The Next Chapter for Pixel Rated

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting much lately, and I apologize. A lot has been going on in my life: I left The Morning AMp, I accepted a new position at Electronic Arts, and I got married. So where does that leave us? Well, Pixel Rated as you know it will be no more Don’t get me wrong, it’s not going away! It just has to evolve — who I was and what I wanted to do with this site has changed since I started back in 2010. Until I figure out what “evolve” means, I’ll be leaving the site as-is so you can still find videos, articles, and radio segments.

However, I just wanted to thank anyone who has ever taken a minute to read this site, watch one of my videos, or listen to one of my segments. It’s truly been a crazy, totally unexpected ride and I am forever grateful for the fine folks who helped keep me motivated by watching and listening to my stuff. I hope that you’ve enjoyed at least some of the work I put into this, and I hope you stop by once I rebuild the site.

Until then, you can still find me talking up a storm on Twitter.

 

The Morning AMp – Interview with Josh Tsui

Today on The Morning AMpJill, Jesse, and I had the chance to sit down and chat with Josh Tsui, co-founder of Robomodo and the director of the upcoming documentary “Insert Coin: Inside Midway’s 90s Revolution.” We talk about Josh’s time making games in Chicago at Midway Games and the stories he hopes to tell with this new documentary. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.

The Morning AMp – Chicago’s “Netflix Tax” and Remembering Satoru Iwata

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin

Today on The Morning AMpJill, Jesse, and I talk about Chicago’s new cloud entertainment tax. Then, I take some time to remember the life of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.

The Morning AMp – E3 2015 Show Floor Wrap-Up

After spending a week in Los Angeles, I’m back in the Chicago studio with the hottest news from E3 2015. Charming new IP, fan-requested favorites, and the future of virtual reality were all on display, and I have the latest details for Jill, Jesse, and The Morning AMp audience. Star Fox Zero? Dark Souls III? Oculus Rift? For Honor? Unravel? Rock Band 4? Destiny: The Taken King? Star Wars Battlefront? It’s all here! You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.

The Morning AMp – E3 2015 Press Conference Wrap-Up

After months and months of seemingly endless preparation, the video games industry’s best and brightest are ready to show the world what new titles and technologies they’ve been working on for the past year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3 2015 started off with a *BANG* at the five major press conferences, and I have the scoop for Jill, Jesse, and The Morning AMp audience. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.

The Morning AMp – Silicon Valley’s Food Alternative and Nintendo’s Splatoon

While Silicon Valley is typically known for its phone apps and social media platforms, there is another technological revolution developing there that could change the world forever — eliminating the need to eat. Food alternatives like Soylnet and Schmilk are becoming more and more popular, and I have the first-hand scoop for Jill, Jesse, and the listeners of The Morning AMp. After that, we dive (literally) into Nintendo’s newest franchise Splatoon. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.

The Morning AMp – Uber Vs. The Disabled, Destiny’s House of Wolves, and The Witcher 3

Over the past few years, Uber has been finding itself in courtrooms across the country as government agencies try to figure out how to classify the popular ride-sharing service. Is it a transportation company? Is it a technology company? Well, lawsuits in Texas and California have added another question to that list: does the Americans With Disabilities Act apply to Uber? Me and my new theme music break down the legalese for Jill, Jesse, and the listeners of The Morning AMp. We also dive into Destiny’s new expansion titled House of Wolves as well as the incredibly excellent The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.