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An ensemble podcast hosted by the Well-Red Mage and a rotating roster of guests casting their magical analyses on video games, one title at a time. More at the-pixels.com.

An ensemble podcast hosted by the Well-Red Mage and a rotating roster of guests casting their magical analyses on video games, one title at a time. More at the-pixels.com.

Location:

United States

Description:

An ensemble podcast hosted by the Well-Red Mage and a rotating roster of guests casting their magical analyses on video games, one title at a time. More at the-pixels.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

6618605888


Episodes

#083 - "An Introvert's Guide to Geology, Dating, and Horticulture"

6/26/2022
The idealized work of video games contrasted with the manual labor of real life, the value and practicality of play, the very first farm sim, and how casual is not a dirty word ... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. JR Sommerfeldt of Indierabbitree! Joypad Lad promo code: RED10 Joypad Lad giveaway: joypadlad.com/pages/giveaway PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on...

Duration:02:09:54

#082 - "You're Gonna Need A Bigger Podcast" (Jaws)

6/13/2022
A randomized single-screen permadeath shmup roguelike with a stalker enemy, top-down overworld, and RPG elements, speedrunning and shark week, fishing games and horror movies, and the odd surprise of an LJN game that's better than the movie it's based on... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. 8-bit Steve! Joypad Lad promo code: RED10 Joypad Lad giveaway: joypadlad.com/pages/giveaway PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on...

Duration:01:58:44

#081 - "Hayao Miyazaki's Legend of Zelda" (Crystalis)

5/31/2022
Oppenheimer, the Cold War, the Bomb, and Crystalis, a hidden gem or cult classic? Plus learning to forgive the negative qualities of retro games chalked up to their contextual limitations while holding them accountable for bad design decisions... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. Steve aka RetroDeathRow! Joypad Lad promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on...

Duration:02:00:36

#080 - "Do the Mario" (Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix)

5/23/2022
How Dance Dance Revolution lived and died on home consoles, how classical music actually fits the Marioverse, and how to think of rhythm games as timing-based games if you're not so musically inclined... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. Yemmy the Ferret and Ryan Craig aka mathman1024! Joypad Lad promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @YemmyTheFerret @mathman1024 Links: Ferret64 Film Freakz Fubar...

Duration:01:50:38

#079 - "Finger Prince" (Elden Ring)

5/16/2022
Navigating the swamps of difficulty discussion, inspirations behind FromSoft's latest going all the way back to the NES, two very different approaches to designing an open world, and the benefit of letting a new game experience sit and relax like a good steak... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. Gary and Kole from Duckfeed and Bonfireside Chat! Joypad Lad promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on...

Duration:02:06:32

#078 - "Super Mario's Second Family" (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)

5/2/2022
We are the music makers but are you the dreamer or merely part of someone else's dream...? I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. Chris Osborne of Play Comics podcast! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @playcomicscast playcomics.com Links: the-pixels.com/2016/04/14/links-awakening the-pixels.com/2019/11/08/links-awakening-switch -Sponsors- BiFrost Bridge Studios -...

Duration:01:43:27

#077 - "A Lynx to the Past" (Radical Dreamers)

4/25/2022
A chronological interpretation of the Chrono series in earnest pursuit of Magus and Schala, a deep dive into the lore of Cross and Trigger, and how the direct cause and effect of Radical Dreamers still remains relevant to the series today... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. ChronoKatie! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on...

Duration:01:17:40

#076 - "Ted Sephiroth" (Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin)

4/11/2022
Nomura's Big Reveal, a Final Fantasy multiverse, how to hijack a creative project with bad marketing, how to love an experience whilst acknowledging its flaws, and *sigh* Anakin Skywalker... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. Julian from Nerds Without Pants podcast! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @julian_titus Links: @NWPcast pixlbit.com -Sponsors- BiFrost Bridge Studios -...

Duration:02:16:26

#075 - "Abzulutely not a Swimulator" (Abzu)

3/28/2022
What is a game? What is play? Join me as we explore these questions, discovering the myths of Abzu, the identity of the Diver, walking simulators and environmental storytelling, plus the Hawaiian state fish... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST fear. Bill Tucker of A Gamer Looks At 40 podcast! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @agamerlooksat40 Links: linktr.ee/agamerlooksat40 -Sponsors- BiFrost Bridge...

Duration:02:02:52

#074 - "Games On Consoles Deader Than Uncle Ben" (Spider-Man)

3/22/2022
The uniqueness of Spider-Man as a character, the difficulty adapting him to games, the Uncle Ben storytelling trope, an overview of more Spidey games than you can shake a web cartridge at, choosing between Tobey, Andrew, and Tom, and what IS retro anyway...? I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. voice actor @Voxgizer! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on...

