Browsing all articles by Joseph Rush, Author at PIXELS OR DEATH.

Why the Sony vs. Kevin Butler Lawsuit is Bonkers

It’s that time of the year, that sad annual event where some gaming company will try its chances at winning the “Grinch of the Gaming World” award. In 2010, it was the Activision-Infinity Ward fallout. Last year, we had Bethesda suing Mojang over the word, “Scrolls.”
This year, Sony has kicked …

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Wii U: US Price, Date Clues from Japanese Announcement

At their Nintendo Direct press conference this morning, the Japanese publisher announced that the Wii U will be launching in two SKUs. A basic set that has 8 GB of memory priced at ¥25,000, and a Premium Set that has 32 GB of memory priced at ¥30,000. That’s equivalent to …

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This Week in Gaming: 9/2/12 – 9/9/12

This Week in Gaming: 9/2/12 – 9/9/12 

Welcome to the first installment of Pixels or Death’s “This Week in Gaming!” We round up the week’s top stories, sum them up, and dish out our commentary. This week, we talk about:
-Valve’s Greenlight Fee Controversy
-WiiU Price and Release Date Rumors
-Zelda for WiiU in 2014
-Gamer Population in America Shrinking
-August Sales …

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Top 4 Video Game Companies that Fear Money

Top 4 Video Game Companies that Fear Money 

Chrometophobia is the fear of monetary gain. The mere thought of Scrooge McDuck’s swimming pool vault would send such victims into anaphylactic shock. There are four notable video game companies that suffer from this affliction; please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as you read this list.
4. Valve

In the …

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LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 27 – Twinsanity!”

LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 27 – Twinsanity!” 

In this episode:
We kidnap Twinfinite’s Matthew Kim to help us sort out the flood of Playstation 4 and Xbox 720 rumors. Then, we launch into a fun discussion about the world’s Best Worst Games – games that are technically terrible, but still hold special places in our hearts.

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LOST EPISODES: “After Dark 26 – Gundamn, Son!”

LOST EPISODES: “After Dark 26 – Gundamn, Son!” 

In this episode:
We start this episode of After Dark with a big heaping dose of “Mike on Mic,” where Mike Potts dishes on his gripes with the Mass Effect 3 ending. Then, Mike and special guest Dylan dive head first into the dense minutiae of the Gundam universe, all while …

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LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 26 – Pixels or Death Land”

LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 26 – Pixels or Death Land” 

In this episode:
First, Mike let’s everyone know why the Smithsonian’s “The Art of Video Games” exhibit was a big letdown to gaming culture. Then, the crew tries to create a Kickstarter for Pixels or Death Land, our video game based theme park. We work out all of the different attractions, …

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LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 25 – So Nebulous”

LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 25 – So Nebulous” 

In this episode:
In the timeliest of discussions, the crew takes on the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy. They also uncover the nefarious intents of the Retake Mass Effect 3 Child’s Play Charity Fund. The show then shifts into a debate about the role of narratives in gameplay and whether or …

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LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 24 – Hot and Steamy”

LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 24 – Hot and Steamy” 

Do you feel that? A yearning deep within your soul? Like a child spending his summer with a broken leg, you long for adventure. You suffer from an unsettling malaise brought on by the drudgery of your day-to-day life. As though posing for a late-nineties alternative album cover, you stare …

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