That Pixel Life
By That Pixel Life
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That Pixel Life is a new gaming podcast by veteran podcasters that give a fun look at video games, the industry and the culture surrounding it all. Join Josh Faulkner, Zach Anderson, Shannon Moore, Alaina Grimm and Robby Steltenpohl each week as they dive deep into the video game landscape.
||ExplicitResident Evil 2, Kingdom Hearts III & Apex Legends: Episode 40||This week on That Pixel Life, the gang covers the launch of Apex Legends by talking about the surprise launch of the game, the currently quality of the gameplay and the overall success it has found in a 24-hour timespan. Will Apex Legends succeed or fi||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnthem Impressions & GameStop Declining: Mini Episode||Due to scheduling conflicts this week, we unfortunately had to postpone the release of Episode 40 to next week. We’re not a fan of doing this unless we absolutely have to, so to make it up to the community, Josh and Zach got together to have a little||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow Long Can Physical Games Hold On? Ep39||It’s a slow week as we’re all patiently waiting for Resident Evil 2 to drop, so the gang answers a question from a community member concerning GameStop and what will happen if the retailer dies alongside physical video games. We sit and discuss how||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBungie's Big Breakup: Ep38||Robby is officially back this week so we give him the floor to speak on anything he missed from last year, including his game of the year and his thoughts on 2018 in gaming as a whole. Welcome back, Robby! In our Industry Buzz section, we cover EA’s||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPredicting 2019 in Gaming: Episode 37||This week the gang peers into their crystal ball and attempts to predict the gaming industry in 2019. Which titles will release this year and which ones will be pushed back into 2020? Which games will be hits and which will be flops? How will the big t||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYear in Review 2018: Ep36||It’s a brand new year and we’re going to spend our first episode in 2019… talking about 2018. This is our year in review episode for 2018 and we spend almost three hours digging deep into gaming and the industry from last year. First up, we jump||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThat Christmas Episode 2018: Ep35||Happy Holidays everyone! This week is our first annual Christmas episode for 2018 and we’re getting super festive in this joint so grab that ugly Christmas sweater and cozy up by the fire with the TPL gang! This week we welcome Jordan Daringer from 2||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate, Hitman 2 & Fortnite Dance Drama: Ep34||We have another jam-packed episode for you this week where the crew covers a lot of late releases and industry rumblings. Epic Games is in the news again so this week we discuss the lawsuits surrounding Fortnite’s dance emotes and give our opinion on||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRed Dead Online, Darksiders III & Bad Canvas Bags : Ep33||We open up the month of December by cracking open some more new releases and discussing some bummer news stories in our industry segment. This week we talk about the Fallout 76 canvas bag fiasco, Battlefield V’s poor sales numbers, GameStop’s huge||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBattlefield V, Soulcalibur VI & Darksiders III : Ep32||This week both Zach and Alaina sit out but we welcome back Mike “The Bomb” Grimm to the show to help us wrap up the month of November by discussing a crap load of different titles that we’ve been playing over the holiday weekend. We skip our Indu||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPokemon Let’s Go, Spyro Reignited and Sony’s E3 Absence : Ep31||It’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, but instead of shopping and eating turkey, we’re talking LOTS of Pokemon and industry rumors! First up, we discuss Sony bowing out of E3 next year and what that could mean for the popular trade show. We also||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Friday Game Plans & Diablo III: Eternal Collection : Ep30||This week we welcome back Mike “The Bomb” Grimm to discuss the upcoming Black Friday festivities. We give our impressions on the ads, recommend which store you should hit the most, and also recommend titles you should definitely pick up this year.