Duration:02:14:31

#073 - "Hell March Madness" (Command & Conquer: Red Alert)

3/7/2022
War as entertainment, time travel in video games, winking at the camera, love for the underappreciated RTS genre, and the lost or maybe not so lost art of the FMV... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. John aka Sector 6! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @Sector_6_ Links: youtube.com/c/Sector6UK twitch.tv/Sector_6_ cncnz.com/features/freeware-classic-command-conquer-games/ -Sponsors- BiFrost Bridge...

Duration:01:28:21

#072 - "The Divine Absurdity" (Final Fantasy VI)

2/21/2022
The cinematic language of 16-bit RPGs, the lost art of character development, Nobuo Uematsu's favorite works, and why Jaws doesn't need a backstory... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. actor, filmmaker, martial artist, streamer, and cosplayer Philip Hartshorn! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @philipharts Links: linktr.ee/philiphartshorn -Sponsors- BiFrost Bridge Studios -...

Duration:02:17:54

#071 - "Cry Me To The Moon" (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)

2/14/2022
The illusion of simplicity and Shigeru Miyamoto fighting the fat cats, the Super FX2 chip, the bookends of the SNES, creating an emotional connection between characters that do not speak, and the perfect utility of the worst sound effect in the world... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. streamer of nuance, Criterion27! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on...

Duration:02:15:57

#070 - "The Fateful Eight" (Octopath Traveler)

2/7/2022
Pixel art style vs substance and those iconic HD-2D visuals, nostalgia as an economy, the strongest and weakest vignettes in Octopath, and a whole lot of perspectives on the prerequisites for enjoying grinding in RPGs... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. Ryan from Games with Coffee and Cory from Popzara! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on...

Duration:02:04:45

#069 - "Mageality, Flawless Podcast" (Mortal Kombat)

1/31/2022
It's time for a bit of the old ultraviolence: we're talking Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter, the necessity of the ESRB, politicians blaming video games for everything since 1992, and that amazing song from the movie... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. winner of Best Gaming Podcast from the Moscow International Film Festival, Vladimir from Heroes of Gaming Podcast! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests:...

Duration:02:14:19

#068 - “For England, Mage” (GoldenEye 007)

1/25/2022
What's aged worse: GoldenEye 007 for N64 or James Bond himself? What does it even mean to age well? Plus, soundtrack, slapfights, and screen peeking... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. @RetroLogicGames, @ABXY_Reviews, and @SanityCrypto! It's a 4-player free-for-all podcast! Promo code: RED10 PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @RetroLogicGames, @ABXY_Reviews, @SanityCrypto -Sponsors- BiFrost Bridge Studios -...

Duration:02:03:56

#067 - “Tim Burton’s A Bug’s Life” (Hollow Knight)

1/17/2022
The unfettered creativity of secondary sources of funding, the inspirations of yesteryear on the world of Hallownest, how things remain special when they remain rare, and the weeping and gnashing of teeth in Hell... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. writer and editor David Krane from @AllSourceGaming! PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @8bit_Spazzy Links: source-gaming.com -Sponsors- BiFrost Bridge Studios -...

Duration:01:52:02

#066 - "The Return of the Queen" (Metroid Dread)

1/3/2022
The controversy surrounding Metroid Dread, difficulty vs accessibility, challenge vs fairness, the trustworthiness of reviews vs first impressions, and why slapping an easy mode on everything doesn't solve everything... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. Bill Tucker of A Gamer Looks At 40! PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @agamerlooksat40 Links:...

Duration:01:48:00

#065 - "The Quick Brown Fox Jets Over La Fuzzy Chimp, Dawg" (StarFox)

12/4/2021
Nintendo's place in space shooters, pioneering early 3D, the decline of legacy franchises, and the future of Star Fox... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. community leader and podcaster Dan from RetroLogicGames! PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests: @RetroLogicGames Links: retrologic.games/retrologic-podcast Dan's Discord - https://t.co/vQBhoASuH7 -Sponsors- BiFrost Bridge Studios -...

Duration:01:49:31

#064 - "2001: A Snakes' Odyssey" (Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

11/26/2021
The Raiden reveal, the Metal Gear Solid movie, the Kojima canon and the Konami split, auteurs vs a complete staff, and whether MGS2 was truly prophetic or it merely had its finger on the pulse of rising technology... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. streamer and voice actor from Undetected, @Voxgizer, and designer, modder, MGS historian, and podcaster from the Kojima Frequency, @Nitroid! PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuests:...

Duration:02:10:31