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Pixel Opinions Podcast

Pixel Opinions Podcast

By Sandro Luketic
Here at the Pixel Opinions weekly podcast we are not journalists, industry professionals or expert analysts. We are simply a collection of dedicated video game fans who want to share their unique opinions with others who are passionate about the industry and medium that we grew up with.
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Sept 2022 Video Game Conferences
- Nintendo Direct Sept 2022 - Xbox Tokyo Game Show Sept 2022 - Sony State of Play Sept 2022
01:41:01
September 19, 2022
Halo Co-op, Prey Name and FromSoftware purchase
- Halo Infinite’s co-op and Forge modes delayed to November - Prey Director Says that Name Was A 'Mistake,' Assigned By Bethesda - Sony and Tencent Have Bought Over 30% of Elden Ring Developer
01:37:50
September 05, 2022
KOTOR Remake, Destiny 2 and PS5 Pricing
- The Knights of the Old Republic remake has a new developer - Destiny 2 promises no more vaulting of old parts of game - P5 Is getting a price increase most regions outside of the US
01:38:30
August 29, 2022
Series S RAM, Netflix Games and Microsoft Appeal
- Microsoft gives Series S devs more memory to improve performance - 99 percent of Netflix subscribers haven’t tried its games service - Xbox claims Sony pays for ‘blocking rights’ to keep games off Game Pass
01:12:56
August 15, 2022
No Mojang NFTs, Xbox Discord, Square Enix NFT Pre-Orders
- Mojang Says It Will Not Support NFT Technologies - Xbox is finally getting initial Discord voice chat version - Square Enix launches its NFT project with Action Figure
01:12:30
July 25, 2022
Playstation Stars, EA Skate, Netflix Partners with Microsoft
- Sony’s PlayStation Stars loyalty program has points and collectibles - Electronic Art’s new Skate game is just called Skate. and is free to play - Netflix Partnering with Microsoft for it's Ad-Supported Subscription Tier
01:18:10
July 18, 2022
Rockstar Not Remaking, EA Joke Blunder, Diablo Defense
- Rockstar shelves plans for Red Dead Redemption and GTAIV remasters - EA Makes Fun of Single Player Games - Internet Does Not React Kindly - Ybarra Defends Diablo Immortal , the Goal Was Free, Quality Content
01:20:02
July 11, 2022
Jedi Sequel, Xbox Achievements and June State of Play
- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the sequel to Fallen Order - Xbox Update Lets You Reveal Hidden Achievements - Everything announced at Sony’s June 2022 State of Play
01:35:30
June 06, 2022
Fall Guys F2P, Battlefield Reduction, and PS Plus Extras
- Fall Guys is going free-to-play and coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox - Battlefield 2042 Reducing the 128 Player Breakthrough Mode to 64 - Syphon Filter Trophies  and Ubisoft + coming to New PlayStation Plus
01:20:19
May 23, 2022
Bethesda Delays, Last Gen Cancellations, and Nintendo Showcases
- Bethesda’s Starfield and Redfall have been delayed to 2023 - Gotham Knights no longer coming to PS4 and Xbox One - Everything Announced In Nintendo's May Indie World Showcase
02:01:35
May 16, 2022
Prince of Persia, The Day Before and Square Enix to Embracer
- Ubisoft’s troubled Prince of Persia remake moved to a new studio - The Day Before: Steam's Most Wishlisted Game Shifts to Unreal Engine 5 - Square Enix Will Hold On To A Few Western-Made Franchises
01:30:17
May 09, 2022
PS Plus Trials, Final Fantasy 16 Development and PS Plus Stacking
- PS+ upcoming game trials will reportedly be at least 2 hours long - Final Fantasy 16 in ‘final stages’ of development, producer says - Sony Confirms It Has Stopped PS+ Users Stacking Their Membership
01:10:25
May 02, 2022
Xenoblade Early, Battlefield Voice Chat, and Ads in Games
- Nintendo moves Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release up to July - It's April 2022, And Battlefield 2042 Is Finally Getting Voice Chat - Some Xbox Games Could Soon Have More Ads, Playstation too
01:53:45
April 25, 2022
Activision Raises, eFootball Launches, F1 NFT Game Shuts Down
