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PixelJunk Radio Episode 41: You say goodbye, I say hello

Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0900

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Miguel, Paul and Matt talk with John on his exit from Q-Games, how fatherhood revealed his hidden love of Yo Gabba Gabba and The Wiggles music. Miguel gets hair, talks Aoki's methods of post-beneficial marination. Paul meets Cypress Hill. Matt joins the fight! WE'LL MISS YOU RED6

PixelJunk Radio Episode 40: New Blood

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:00:00 +0900

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Jaymin the programmer, Aoki the artist, and Miguel the chuckler talk about nostalgia, hype, loyalty, and sandwiches. The guard has changed and we're back in business!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 39: Junk Unleashed

Posted: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0900

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This was supposed to be a wholesome behind the scenes look at PixelJunk Shooter, but the time that's passed since our last podcast has made the boys decidedly #NSFW! After hearing about Andy's biking adventures from Kyoto to Tokyo, we do get into some cool Shooter stuff and answer some fan questions from Twitter. Welcome back to PixelJunk Radio!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 38: Bantercast

Posted: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:00:00 +0900

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We get the whole gang together for a teary goodbye to Milky before he heads back to NY. We also welcome our future Kyoto neighbor, Jake Kazdal of 17-Bit and beg him to let us play Galak-Z! This truly is the bantercast, as we bounce from starting a game studio in Japan, Terada Katsuya's art, PAX, and even a little Steam Machine talk.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 37: PixelPAX

Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0900

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PAX Prime is just a week away! We gather Rowan and Kalin of the PixelJunk Inc. team to talk about our public debut, plus answer some of your questions - in the silliest way possible. Duncan is back and schools us on one of the shadier sides of Kyoto, while Jaymin drops some knowledge on aspiring game developers.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 36: Summer Games

Posted: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0900

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The sweltering heat of Kyoto has driven us into our air conditioned fortresses of gaming. But with all the summer deals, who’s to complaining? We dive into what we’ve been playing to stave off the blaze of these dog days.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 35: Sagzor Z Strikes Back!

Posted: Mon, 29 July 2013 20:00:00 +0900

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Guess who's back? Our favorite fresh-faced, sparkly-eyed intern Sagar. We talk about his trials and tribulations in returning to Japan and Q-Games. He left but a boy, but comes back a man!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 34: Castlevanian!

Posted: Fri, 05 July 2013 20:00:00 +0900

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In this week's episode Milky goes Castlevanian on us and talks about his Iga Dream Game, Kalin goes to Kerbal space, Rowan is Cube-blocked, and John swears off games for DC animated movies. Plus, Towerfall lures us to the Ouya Side of the Force.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 33: The Art of Backpedaling

Posted: Fri, 21 June 2013 20:00:00 +0900

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Our post-E3 podcast! From Xbone to Xbox 180? Jaymin and Milky break down what the E3 press conferences really mean to us gamers.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 32: Lanfest Inc.

Posted: Tues, 04 June 2013 15:00:00 +0900

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In this chill episode of PixelJunk Radio, John and PixelJunk Inc. devs Andy and Kalin give some details into the lesser known origins and influences of PixelJunk Inc. Plus, we reminisce on the early days of old school PC gaming.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 31: Rift > Reality!

Posted: Wed, 15 May 2013 22:00:00 +0900

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After walking around Kyoto with our Oculus Rift strapped to our faces for a week we're ready to trade in boring old reality for Rift games! We also prepare for the upcoming Electric Bends album, Magic World!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 30: The G-Team

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:00:00 +0900

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We're joined by PixelJunk Inc. devs Rowan, Kalin, and Andy this week! We make a depature from our usual nonsense to talk about what we've been playing, plus give an update on what's going on with Inc.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 29: Wine Whispers

Posted: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:00:00 +0900

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We're back after our BitSummit and GDC hiatus, and Duncan's back from some unknown country. Milky breaks down BitSummit, and we hear about the pros/cons of post-GDC wine tasting. It's all over the place, but in a good way!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 28: Five Sausages and a PS4

Posted: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0900

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Just how many sausages did we need to talk about the PS4 announcment? FIVE. Milky, Rowan, John, and two new Q-Staff, Eddie and Kalin, give impressions of the PlayStation 4 announcement

PixelJunk Radio Episode 27: Penultimate Pink Chocolate

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0900

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Love is our launchpad in this Valentine's Day podcast. We touch on classic Valentine's day gaming topics, such as couples gaming, JJ Abramb's film legacy, and shaving your head as a form of appology. Okay, it's not your usual romantic crap. But like love, you must expect the unexpected with PixelJunk Radio!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 26: Oculus Emotion

Posted: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0900

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We put on our Oculus Rift Theorycraft Goggles - and then proceed to look behind digital rocks and up digital skirts! John gets schooled on Global Game Jam 2013 and we answer more Facebook and Twitter questions.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 25: Paranoid Android

Posted: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0900

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It seems that Xmas has extended past the new year because CES brought us all types of hardware goodies. This week we fly without our Double Ds - Dylan and Duncan - but we are joined by a special guest - PixelJunk designer Rowan Parker!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 24: Jaymin Loves Xmas!

Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0900

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We spread around the yuletide cheer in PixelJunk Radio this week with an epic holiday podcast! Come explore the intracaies of Q-Games' and Japanese holiday tradtions! Plus, Paul is back to answer your questions from Facebook and Twitter!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 23: PixelJunk Panchos

Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0900

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Hola! Happy Hallow-Turkey-Black-Cyber-Day! Just how many holidays have we missed since our last encounter? The crew is back for an overdue episode of PixelJunk Radio! We get spicy with John and Baiyon's trip to Mexico, try some new Japanese convenience store game goodies, and debate the merits of Peter Jackson's HFR fetish in The Hobbit!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 22: Sweedish Cheese

Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:10:00 +0900

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We've got cheese in abundance this podcast! A mysterious Sweed comes bearing an assortment of fine cheeses and "interesting" candies. We test our knowledge of Northern European geography, culture, and food - and come up wanting. More Kickstarter Fantasies. Plus, Dylan Milky give their impressions of Tokyo Game Show.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 21: karlPAULkington

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:00:00 +0900

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Q-Games vetern artist/designer/man-of-many-faces Paul Leonard joins the Q Krush Krew this week. Although our discussion chops its way through the jungle of the crew's favorite movies, we eventually get to the topic at hand: TGS! We debate the impact of TGS in this modern age, talk about our favorite places to eat while out at the show, and debut our exciting new project for TGS this year! PixelJunk Radio Episode 21: karlPAULkinton!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 20: 2 Legit 2 Quit

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:00:00 +0900

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We're back! The Q-Games Crew makes a triumphant return to podcast land with two new PixelJunkies in tow - James Mielke and John Davis! Along side the those fresh faces is Sagar, the Q-Games Intern. The Crew quiz Sagar on his time in Kyoto at Q-Games, delve into mysteries of the female kind, and weigh the pros and cons of the recent Kickstarter phenomenon. Welcome PixelJunk Radio back into your life with Episode 20: 2 Legit 2 Quit!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 18: Hello, Goodbye

Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0900

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The Q-Games Crew gathers around the mic for a teary farewell to PixelJunkie Ariel Angelotti while we reminisce about the various memes that have cropped up over the last year. Shark genitalia? Japanese toilet humour? We have that too, and we TAKE IT TO THE HOOP! During the second half, Jesse Venbrux and Zach Aikman join us for discussion about the free-to-play PixelJunk Monsters Online. Prepare for some exclusive reveals about this addiction of a game!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 17: SideScroller-cast

Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0900

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Our latest release gets the PixelJunk Radio treatment as we go behind the scenes of PixelJunk SideScroller. Also, High Frequency Bandwidth's Alex Paterson and Dom Beken join us for a titillating discussion about their brilliant score for SideScroller. What else can you expect from this exciting edition of PixelJunk Radio? Siri chimes in with a special appearance, and there will also be a return of our popular Japanese food segment we'd like to dub "The PixelJunk Platter." There WILL be cake, and HFB will eat it, too. (Note: The rest of us didn't get any cake. This makes us sad.)

PixelJunk Radio Episode 16: Food, Glorious Food

Posted: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:00:00 +0900

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Join us for another rompingly good PixelJunk Radio! This time, Chris Kohler from Wired.com and Garnett Lee from Shacknews make a splash for a swimmingly good time. We discuss our TGS 2011 escapades and have a bit of sanguine fun with canned Japanese food. Also, the music segment features an exclusively rockin' track from PixelJunk SideScroller you're sure to love. Huzzah!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 15: The Ballad of Tom Cleese

Posted: Wed, 1 Sep 2011 18:00:00 +0900

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Guess what we talk about this episode! We'll give you three tries. If you guessed "infectious belly buttons," you are right! Yes, belly buttons can get infected, and we have a serious discussion about it. You read that correctly. We also talk about The Beatles, favorite childhood TV shows, and Ariel makes a blunder she won't soon forget.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 14: So Long, and Thanks for All the Cheese

Posted: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:00:00 +0900

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Want to know how to break into the gamez biz in Japan? Well, this episode is for you! We also talk about cheese. We love cheese. A lot. And we love talking about cheese while we're eating cheese. Also, prep yourself for an in-depth discussion about edible feminine hygiene products and the Japanese vs. the Western sex industry. Yep, we totally went there, but we promise it will be educational!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 13: Gary Coleman Gets His Groove Back

