Pixel by Pixel

Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

Hey guys we are excited to be back after losing a couple of recorded episodes.

The crew is down to just Evan and Patrick again this week. We know.  We're sorry. Someone please send help for Matty as he is very sick with the Fallout Flu and Nick is out taking care of businaaaaaasss.

But, Video Games folks... they are out.  And when the dust settles 2015 will prove to be one of the greats.

That said, this week we talk a TON about the Fallout 4 echo chamber and why we've elected to work our way through Rise of the Tomb Raider prior to making that leap. Both Evan and Patrick are really enjoying that game and we discuss what a great first impression it makes.

Additionally, we debate a bit about games respecting our time, Destiny and its micro-transactions, Halo 5 thoughts, and why we do and don't end up finishing certain games.

Hope you had “fun” listening this week. Hope it turned out to be a “good” show.

 

Games Discussed:  Fallout 4, Witcher 3: Heart of Stone DLC, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5

 

 

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Music:

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

 

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Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

Well look at that… Matty Ryan decided to grace us again with his presence.  And its like he never left.

Patrick and Evan are glad he is here this week because Mr Robot, Fargo, the Star Wars Battlefront Beta, Cylon High Fashion, The Martian and how Mars is The Ginger Planet, and how Destiny The Taken King is quite a bit like your sexy Ex Girlfriend are topics that simply are not going to discuss themselves. 

Its basically lot of talk about The Martian and about how Star Wars Battlefield beta may or may not be our jam.

And srsly, somebody please save Patrick and Evan from Destiny.  Please.  This episode is a cry for help.  Anybody… please?

 

Games Discussed:  Star Wars Battlefront, Soma, Far Cry: Primal, Assassins Creed: Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed: The Shit, Last of Us and we really hope we snuck in Shadow Complex somewhere in there.  But we can’t be sure.

iTunes: here

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email: pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @pixelpodcast@ptothedees@LaughinMan7@Nick_Long@NotoriousEJE

facebook: facebook.com/pixelbypixelpodcast

Music:

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

Intermission: What Are You Going to Do When Not Saving the World by Hans Zimmer - Man of Steel Soundtrack

Direct download: PxP_-_95-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

 

After a long delay - we are back! And this week Patrick is joined by not one, but TWO Endicotts.  Evan's brother joins us this week to discuss Metal Gear Solid V, Roller Coaster Immersion therapy, Until Dawn, and why Col Sanders is in Evan's GPS.

Listener questions also rocked this week as we talked about potential gaming tattoos, and reaction speeds of "mature" gamers. 

**NOTE** We apologize for the audio issues this week. Not only did Garage Band eat a section of the podcast but the quality is not what you are used to in this feed.  Its been fixed going forward but we didn't want to scrap a whole episode.  So here we are this week with what we could salvage. 

Again, your email game has been on point.  We love hearing from you and we cant thank you enough. Keep them coming at pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

 

Games Discussed:  Metal Gear Solid V, Until Dawn, Gears of War Remastered, Witcher 3, Punch Out.  All versions of Punch Out, Last of Us and we really hope we snuck in Shadow Complex somewhere in there.  But we can’t be sure.

iTunes: here

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email: pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @pixelpodcast@ptothedees@LaughinMan7@Nick_Long@NotoriousEJE

facebook: facebook.com/pixelbypixelpodcast

Music:

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

Intermission: Make them Gold by Chvrches

Direct download: PXP-94-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm PDT

Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

This week we are joined by friend of the show and 17 time guest Kaori Takee (@Kaorious ) and we play "Was this Burning Man or Metal Gear Solid V?"  No, we don't, but probably should have.

Evan attended Burning Man, lived to tell the tale, and apparently is going back? 

And despite nearly dying of SARS on this weeks show Patrick sounds like seven year old in describing something in his imagination when talking about his adventures in Afghanistan with Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid V. (Seriously tho.. rocket launcher from the back of horse...)  Nick too is all aboard the MGS V hype train and he valiantly attempts to have Evan and Kaori give it more time.