- Activision Blizzard is giving a 1100 game testers full-time jobs - eFootball officially launches with1.0 Patch Arriving Next Week - Formula 1 NFT Game Shuts Down, Tokens Practically Worthless
01:28:37
April 11, 2022
Playstation Acquisitions, Capcom Raises and Plus Announces
- PlayStation President Says More Acquisitions Are Coming - Capcom Is Increasing Its Employees’ Salaries by 30 Percent - Sony announces Game Pass competitor PS Plus subscriptions
01:14:38
April 04, 2022
Gran Turismo Spins out, Moon Studios Oppresses, Xbox Indie Showcases
- Gran Turismo 7 complaints continue to pile up - Moon Studios an oppressive work environment - ID@Xbox Indie Showcase for March 2022
01:38:09
March 28, 2022
US Nintendo World, New WoW Expansion, March 2022 State of Play
- First US Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios in 2023 - New World of Warcraft Expansion Will Be Revealed Next Month - State of Play: Everything announced in the March 2022 Showcase
01:18:03
March 14, 2022
Nvidia Cyberattack, Steam Deck 2 and Blizzard Reporting Rewards
- Nvidia confirms it’s investigating a supposed cyberattack - Steam Deck 2 is already being planned out by Valve - Blizzard Games in China will reward players for Reporting
01:18:44
February 28, 2022
Multiplatform Call of Duty, revisiting Scalebound, Feb Nintendo Direct
- Microsoft plans to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation - Platinum Games Appeals to Xbox for Scalebound - Everything announced at the Feb 2022 Nintendo Direct
01:53:35
February 14, 2022
Warcraft Mobile, Battlefield Scoreboard, Sonys Bungie
- Blizzard is planning a new Warcraft mobile game - Battlefield 2042's scoreboard update delayed - Sony is buying Bungie studios for $3.6 billion
01:43:17
February 07, 2022
Playstation COD, Blizzard Survival, Repawn Star Wars
- Call of Duty's next 3 games will be on Playstation - Blizzard is hiring for unannounced survival game - Respawn Entertainment working on 3 Star Wars games
01:28:15
January 31, 2022
GTA Trilogy Launch, PS3 Digital Games, and Activision Blizzard Purchase
- Take Two CEO calls GTA Trilogy launch a Glitch - PS3 games spotted on the European PS5 Store - Microsoft is purchasing Activision Blizzard
01:47:53
January 24, 2022
Steam Deck for Feb, STALKER 2 delayed, Horizon Forbidden West leaked
- Valve says the Steam Deck is on track to Ship in February - STALKER 2 has 7 month delay to the end of 2022 - A Horizon Forbidden West PS4 build has been leaked
01:02:05
January 17, 2022
Ubisoft Plus, Castlevania NFTs and PSVR2
- Ubisoft Plus is headed to the Xbox as additional paid service - Konami celebrates Castlevania 35th anniversary with NFTs - Sony unveils details and a new Horizon game for PSVR 2
01:55:12
January 10, 2022
The Game Awards 2021
- Discuss 10 of the awards that were handed out - Go over a number of the reveal and update trailers
01:34:28
December 13, 2021
Paper Mario, Pokemon Duplication, Playstation Game Pass
- The next N64 game for Nintendo Switch Online is Paper Mario - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl have Duplication Glitches - PlayStation Plans New Service to Take On Xbox Game Pass
01:10:40
December 06, 2021
Faceplates, Dragon Age Departure and ESA Comments
- Sony has patented its Playstation 5 faceplates - Dragon Age 4's Creative Director Has Left BioWare - The ESA Comments On Industry Abuse Allegations
01:24:17
November 29, 2021
eFootball update, Avengers Spiderman and Blizzard Council
- Konami's eFootball New Soccer Game Continues To Be An Utter Fiasco - Marvel's Avengers Reveals Details on Spider-Man's PlayStation-Only DLC - Blizzard finally Launching Community Council for World of Warcraft
01:23:12
November 08, 2021
Elden Ring Delay, Tweet2Doom, and Destiny 2 Dungeon Rip Off
- Elden Ring has been delayed, but only by a month - You can now play Doom via Twitter...sort of... - Destiny 2 rips off fans for Witch Queen dungeons
59:39
October 25, 2021
Uncredited Metroid Devs, Next Gen Dragon Age, and Pricey Switch Service
