Pursuing Pixels
Episode Number Holiday Edition - 2019

Episode Number Holiday Edition - 2019

December 30, 2019

Welcome back to Pursing Pixels...and happy holidays to you & yours.  We're wrapping up our first (half) year of podcasting with each of our favorite games that we've talked about since we kicked off the show, and gearing up for 2020 with a game that we're resolving to play in the coming year.  We're also forcing DJ to play Chasm because that game is just plain awesome!  Thanks for tuning in over the past six months and Happy New Year.

 

GOTYs (sort of):

Kevin: Octahedron - 00:01:46

Randall: Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King - 00:07:31

DJ: 20XX - 00:12:53

John: Risk of Rain 2 - 00:18:01

Resolutions:

John: Transistor - 00:25:08

DJ: Deadbolt - 00:26:59

Randall: Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom - 00:28:53

Kevin: Undertale - 00:31:10

Almost Unanimous GOTY: Chasm - 00:33:19  *The ball's in your court DJ*

 

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034 - You Get to Play as Chunky Link

034 - You Get to Play as Chunky Link

December 23, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We squeezed in a marathon recording this week and knocked out a trifecta of episodes, including a holiday special that we will have out next week.  In the first, regular, episode of the batch we're keeping up with the trends and playing a bunch of new (and 'new') releases.  We kick things off by digging into the Shovel Knight: King of Cards campaign, the final, and perhaps the best, of the free Treasure Trove DLC that has been steadily trickling out over the last five plus years.  Then John talks a little Ashen, which is new to the Nintendo Switch.  Kevin finally gets his hands on Jamestown+, which was released on PC way back in 2011, but is finally out on consoles with two new levels, and more!  DJ gets hooked on Hopiko, and does his best work to cleanse our beloved consoles of their viruses.  Randall & John close us out with a little Super Mario Maker 2.0 update discussion, primarily digging into chunking Link's new set of maneuvers.

 

Discussed:

Shovel Knight: King of Cards - 00:01:33

Ashen - 00:22:51

Jamestown+ - 00:40:10

Hopiko - 00:49:57

Super Mario Maker 2 (2.0 update) - 00:58:00

 

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033 - You Can Upgrade the Ace

033 - You Can Upgrade the Ace

December 16, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're shuffling things up a little bit this week with Kevin, Randall, & John finally get around to seeing what all the hubbub around Slay the Spire is all about.  DJ, feeling a little left out, sinks some time into the Euchre 3D app on his phone, getting some practice in for the euchre league he plays in on the weekends.  DJ primarily sticks to the online games this week with a little inspiration from Titanfall 2 and dips into Season 3 of Apex Legends before revisiting an old multiplayer favorite with The Last of Us' 'Factions' mode.  Kevin & Randall close things out with another space shooter that hearkens back to classic shmup series like Gradius & R-Type.

 

Discussed:

Slay the Spire - 00:01:10

Euchre 3D - 00:17:55

Apex Legends - 00:24:44

The Last of Us - 00:32:08

Super Hydorah - 00:41:47

 

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032 - I’ve Just Discovered the Concept of ‘All’

032 - I’ve Just Discovered the Concept of ‘All’

December 9, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're back and sounding better than ever, and we're taking another shot at Baba is You, which was our GOTM for the month of November (and our final GOTM for the time being).  Kevin tries his best to figure out what is going on (and what DJ is talking about) in the retro-tinged metroidvania, Overwhelm.  We all take advantage of another ridiculous deal from Qubic Games and snagged One Strike on the cheap, a fun little 1v1 arcade fighter.  John wraps us up with a journey through the Pokémon franchise, as he wraps up his adventures in Pokémon Sword/Shield.

 

Discussed:

Baba is You - 00:01:11

Overwhelm - 00:16:38

One Strike - 00:24:29

Pokémon Sword/Shield - 00:31:38

 

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031 - Baba is Gone?

031 - Baba is Gone?

December 2, 2019

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  What happened to episode 30?  Only the GarageBand gods know.  Thankfully we had an extra episode in the can and we're back with number 31 without missing a beat.  And we're all still playing Baba is You, so we'll be getting back to that soon enough.

Until then, this week we're all pretty into everything we've been sinking our time into.  DJ, Kevin, John (& our buddy Glenn) played some Flat Heroes right before recording and can't wait to keep chipping away at the top spots on the leaderboards.  DJ kicks off an interstellar sci-fi adventure, Planet Alpha, and may have talked Kevin into giving the demo another try.  Randall & Kevin are inspired by Kevin's recent romp through Cave Story, and plow all the way through Studio Pixel's follow-up, Kero Blaster.  John wraps things up with (a lot of) family time and talks about his their history with the Civlization board game from the 80s, published by Avalon Hill—we dip into a brief discussion on our experience with the computer/console series, as well.

 

Discussed:

Flat Heroes - 00:01:23

Planet Alpha - 00:14:28

Kero Blaster - 00:23:07

Civilization (Board Game & Series) - 00:34:47

 

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

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