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The Quarry

After it’s surprise hit Until Dawn, Supermassive Games has rather consistently underwhelmed fans of cinematic, decision-based horror games. The Quarry is its attempt to...

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Summer Game Fest 2022: Mediocre at best

Since E3 is taking an extended vacation, Geoff Keighley has taken it upon himself to fill the summer lull with a...

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Reading Schulzke’s Defending the Morality of Violent Video Games

Do we have a moral obligation towards virtual characters? Or do games threaten to corrupt our understanding of virtue? Time to...

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How to Survive a Conference

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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Terrible Marketing Choices

How about we advertise a new game by paying off people’s speeding tickets for one day? Or, even better, how about...

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Reading Waddington’s Locating the Wrongness in Ultra-Violent Video Games

The list of controversies revolving around violence in video games is long. But is there anything morally wrong with explicit violence...

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Star Wars Video Games: A Fraught History

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars games thrived under the LucasArts label. Spanning genre and...

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The Tragic Death of the PS Vita

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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Which Gamer Type Are You?

Six categories, nine vastly different types. This time, we do a bit of introspection, look at what motivates us to play...

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The Best Mashups That Don’t Exist

Say you could cobble together any video game franchises and pair any developer studio with any series. What would you desire...

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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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Behind the Screens

Worth a listen – and generally a great format in the domain of game studies!

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Game Studies Scholar

Hosts

Have you ever wondered who these friendly voices belong to? – Wonder no more!

Stefan H. Simond

Game studies scholar from Germany.

Dan Hughes

Japanese scholar from Texas.