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Pixel Clicks Podcast #11 – Check this s*** out!

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #11 – Check this s*** out!

Hey you wonderful people, it’s time for the Pixel Clicks Podcast!

PCP is a gaming podcast in which Jordan, a gaming writer for Pixelated Geek, and his friends Cody, the ambassador of the PC master race, Shane, the one born of the good blood, and Sergio, the director and improve comedian, discuss the week in gaming news! Or at least try to.

This week the guys talk about new release Mortal Kombat X and the DLC controversy surrounding it, GTAV on PC breaking the record for most concurrent players for a non-Valve game, whether or not you should play Titan Souls, Guitar Hero Live being announced and if it can stand up against Rock Band 4, the trailer Star Wars Battlefront 3, and rumors for Mass Effect 4. It was a jam-packed week and the guys somehow manage not to dissect the new Star Wars and Batman v Superman trailers. Read On

TriPod! Daredevil Does it Right, Mortal Kombat Doesn’t

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TriPod! Daredevil Does it Right, Mortal Kombat Doesn’t

Welcome back to TriPod! – the weekly video podcast featuring the latest news in geek culture and the last word in real-talk analysis of geek trends.

TriPod, hosted by long-time Pixelated Geek sass-master and cat-afficianado James Huneycutt, the ineffable Johnathan Crass – whose Fu-Manchu is as impressive as his categorical knowledge of indie-gaming … stuff  – and the ceaselessly cranky but inarguably sensible Taylor Tate, is a weekly video podcast featuring the latest news in geek culture and the last word in real-talk analysis of geek trends.

Pixelated Geek Presents TriPod! Season One Episode Six – 4.15.2015.

This week, TriPod! covers the surprising brilliance of Netflix’s Daredevil, the return of Guitar Hero, and Mortal Kombat X’s baffling Fatality DLC.

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The PiXEL – Ep.002 – Mortal Kombat, Guitar Hero, and Star Wars

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The PiXEL – Ep.002 – Mortal Kombat, Guitar Hero, and Star Wars

Episode 2 is up! Watch as I make a fool of myself by betraying my lack of knowledge of Mortal Kombat.

As always, subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave comments telling us what you think! Also, if you have ideas for topics that should be in my next episode, tell us. Now, on with the show!

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Guitar Hero is Dead

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Guitar Hero is Dead

Bad news for all you Guitar Hero fans out there. Activision has announced that the popular game will not return.

This is also very bad news for about 500 of Activision’s employees, who lost their jobs today because of the decision.

Says Activison, “Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011.”  The company also stated that the high cost of licensing the music and producing the game contributed to the decision to end the franchise.

In a related note, Activision also announced they are discontinuing the development of True Crime: Hong Kong.

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Top 5 Reasons The Wii, PS3, And 360 Don’t Suck

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Top 5 Reasons The Wii, PS3, And 360 Don’t Suck

Maybe I got a little carried away this past month.  I shook my fists and my voice bellowed as I angrily stroked the keyboard into a fury of console bashing.  But the sun has come out and my outlook has changed.  Perhaps the state of this console generation is not lost.  Perhaps everything will be alright after all.  So now here are my Top 5 reasons the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 don’t suck.

5)The Advent of the Casual Gamer

They are all trying to sync the controllers

Now I know that this is often seen more as a negative than a positive, and I will admit that some things about casual game market can be frustratingly low quality.  But thanks to the user friendly nature of titles such as Guitar Hero, more people than ever before are getting into video games.  I’m of the opinion that any gaming is good gaming, and I love being able to share my hobby with more people than ever before.  The bigger the industry gets the less “niche” it becomes and more quality products will come our way.

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Top 5 Things That Could Ruin Call of Duty

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Top 5 Things That Could Ruin Call of Duty

Call of Duty Black Ops is around the bend and pretty soon most of us will shun the outside world in favor of getting just one more level or achievement. Or just spend time killing endless waves of Nazi Zombies because they HAVE TO DIE! Call of duty has become the biggest player on the Firs Person Shooter landscape with each new release garnering tons of news and excitement. However Activision has not seemed content to simply enjoy the fruits of such a successful franchise and has repeatedly stated how they are going to screw around with a proven formula. So here are my Top 5 Things that could Ruin Call of Duty.

5)Bobby Kotick

I've come for your souls

I understand that he feels he could find better ways to capitalize on his product, and since he is head of giant soul crushing publisher Activision he has every (legal) right to mess with Call of Duty any way he sees fit. However he tends to run his mouth off every time there is a person with ears around about how he would change almost everything about one of gaming’s most successful and beloved franchises. Bobby Kotick is the antonym of fan service. Nearly every time someone is riled up it is because of something he has said. Can’t he be seen and not heard, like most CEO’s.

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Green Day Rock Band is announced. But do you care?

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Green-Day-Rock-Band-Officially-Announced-For-2010One of the “big” announcements delivered via a video recording played at the VGAs was that Green Day will be on a new Rock Band game. The game will, of course, have the likness of the band members, play most of their hit songs, and be available next year. Just like the Beatles Rock Band. But, here’s the big question. Do you even care?

With Band Hero, Lego Rock Band and so forth, doesn’t it feel like this genre of games is done with? There is no new innovations you can create with the plastic guitar, drums, and microphone. Some Green Day tracks are already available via DLC.

Let’s just keep the Guitar Hero and Rock Band game “expansions” go through DLC and be done with it. There is nothing more you can do.

What are you thoughts?

Guitar Hero Christmas Lights [Video]

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Engineers and DIY-ers have come a long way with Christmas lights.  I remember when I watched the first Christmas lights decoration that was synced to music on YouTube. Just like everyone else, I thought it was an amazing Idea. Now, Ric Turner, former Disney Imagineer (Engineer for the imagination), has one upped that old video with Lights, Music and a Guitar Hero controller.

Christmas Light Hero is using 7 light controllers from Light-O-Rama built from kits to control 21,268 lights and LEDs. Each controller has 16 outputs and 2-3 TTL level control inputs that are used by the game system to fire different programmed light sequences depending on what happens in the game. It relies on the fact that the game sequence is very consistent. If the game and the lighting sequences start together, they will stay in very good sync through the length of the song. The light program allows branching and overlays for fail, star power and “ready.” I have some ideas to automate the initial show/game sync, but for now you have to push doorbell buttons at the right mom

[via Geekologie]

Reader Mail: Does the Rock Band Gretsch Duo Guitar work on other Rock Band games?

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Hi, I need help. I want to buy wii for Christmas this year for my kids and want to give myself a Beatles rock band game. Im looking for Gretsch duo guitar. But I would also like to take advantage of the Old Navy offer and get a LEGO Rock Band. Will this game work on that guitar? Ive read that with WII you have to have a different guitar for a different kind of games. Is that true?

Thank You,
Kveta

Read the response past the break.

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