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An ensemble podcast hosted by the Well-Red Mage and a rotating roster of guests casting their magical analyses on video games, one title at a time.More at the-pixels.com.

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An ensemble podcast hosted by the Well-Red Mage and a rotating roster of guests casting their magical analyses on video games, one title at a time.More at the-pixels.com.

    #061 - "Space Only A Mother Could Love" (Super Metroid)

    #061 - "Space Only A Mother Could Love" (Super Metroid)

    How Super Metroid almost wound up canceled, the history of Metroid sales, what it's like playing a masterpiece for the first time ever, and the age-old modern controversy of games being too hard... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. story-driven streamer Mystraker!
    PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuest:  @mystraker
    Links:
    @mystraker - https://twitter.com/mystraker
    https://www.twitch.tv/mystraker
    https://discord.com/invite/BD2zNcKN
    Mage Cast podcast - https://magecast.buzzsprout.com/199140/8958366-056-metaforce-metroid-prime
    @thepixelsdotcom - https://www.the-pixels.com/2016/04/09/super-metroid/
    https://www.the-pixels.com/2016/04/12/interpreting-super-metroid-through-the-lens-of-motherhood/

    -Sponsors-
    BiFrost Bridge Studios - https://twitter.com/StudiosBi
    https://www.patreon.com/BiFrostBridgeStudios
    https://linktr.ee/BiFrostBridgeStudios
    Joypad Lad - https://twitter.com/JoypadLadShop
    https://joypadlad.com/

    Music: "Theme of Super Metroid", "Brinstar Overgrown", "Maridia Rocky Underwater", & "Opening" composed by Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thepixels)

    • 2 hr 10 min
    #060 - "Now You're Playing With Even More Power" (Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!)

    #060 - "Now You're Playing With Even More Power" (Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!)

    The right fix for the right game, David Crane and his blob, objectivity in subpar design, how we grow as artists practicing our craft, and why real men DO need instructions... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. special guest Ducks In Disguise!
    PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuest:  @ducksindisguise
    Links:
    @ducksindisguise - http://twitch.tv/ducksindisguise
    The Finer Things - http://twitch.tv/davypgh
    @digitizedent - http://twitch.tv/digitizedent

    -Sponsors-
    BiFrost Bridge Studios - https://twitter.com/StudiosBi
    https://www.patreon.com/BiFrostBridgeStudios
    https://linktr.ee/BiFrostBridgeStudios
    Joypad Lad - https://twitter.com/JoypadLadShop
    https://joypadlad.com/

    Music: "Intro theme" & "Home Improvement theme" composed by Dan Foliart, Jim Wallace, Steve Melillo
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thepixels)

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #059 - "Microwaved Hamsters" (Maniac Mansion)

    #059 - "Microwaved Hamsters" (Maniac Mansion)

    Censorship and sadistic puzzle design, the nature of comedy overlapping with horror, the distinction between funny and humorous, and a point-and-click graphic adventure that's a true trailblazer in gaming history... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is MAGE CAST feat. special guest Bill Tucker of A Gamer Looks At 40 Podcast!
    PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuest:  @BillTuckerTSP
    Links: https://twitter.com/agamerlooksat40

    -Sponsors-
    BiFrost Bridge Studios: https://twitter.com/StudiosBi
    https://www.patreon.com/BiFrostBridgeStudios
    https://linktr.ee/BiFrostBridgeStudios

    Music: "Intro", "Edison Family / Tentacle theme", & "Dave's theme" composed by George "The Fat Man" Sanger and David Hayes, translated into chiptune by David Warhol
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thepixels)

    • 2 hr 16 min
    #058 - "Mean Girls" (River City Girls)

    #058 - "Mean Girls" (River City Girls)

    The history of the Kunio-kun series, the future of neo beat 'em ups, ye olde arcades, how to combat monotony in the genre, and what makes River City Girls stand out in style... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. special guest Aaron aka @SanityCrypto of It's Virtually A Podcast!
    PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTwitchTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuest: @SanityCrypto
    Links: meganmcduffee.bandcamp.com
    wayforward.com/rivercitygirls
    twitch.tv/itsvirtuallyapodcast
    twitter.com/ItsVRAPodcast

    Music: "Relentless" & "Lunch Money" composed by Megan McDuffee
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thepixels)

    • 1 hr 51 min
    #057 - "Quoth the Raven" (Secret of Evermore)

    #057 - "Quoth the Raven" (Secret of Evermore)

    Alchemy and Marty McFly, B-movie references and America in RPGs, why 2 player co-op would be a bad idea, and if it's really just a Mana clone or if Evermore is worth another look... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. online video game retailer Gary of joypadlad.com. 
    PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuest: @JoyPadLadShop
    Links: joypadlad.com

    Music: "Introduction" & "Flying" composed by Jeremy Soule
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thepixels)

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #056 - "Metaforce" (Metroid Prime)

    #056 - "Metaforce" (Metroid Prime)

    Demystifying game development, designing Samus' spaceship the Thrush Eterna, collaborative creativity, Retro Studios' canceled games, and what even happened to Kraid... I'm the Well-Red Mage and this is Mage Cast feat. art and creative director James H Dargie.

    Read more:
    https://www.the-pixels.com/2017/12/12/metroid-prime/
    PatreonJoin BuzzsproutJoin our DiscordTeePublicTeespringNovella on AmazonGuest: @JHDargie
    Links: impulsegear.com
    claviusbase.com

    Music: "Title Theme" & "Phendrana Drifts Depths" composed by  Kenji Yamamoto & Kouichi Kyuma
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thepixels)

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Zerinus ,

Adds a lot of value in the discussion of games

There isn't too many platforms I know of that takes a thorough, retrospective approach, in appreciating video games both new and old, and the content here gets a lot of heart put into it. Discussing about video games and what they mean to people, and how they intertwine in our everyday lives is very rewarding, along with listening to other people's experiences with them.

I don't listen to this every week but some of these episodes about video games I love are a treat to listen to.

Info_Sprinkles ,

You had me at Metroid…

After a half dozen episodes, I things to say… A List.

* Red makes gaming more human in a time where there is too much polarization.
* I find there are a half dozen easy entries for me to engage on each episode. I often do.
* The conversations radiate out into fantastic discussions
* Appreciation that community is important and hard.
* I write down notes while listening to the show
* I love candor.

I find myself asking what I could bring to the table to engage. I found a community where my focus on neurodiversity, story telling, data science and gaming with kids is welcome.

Cheers

JermOMac ,

A Conversation with Friends You Just Met

After listening to Ep. 49, Smash Bros. Ultimate, I was feeling pleasant… like I should’ve had this conversation with someone back in 2018! It was a fun listen and certainly a great entry point into the Podcast moving forward. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone wanting to get comfortable and discuss games in a lounge-type fashion with all the lore and news that go with it.

And I agree with Mage about Earthworm Jim.

You’ll have to listen to find out! ;)

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