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRed Dead Redemption 2, The Tetris Effect & BlizzCon Drama: Ep29||This week the crew returns from Halloween break and welcomes back our good pal Robby Steltenpohl to dig into a slew of big topics. In our Industry Buzz segment we discuss the photos released of the Monster Hunter film and talk video game movies for a b||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Halloween Episode 2018: Ep28||It’s our first annual Halloween episode here at That Pixel Life and we dedicate the entire episode to horror themed topics. We transform our Industry Buzz segment into multiple horror topics, including the scariest games we’ve ever played, the scar||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAssassin’s Creed Odyssey & Black Ops IIII: Ep 27||Alaina is out this week but Mike “The Bomb” Grimm steps in once again to fill the extra seat this week. The foursome digs into Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with Mike playing on console, Josh playing on PC and Zach playing through Google’s Project S||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAstro Bot & Assassins Creed’s Monitizations: Ep26||This week on the show, we’re having a conversation about Assassins Creed Odyssey’s microtransaction storefront and the controversy surrounding it. Many claim Ubisoft is preying on consumers, while others think its fair. We take a look at the argume||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitForza Horizon 4, Mega Man 11 & Life is Strange 2: Ep25||It’s a big week for releases this week, so the gang sits down to talk about everything they’re been playing. We dive into Forza Horizon 4, Mega Man 11, Life is Strange 2, Dragalia Lost and more. The crew also announces their first annual Halloween||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTelltale and Sony Shockers: Ep24||Two pretty big announcements happened this week, and the TPL crew are here to discuss them! Telltale Games’ shocking and sudden announcement of the closing of the studio dropped and we discuss what happened here and how this impacts the industry. Als||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShadow of the Tomb Raider, Nintendo Online & iPhone XS: Ep23||This week, the crew welcomes Michael “The Bomb” Grimm to the show to discuss Nintendo’s latest Direct. A lot of goodies were revealed to us last week and we’re breaking down the biggest announcements and giving our thoughts on each of them. Aft||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpider-Man & The Sinister Easter Egg: Ep22||The TPL gang celebrates the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man for Playstation 4 by giving their thoughts and feelings on the game this week. Did Spider-Man live up to the hype? How does it compare to other highly rated superhero titles? Listen to find o||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShenmue HD & Industry Ups & Downs: Ep21||This week, we dive into a lot of industry buzz that are both positive and negative. First the gang discusses the recent shooting in Jacksonville, Florida at a Madden 19 tournament and it’s impact on eSports and the country. Afterwards, we get more po||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGamescom Goodies & Path of Exile: Ep20||This week the gang reveals some Gamescom news and our thoughts on it all, including the new NVIDIA RTX graphics cards and a lot of Switch ports. Afterwards we get into a discussion about the plethora of ports being dropped on the Nintendo Switch and wh||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWe Happy Few & Dead Cells: Ep19||This week the gang digs deep into Compulsion Games’ trippy adventure title We Happy Few. Josh isn’t the only person in need of some joy pills after playing this one. We discuss the gameplay mechanics, the narrative and a nasty situation that almost||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSonic Mania Plus & An IGN Oopsie: Ep18||In this episode, we discuss the controversy surrounding IGN and their accusation of plagiarism for a review of Dead Cells. Was this act a simple case of poor choices or pressure to get timely reviews out to the public? We also discuss the leak that sug||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShadow of War Post Patch & Quantic Dream Harassment: Ep17||On this week’s episode, the crew sits down to discuss the lawsuit that developer Quantic Dream recently lost against ex-employees who claimed the studio harasses employees. Will people see David Cage and his company in a different light going forward||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitXbox Scarlet Rumors & Captain Spirit: Ep16||This week Shannon sits out due to a family emergency, but Josh, Alaina and Zach are here to discuss the latest rumors surrounding the next generation Xbox from Microsoft. Is a streaming box for gameplay a viable option in two years? Will we buy into ga||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctopath Traveler, Captain Toad & Ys VIII: Ep15||This week the crew has a lot of games to discuss, so our industry section is lite. We talk about Nathan Fillion’s Uncharted fan film and an Aliens: Colonial Marines discovery that could be one of the reasons why the game was so bad to begin with. In||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBiggest Surprises of the Generation: Ep14||In episode 14 of That Pixel Life, the crew look back at the current generation of gaming to share what aspects of Generation 8 surprised them the most. What games were shockingly good? Which business decisions in the industry caught us by surprise? H||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJurassic Park Evolution & Comfort Food Games - Ep13||This week the gang share their favorite games to return to during a release drought in gaming. These are games that we love so much that we can pick back up whenever the need arises and they never get old. These games are what we like to call “comfor||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLumines