Disco Elysium Game Club Pt 1


The house is jam-packed for our first ever official game club! Regular hosts Joey, Tab, Ron, and Paul welcome special guest Taylor Carlson, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Animation at Buena Vista University to chat about Disco Elysium! Having played the game multiple times, Taylor acts as our sage guide, our Helpful and Informational Necktie, if you will, as the rest of us are diving in for the first time. Only one of us made it to the stopping point mentioned in previous episodes, but not for trying! We were just surprised by how dense and rich the game was and got very, very distracted. But we are loving it so far, and our discussion hopefully reflects that. We chat about art style, writing, plot beats, character development, our undying love for Kim Kitsuragi, and much more. We’ll continue our discussion in the next few weeks, so if you have a question or something you’d like to add to the conversation, please email us at the address below. We’d love to hear from you! Besides DE, we also talk a bit about Papers, Please, the Knights of the Old Republic remake delay, burritos, and more!

Contact us: prettypixelspodcast@gmail.com

We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @randommox (Tab) and @bigbadron (Ron) and @ConAffettoKiko (Taylor)

00:02:50: Taylor’s intro!

00:05:03: Papers, Please is coming to mobile on August 5th (via Lucas Pope on Twitter)!

00:08:33: KotOR remake is indefinitely delayed, according to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier

00:11:34: Tab’s still shakin’ dem trees in Animal Crossing New Horizons

00:12:16: Joey’s been playing ACNH and Stray when he can, but (like all of us) mostly been plugging away at Disco Elysium

00:12:50: Ron, too, has been Disco-ing it up, but also nomming on some burrito

00:14:22: Paul’s been focusing on Disco

00:15:48: Taylor’s been double fisting Hades and Disco

00:17:03: Disco Elysium! It’s a loose and conversational discussion so there are no strict timestamps or segments

Theme song by lovers.tiff: loverstiff.bandcamp.com

Best Booties in Games


Scoot that tooty, it’s time for some booty! I have no idea what that phrase means. Let’s just move on. Today, Tab, Paul, and Joey chat about the best booties in the biz! We’re (respectfully) sharing some of our favorite glutes in games. We didn’t share our lists with each other beforehand but there were some interesting overlaps! Also, Ron couldn’t join us this week but he also couldn’t resists the rump, so he is with us spiritually with a few choice nods of his own. It’s a somewhat silly, somewhat serious exercise, and we hope you’ll join us for the ride. And send in your booties! Well, not, like, YOUR booties, but video character posteriors that you don’t think get enough love. We also chat about Everybody’s Golf’s imminent shut-down (☹), Minecraft’s stance on NFTs/blockchain, Fat Pikachu Squishmallow, new No Man’s Sky content, what we’ve been playing and more!

Contact us: prettypixelspodcast@gmail.com

We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @randommox (Tab)

00:04:12: Everybody’s Golf will soon become Nobody’s Golf when it goes offline in September (https://kotaku.com/everybodys-golf-clap-hanz-ps4-sony-servers-shut-down-se-1848742067)

00:08:49: Minecraft bans NFTs, takes a hardline stand against them (https://kotaku.com/minecraft-nft-blockchain-mojang-microsoft-ban-scam-1849234967)

00:14:07: Pokémon Squishmallows are coming, including our boy Fat Pikachu! (https://kotaku.com/pokemon-squishmallows-pikachu-gengar-togepi-snorlax-1849314292)

00:18:56: Tab gives big kudos to Hello Games for continuing to support No Man’s Sky in big ways (https://www.nomanssky.com/2022/07/no-mans-sky-endurance-update/?cli_action=1658437858.378)

00:22:15: Paul finished Elden Ring and is now with his (*cough*our*cough*) beloved Ranni! He’s also been playing Everybody’s Golf with the gang and is working his way through Disco Elysium

00:27:52: Joey has also been playing ACNH (still no Diana!), working through Disco Elysium, and is loving Stray!

00:29:55: Tab’s back into Animal Crossing New Horizons and is really liking Stray in addition to chip away at Disco Elysium

00:36:10: Best booties in video games! I (Joey) don’t have time to host and post links to the images we share between each other this week, but I’ll list the characters with timestamps below so you can Google (safely!) images for yourself, if that tickles your fanny (meaning booty).

00:37:57: Tab: Tallboy (Back 4 Blood)

00:41:37: Paul: Panam (Cyberpunk 2077)

00:45:29: Joey: Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)

00:48:19: Tab: Judy (Cyberpunk 2077)

00:51:07: Paul: Wario (Wario and Mario games, duh)

00:54:22: Ron: Bayonetta (uh, Bayonetta)

00:56:10: Joey: Miranda (Mass Effect 2 and 3)

00:58:58: Tab: Karlee (Back 4 Blood)

01:01:20: Paul: Chloe (Uncharted series)

01:04:00: Ron: Rainbow Mika (Street Fighter series)

01:05:21: Joey: Chun-Li (Street Fighter series)

01:07:28: Tab: Paul’s custom character from Everybody’s Golf

01:10:19: Paul: Raiden (Metal Gear Solid 2)

01:13:10: Joey: Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid series)

01:17:20: Tab: Jin Sakai (Ghost of Tsushima)

01:20:20: Ron: Cyberdemon (DOOM series)

01:22:45: Paul: Merciless Watchers (Bloodborne)

01:27:35: Joey: Paulina (Super Mario Odyssey)

Theme song by lovers.tiff: loverstiff.bandcamp.com

Video Game Trivia Royal!


