Pursuing Pixels
012 - Octo-Directional

012 - Octo-Directional

July 25, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We've got another jam-packed week of gaming to discuss, so let's get right into it. 

Kevin & DJ follow-up on their time with a couple of games from last week, Eagle Island & The Witcher III.  They also start channeling their inner Babe Ruth, calling shots in the new Astro Bears update with online Jetfish(?) leaderboards—perhaps it's all of the fine spirits we consume?  DJ also starts stacking his deck in Gwent, a formerly-fictional card game set in The Witcher universe.  Kevin & Randall scoop up Membrane on the cheap and discover a nifty little physics-based puzzle platformer, while DJ is a little let down by Nefarious, another game he snagged in a recent sale.  The ground is literally lava in Space Dave! & Randall cools things down with another super tough shmup from way back in the Genesis/Mega Drive days, the Sega Ages remastered Lightening Force aka Thunder Force IV.  Kevin plays along with the shmups, and appears to be a glutton for punishment, as he's back into TumbleSeed, and also checks out the two-player versus mode with DJ that was added after its initial release.

 

Discussed

Membrane - 00:02:06

8 Bit Invaders - 00:14:31

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt - 00:22:09

---------> Gwent - 00:30:18

Eagle Island - 00:33:32

TumbleSeed - 00:42:45

Lightening Force / Thunder Force IV (Sega Ages) - 00:52:07

Space Dave! - 01:01:28

Nefarious - 01:11:11

Astro Bears - 01:20:34

*GOTM - 01:26:07

 

*July's GOTM is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.  Feel free to play along with us and join in on the discussion with John next week!

 

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011 - You Gotta Watch Out for LBJ

011 - You Gotta Watch Out for LBJ

July 19, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Ahhh...that's more like it.  We're back to our more typical habits this week, and polishing off games that we've talked about in previous episodes.  Uncle Randall is back on his bullshit, trying to rebuild the Pistons from scratch around Blake Griffin in NBA 2K19.  But can he get past LeBron?  He also plays Miles & Kilo along with Kevin, who actually finishes a game for once.  Kevin & DJ also check out the demo for a brand new, local/online multiplayer game, Lethal League Blaze—a fighting game, baseball hybrid?!  Kevin rounds out his week with a couple more platformers—one, an action-puzzler, MagiCat, and the other...you guessed it...a roguelite, just released this week, Eagle Island.  Randall highlights a personal favorite of his on the Switch, Marble it Up!, a Super Monkey Ball/Marble Madness spiritual successor of sorts.  DJ beats the The Messenger twice and proceeds to turning his brain off to revisit an old past time of competitive online gaming.  He's back on Uncharted & Rocket League this week, and he won't stop until he wins a game, goddammit!

 

**Links to Kevin's Twitch streams of Miles & Kilo and Eagle Island are clickable in the timestamp section below**

 

Discussed:

Lethal League Blaze - 00:03:22

Miles & Kilo - 00:12:31

The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC - 00:22:50

MagiCat - 00:30:15

Marble it Up! - 00:38:05

Uncharted: Lost Legacy / Uncharted 4: Online Multiplayer - 00:46:50

Rocket League - 00:50:22

Eagle Island - 00:55:06

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt - 01:06:21

NBA 2K19 - 01:14:15

*GOTM - 01:22:27

 

*July's GOTM is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.  Feel free to play along with us and join in on the discussion for our last episode of the month. 

 

Thanks for listening.  If you'd like to find us elsewhere on the internet, you can find us at:

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010 - Way Too Much Game in that Game

010 - Way Too Much Game in that Game

July 11, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing...Polygons?  We kick things off with a journey off the beaten path with a trio of three-dimensional, Triple-A experiences.  Kevin finally starts tackling the Divine Beasts after 100+ hours of Breath of the Wild.  DJ makes quick work (per usual) of Chloe's adventures in Uncharted: Lost Legacy.  And Randall ventures back into the void that is NBA 2K19.  We stick around in the wonderful world of 'sports' for a little while longer with OlliOlli: Switch Stance & Pato Box, and DJ gets us back on track with a couple of side-scrolling platformers, The Messenger & Ink.

 

Discussed:

Nintendo Switch Lite announcement - 00:01:19

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 00:11:01

Uncharted: Lost Legacy - 00:22:35

NBA 2K19 - 00:33:04

OlliOlli: Switch Stance - 00:41:50

Pato Box - 00:49:24

The Messenger - 00:57:51

Ink - 01:07:44

*GOTM - 01:14:02

 

*July's GOTM is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.  Feel free to play along with us and join in on the discussion for our last episode of the month. 

 

Thanks for listening.  If you'd like to find us elsewhere on the internet, you can find us at:

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009 - They’re Called ‘Barcades’

009 - They’re Called ‘Barcades’

July 6, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Sorry for the delay on posting the episode this week in lieu of the holiday.

That said, with the little bit of extra time this week, we were all able to squeeze in some pretty serious gaming. To kick things off, we spend a little time (some of us, a lot) blowing away baddies in 20XX.  DJ plows through Venture Kid, yet another game with heavy Mega Man influences.  We dive into a trifecta of Nintendo releases, new and old, with Super Mario Maker 2, Box Boy! + Box Girl!, & Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker—all of which offer up some pretty stellar cooperative experiences.  DJ finally conquers Bad North and also gets started on The Messenger.  And finally, we wrap things up with Killer Queen, which is slated for release on Nintendo Switch & Steam very soon.  

 

We're also going to be veering from our original format a bit and switching to a game of the month (GOTM), as opposed to selecting a new game each week.  It was proving to be a little bit overwhelming, and also ended up dictating our gaming habits.  Plus, this will give anyone who wants to play along ample time to stay caught up—but who are we fooling?  We're doing this for our own sanity...

 

Games Discussed:

20XX - (00:01:35)

Venture Kid - (00:15:57)

Super Mario Maker 2 - (00:22:55)

Box Boy! + Box Girl! - (00:38:35)

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - (00:51:42)

Bad North - (01:02:36)

The Messenger - (01:08:17)

Killer Queen - (01:09:35)

GOTM Discussion: (01:17:28)

 

*July's GOTM is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.  Feel free to play along with us and join in on the discussion for our last episode of the month. 

 

Thanks for listening.  If you'd like to find us elsewhere on the internet, you can find us at:

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