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That Pixel Life is a video game podcast by veteran podcasters who focuses on gaming culture, industry news and opinions from a group of hardcore enthusiasts.

That Pixel Life is a video game podcast by veteran podcasters who focuses on gaming culture, industry news and opinions from a group of hardcore enthusiasts.
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That Pixel Life is a video game podcast by veteran podcasters who focuses on gaming culture, industry news and opinions from a group of hardcore enthusiasts.






Bungie's Big Breakup: Ep38

Robby is officially back this week so we give him the floor to speak on anything he missed from last year, including his game of the year and his thoughts on 2018 in gaming as a whole. Welcome back, Robby! In our Industry Buzz section, we cover EA’s cancellation of Amy Henning’s Star Wars adventure game, the big breakup between Bungie and Activision, and Randy Pitchford’s recent hi-jinks. The group also give their thoughts on Kingdom Hearts III going into the launch of the game in two...


Predicting 2019 in Gaming: Episode 37

This week the gang peers into their crystal ball and attempts to predict the gaming industry in 2019. Which titles will release this year and which ones will be pushed back into 2020? Which games will be hits and which will be flops? How will the big three platforms perform this year? We attempt to figure all of this out right here. In our Weekly Console-tation segment, Josh goes into detail about the Arcade 1Up cabinets that hit the market this holiday season. Are they a dream come true?...


Year in Review 2018: Ep36

It’s a brand new year and we’re going to spend our first episode in 2019… talking about 2018. This is our year in review episode for 2018 and we spend almost three hours digging deep into gaming and the industry from last year. First up, we jump into all of the biggest events that happened throughout 2018 in the industry we love. We discuss the publishers and developers who had the best year, the worst year, and who helped progress the industry into a positive and negative direction. Also,...


That Christmas Episode 2018: Ep35

Happy Holidays everyone! This week is our first annual Christmas episode for 2018 and we’re getting super festive in this joint so grab that ugly Christmas sweater and cozy up by the fire with the TPL gang! This week we welcome Jordan Daringer from 22 Donuts Gaming to the show to talk about our favorite Christmas memories surrounding gaming. Topics include our favorite gaming related memories, the best and worst games we’ve received, the games that always remind us of Christmas time and...


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Hitman 2 & Fortnite Dance Drama: Ep34

We have another jam-packed episode for you this week where the crew covers a lot of late releases and industry rumblings. Epic Games is in the news again so this week we discuss the lawsuits surrounding Fortnite’s dance emotes and give our opinion on whether or not Epic should compensate dance creators. Also, we tackle the touchy subject of the Epic Store competing with Steam by undercutting their percentages earned on game sales. We also talk about The Game Awards and the announcements...


Red Dead Online, Darksiders III & Bad Canvas Bags : Ep33

We open up the month of December by cracking open some more new releases and discussing some bummer news stories in our industry segment. This week we talk about the Fallout 76 canvas bag fiasco, Battlefield V’s poor sales numbers, GameStop’s huge quarterly loss and who we think will take home the big award at The Game Awards on Thursday. Red Dead Online launched last week so Josh and Mike discuss their experiences with it. Get ready for a big rant on Josh’s end. Also, we discuss more...


Battlefield V, Soulcalibur VI & Darksiders III : Ep32

This week both Zach and Alaina sit out but we welcome back Mike “The Bomb” Grimm to the show to help us wrap up the month of November by discussing a crap load of different titles that we’ve been playing over the holiday weekend. We skip our Industry Buzz segment to devote more time to the plethora of titles to cover. The games we discuss this week are as follows: Josh jumps into Battlefield V.Josh plays Soulcalibur VI.Josh and Mike give early impressions of Darksiders III.Josh is shocked...


Pokemon Let’s Go, Spyro Reignited and Sony’s E3 Absence : Ep31

It’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, but instead of shopping and eating turkey, we’re talking LOTS of Pokemon and industry rumors! First up, we discuss Sony bowing out of E3 next year and what that could mean for the popular trade show. We also talk about recent Microsoft rumors surrounding disc-to-digital kiosks and a digital only Xbox One model. We’re all playing Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee this week so we include a pretty lengthy discussion about the game. The game sports...


Black Friday Game Plans & Diablo III: Eternal Collection : Ep30

This week we welcome back Mike “The Bomb” Grimm to discuss the upcoming Black Friday festivities. We give our impressions on the ads, recommend which store you should hit the most, and also recommend titles you should definitely pick up this year. We also answer a question from a listener about our thoughts on games that we feel do not respect our time. Games we discuss this week are as follows: Diablo III: Eternal Collection [Switch]Dark Souls: Remastered [Switch]The Tetris Effect...


Red Dead Redemption 2, The Tetris Effect & BlizzCon Drama: Ep29

This week the crew returns from Halloween break and welcomes back our good pal Robby Steltenpohl to dig into a slew of big topics. In our Industry Buzz segment we discuss the photos released of the Monster Hunter film and talk video game movies for a bit. The four give their thoughts on the Playstation Classic’s titles included on the micro console dropping in December. Also, we dig into the controversy surrounding BlizzCon last weekend and the announcement of Diablo Immortal. In our...


