Mike Drucker has written for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night, Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, McSweeney’s, The Onion, and Nintendo. He’s also performed around the world, including being featured as a “New Face” at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In his spare time, he looks longingly into the distance, wondering what he’s lost and why it has to be this way.
October 17, 2021
Mike Drucker returns to the show to discuss Silent Hill 2 with Nick, Heather and Matt! They talk about its impact on the survival horror genre, what makes it so unsettling, Matt braving his way through it, and more. Check out Mike’s article about 12 Minutes https://www.thegamer.com/time-loop-games-12-minutes-groundhog-day/ and his book about Silent Hill 2 https://bossfightbooks.com/products/silent-hill-2-by-mike-drucker. Content Warning: we discuss content from the game that may be disturbing or distressing to some. Listen at your own discretion.
April 11, 2021
Mike Drucker (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) joins Nick and Heather to talk about Kuukiyomi: Consider It! They talk about Mike’s book about Silent Hill 2, what is and isn’t considerate, never knowing what you did right or wrong, and more!
August 21, 2017
Imagine you’re just living your normal life, walking down the street and WHAM– a car slams into a traffic light and the driver bails out from the cabin, firing machine guns and rocket launchers at everything in sight. The police arrive at the scene, engage in a bloody firefight and eventually a high-speed chase. But, once the suspect leave their line of sight, they just sort of…give up.
You are an NPC (non-playable character) in the Grand Theft Auto universe, where the long arm of the law only reaches as far as the computer’s AI will allow it and even getting arrested by the cops only means a couple of hours in jail and a couple hundred bucks coming from your pocket.
Fun world to live in as a regular-joe? Maybe. Depends on how much you value your life, justice and going bowling with your cousin.
On this week’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, we think about the little people in our favorite video game universes. What would it be like to be an NPC in GTA, Red Dead Redemption and Sim City? Alex Schmidt is joined by Cracked’s Adam Ganser and Cristian Ramirez, and comedians Mike Drucker and Monika Scott to figure out which video game universe would be the best to live in and which one would be the worst?
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