- MercurySteam doesn't credit all Metroid Dread developers - Dragon Age 4 seems to be only for next gen consoles - Nintendo reveals the price for new Online + Expansion service
01:18:26
October 18, 2021
Epic Achievements, Avengers XP Boosts and Destiny 2 Vaults Forsaken
- Epic game store introducing Achievements to select games - Marvel's Avengers fans upset about purchasable XP boosts - Destiny 2 continues to Vault paid content with Forsaken
01:31:26
October 11, 2021
Sony Bluepoint, Konami Series Revivals and Spencer promises Japanese games
- Sony announces the acquisition of long time partner Bluepoint studios - Konami going back to Metal Gear, Silent Hill and Castlevania - Phil Spencer committed to bringing more Japanese games on Xbox
59:19
October 04, 2021
Sept 2021 Nintendo Direct Presentation
- Nintendo Direct September 2021 Recap and Discussion
01:15:53
September 27, 2021
Alan Wake Ads, Full Wolverine and Blizzard Labor Violations
- Alan Wake Remastered will remove original games product placement - Insomniac's Wolverine will be a full size game with a mature tone - Activision Blizzard accused of committing labor violations yet again
54:19
September 20, 2021
Playstation showcase for Sept 2021
- Playstation showcase for Sept 2021 with Guest Fredd
01:53:12
September 13, 2021
Horizon Forbidden Upgrade, Madden Loss Glitch, and Cyberpunk Modders
- Sony Said A PS5 ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ Upgrade Would Be Free - Madden NFL 22 Hammered By 'Loss Glitch' As Players Await Patch - CD Projekt Red Hires Cyberpunk 2077 Community Modders
01:00:22
September 06, 2021
Midnight Suns, The Witch Queen and XCloud Gaming
- Midnight Suns is a new Marvel tactics RPG from Firaxis - Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion launches Feb. 22 - Xbox Series X/S And Xbox One Getting Cloud Gaming This Holiday
01:32:32
August 30, 2021
Next Gen Skyrim, Sea of Thieves Record and Outriders Royalties
- Skyrim getting Next-Gen Upgrade Exactly 10 Years after Original Release - Sea of Thieves Broke Its Player Records in June, 3 Years After Release - Outriders developer doesn't even know how many copies the game sold
01:12:09
August 23, 2021
GTA Remasters, Life is Strange Delays and Crunchyroll Purchases
- GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas are getting remasters - Life is Stranger Remastered and Switch game delayed - Sony completes their purchase of Crunchyroll from AT&T
01:32:17
August 16, 2021
New World Delays, PS5 Supplies, and EA Sales
- Amazon delays New World until Sept following successful Beta - Finding a PS5 should become easier as Sony increases parts stock - EA praises the success of Mass Effect, wants live services
01:23:04
August 09, 2021
Capcom profits, Dr. Mario closes, and Activision Blizzard blunders
- Capcom's record quarterly profits thanks to Resident Evil/Monster Hunter - The Dr. Mario is out, Nintendo is shutting down its mobile puzzle game - Activision Blizzard hires law firm known for union busting to improve culture
01:42:21
August 02, 2021
WoW Protests, Final Fantasy Interests and EA Plays
- World of Warcraft players sit in protest over recent lawsuit - Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters to console based on demand - All of the game announcements from EA Play Live 2021
01:56:26
July 26, 2021
Controller Inspirations, Limited Upgrades and New Handhelds
- Xbox boss says DualSense could inspire Controller Change - FIFA 22 doesn't offer a free next gen upgrade on PS5 or Xbox S/X - Valve announces handheld gaming PC, the Steam Deck
01:38:27
July 19, 2021
Assassin's Creed Live, Sony Upside Down and Switch goes OLED
- Ubisoft working on live service Assassin's Creed - Sony deletes PS5 ad with console upside down - Nintendo announced Switch OLED model
01:42:51
July 12, 2021
Dead Space Remake, Designing ES6 and Sony Studio Purchases
- Dead Space remake is in the works at EA's Motive Studios - The Elder Scrolls 6 is in the 'design' phase says Howard  - Sony purchases developer Housemarque and maybe Blue Point
01:38:28
July 05, 2021
Xbox Displays, Marvel IP Bugs and Sonys Crossplay
