As we collectively drag ourselves towards the 2020 finish line while tempering our expectations for 2021, we’re taking a break from guest interviews this week to bring you a special end of year episode! Join us as we share our completely unofficial picks for this year’s Pixel Therapy Game Awards (cue applause), we just want to talk about the year in gaming. From Jamie’s nomination for Best NPC Hugs to Spencer’s pick for Game That Lived Rent-Free in My Head, we promise there’s a little something for everyone at this year in gaming awards ceremony.
Finally, it wouldn’t be Pixel Therapy without crying. So please allow us to take a moment to share our reflections on this podcast’s first 90 days (That’s it?!), and how thankful we are for all of the love, support, and energy we’ve received from all of you.
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About Pixel Therapy
We’re a bi-weekly interview show bringing you new perspectives on video game culture and current events while centering the relationships queer folks, trans folks, people of color, disabled folks, and other marginalized players have with games. We lovingly feature fresh takes on video game culture 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. New episodes drop every other Tuesday. Learn more and subscribe at pixeltherapypod.com.
Spencer Icasiano (they/them) is a queer and mixed Filipinx writer, product designer, and co-host of Pixel Therapy, a podcast about the emotional connections people form with video games. They have written on topics of queer and trans identity, art-making, and advocacy for several online and print publications.