The Halloween Episode 2018: Ep28

It’s our first annual Halloween episode here at That Pixel Life and we dedicate the entire episode to horror themed topics. We transform our Industry Buzz segment into multiple horror topics, including the scariest games we’ve ever played, the scariest thing we’ve seen in a non-horror game and we even pitch our own horror game that would scare the living crap out of us! In our Weekly Console-tation segment, we review the four games we chose for our Halloween Game Challenge this month. Zach...


Assassin’s Creed Odyssey & Black Ops IIII: Ep 27

Alaina is out this week but Mike “The Bomb” Grimm steps in once again to fill the extra seat this week. The foursome digs into Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with Mike playing on console, Josh playing on PC and Zach playing through Google’s Project Stream. We give our thoughts on the game and apply our conversation last week about its microtransactions to see how we feel after playing the game ourselves. Josh also dives into his experience with Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII on PC and Shannon gives...


Astro Bot & Assassins Creed’s Monitizations: Ep26

This week on the show, we’re having a conversation about Assassins Creed Odyssey’s microtransaction storefront and the controversy surrounding it. Many claim Ubisoft is preying on consumers, while others think its fair. We take a look at the arguments on both side and give our thoughts on all of the drama. We also celebrate the 2nd year anniversary of Playstation VR by discussing how’s it’s performing, the volume of titles releasing for it and its future. Josh gives his review of Astro...


Forza Horizon 4, Mega Man 11 & Life is Strange 2: Ep25

It’s a big week for releases this week, so the gang sits down to talk about everything they’re been playing. We dive into Forza Horizon 4, Mega Man 11, Life is Strange 2, Dragalia Lost and more. The crew also announces their first annual Halloween challenge with the community, so listen for details! Aside from new releases, the four hosts also discuss the success of Insomniac’s Spider-Man and what it could mean for Holiday sales and the future of Marvel properties in gaming. Also, we chat...


Telltale and Sony Shockers: Ep24

Two pretty big announcements happened this week, and the TPL crew are here to discuss them! Telltale Games’ shocking and sudden announcement of the closing of the studio dropped and we discuss what happened here and how this impacts the industry. Also, Sony surprised us all by actually adhering to cross-platform play. Was this a stunt to push them forward next generation or simply a case of doing the right thing? Find out what we think. Also, we discuss the games we’re currently playing...


Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Nintendo Online & iPhone XS: Ep23

This week, the crew welcomes Michael “The Bomb” Grimm to the show to discuss Nintendo’s latest Direct. A lot of goodies were revealed to us last week and we’re breaking down the biggest announcements and giving our thoughts on each of them. Afterwards, we give our take on Nintendo Online launching this week and whether or not we feel this is the online subscription service Nintendo fans deserve. In our Weekly Console-tation segment, Josh and Mike give their impressions of Shadow of the Tomb...


Spider-Man & The Sinister Easter Egg: Ep22

The TPL gang celebrates the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man for Playstation 4 by giving their thoughts and feelings on the game this week. Did Spider-Man live up to the hype? How does it compare to other highly rated superhero titles? Listen to find out! Aside from Spider-Man, the crew also gives their thoughts on the Battlefield V beta, the Mega Man 11 demo and more. For industry buzz this week, we discuss the recent Spider-Man easter egg story revolving around a marriage proposal that...


Shenmue HD & Industry Ups & Downs: Ep21

This week, we dive into a lot of industry buzz that are both positive and negative. First the gang discusses the recent shooting in Jacksonville, Florida at a Madden 19 tournament and it’s impact on eSports and the country. Afterwards, we get more positive by discussing some of the awesome announcements including the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay showcase, Streets of Rage 4 and Onimusha HD. Also, we dive into the Xbox All Access program and whether or not Microsoft will find success in this...


Gamescom Goodies & Path of Exile: Ep20

This week the gang reveals some Gamescom news and our thoughts on it all, including the new NVIDIA RTX graphics cards and a lot of Switch ports. Afterwards we get into a discussion about the plethora of ports being dropped on the Nintendo Switch and whether or not this is a problem for the platform and if it’ll continue. Josh talks about his time with Path of Exile, the PC and Xbox One free-to-play Action RPG that takes him by surprise. Also, Shannon shares his opinions of Dead Cells after...


We Happy Few & Dead Cells: Ep19

This week the gang digs deep into Compulsion Games’ trippy adventure title We Happy Few. Josh isn’t the only person in need of some joy pills after playing this one. We discuss the gameplay mechanics, the narrative and a nasty situation that almost made us give up the game entirely. Is it a complete waste? Listen to find out. Dead Cells is also discussed in length as Josh, Zach and Alaina give their impressions of the Nintendo Switch version of this rogue-like action game that took us all...