Kaori has finished Until Dawn and after the break we ask her all about it before getting to some listener questions around the Jack the Ripper Assassin's Creed DLC announcement and naming your children after video game characters.

Again, your email game has been on point.  We love hearing from you and we cant thank you enough. Keep them coming at pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Whoooooo!

Games Discussed:  Metal Gear Solid V, Until Dawn, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and we can't be sure but we're pretty sure Shadow Complex shows up there somewhere.

 

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email: pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @pixelpodcast@ptothedees@LaughinMan7@Nick_Long@NotoriousEJE

facebook: facebook.com/pixelbypixelpodcast

Music:

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

Intermission: Kids in America by Kim Wilde

Direct download: PXP-93-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

 

The Gears of War Ultimate Edition is out and if you’ve been tuning in Evan and Patrick have been more than excited about it for some time.  Does it live up to the hype?  Is Evan’s trash talk about his active reload game  for real?  We do a deep dive into the seminal Gears of War and how it has influenced game design for the better part of a decade.

But before we get there we hit that MGS V hype, Konami as a whole, and Patrick loses his MIND discussing the Hitman Agent:47 movie.

We round out Episode 92 covering off on some of the continued awesome emails that we’ve been recieving.  We get into our all-time greatest gaming achievements and what we’ve been disappointed with thus far in 2015

Again, your emails are incredible.  We love hearing from you and we cant thank you enough. Keep them coming at pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

"We gotta get out here.  Its going to be dark soon."  

"...So?"

 

Games Discussed:  Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Ori and the Blind Forrest, The Order: 1886, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Metal Gear Solid V, Hitman, Gears of War, More Gears, oh and a whole lot of Gears of War.  Entourage Movie, Patrick’s phone goes off at the end, and of course Shadow Complex shows up there somewhere.

 

iTunes: here

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email: pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @pixelpodcast@ptothedees@LaughinMan7@Nick_Long@NotoriousEJE

facebook: facebook.com/pixelbypixelpodcast

Music:

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

 

Intermission: Wait for Me by Moby

Direct download: PXP_92-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

 

Friend of the show Dave "Dark Souls" Klein is back in studio with Evan and Patrick this week.  

We catch up a little with Dave, spit mad game about rap and rap inspired films, and Patrick gushes about his RTX 2015 experience and the incredible people he met in Austin.

Gamescom is fresh in our minds and we rave about how dope Rise of the Tomb Raider looks, are trepidatious about Quantum Break, and as expected Dave looks for literally any reason to compare all of the above to his one true love - Dark Souls.

Wrapping up the first segment Patrick has played Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and had his life changed for the better by finally completing Journey.

After the break we hit some long over due listener questions - How have our gaming habits changed over the years?  Is the Playstation Plus Model a good one for Rocket League?  What about other Devs?  

As always- our listeners are unparalleled.  The questions of late have been beyond rad.  We can not thank you enough. Please keep them coming at pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

 

Games Discussed:  Everybody’s gone to the Rapture, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Ori and the Blind Forest, Quantum Break, Crackdown, Journey, Rocket League, Last of Us, GTA V and of course Shadow Complex.  Oh, and Dark Souls.  Did someone say Dark Souls?  No?  Let's talk about it any way.  Dark Souls.  Dark Souls...

 

iTunes: here

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email: pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @pixelpodcast@ptothedees@LaughinMan7@Nick_Long@NotoriousEJE

facebook: facebook.com/pixelbypixelpodcast

Music:

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

 

Intermission: Leave a Trace by Chvrches

Direct download: PXP_91-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

Yo, its sound just like the album y’all.  We are down to just Evan and Patrick again this week and one would think that would lead to a more focused conversation.  Noooope. 

Patrick expresses his desire to be the “hype guy” in a rap group and is consequently schooled in just what that role really is and the the potential disapontment of seeing a rap concert in person. 

