Twenty years of, as remembered by past and present contributors. Featuring Vincent Diamante, Chris Woodard, Azurelore Korrigan, Patrick Miller, and more.

Questions this week:

  1. What do you remember about the GP32, and how does obscure hardware fit in Insert Credit’s taste? (07:20)
  2. What are the best video game comeback stories? (11:42)
  3. If Insert Credit could secure the film rights to any video game, what would it be? (16:09)
  4. What gets changed when porting a video game? (19:19)
  5. What Insert Credit-type games influence Vincent’s music composition? (23:06)
  6. What is Tose up to now, and what other important game companies don’t we know about? (31:51)
  7. Insert Credit declared the death of print video game media on April 16th, 2008. Is that about right? (36:38)
  8. In 2009, there was some pontification on Insert Credit on what constituted “good” or “bad” video game journalism. Where do you stand on that now? (41:03)
  9. What are some of the most striking video game convention displays you’ve seen? (44:43)
  10. How did the cottage industry of new games for old consoles happen, and which ones are worth discussing? (49:50)
  11. How did the forums and community shape Insert Credit’s identity? (59:03)
  12. How can one still find obscurity on the internet? (01:09:03)
  13. What are the biggest differences between video game culture in 2004-2006 and now? (01:14:00)
  14. After all these years, how would you define your relationship to video games? (01:20:35)
  15. What the hell is wrong with video games? (01:24:54)
  16. How has Insert Credit changed since the start of the podcast? (01:44:53)
  17. How did you all go from writing about to developing and preserving video games? (01:49:24)
  18. Are video game blogs dead? (02:00:09)
  19. What are the best things to come out of Insert Credit? (02:04:40)
  20. Finish this sentence: Insert Credit is the _____ of video games. (02:09:15)

Discuss these questions and obscure video game hardware in the Insert Credit forum thread for this episode.


Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.