Meg, Nicky and Usman are obsessed with online fantasy game Kingdom Scrolls. Meg would happily cut a date short to go home and defend Castle Blackfinger. Nicky thinks the miscasting of Vince Vaughn as Tarnadarl in the Kingdom Scrolls movie is an international outrage. And Usman has made a plywood lid for his child's cot, so he can play the game in peace. Oh, and Nicky definitely isn't into Meg. That would be a cliché. Dead Pixels is split equally between the characters' tragicomic real lives and their computer-animated misadventures in Kingdom Scrolls.