Pursuing Pixels
016 - Taking it Nice

016 - Taking it Nice

August 23, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  It was a busy week, but as always, we still managed to squeeze in quite a few games.  DJ reminisces about the SOCOM days on the PS2 as he checks out some of the online modes in Sniper Elite 4.  Kevin and Randall check out a couple of newer bulltethell shmup releases, one a re-release/re-imagining of a 'classic' arcade series in the Vasara Collection, and the other being a newer, zany indie title, Q-Yo Blaster.  DJ (finally) polishes off Geralt's main quest in The Witcher III, though the DLC may end up calling his name in the future.  Kevin recalls the first harrowing hours of his journey into No Man's Sky.  Randall gets the retro juices flowing once again with ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, a sequel to the games that were initially released on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.  Randall and Kevin keep things cooking with Battle Chef Brigade: Deluxe—something tells me we'll be coming back for seconds!

 

Discussed

Sniper Elite 4 (Online) - 00:01:11

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt - 00:03:07

No Man's Sky - 00:10:32

Vasara Collection - 00:20:11

Q-Yo Blaster - 00:32:56

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove - 00:42:20

Battle Chef Brigade: Deluxe -00:52:11

*GOTM - 01:04:22

 

*For the month of August, we'll be playing Into the Breach.  Feel free to play along with us and join in on the discussion at the end of the month!

 

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015 - Here Come the Sepia Tones

015 - Here Come the Sepia Tones

August 16, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We kick things off with a little expert analysis on a game that none of us have played, No Man's Sky, which just received its new Beyond update, also being dubbed '2.0.'  Randall and DJ race through the Wipeout: Omega Collection.  DJ steers the conversation towards Sniper Elite 4, the former and the latter both 'free' offerings on PS Plus this month.  Randall follows that up with more 'free' games courtesy of the NES online service on Switch—a couple of semi-overlooked titles from the original NES library, Wario's Woods & Donkey Kong 3.  We go faux-retro after that and talk a couple of classic indie games in Super Meat Boy & Fez.  Randall and Kevin finish things off with a three-dimensional Super Meat Boy of sorts, RAZED, and a brief tease of our GOTM, Into the Breach.

 

Discussed

No Man's Sky - 00:01:16

Wipeout: Omega Collection - 00:10:54

Sniper Elite 4 - 00:20:16

NES via Nintendo Switch Online - 00:29:44

-------> Wario's Woods - 00:31.47

-------> Donkey Kong 3 - 00:37:03

Super Meat Boy - 00:43:08

Fez - 00:55:53

RAZED -01:10:25

*GOTM - 01:23:31

 

*For the month of August, we'll be playing Into the Breach.  Feel free to play along with us and join in on the discussion at the end of the month!

 

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014 - The Pokémon are Getting More & More Hype

014 - The Pokémon are Getting More & More Hype

August 8, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  It's been a long, draining week, but somehow we've all managed to squeeze in quite a bit of gaming.  We kick things off by revisiting one of our favorite 2D platformers, Celeste, inspired a great video from Game Maker's Toolkit.  Randall channels his inner 'Tommy' and gives us all a free history lesson on pinball, bouncing around between a handful of video pinball titles from the Wii to the Switch.  Kevin dips into the opening hours of Cosmic Star Heroine and is finding a really nice, streamlined JRPG experience thus far.  DJ is still closing off avenues in The Witcher III, while also keeping up his usual streak of plowing through indie titles one after another, revisiting Duke of Defense from last week.  Kevin & Randall also do a little revisiting of their own, sinking even more time into their current obsessions of Eagle Island & NBA2K19, respectively.  And Randall brings us back into the past once again with yet another competitive puzzler from the N64 era, Pokémon Puzzle League.

Discussed

Celeste - 00:05:53

Pinball (HOF Williams Collection / The Pinball Arcade / Stern Pinball Arcade / Pinball FX 3) - 00:32:21

Duke of Defense - 00:48:04

Eagle Island - 00:58:36

Pokémon Puzzle League - 01:03:57

The Withcher III: Wild Hunt / Gwent - 01:15:51

Cosmic Star Heroine - 01:22:08

NBA 2K19 - 01:32:46

*GOTM - 01:40:20

 

*For the month of August, we'll be playing Into the Breach.  Feel free to play along with us and join in on the discussion at the end of the month!

 

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013 - Repeatedly Crouching, Doing a Dance

013 - Repeatedly Crouching, Doing a Dance

August 1, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, we have a highly anticipated appearance from John Heinze, as he joins us to talk about July's Game of the Month, the Castlevania-inspired Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.  We 'casually' roll through a longer-than-usual discussion on that, and slip right into a follow-up from John, who has also been putting a ton of time into the recently released successor to Curse of the Moon, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.  Kevin & Randall talk another 8-bit throwback release from Inti Creates, this time drawing inspiration from the Mega Man series, in Mighty Gunvolt Burst.  DJ scoops up Duke of Defense on the cheap just before recording the cast and discusses the first little chunk of the cooperative tower defense experience with Kevin—and in turn, talk us all into snagging this one as soon as we finished the recording.  Randall & John dig up a few dead bodies, and into a discussion on the recently-released Dragon Quest Builders 2, and its predecessor, to close us out this week.  

 

Discussed

 July's GOTM: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon - 00:02:57

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 00:35:09

Mighty Gunvolt Burst - 00:50:43

Duke of Defense - 01:01:38

Dragon Quest Builder's 2 - 01:09:32

*GOTM - 01:23:57

 

*For the month of August, we'll be playing Into the Breach.  Feel free to play along with us and join in on the discussion at the end 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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