It’s time for Video Game Trivia Royal! Joey has written 30 mind-bending, titty-twisting (not really) questions for Ron and Paul to try their beautifully manicured hands at. There’s music! Amazon user questions! Steam reviews! Instruction manuals! And, as Paul points out, Joey grinds a couple of axes along the way. We’d love for you to play along and send in questions for future rounds! We also chat about Skull and Bones, God of War Ragnarok, Bayonetta 3, Skate, Joey’s continued New Horizons Diana drama, Paul’s aquatic adventures, Ron’s insect-uous romp, and more!

Contact us: prettypixelspodcast@gmail.com

We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @bigbadron (Ron)

00:11:42: Skull and Bones is coming this year! (11/8)

00:17:05: God of War Ragnarok (11/9)

00:18:48: Bayonetta 3 (10/8)

00:21:36: Skate will be free to play, have cosmetic microtransactions

00:30:02: Joey still. Can’t. Find. Diana.

00:31:18: Ron’s been unsuccessfully fending off bugs

00:33:27: Paul has been floatin’ on avo’, swimming his buns off, and watching Girl in the Picture and White Hot

00:44:30: Video Game Trivia Royal! 30 questions. Points, but no scores. We’re not taking it too seriously (unless you count how SERIOUSLY fun it is).

Theme song by lovers.tiff: loverstiff.bandcamp.com

Make These Games, Dammit pt 2


Howdy-do, boys, girls, enbys, and others! Have we got a show for you. If you love games like we do, maybe you get the same wacky ideas to, I dunno, make them? Well, we don’t have the resources to make a game either, but we hope against hope that game designers will hear our call to Make These Games, Dammit! On this installment, Joey paints a proverbial picture of a roguelite game based on a very famous comic book villain, Paul sings a siren’s song about an epic, swashbuckling, seafaring adventure game by a renowned open-world developer, and Ron shares a mind-blowing take on a classic. We also chat about Rockstar’s upcoming project plans, KotOR bug fixes, potential PS3 (or Vita) backwards compatibility that may be in development for the PS5, a new itch.io bundle to support abortion, The Quarry, and lots of literal potty humor. Tune in next week for a mega trivia extravaganza! Joey has worked hard on coming up with fun trivia questions to stump and bump Paul and Ron, with bonus questions contributed by Tab!

Contact us: prettypixelspodcast@gmail.com

We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @bigbadron (Ron)

00:00:45: Mozzarella sticks versus cheese curds – fight!

00:09:32:  GTA IV, RDR1 remasters shelved after the tumultuous launch of GTA Trilogy last year. Rockstar focusing efforts on GTA 6 (via Kotaku: https://kotaku.com/gta-iv-remastered-red-dead-redemption-canceled-rockstar-1849142371)

00:20:20: Game-breaking bug in KOTOR 2 fixed, some new/lingering bugs present but now Paul can finish the second game (albeit with some blurry cutscenes?) (via Kotaku: https://kotaku.com/kotor-2-gamebreaking-bug-aspyr-crash-onderon-1849136189)

00:24:02: Based on a Sony job listing, there may be hope for PS3 emulation on the PS5 (which means we all get to download and play the Sly Cooper Remastered Trilogy, baby!!!). This would also potentially apply to PS3 peripherals, such as the EyeToy, the PS Mouse, and PS Move controllers, and maybe rock band/guitar controllers or that fleshlight controller we’re all going to buy used 😛 (via Kotaku: https://kotaku.com/sony-playstation-ps5-ps5-ps3-emulation-engineer-1849140353)

00:31:07: An itch.io Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds is nearing its goal: https://itch.io/b/1472/indie-bundle-for-abortion-funds

00:33:08: Ron’s been having a Wendy’s cheddar burger for dinner

00:34:36 Paul has been munching on some Dairy Queen Dirt Cup and watching (and recommends) Last Night in Soho and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

00:38:06: Joey had a Burger King Whopper for dinner and is still trying his damnedest to get Boomer off his island in Animal Crossing New Horizons and he’s finished another run of The Quarry

00:52:09: Make These Games, Dammit!

00:55:40: DOOMSDAY (Joey)

01:14:55: Tells No Tales (Paul)

Theme song by lovers.tiff: loverstiff.bandcamp.com

Who Knew That Review Volume IV


We’ve all had busy weeks, but we did find time to record a very fun round of Who Knew That Review and chat about some video games. To recap, we each read reviews for two games, omitting proper nouns/important “giveaway” words or phrases like character names, locations, publishers, etc. If we near the end of the review(s) and don’t feel like our co-hosts are getting it, we can let some of those things slip to help them out. If they can’t get it by the end, we can give us hints like year released, publisher/developer, genre, etc. We had some interesting reviews this time around! We also chat a bit about the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, though we didn’t see enough of it to get a deep dive. I think we can all agree that the most important thing is that Persona is finally coming to Switch, right? We also talk about some board games (Alien: Fate of the Nostromo and Telestrations), Joey gives his camp counselor rankings for The Quarry, Ron talks about his recent fitness adventures, there is too much talk about harmonicas, and more!

Contact us: prettypixelspodcast@gmail.com

We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @bigbadron (Ron)

00:00:45:  This is NOT a music/Blues Traveler podcast, but here we are

00:11:55: Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

00:17:24: Paul’s been playing some Shredder’s Revenge, Alien: Fate of the Nostromo, and Telestrations with Joey, Tab, and friends

00:26:48: Ron’s been walking like a madman and watching speedruns

00:35:51: Joey finally finished The Quarry and started Hunie Pop 2

00:37:40: Who Knew That Review!

00:38:23: Game 1: Joey

00:47:28: Game 2: Paul

00:55:12: Game 3: Ron

01:03:50: Game 4: Joey

01:13:35: Game 5: Paul

01:28:01: Game 6: Ron

Theme song by lovers.tiff: loverstiff.bandcamp.com