


    Billy Joel


    J. Jonah Jameson


    Gears of War


    Resident Evil (film series)


    Steven Soderbergh


    Batman Begins (2006)


    The Dark Knight (2008)


    Front Mission 3


    Phantasy Star Online


    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor


    .hack series


    .hack//Versus


    .hack//Beyond the World (2012)


    District 9 (2009)


    God of War III


    Stealth (2005)


    WipEout Pure


    Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day


    Rocko’s Modern Life


    Tokyo Jungle


    Dragon’s Dogma series


    Samurai Shodown series


    Street Fighter series


    Baldur’s Gate III


    Helldivers II


    Rainbow Six series


    Call of Duty series


    Overwatch


    Five Nights at Freddy’s


    The Third Man (1949)


    The 7th Guest


    Free Guy (2021)


    Super Mario Bros.


    Pac-Man


    Geist Force


    Geist


    Gaist Crusher


    Dreamcast


    Sonic Adventure series


    Ryū ga Gotoku / Like a Dragon / Yakuza series


    OutRun


    Crazy Taxi


    Jet Grind Radio series


    Altered Beast series


    Shinobi series


    NiGHTS into Dreams…


    Star Fox


    Horizon: Zero Dawn


    Rent A Hero


    The Typing of the Dead


    Ghost Squad


    Wicked Monsters: BLAST!


    Yuji Naka


    Amanda Waller


    Suicide Squad


    Air Twister


    Mathew Kumar


    Queen


    Unicorn Overlord


    Ogre Battle


    Jamie Lee Curtis


    Evo


    Lil Nas X


    Mortal Kombat games


    Serena Williams


    Michelle Yeoh


    Dean Kamen


    Robert Atkins


    John Cena


    Shake ’n Bake


    Ringo Sheena


    Caffeine


    Melatonin


    The Last of Us: Part II


    Nintendo DS


    Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure


    Hermie Hopperhead: Scrap Panic


    Super Monkey Ball series


    Bomberman: Act Zero


    Gunvalkyrie


    Recommendations:

    Brandon: Only use a half-cup of flour in Brandon’s “Daddy’s Dusters” Dog Treat Recipe, Klaus Nomi - The Cold Song Live, Trencher

    Frank: Brandon’s “Daddy’s Dusters” Dog Treat Recipe

    Tim: Ripley

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Insert Credit Gaiden #8 - Even More GDC 2024, with Liz Ryerson, Ty Underwood, Brandon Sheffield, and Frank Cifaldi

    Insert Credit Gaiden #8 - Even More GDC 2024, with Liz Ryerson, Ty Underwood, Brandon Sheffield, and Frank Cifaldi

    Liz Ryerson and Ty Underwood return to convey the physicalities and vibes of the GDC 2024 Expo Hall, while Brandon and Frank do their best to push preservation. Plus, Liz gives a definitive answer as to whether you should go to GDC. Hosted by Liz Ryerson, Ty Underwood, Brandon Sheffield and Frank Cifaldi. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

    Segments**:**


    Liz and Ty scour the Expo Hall (00:33)
    Frank and Brandon cover history at the (36:14)
    Liz plays The Deja Vu Game with Evan Balster (51:31)
    Liz helps Robert Yang with a dilemma (01:00:24)
    Answers to “Is it worth going to GDC?” and/or “Should I go to GDC?” by Liz Ryerson (01:06:26)

    Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 333 - Threetacular

    Ep. 333 - Threetacular

    Three of your favorite Insert Credit panelists cover three questions from Alex Jaffe, three listener questions, and three Lightning Rounds. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

    Questions this week:


    What are your favorite video game conspiracy theories? (07:06)
    Which hybrid characters in video games best take advantage of both halves of their nature? (14:33)
    Adaptation Game: The Three Musketeers (19:19)
    BluntForceMama asks: Do you have to play a game to like it? (26:10)
    Spencer Gifts asks: Where are we in video game history parallel to other media? (28:20)
    Crumar Bones asks: What are some games that look better through composite output rather than component or S-Video? (33:55)

    DITHERED LIGHTNING ROUNDS: Violence Island Exhibition, GameFAQ&As: Kingdom Hearts III, and Name Design: Trilogy Endings (39:24)