We continue to to gush about Batman Akrham Knight and a smattering of everything else that we are playing (FC4 DLC,  Borderlands 2) , and after the break we come back to some really outstanding listener questions.  

We end 91 talking about mechanics in modern  games that we want more of, and what just has go.  And have you ever started a game over and over and over?  How does one break the cycle?  We dont have an answer but we have a lot of empathy.

Seriously, the questions have been fantastic of late. We cant thank you enough. Keep them coming at pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

 

Games Discussed:  Batman Arkham Knight, Witcher 3, Journey, Ori and the Blind Forrest, Diablo 3,  FC4 DLC and What is a rap game?  And I cant be sure but if I were to bet  - Shadow Complex shows up there somewhere.

 

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email: pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @pixelpodcast@ptothedees@LaughinMan7@Nick_Long@NotoriousEJE

facebook: facebook.com/pixelbypixelpodcast

Music:

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

 

Intermission: Phenomenal by Eminem 

Direct download: PxP_90-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

 

Ever wondered what Nick, Evan, and Patrick have as their home screen apps on their iPhones?  Then Episode 90 is the one you have been waiting for!  No, seriously.  That is just the beginning of the nonsense. 

Additionally in Episode 90 you'll find out who is getting a new dog, who is probably illuminati, and what our idle animations would be if we were 90s game characters. 

We eventually talk about current games, and after the break we come back to some really outstanding listener questions. 

To quote Evan.. Sha-boom.

 Games Discussed:  Batman Arkham Knight, Witcher 3, Rocket League, Mass Effect, Shenmue, Call of Duty, and of course...Shadow Complex

 

 

iTunes: here

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email: pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @pixelpodcast@ptothedees@LaughinMan7@Nick_Long@NotoriousEJE

facebook: facebook.com/pixelbypixelpodcast

Music:

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

Intermission: Let Me Know by No Wyld

 

Direct download: PXP_89-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm PDT

Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

 

SDCC has come and gone, we didn't go, and frankly are probably better for it.  That said, we lament that nearly zero gaming news emerged from the conference this year. (WHAT?! Ken is in Street Fighter V?!)  We are Jack’s complete lack of surprise.

Nick has hit the whopping 100% in Batman: Arkham Knight and does a masterful job discussing with out revealing anything.  And thank God too. Go into that game knowing nothing.  Really, trust us.  


We spend an evening in Gotham with Nick and then circle back up on the Witcher 3, its endings, and feeling accomplished in actually finishing games.


After the break we come back and discuss every remaining big release calandered in 2015.  Buckle up.  Looks like it’s going to be an insane second half of the year.

 

Games Discussed:  BATMAN: Arkham Knight, Witcher 3 and all of the Q3 and Q4 hotness on the horizon.

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email: pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @pixelpodcast@ptothedees@LaughinMan7@Nick_Long@NotoriousEJE

facebook: facebook.com/pixelbypixelpodcast

Music:

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

 

Intermission: “Check Yo’ Self “ by Ice Cube

Direct download: PXP_88_-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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Pixel by Pixel is a weekly podcast about video games (most of the time) and...other things. It's hosted by Patrick Dees (@ptothedees),  Nick Long (@Nick_Long), Matt Ryan(@LaughinMan7), and Evan Endicott (@NotoriousEJE).

 

While all of America is celebrating Freedom - we at Pixel by Pixel are STILL talking about E3 2015

While originally intended to be one big episode this show represents part 2 of our E3 impressions/review.  And now its Nick's turn with Patrick to discuss what an awesome show it was this year.  Nick breaks down E3 how only he can, and Patrick is still confused about Sony's Adam Boyes wears a Canadia shirt and turns into a bear.

Games Discussed:  ALL OF THEM

 

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email: pixelbypixelpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @pixelpodcast@ptothedees@LaughinMan7@Nick_Long@NotoriousEJE

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Music:

 

Intro/Outro: Swim by Surfer Blood AmazonMP3 iTunes Google Play Website

Direct download: E3_2015_Pt_2-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3
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