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Studying Pixels

Studying Pixels combines game studies and a joyful engagement with video game culture. Every Sunday, game studies scholar Stefan Heinrich Simond and Japanese scholar Dan Hughes cover anything from reviews of contemporary games to news stories and from academic deep-dives to controversial discussions—all wrapped up in a sincere appreciation of everything geeky. Get Studying Pixels Plus See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tracks

Reading Waddington’s Locating the Wrongness in Ultra-Violent Video Games 86:53 05/15/2022
Star Wars Video Games: A Fraught History 68:20 05/08/2022
Which Gamer Type Are You? 95:27 05/01/2022
The Best Mashups That Don’t Exist 58:50 04/24/2022
10 Awesome Easter Eggs 69:35 04/17/2022
Reading Miguel Sicart’s Against Procedurality 80:59 04/10/2022
Should We Shun Hogwarts Legacy? 86:18 04/03/2022
Elden Ring 74:34 03/27/2022
The Origins of Final Fantasy 62:48 03/20/2022
Horizon II: Forbidden West 80:03 03/13/2022
Spiritual Experiences (with Dr. Felix Schniz) 72:48 03/06/2022
Reading Ian Bogost: The Rhetoric of Video Games 82:02 02/27/2022
Pokémon Legends: Arceus 71:53 02/20/2022
Computer Education (with Linda Liukas) 55:43 02/13/2022
Kamon: The Origin of the Triforce 57:28 02/06/2022
Guess the Game in 20 Questions 68:38 01/30/2022
What does Microsoft purchasing Activision Blizzard mean for video game culture? 84:26 01/23/2022
Learning Japanese with Video Games (with Matt/Game Gengo) 73:08 01/16/2022
Childhood Gaming Memories 47:24 01/09/2022
Christmas Special: Ten Predictions for 2022 50:08 12/24/2021
The Swastika Taboo (with Eugen Pfister) 62:50 12/19/2021
The Game Awards 2021 87:04 12/12/2021
Reading Gonzalo Frasca: Simulation vs Narrative 85:49 12/05/2021
Games in the Box (with Claudius Clüver) 58:42 11/28/2021
PS5 Giveaway, Essential Tips and Settings 75:59 11/21/2021
Title Blunder 88:15 11/14/2021
Why are all games about time loops these days? (with Federico Alvarez Igarzábal) 84:43 11/07/2021
Halloween Special: Cursed Games 68:00 10/31/2021
The Myth of Missing No. 71:32 10/24/2021
Squid Game 96:12 10/17/2021