    Recommendations and Outro (54:24)

    Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums

    A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:



    SaGa: Emerald Beyond


    Akitoshi Kawazu


    Final Fantasy II


    the photo of Akitoshi Kawazu tim mentions


    Jolly Rancher


    Gunpei Yokoi


    Yuji Naka


    Gizmondo


    Balan Wonderworld


    Uwe Boll


    Kingdoms of Amalur series


    Curt Schilling


    Eastbound & Down


    NEC


    PC-FX


    Sonic Mania


    Penny’s Big Breakaway


    Mother 3


    Sakura Taisen


    Metal Gear Solid


    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night


    Shining Force series


    Fire Emblem series


    Elder Scrolls series


    Alucard


    Bayonetta


    Persona series


    Samurai Shodown series


    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within


    Jak II


    Devil May Cry series


    Devil Jin


    Tekken series


    The Three Musketeers


    Slumdog Millionaire (2008)


    Lost Vikings series


    Kingdom Hearts series


    Final Fantasy XV


    The Three Caballeros (1944)


    Three Amigos (1986)


    Castlevania: Rondo of Blood


    Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting - All For Love


    Oliver Platt


    FX


    The Bear


    Hulu


    ALF


    Abbott Elementary


    Arrested Development


    Assassin’s Creed series


    French New Wave


    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)


    Roger Ebert


    The Gentlemen


    Shōgun


    Spacewar!


    Composite video


    Component video


    S-Video


    Warlock


    Sonic the Hedgehog 2


    Streets of Rage 3


    The Lion King


    Recommendations:

    Brandon: Messengers of Love by Carmody, enjoy the new Insert Credit Forums, do a better job if you’re a person in charge of the internet

    Frank: X-Men ’97

    Tim: If you own 100% of your profits and are open to dying early, crunch isn’t so bad

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep 332 - Your Free Trial Has Ended

    Ep 332 - Your Free Trial Has Ended

    Returning from GDC, the Insert Credit panel churns out video game guides, Harmony of Excellence, and a new record for mentions of pubic hair. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

    Questions this week:


    How was GDC, Frank and Brandon? (08:34)
    How do you write 50 video game guides in a week? (19:05)
    Insert Credit Quick Break: 8-Bit Theater 20th Anniversary Complete Script Book Do Not Sue Edition (29:38)
    BluntForceMama asks: What would Final Fantasy 7 be called if it was a standalone game? (31:30)
    Brandon, tell us about someone in video games. (35:30)
    Frank, tell us about someone in video games. (42:51)
    Tim, tell us about someone in video games. (46:29)

    LIGHTNING ROUND: Popcornocalypse (58:15)

    Recommendations and Outro (01:06:45)

    Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums

    A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:



    Bad Street Brawler


    r/AmItheAsshole


    Goblin


    Gremlin


    Hobgoblin


    Gollum


    Hobgoblin (comics)


    Green Goblin


    Dungeons & Dragons


    Bugbear


    Kobold


    Beholder


    Owlbear


    Griffin


    Manticore


    Chimera


    Pawn Inclinations


    Dragon’s Dogma II


    Prawn


    Wii


    Dizzy series


    Ep. 331 - Bye Forever GDC 2024, with Brandon Sheffield


    Video Game History Foundation


    Super Mario Kart


    Wabbit


    Alter Ego


    Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego?