Remastered, Unravel Two & Next Gen Predictions: Ep12||This week the gang sits down to discuss the potential of the next generation and what trends we’re seeing now that could lead us into certain directions in the industry. Can the Playstation brand continue to be on top even without features like cross||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHollow Knight, Yoku's Island Express & Addiction Disorder: Ep11||This week we explore the World Health Organization’s decision to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder. Has there been enough studies on the subject to justify the addition? Are there other factors involved instead of the blame solely on gam||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUbisoft, Sony and Nintendo - E3 2018 Part Two: Ep10||In part two of our E3 2018 impressions we wrap up the rest of the conferences including UbiSoft, Sony and Nintendo. We discuss all of the announcements made at each conference and how we feel each company performed. Also, Josh talks about the latest||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEA, Microsoft & Bethesda - E3 2018 Part One: Ep09||We kick off our E3 2018 celebration by delivering part one of our in-depth impressions of this year's press conferences. In this episode we are reunited with Robby Steltenpohl to break down EA Games, Microsoft and Bethesda. First off, the crew takes a||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE3 2018 Predictions with Chris "CJ" Johnston: Ep08||E3 2018 is quickly approaching and the crew welcomes Chris “CJ” Johnston from Player One Podcast and Adult Swim Games to peek into our crystal ball and see if we can predict how each of the big players in the industry will handle themselves. We bre||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDetroit: Become Human, Dark Souls: Remastered and An Epic Lawsuit: Ep07||On this week’s show, we dive deep into Detroit: Become Human, David Cage’s new adventure title for the Playstation 4. Our thoughts may surprise you. Also, we dig into a bit of Dark Souls Remastered and Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Edition as||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitState of Decay 2, Best Buy Woes & Deadpool 2: Ep06||This week on That Pixel Life, we discuss Best Buy killing off Gamer’s Club Unlocked and why we feel the company thought it was time for it to go. We discuss Nintendo’s dockless Switch option coming to Japan. Also, we dive into the Battlefield V rev||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPre-E3 Information Overload & Announcements: Ep05||This week on That Pixel Life, we dig deep into all of the pre-E3 announcements and rumors that hit the web. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII was officially revealed and we break down all of the main points from that presentation. The latest Inside Xbox st||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNintendo's Online Service Dissected & Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze: Ep04||In this episode of That Pixel Life, the gang breaks down Nintendo's recently revealed online service launching in September. Is Nintendo offering an attractive service compared to the big two? Will Nintendo catch flak from removing functionality from t||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWipeout VR, Tomb Raider & Infinity War: Ep03||This week on the show, the gang discusses the recently released trailers for Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Red Dead Redemption 2. Where do these games fall on our anticpation lists now? Also, we have a good laugh at a retro gamer who discovered heroin||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSome Game Called God of War: Ep02||In our sophmore episode, Zach takes the hosting duties to discuss the hotness that is God of War. All four of us sit down and dig deep into everything from the gameplay mechanics, the narrative and even Kratos' parenting skills. In our Industry Buzz se||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA New Beginning: Ep01||It's our very first episode and we have a lot of ground to cover! The gang introduce themselves and the show to everyone while giving a taste of what to expect each week. We go into personal introductions, the mission statement of the podcast, a little||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Such a great group
To have a great podcast, you need a group that enjoys talking with each other. That’s what you get with this podcast. The four hosts are a blast to listen to, because it’s just friends talking about something they love. Their show is free flowing and adaptive. If there is a big game release, they focus on talking about that game instead of news that isn’t as interesting. If there’s not many new games, they find new ways to keep the show fresh. I highly recommend that you spend each week with this group.
Great group of peeps!
Been listening since day 1. The chemistry is growing week to week. I think it’s great you guys work in other entertainment and not just video games. Very good discussions and banter. Keep up the great work TPL!
Eat your cereal with a fork, and do your homework in the dark.
If it weren’t for this show, I wouldn’t listen to podcasts.