Pursuing Pixels
086: Trash Cans, and Yo-Yos, and Shit

086: Trash Cans, and Yo-Yos, and Shit

January 25, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We've got another jam-packed episode full of video games this week, so let's jump right into it!

DJ is still playing around with his brand new PS5 this week, kicking things off with a quick Demon's Souls update from last week, before digging into the wacky world of Bugsnax—and he's definitely got the rest of us intrigued!

From there, he also shares some brief thoughts on Eves DropDownwell, which are a couple of Kevin's favorite modern arcade games!  And speaking of awesome arcade games, Kevin also quickly highlights SlugcasterDisc Gun—the latter being yet another entry to the Disc Room Game Jam that he likes more than the game the jam was based upon...

Kevin also had an absolute blast with a couple of puzzle platformers, BombasticPuzezl—the former offering up a perfectly balanced mix of precision and puzzle solving, while the latter won't necessarily be testing your platforming skills, but will certainly leave you scratching your head!

Randall is also still playing with his shiny new console and ends up getting entirely sucked into River City Girls, thanks to its availability on Xbox Game Pass—and also takes a little time to thanks the video game gods for supplying us with a smattering of awesome beat 'em ups in recent memory!

Finally, John closes us out for the week with a Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity gush-fest, and has Randall & Kevin ready to pull the trigger on picking up the latest game set in the Breath of the Wild universe!  After that, we end up talking all sorts of Zelda stuff after that as we wind things down, before wrapping things up for the week.

 

Timestamps:

Demon's Souls  -  00:01:15

Bugsnax  -  00:02:38

Downwell  -  00:06:23

Slugcaster  -  00:12:47

Disc Gun  -  00:14:08

Bombastic  -  00:16:27

Puzezl  -  00:18:06

River City Girls  -  00:20:48

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity  -  00:27:15

 

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085: Kill ‘X’ Amount of Jerks

085: Kill ‘X’ Amount of Jerks

January 18, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're jam-packed with video game goodness once again, so let's get right into it!

DJ's PS5 has officially arrived as of this week, and he was delightfully surprised by the console's pack-in game, Astro's Playroom.  And after that, you know he's getting straight into Demon's Souls, which is definitely the system seller for Sony's new platform!

John is sticking it to a whole bunch of creeps and jerks in Grindstone, which has finally been released outside of the sphere of Apple Arcade—there's a pretty good chance that we'll be discussing this game further in the future, once some more of us get our hands on the latest puzzler from Capybara Games.

Kevin takes a brief moment to remove his foot from his mouth, as we discuss a little more Unruly HeroesRayman.  From there, he's giving a little love to our pals at SuperTry Studios, who just released their 12th game of 2020 last month, Bazooka Panic!  He also discovers a new indie developer, Dazlog, and touches on a couple of their games, Mystical SamuraiBobo Gooey.

Finally, Randall closes us out with the next gen basketball experience, as he's been plowing through NBA2K21's management mode—he's already dismantled his hometown team, the Detroit Pistons, and won back-to-back championships?!?

 

Timestamps:

Playstation 5  -  00:01:01

Astro's Playroom  -  00:01:48

Demon's Souls  -  00:04:45

Grindstone  -  00:15:14

Unruly Heroes & Rayman Legends  -  00:23:50

Bazooka Panic!  -  00:30:44

Mystical Samurai  -  00:32:14

Bobo Gooey  -  00:32:54

NBA2K21  -  00:34:51

 

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084: When You Have No Brain Left

084: When You Have No Brain Left

January 11, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're less than full-strength for the first time in a little while, missing DJ this week, but we've still got plenty of games to talk about this week!

Randall gets us started with his first impressions of the Xbox Series X and appears to be incredibly happy with his purchase so far!  Between Xbox Game Pass and the platform-wide backwards compatibility, he's already got a slew of games to re-experience before splurging on the console's true next-gen offerings!

Speaking of Game Pass, Kevin & Randall have also been checking out Unruly Heroes from Magic Design Studios, consisting of many former Rayman Origins/Rayman Legends devs.  We're almost entirely at odds during this conversations—do you agree with either one of us?

From there, Kevin highlights a couple of indie demos that we streamed over on our Twitch channel recently, Aurascope & Elechead.  Whether you like your platformers precision-y or puzzle-y, we have a feeling you'll be adding one, if not both, of these to your wishlist!

After Kevin hyped up the PICO-8 fantasy console last week, John shares his thoughts on a variety of games, including a couple that we talked about last week (and in our Discord), while highlighting a few more gems, as well.

Finally, Kevin wraps things up with -SPROUT-, which we streamed a full playthrough of after the game's developer, Zedsquadron, sent us over a copy of his awesome lil' precision platformer!

 

Timestamps:

Xbox Series X  -  00:01:03

Unruly Heroes & Rayman Legends  -  00:08:46

Aurascope  -  00:20:58

Elechead  -  00:24:31

PICO-8  -  00:26:01

-----> High Stakes  -  00:26:33

-----> Breakolf  -  00:27:58

-----> Molecules  -  00:31:13

-----> Wandering Magic  -  00:35:53

-SPROUT-  -  00:44:36

 

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083: The Wario Stuff

083: The Wario Stuff

January 4, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  It's our first episode of the new year, and we're kicking off 2021 with a boatload of games to talk about, so let's get started...

DJ gets the ball rolling with a bunch of multiplayer gaming that he's been doing lately, starting off with a Killer Queen Black & Rocket League session that he had with Randall & John over the weekend, and wrapping up with some Apex Legends.  It hasn't been all competitive gaming for DJ though, as he's also been playing some Mario's Super Picross.

Kevin finally got around to booting up the PICO-8 fantasy console, which was included in the itchio Bundle for Racial Justice & Equality, and highlights a handful of the standouts he's played this week.

From faux-retro to neo-retro, Randall finally got his hands on the Analogue Nt Mini Noir that he ordered back in February—the retro enthusiast's definitive HD NES experience!  And he's super into it!

John closes us out with a little comfort food, as he's been plowing through one of his all-time favorites, Tales of Symphonia, before moving onto a later entry in the series, Tales of Vesperia—and he's already well over 30 hours in...

 

Timestamps:

Multiplayer Gaming  -  00:00:46

-----> Killer Queen Black  -  00:01:08

-----> Rocket League  -  00:02:21

-----> Apex Legends  -  00:06:40

Mario's Super Picross  -  00:11:44

PICO-8  -  00:19:27

-----> High Stakes  -  00:21:38

-----> Marballs 1 & 2  -  00:24:23

-----> Combo Pool  -  00:25:25

-----> 8 Legs to Love  -  00:26:21

-----> Just One Boss  -  00:27:31

Analogue Nt Mini Noir  -  00:29:13

Tales of Symphonia  -  00:34:48

Tales of Vesperia  -  00:36:52

 

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