Dense Pixels

Dense Pixels

Video game news, discussion, important info on major new releases, and lots of humor from people who know, love, and live the gaming industry.

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August 9, 2022 78 min

THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER! We are discussing the seemingly doomed development path for the Knights of the Old Republic remake, Micah's venture - again - into Dragon Age Inquisition, why The Outer Wilds just doesn't click with us, EVO 2022, how ludicrous the thought is of Rockstar and Grand Theft Auto "going woke", the crap developers at Bungie have had to endure, Square waxing the car to get bought for goo-gobs of m...

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Minecraft developer Mojang takes a sensible stance against NFTs and Blockchain...which was unfortunately undercut by Square pissing all over the message of their most notable video game, and then GameStop doing one of the most crass things we've ever seen? We also discuss whether players should be nervous about EA helming a single-player Black Panther game, CD Projekt RED losing their shirts over Cyberpunk 2077, and the best ne...

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It seems like Ubisoft is - or was - dead set on pushing their players to pirate their games since they were considering decommissioning several games from Steam. We also have several game announcement stories, like the new Skate being a live service game (eh...) and a release date for Bayonetta 3 (woo!). The post office veers heavily into fighting game talk, and Hideo Kojima was falsely identified as a prominent killer?!

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July 7, 2022 62 min

Brad is joined by a special guest this week, and our main point of discussion is why gamers need to settle the hell down and let game makers make their games in the wake of Monkey Island and God of War dev harassment. Brad gives his very early impressions of the Live A Live demo, and we talk the games coming soon and recently released we're most interested in. Nintendo brought forth a pretty good Nintendo Direct, and what is th...

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June 28, 2022 60 min

It's been an oppressively bad week of real-world events, but Sony's stable of developers put a smile on our face sticking it to Jim Ryan. Activision-Blizzard is being pushed by their shareholders to show their work, Ted Cruz is as odious a gamer as he is a human, and we definitely mention the Nintendo third-party Direct.

 

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June 21, 2022 67 min

Good news! Activision-Blizzard has declared they did nothing wrong, courtesy of an investigation paid for by...Activision-Blizzard. In Diablo Immortal news, we discover the exact wrong way to protest Blizzard's gross monetization practices. We also talk surprising Final Fantasy VII and Dragon's Dogma drops, whether Saudi investment in video games will - or should - affect our buying practices, and the insanity currently goi...

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Another Keigh3 aka Summer Games Fest has come and gone, and with no E3 this year, this is our summer gaming vortex! We discuss our thoughts on the show generally as well as the games that left the biggest impression on us.

 

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Diablo Immortal is a really fun Diablo game! Too bad it also happens to be a really predatory mobile experience more interested in making all the money instead of just putting out a great product! Sony had themselves a real good State of Play and we are positively buzzing about Final Fantasy XVI and Street Fighter 6. Epic Games isn't interested in NFTs except when they are, and why bad leaders create mass exoduses in retail.

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It's a pretty somber week in world events, and that holds true for the games industry with the Saudi government buying a share of your favorite video game company and former cops taking para-social relationships with their favorite streamers way too far. Fortunately we have some good news with Raven Software giving the US games industry their first union. Then in the Post Office, Carrie and Micah manage to completely flummox Br...

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Sony Worldwide Studios VP Jim Ryan's cats were in the news this week, and if you missed the original story you'll never guess why! We discuss the delays of Starfield and Redfall and if it negatively impacts the value of Game Pass. We also review Sony's initial offerings of their enhanced PlayStation Plus plans, discuss Activision-Blizzard's corporate plans for diversity in their games, the WATA lawsuit, and why we d...

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A slow week breeds tangents! We do talk about FIFA making a hilarious blunder, the FTC taking a sharp look at the Sony-Bungie deal, and Monster Hunter Rise's new expansion. But then Micah gives his initial Drive to Survive impressions and pontificates which driver and team he should support. And finally, the great baked goods debate returns as we argue about cake vs. pie and the dessert that binds us together.

 

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SquareEnix has unloaded all of their western developers for a song...and it's so they can go full steam into Blockchain?! We certainly have our thoughts on that as well as Reggie Fils-Aime getting decidedly less cool. Sony is catching some heat for doing something Steam has been doing for years. Twitch is pissing off their creators for silly reasons. Finally, Micah talks about his very first viewing of Tony Scott's magnum o...

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It's a surprising political gaming news show as the Governor of California may have flexed his political muscle improperly in the Activision-Blizzard lawsuit and Nintendo is the latest company accused of union-busting practices. We found what is likely to replace NFT's as the latest money-grab in gaming, and it's the return of an old foe. Brad has been playing not one, but two rogue-like deck builders on Switch and Mica...

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April 12, 2022 67 min

Yes, there sure is another Kingdom Hearts game in development, but why (for the love of god!)? We also dance on the grave of NFT's in video games, hopefully not prematurely (for the love of god!). Activision-Blizzard employees have shown us how organizing works, and you are treated to an extended Post Office segment thanks to a light news week.

 

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April 5, 2022 84 min

I don't know if it's possible to do a true post-mortem on Elden Ring after a month, but Micah has earn a platinum trophy so we talk about why it's so special and why it's unlikely to be replicated. Geoff Keighley (and COVID) may have killed E3 forever. Another Microsoft studio is experiencing some turmoil. The game industry needs to figure out accreditation. Brad started - and finished - Hyper Light Drifter. And we ...

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March 29, 2022 71 min

On this week's show we talk the new PlayStation Plus tiers and why a lot of folks are approaching the news (or lack thereof) from the wrong standpoint. Brad is also relatively pleased with the olive branch extended by Polyphony for Gran Turismo 7. Grand Theft Auto Online is finding ways to get even more money from players, we aren't feeling WrestleMania this year, and yes, more Elden Ring talk. We also discuss if 2022 could...

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March 22, 2022 64 min

We really hope you enjoyed last week's video game love-fest because we're back to the miserable news around the game industry. Sony gets a two-fer thanks to Polyphony making Gran Turismo 7 intentionally grindy and the exposure of sexual harassment within PlayStation. The Initiative has been dealing with a ton of turnover and we talk about what should be expected from the new Perfect Dark. We can scorn on Elden Ring trolls, ...

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We're almost entirely ignoring the news this week because we just want to talk about Elden Ring. Micah is hooked, and he and Brad rave about what makes Elden Ring just so damn transfixing. Brad would have played much more, but he's also been sidetracked by Gran Turismo 7 - perhaps the most earnest game he's ever played. Brad discusses Puzzle Quest 3, we talk video game companies pulling out of Russia, and if Capcom is s...

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Brad is transfixed by Elden Ring in the first dozen hours he's spent with the game. The real question is - can Micah resist buying it during the show in the face of such praise? We got the surprise announcement of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet which is coming out this year! The rumored features of PlayStation Spartacus is as underwhelming as we expected. And Gabe Newell is out here spitting hot truth about NFTs. 

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    This week, Carrie talks about her continued thoughts on Pokemon Legends Arceus now that she's completed it, and how they truly make you a Pokemon big game hunter. Of course we have thoughts on the Street Fighter 6 reveal and the new character designs they are rolling with. The SEC filings that Activision had to turn over for the merger have seen the light of day and we get some interesting tidbits on Phil Spencer moving quickly...

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