- New ‘Designed for Xbox’ displays coming as early as summer - Marvel's Avengers bug exposes streamer IP addresses on PS5 - Jim Ryan says Sony Wants to Support Cross-Play More
01:34:34
June 28, 2021
xCloud on One, Baldur's Gate 3 and Starfield apology
- xCloud to bring Series X games to the Xbox One console - Baldur's Gate 3 not set to leave early access this year - Bethesdas Pete Hines apologizes for Starfield exclusivity
01:35:04
June 21, 2021
Battlefield 2042, Overwatch Cross-Play, and Xbox on TV
- Battlefield 2042 releasing as multiplayer only with a full retail price - Activision Blizzard implementing cross-platform play beta 'soon' - Microsoft expanding gaming access beyond Xbox to TVs
01:54:31
June 14, 2021
God of War, No Mans Sky and Blizzard Cease and Desist
- God of War Ragnarok coming to Playstation 4 but delayed to 2022 - No Man's Sky gets a complete visual overhaul in Prisms for free - Blizzard sends Diablo II: Resurrected modders cease and desists
01:47:30
June 07, 2021
Borderlands Cross-Play, Sonic Central and Final Fantasy Origin
- Borderlands 3 will get cross play except for on Playstation - All of the Sonic Central announcements from May 27 - Rumors: Team Ninja developing Final Fantasy/Souls Game
01:53:59
May 31, 2021
Starfield, Timesplitters and Ubisoft Workplace
- Starfield release date and PC/Xbox exclusivity speculations - Deep Silver reforming Free Radical for new Timesplitters - Workplace harassment allegations continue at Ubisoft
01:28:19
May 24, 2021
Sega IP revival, New DualSense and PS5 shortages
- Sega working on reviving IPs and a 'Super' game - Sony announces red and black DualSense colors - PS5 shortages expected to continue into new year
01:12:45
May 17, 2021
Sony Monopoly, Xcloud, and PS Discord
- Sony sued over Playstation Store 'monopoly'  - Phil Spencer still wants Xcloud on other consoles  - Sony working on integrating Discord to Playstation   Special Guest Fredd (https://www.twitch.tv/freddrock)
01:55:22
May 10, 2021
Bad Expansion, Company Reassignment and Business Practice
- Europa Universalis expansion sets new record low on Steam - Toys for Bob shifts to C.O.D support and suffers lay-offs - Internal EA communications point out the already obvious
01:27:54
May 03, 2021
Sony Store Reversal, Amazon Cancellation, and PS Plus Video Pass
- Sony reverses course on PS3 and Vita Store Closures - Lord of the Rings MMO cancelled by Amazon Games - PS Plus Video Pass is a streaming App in Poland
01:42:11
April 26, 2021
Open World Bioshock, Konami Games and Sony Mobile
- Bioshock 4 will be an attempted open world story experience - Konami seems to be focusing on game development again - Sony moving their portable gaming to the mobile platform
01:32:48
April 19, 2021
Missing Maps, Too Many Remakes and E3 Returns
- Activision removes 2 new maps from Modern Warfare Multiplayer - Sony wants Last of Us PS5 remake but not a Days Gone Sequel - E3 makes its return in 2021 and will be a free online conference
57:56
April 12, 2021
Outriders Cross, MLB Pass and Cyberpunk Drop
- Outriders cross play between console and PC broken - MLB The Show 21 will be on Game Pass at launch - Cyberpunk multiplayer game cancelled by CD Project Red
01:03:57
April 05, 2021
Acquisitions, Legacy Trophies and Dropped Stores
- Microsoft working on purchasing Discord for $10 Billion - Sony patents technology to add Trophies to legacy games - Sony to possibly remove PS3, PSP, and PS Vita Stores
59:55
March 29, 2021
Kotick bonus, EA to Game Pass, and Square Enix Presents
- Kotick gets huge bonus only a day after Activision lay offs - Game Pass adds EA play to remain best value in gaming - All the Announcements from Spring Square Enix Present
01:31:24
March 22, 2021
Denuvo, Shredder's Revenge and Bethesda Pass
- Denuvo is bringing cheat protection to Playstation 5 - Old School Beat em up Shredder's Revenge announced - New Bethesda games added to Game Pass
01:00:11
March 15, 2021
Forever Remakes, Diablo 2 Saves, and Marvel XP Woes
- Square Enix recruits Forever Entertainment for remakes - Blizzard confirms old Diablo 2 saves will work in resurrected - Marvel's Avengers increases the grind with slower leveling
