Episodes

  • All
  • Academic
  • Culture
  • Interview
  • Plus
  • Review
  • Special

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 in games? And moreover, where does our the...

Read More

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 platform alike, there was no shortage of interesting...

Read More

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 it, please log in with your Patreon account...

Read More

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 and what we are yearning for by participating...

Read More

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 to play? Maybe a Silent Hill game by...

Read More

10 Awesome Easter Eggs

Easter eggs can be so much: from an earthly form of crediting developers to self-reflective humor, up to entire transformations of how a game can be read. We go...

Read More

Reading Miguel Sicart’s Against Procedurality

“Players don’t need the designer”, says Miguel Sicart, “they need a game, an excuse and a frame for play.” How much power do rule systems have over the performative...

Read More

What Makes a Good Research Question

Every month we produce one episode specifically for our Studying Pixels Plus members. This here is one of them. To access it, please log in with your Patreon account...

Read More

Should We Shun Hogwarts Legacy?

On more than one occasion, J.K. Rowling has proven to be profoundly ignorant to the concerns of trans people. So should we shun Hogwarts Legacy, a promising title with a...

Read More

Elden Ring

Rise, Tarnished! Elden Ring has been getting nothing but perfect reviews, but does it really live up to the hype? The short answer is yes, but you should still listen to...

Read More