Whoa, what a great episode! Easily one of Matt's best. Thought I would download it one by one ( slooooowly), but ended up watching them all in a row. Mr. Hendrick surely has lots of interesting thoughts on a lot of very different fields (speaking of interesting persons in the games industry).
Appreciated your questions about Amiga and The Dark Eye. What made you think of the latter? It's a high fantasy setting with elfs and orcs, after all.
I wouldn't agree on that old games were overly difficult to play. Modern games are rather streamlined beyond any reason.