57:43
March 08, 2021
Anthem dropped, All Stars reduced, and State of Play lacked
- Anthem Next cancelled and it's impact on Dragon Age 4 - Destruction All Stars upcoming huge price reduction - Sony delivers a State of Play in Feb and its very meh
01:10:37
March 01, 2021
Blizzcon 2021, FPS Boost and Nintendo Direct
- Discussing Blizzards 2021 Blizzcon announcements - Microsoft announces upcoming FPS Boost feature - Discussing Feb 2021 Nintendo Direct announcements
01:16:27
February 22, 2021
A Revival, Late Arrival and Patent Debacle
- Six Days in Fallujah revived after a decade  - Kingdom Hearts finally comes to PC on Epic   - Warner Bros patents the Nemesis system
49:31
February 15, 2021
EA Football, Mass Effect Edits and The Show 21
- EA revives College Football...or a version of it  - Mass Effect Legendary Edition self censoring  - Sony plays ball with The Show 21 and Xbox
45:13
February 08, 2021
Control Infinite Gold
- Control fans angered over Playstation Plus addition - 343 Industries super busy bug fixing Halo Infinite - Microsoft reverse Xbox Gold price increase decision
50:03
February 01, 2021
Xbox Live, Vicarious Blizzard and Resident Evil
- Microsoft increases the price of Xbox Live - Vicarious Visions merged into Blizzard - All the news from the Resident Evil Showcase
01:05:31
January 25, 2021
Whips, Wands and Lightsabers
- Bethesda announces an Indiana Jones Game  - Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy delayed until 2022  - Ubisoft studio Massive working on Star Wars Title
53:52
January 18, 2021
News for the New Year
- Xbox Game pass still missing Final Fantasy games - Outriders gets a delay and a demo - Sony Japan stopping making some PS4s
55:08
January 11, 2021
Blizzard Riots Cyberpunk
- Diablo Immortal confirmed as free to play - Riot Games is making an MMORPG - Cyberpunk 2077 launch shenanigans
01:05:34
December 21, 2020
The Anticipation is Killing Me
- Halo Infinite gets delayed from console launch to console birthday - Project Athia is a 24 month timed exclusive on Playstation 5 - The Crews picks twelve anticipated titles from The Game Award trailers
01:25:00
December 14, 2020
The Pixel Opinions Awards
- Two Bioware Directors leave suspiciously close together. - Sea of Thieves gets seasons and a battle pass. - The Pixel Opinions Awards.
01:10:06
December 07, 2020
Scalpers, Avengers, and Meta, Oh My!
- Scalpers have more stock of PS5 than retailers - Avengers has yet to recoup development costs - Top 10 Next Gen games
01:08:42
November 30, 2020
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Sony tries to compete with Game Pass. - 13 year Warcraft vet designer leaves Blizzard. - Leaks following massive Capcom cyber attack.
01:04:55
November 23, 2020
Exploring the Playstation 5 (PS5)
- DualSense Controller and Haptic feedback - Astrobot, Demons Souls and Backwards compatibility - The system itself including design, UI, etc
01:09:08
November 16, 2020
Phenominal Cosmic Power, Itty Bitty Living Space
- Blizzard Activision wants to bring all franchises to mobile - Xbox Series X Load Speeds - Xbox Series S and Next Gen SSD space
45:46
November 09, 2020
Delays Delays Delays
- Halo Infinite loses another director - Sony pushes back Destruction All stars to Feb - Sony in process of purchasing Crunchyroll - Cyberpunk 2077 delayed and fan outcry
49:56
November 02, 2020
Looking to Next Gen
- 2k Sports adds unskippable ads to NBA2K21 - Previewing the PS5 exclusive launch line up - Previewing the Xbox Series X exclusive launch line up
48:37
October 26, 2020
Shopping Backwards
- Playstation 5 backwards compatibility - Baldur's Gate 3 not keeping early access save files - WoW: Shadowlands pre-patch chat - PS3, Vita, PSP items being removed from web and mobile
40:54
October 18, 2020
Next Gen-ing it
Join us in our return episode as we discuss: - Microsoft purchasing Bethesda - Rumors of preview Series X consoles overheating - The Price of Next Gen games increasing
41:49
October 12, 2020