    Laurie Anderson’s Puppet Motel


    SimTunes


    Toshio Iwai


    Electroplankton series


    Warren Spector


    System Shock


    The Sims


    The Sims 1 bucket hat


    League of Legends


    Downton Abbey


    Kotaku EIC Resigns Over New Editorial Edict


    IGN


    Ryū ga Gotoku / Like a Dragon / Yakuza series


    Screen Rant


    The Acolyte


    Red Dead Redemption II


    The Onion


    ClickHole


    Final Fantasy VII


    Leonard Part 6


    Final Fantasy VIII


    Fox Force Five


    Tales of Symphonia


    Beyond Good & Evil


    Castlevania series


    Edgar Rice Burroughs


    A Princess of Mars


    Midnight Resistance


    Ikari Warriors


    Shadow Madness


    The Legend of Dragoon


    Shadow of Destiny


    Legend of Legaia


    Shigeru Miyamoto


    Hideo Kojima


    Takayoshi Sato


    Silent Hill


    Sexy Parodius


    Silent Hill 2


    satoworks.com, April 2014


    GoldenEye: Rogue Agent


    Gary Oldman


    Fatale


    Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers


    Metroid Prime: Remastered


    A 4K Render of a Silent Hill Cutscene


    Gail Tilden


    Nintendo Power


    Howard Phillips


    EarthBound


    Pokémon


    Yuji Naka


    Akihiko Ishizaka


    Goichi Suda


    Masafumi Takada


    Flower Sun and Rain


    The Silver Case


    Killer7


    No More Heroes


    Shadows of the Darned


    Pirates of the Caribbean


    Resident Evil 4


    Danganronpa series


    White Claw Surge


    Recommendations:

    Tim: the work of Walton Goggins

    Brandon: Gun It Kickstarter, Wild Zero 2 Kickstarter, Hubert Kah

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 331 - Bye Forever GDC 2024, with Brandon Sheffield

    Ep. 331 - Bye Forever GDC 2024, with Brandon Sheffield

    Insert Credit reports direct from GDC 2024. Brandon Sheffield asks industry professionals maybe the most important question in the games right now: how do you reclaim your humanity during all this chaos? Hosted by Brandon Sheffield, with Megan Farokhmanesh, Osama Dorias, Amani Shantz, Paweł Rohleder, JJ Signal, Antonio Uribe, Ash Parrish, Mathew Kumar, and Baiyon. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

    Chapters:


    Monday - Refrigerators (00:14)
    Tuesday - Talking to Strangers with Megan Farokhmanesh (03:16)
    Wednesday - Hugs with Osama Dorias (10:39)
    Wednesday - Self-Acknowledgment with Amani Shantz (15:18)
    Wednesday - Immediate Flow with Paweł Rohleder (20:28)
    Wednesday - PC-88 Games and Dish Washing with JJ Signal and Antonio Uribe (22:29)
    Thursday - Gummies and Marvel Snap with Ash Parrish and Mathew Kumar (30:08)
    Thursday - Baiyon playing SimTunes (40:25)
    Thursday - Good Sleep with Baiyon (42:06)
    Friday - bye forever (47:57)

    Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums

    A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:



    GDC 2024


    Frank Cifaldi


    Feminist Frequency


    Foreign Cinema


    Halo 3


    Demonschool Now Wishlistable on Steam


    Yerba Buena Gardens


    Megan Farokhmanesh


    Eat Pray Love


    Joshua Tree National Park


    Osama Dorias


    Brass Lion Entertainment


    Gameloft


    DTI Software


    Ubisoft


    For Honor


    Minority Media


    Gotham Knights


    Hogwarts Legacy


    J.K. Rowling


    Unity


    Blizzard Entertainment


    Blizzard cancels survival game following layoffs


    PixelAnt Games


    Lumines series


    PictoChat


    Mario’s Picross


    Vampire Survivors


    JJ Signal


    Read Only Memories: Neurodiver


    Gunstar Heroes


    Rusty


    Compile Disc Station


    UltraBox series


    100 Yen Disk


    Jewel BEM Hunter Lime


    Exciting Milk


    Antonio Uribe


    Ash Parrish


    Metroid series


    ROM hacking


    Every PC Engine Shoot Em Up REVIEWED!


    Mathew Kumar


    Marvel Snap


    Baiyon


    SimTunes


    Toshio Iwai


    Maxis


    Q-Games


    Shigesato Itoi


    Mother


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    • 50 min
    Ep. 330 - Squadala

    Ep. 330 - Squadala

    Frank, Tim and Brandon share their thoughts on Akira Toriyama, the genres that defined consoles, and CD-i memories. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

    Questions this week:


    Let’s discuss Akira Toriyama’s impact on art, culture, video games, and us personally (08:03)
    What’s the most common misconception about video games in 2024? (23:05)
    Based on a dream I had, should I learn magic, or Magic: the Gathering? (31:04)
    LeFish: Are there any videogames based on works in other media that have been led by their original creators? (37:10)
    Which game consoles do you most closely associate with particular video game genres? (43:51)