Posted: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:00:00 +0900

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Garnett Lee, our very special guest, classes up the joint by bringing some serious discussion about the PSN outage to the PixelJunk table. Also on the docket: PixelJunk Monsters: The Social Network Version, coffee machine mishaps, and we learn about Ariel's imaginary boyfriend. No, he's not a pirate. Or a furry.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 12: PixelSpunked

Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:00:00 +0900

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The E3 2011 buzz has died down, but that doesn't stop us from re-living the high points. Live interview mishaps, "pimping it up" in LA, Gary Coleman name-dropping, and we bring it back home again as Q-Games' resident baka gaijin shares his misadventures in Japan. Get ready to pimp this podcast ride, so buckle yourself in and hang on for dear life.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 11: Explicitly Implicit

Posted: Wed, 01 June 2011 19:00:00 +0900

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The segment you have been waiting for: everything you wanted to know about PixelJunk Monsters and more! Also up: more pirate-y musings, furry critters, digging into Dylan's annals, and what we've been playing!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 10: Choc-O McMoldsalot Gets Fully Vested

Posted: Wed, 18 May 2011 19:00:00 +0900

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Welcome to our Shooter 2 Online Battle Expose Exclusive, your one stop shop for bubblingly fun multiplayer mayhem! What else can you expect from another exciting episode of PixelJunk Radio? A frighteningly true tale about borrowing a kid for promotional video purposes, musings on The Great PSN Outage of 2011, and moldy, anthropomorphic cakes.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 9: And All That Jazzle

Posted: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:00:00 +0900

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Introducing an exclusive interview with High Frequency Bandwidth's Alex Paterson and Dom Beken! Get the dish on the "HFB: PixelJunked" album straight from source as we ask the questions about the PixelJunk Shooter soundtrack you've been dying to know. What else can expect from another riveting (and slightly dirty) episode of PixelJunk Radio? Explicit stories of cherry blossom viewing parties of years past, fun with Twitter, quanderies about proctology, and "bedazzling" discussion about personal grooming? Yep, we have that, too.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 8: English for American Speakers

Posted: Wed, 05 Apr 2011 18:00:00 +0900

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Join us as we embark on a journey into the minds that brought you a certain magma-spewing PixelJunk Shooter 2 boss! Also on this episode: a sneak peek at the original PixelJunk Shooter soundtrack, an exploration into the deep, dark underbelly of Britishisms (brought to you by Duncan's dirty mind), and strange, unusual, and highly unforgettable encounters with pedobear. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 7: Your Mom's Audio Edition

Posted: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:02:27 +0900

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The first of the PixelJunk Shooter 2 exposes is here! On the docket for this episode: origins of the Shooter concept and Online Battle anecdotes. We also have stories from GDC, Jaymin's love affair with cheese continues, "furry" accusations aimed at a certain member of the crew are unsuccessfully rebuffed, and general lewdness ensues.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 6: A Friend We Have in Cheeses

Posted: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:25:11 +0900

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With the build-up to the big Shooter 2 release, we get down and dirty as we delve behind the scenes of the Survivor Files viral videos. Other topics of discussion for the episode: Ariel's almost unhealthy love for sharks, a quest for cheesecloth, musings on the Star Wars Christmas Special, the NGP, and another T-shirt Giveaway Contest!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 5: On Crumpets and Lesser Known Breakfasts

Posted: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:30:00 +0900

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At last, Dylan Cuthbert delves deep into his sordid past, uncovering big answers to the big questions you've always wanted him to answer. Also featured on this episode? The Beatles, more "pirate-y" fashion quandaries, and rapping about PixelJunk Shooter 2. Oh yeah, and we talk a lot about crumpets. And waffles. Yum.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 4: The Buxom Q-Games Crew

Posted: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:00:00 +0900

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International man of mystery Duncan Flett gets his turn in the hot seat. Man crushes abound, Japanese fashion is scrutinized, and musings on the true meaning of "buxom" run rampant. We're treading on thin ground this time, so grab a hard hat and join us for another exciting ride!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 3: Press and Release

Posted: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 19:30:00 +0900

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Last we saw the Q-Games Crew, they journeyed painstakingly into the mind of Bear Trickey. What's in store for you this week? Information all about Ariel Angelotti! Well, not exactly. Talk of toiletry may be put into the fold yet again, but fear not dedicated listeners. This episode has been female-friendly approved!

PixelJunk Radio Episode 2: The Bear Necessities

Posted: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 19:30:00 +0900

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This time, we start a series of episodes delving into the minds of our four hosts. This week, Bear Trickey bares all! We get a little sidetracked on the journey through the life of one Bear Trickey, but it is sure to be an interesting ride.

PixelJunk Radio Episode 1: Japanese Toilet Humour

Posted: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:33:02 +0900

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Join our hosts Dylan Cuthbert, Jaymin Kessler, Duncan Flett, James Mielke and John Davis to get a peek into the lives of some of the people behind Q-Games and the PixelJunk series.