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We believe that video games can serve as tools for understanding ourselves, each other, and the world around us— and we celebrate gaming in its many contexts: as a hobby; as an art form; as therapy.

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We believe that video games can serve as tools for understanding ourselves, each other, and the world around us— and we celebrate gaming in its many contexts: as a hobby; as an art form; as therapy.

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Peeling Back the Layers of Pentiment's 16th-Century Onion Pixel Therapy Pod

Yes, the horrors are indescribable, but you've got to serve. Join us as we dive into Obsidian Entertainment's Pentiment, a painstakingly detailed medieval murder mystery that reminds us that time is a flat circle (and what we know of history is often from just one perspective…). Meanwhile, Spencer's falling in love with Murder, She Wrote, Jamie's bingeing Hacks, and everyone is gagged over HBO's The Last of Us!4:25 – What is this, TV Therapy? 17:39 – Pentiment discussionSide Questgofund.me/F804BB72On January 21, at least 11 individuals were killed and many more seriously injured in a shooting spree that occurred at a dance studio in Monterey Park California, just blocks away from a joyous New Year festival where thousands of people gathered.Please donate to this collective fundraiser by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Stop AAPI Hate, Asian Pacific Community Fund, The Asian American Foundation, AAPI equity Alliance, Gold House, Stand with Asian Americans, Chinatown Service Center, and Ann Wang. This fundraiser is put together by 18millionrising, an organization utilizing the power of community to grieve, process, and connect, even if we are physically apart. gofund.me/F804BB72About Pixel TherapyNew episodes every three weeks! Learn more at pixeltherapypod.com or follow us on social media @pixeltherapypod. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate us, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts (or your listening app of choice) and subscribe! Want more? Unlock monthly bonus episodes for $2/mo at patreon.com/pixeltherapypod
  1. Peeling Back the Layers of Pentiment's 16th-Century Onion
  2. Marvel's Midnight Suns is a Queerplatonic Polycule
  3. Pixel Therapy's Games of the Year 2022
  4. Growing Up and Getting Better in God of War Ragnarök
  5. Embedding Values into AI and Finding Focus in Gaming with Wells Santo
  6. Indigenous Cyber Noir in Hill Agency: PURITYdecay with Achimostawinan Games
  7. Stories as Safe Havens and Jet Set Radio Future with YA Thriller Author K. Ancrum

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We’re a bi-weekly podcast bringing you new perspectives on video game culture and current events with folks who may or may not identify as gamers– from streamers and industry folks to artists and activists, everyone deserves a little pixel therapy. Launched September 2020, we have fun, we go deep, and we explore the love of games within a broader social and cultural context while challenging conventional notions of what it means to be a “gamer”— and who gets to call themselves one. Pixel Therapy Pod is independently produced and co-hosted by Spencer Icasiano (they/them), a queer and trans, mixed race Filipino writer and UX designer, and Jamie Siebenaler (she/her), a queer team and project manager with a deep passion for games.