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Would You Rather?

We are turning 50 years, uhm, episodes old! And at the same time, we are celebrating our one year anniversary. What...

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How 9/11 Affected Video Games

Many of us still have vivid memories of 11 September 2001. The worlds deadliest terrorist attack left a gaping wound of...

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Logical Fallacies and Where to Find Them

Every month we produce one episode specifically for our Studying Pixels Plus members. This here is one of them. To access...

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Stray

Exploring a cyberpunk dystopia from a cat’s perspective—best idea ever. But does Stray hold up to scrutiny? Or does it cutify...

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Gamescom 2022

Gamescom, the biggest video game trade show in the world, has come and gone. Of course, we were there to check...

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Thymesia

With its plague themed setting and its sprinkles of role-play mechanics, Thymesia attempts to employ the strengths of Soulsborne games and run with...

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Do JRPGs need to be made in Japan?

Technically, JRPG simply stands for Japanese Role-Playing Game. Yet, it seems like the genre ascription has taken on a life of...

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Scarlet and Violet: The Past and Future of Pokémon

Each year a new, mainline Pokémon game comes and goes. This time, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet promise a continuation of the...

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Pitfalls of a BA Thesis

Every month we produce one episode specifically for our Studying Pixels Plus members. This here is one of them. To access...

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My Life in New Game Plus

Some games are designed to be played over and over again. And others, we just return to every once and while...

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Featured Guests

It’s dangerous to go alone! That is why we are so grateful to have inspiring people such as these on our show.

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YouTuber teaching Japanese with Video Games
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Author of the Award-Winning "Hello Ruby" Books, Programmer, Illustrator, Speaker
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Cultural Historian at the Bern University of Arts

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