Ep. 36: Rise of the Cozy Game


Hello again, friends, and welcome to another episode of the Pretty Pixels Podcast. Pour yourself a nice cup of hot cider and wrap yourself in your favorite fleece blanket, because this week Tab, Joey, and special guest Amy settle in for a discussion about cozy games. What are cozy games? We try and come up with a working definition for this relatively new category of games, plus we chat about some of our favorites. On a related note, we talk about the Nintendo Online + Expansion Pack. Is it worth it? Welp, Joey already nabbed it, if that tells you anything! Amy also tells us a little about her research, Resident Evil’s Chris and Jill comes to Fortnite (Joey’s also already nabbed Jill, of course), and Sony’s latest State of Play was a bit of a letdown. Spooky season isn’t over yet, so we also talk about the spooky games we’ve been playing lately. Special thanks to Amy for joining us, and check out her blog at amy-reads-stuff.com!

Contact us: prettypixelspodcast@gmail.com

We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @RandomMox (Tab) and @AmyReadsStuff (Amy)

00:01:14: Welcome, Amy! She tells us about her dissertation work and history as a gamer

00:08:34: Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine come to Fortnite

00:09:45: Sony’s latest PlayStation State of Play

00:12:11: Nintendo Online + Expansion Pack will cost $49.99 annually and include N64 and Sega Genesis games, plus the new expansion for Animal Crossing New Horizons

00:20:05: Tab and Joey give final thoughts on Far Cry 6 and have been playing more Back 4 Blood

00:29:46: Joey’s been spooking around with the new Phasmophobia expansion

00:30:49: Amy’s been playing Dead by Daylight with Joey and Paul, plus, no surprise to a single soul, she is once again and eternally playing The Witcher 3

00:33:42: Cozy games discussion!

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