This week we welcome Ian, a shmup expert who posts on the forum as Angrycoder. What’s the deal with these crazy Japanese games? Which ones are good? What makes them good? And is the iPad really the best platform for shmups, or is Tom just more misguided than usual? Also, some Zynga vs. EA, Steam’s latest move towards world domination, a little more Fallout: New Vegas, a bit of Transport Tycoon, a frank discussion of Aquaman videogames, and a two-word early review of Sleeping Dogs.