    Recommendations and Outro (01:02:04)

    Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums

    A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:



    Radiatori


    Lucky Charms


    Super Smash Brothers series


    Link


    Legend of Zelda series


    Tagliatelle


    Rotini


    Super Mario Bros. Shaped SpaghettiOs with Meatballs


    Super Mario series


    Cheerios


    Oops! All Berries


    Xi’an Famous Foods Chili Oil & Crisps Jar


    Akira Toriyama


    Satoru Iwata


    Osamu Tezuka


    Dragon Ball


    Cool S


    Dragon Ball Z


    Toonami


    Buzz Rickson’s USAF L-2B Flying Jacket H-Type


    Dragon Quest series


    Sand Land


    Sand Land (video game)


    Kentaro Miura


    Yuji Horii


    Koichi Sugiyama


    Naoki Yoshida


    Final Fantasy XVI


    Final Fantasy XIV Online


    Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online


    Eiichiro Oda


    One Piece


    Yuzo Koshiro


    Astro Boy


    Black Jack


    Unity


    Unreal Engine


    Grand Theft Auto V


    G4


    The Ice Cream Is Revealed As Ninja


    Ninja


    The Masked Singer


    Minecraft


    Magic: The Gathering


    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery


    Hex & Company


    Game Developers Conference


    Normy’s Beach Babe-O-Rama


    Keith Robinson


    Douglas Adams


    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


    The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay


    Vin Diesel


    David Twohy


    Brian Eno


    Bob Dylan


    Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors


    Takeshi’s Castle


    Takeshi no Chōsenjō


    Most Extreme Elimination Challenge


    The Last of Us


    The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)


    Penn & Teller’s Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends


    Moonwalker


    Ghostbusters


    Dan Aykroyd


    Harold Ramis


    Back to the Future: The Game


    Bob Gale


    Boom Blox


    Steven Spielberg


    PlayStation 2


    Nintendo Entertainment System


    Batman: The Video Game


    Vice: Project Doom


    Super Nintendo Entertainment System


    PlayStation


    Sega Genesis


    Dither


    Shatterhand


    Low G Man


    Gunstar Heroes


    Sonic the Hedgehog


    Socket


    PC Engine


    PC-98


    Earthworm Jim


    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy


    Ratchet & Clank


    Dynasty Warriors series


    Sega Saturn


    Atari 2600


    Dreamcast


    Crazy Taxi


    Space Channel 5


    Neo Geo


    Game Boy


    Castlevania series


    WonderSwan


    Xbox 360


    Gears of War


    Gears of War 2


    Gears of War 3


    Wii


    PlayStation 3


    GameCube


    Pikmin


    F-Zero GX


    Metroid Prime


    Nintendo 64


    Conker’s Bad Fur Day


    Wii Music


    Wii Sports


    Wii Sports Resort


    Imagine: Party Babyz


    Disney Epic Mickey


    ZX Spectrum


    Manic Miner


    Batman


    Dizzy series


    Amiga


    Atari Jaguar


    3DO Interactive Multiplayer


    Doom


    CD-i


    Panzer Dragoon


    Ridge Racer


    Road Rash


    PlayStation Portable


    PlayStation Vita


    Game Boy Advance


    Astro Boy: Omega Factor


    Nintendo DS


    Ace Attorney series


    Resident Evil series


    Hotel Dusk: Room 215


    Feel the Magic XY/XX


    Nintendo 3DS


    Animal Crossing: New Leaf


    Mario Kart series


    Virtual Boy


    PlayStation 4


    PlayStation 5


    The Last of Us series


    Marvel Spider-Man


    Days Gone


    Horizon: Zero Dawn


    Ghost of Tsushima


    God of War series


    Another World


    Recommendations:

    Brandon: if you thought the pontification on religion and human nature in Prometheus (2012) was bad check out the deleted scenes to see how much worse it could have been, DAFENCII

    Frank: Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore

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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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256 Ratings

256 Ratings

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Life Changing

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