Pursuing Pixels
Episode Number: Holiday Edition - 2020

Episode Number: Holiday Edition - 2020

December 28, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels...and welcome to our second annual, end-of-the-year, wrap-up episode!?!  [Click here for last year's episode!]

To close out 2020, we're highlighting a BUNCH of our favorite games that came up on the podcast over the course of the year—consider it our version of the GOTYs.  And we're closing things out by looking forward to 2021, each resolving to play something from each of our respective backlogs before the clock strikes 2022...

 

PP.GOTYs:

Kevin  -  00:02:10

---> Lonely Mountains: Downhill | Kero Blaster | Daniel Linssen & mmatt_ugh

Randall  -  00:11:54

---> AC:NH | Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom | Streets of Rage 4

DJ  -  00:23:32

---> Invisible, Inc. | Resident Evil VII: Biohazard | Hades

John  -  00:31:07

---> Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Hades | A Short Hike

2021 Resolutions:

John: Murder by Numbers  -  00:41:36

DJ: Deltarune   -  00:42:47

Randall: Ori and the Will of the Wisps  -  00:43:47

Kevin: Hyper Light Drifter  -  00:45:00

 

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082: Don’t Put Words in Miyamoto’s Mouth

082: Don’t Put Words in Miyamoto’s Mouth

December 21, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We've got a full house again this week, and a whole bunch of video games to talk about, so let's get started...

DJ kicks us off with an update on Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and finds himself getting sucked back into the game after the Season 2 update—and after burning ourselves out last time it came up.  He also goes on a high-jinks-filled little adventure in Mom Hid My Game.

Kevin was really looking forward to checking out Disc Room, but ended up being pretty disappointed with how the game ended up coming together, in spite of its addictive gameplay mechanics.  That said, he checked out a couple of entries from the Disc Room Game Jam, Harvest Doom & Pigments, and ends up finding more of what he was looking for!  He also ripped through the original Celeste 'Classic' on the PICO-8 fantasy console.

Randall is moving us into the neo-retro realm, and also into the wide world of sports, as he recently started playing NHL '94 Rewind—a bonus retro classic courtesy of his NHL '21 pre-order!

John's been playing through the SNES All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3 (for some reason?!?), and we inevitably end up going down the Mario rabbit hole (or warp pipe, perhaps?) to close out the episode this week...

 

Timestamps:

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Season 2)  -  00:01:09

Mom Hid My Game  -  00:06:38

Disc Room  -  00:09:34

Disc Room Game Jam  -  00:15:11

-----> Harvest Doom  -  00:16:12

-----> Pigments  -  00:17:55

Celeste 'Classic' on PICO-8  -  00:20:23

NHL '94 Rewind  -  00:21:43

Super Mario 3 / All-Stars / World  -  00:26:57

 

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Episode Number: Interview Edition - Ikenfell Composers: Aivi Tran & Sabrielle Augustin

Episode Number: Interview Edition - Ikenfell Composers: Aivi Tran & Sabrielle Augustin

December 14, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're breaking the mold once again this week, as we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to chat with Aivi Tran & Sabrielle Augustin—two of the composers of the fabulous Ikenfell soundtrack!

We talked about Ikenfell on the podcast a few week's back and the OST was certainly one of the standout feature of the game, for a multitude of reasons! 

We keep it (mostly) *spoiler-free* as we dig deep into the inspirations behind the soundtrack, how this masterful team of composers & musicians came together, and get to know two of the artists behind the game a little bit better!

Thanks again so much to Aivi & Sabrielle for taking the time to sit down & chat with us!  Please check out their work(s), Ikenfell and beyond.

 

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081: Nathan Drake Just Did Not Rub Me the Right Way

081: Nathan Drake Just Did Not Rub Me the Right Way

December 6, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We are absolutely jam-packed with video game goodness this week, so let's get right to it...

John kicks us off with some more Control talk, which leads into a general discussion about aerial combat in games after he tracks down his Daemon X Machina cartridge.

Kevin's been streaming a whole bunch of games on our Twitch channel lately and specifically carves out some time to discuss a couple more games that were included in the itchio Bundle for Racial Justice & Equality, Zone of Lacryma & Eves Drop.

Dj's been bouncing around a little bit himself, first polishing off Watch Dogs 2, and then plowing through Rise of the Tomb Raider in no time flat—let's just say, Nathan Drake is no Lara Croft!

Everyone but John has been sinking some serious time into Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair and the three of us have some widely differing opinions on this modern 2D platformer.

Randall closes things out by selling all of us HARD on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, one of the latest additions to the mini retro console lineup...though there's a pretty good chance you missed out on the vast majority of these games the first time around, just like we did!

 

Timestamps:

Control  -  00:03:41

Daemon X Machina  -  00:07:23

Kevin's Been Streaming..... -  00:13:46

-----> Alan Wake  -  00:13:46

-----> Kero Blaster (Omake mode)  -  00:15:04

-----> Donut County  -  00:15:17

-----> Zone of Lacryma  -  00:16:21

-----> Eves Drop  -  00:19:03

-----> 10S  -  00:22:48

Watch Dogs 2  -  00:23:59

Rise of the Tomb Raider  -  00:24:59

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair  -  00:27:37

TurboGrafx-16 Mini  -  00:45:02

 

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