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This Week On Pixels and Grids…

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This week, Pixels and Grids is all about the audio experience.  In addition to the PNG Bro-Down, we will be interviewing a few people in the tabletop RPG business.  First we have Jess Hartley, an author and game developer currently working for White Wolf.  You can find her list of contributions and books at her website here.  Last and certainly not least, we’ll have a chat with Chris Pramas of Green Ronin Publishing and designer of the new Dragon Age tabletop RPG.  Most of us are waist deep in Bioware’s dark fantasy epic and are itching to hear more news on the tabletop version!

Have any burning questions you would like to ask either of our special guests this week?  Feel free to comment here, email us (, leave us a Skype message (PixelsAndGrids), or leave us a voicemail at 216-367-9088.  

PNG Wants to Hear From You!

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We adore attention and really can’t get enough of it.  We also would really like to read some e-mails and play some audio clips on our podcast, the PNG Bro-down.  So no in addition to sending us an e-mail (, you can give us a call over Skype and leave us a voicemail pretty much 24/7!  Our username is PixelsAndGrids and will be set up to accept text messages and take voice mails as much as possible.  We’ll listen to and discuss each one during the PNG Bro-down.  We may even play it on the podcast!  So get to it and know that no subject or question is off-limits PNG’ers.

WTF? No Podcast in Two Weeks?

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I apologize for the lack of a podcast over the past two weeks.  We’re working on possibly mixing up the format and changing the day we record.  You should have your next PNG Bro-Down fix within a week!

Also, you should notice small changes throughout the site as we clean some things up.  For the most part, you’ll see the sidebar packed with more relevant information/links and cleaned up a bit.

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PNG Gets Magic Street Cred Via Kyle Boddy

He's just being modest!

I’m actually a little bit surprised that Mr. Boddy didn’t make a post here yet about this.  Our very own Kyle Boddy managed to get his mono red deck put up as the Deck of the Day for April 21st, 2009 over at Wizards of the Coasts Daily MTG section of their site.  Congrats sir.

Free Fallout 3 Still up for grabs.


We’d like to reward you for being awesome. No seriously, YOU are so much cooler than every other reader we have that we want you to have a free copy of Fallout 3 for the PC! Just head on over to Josh’s post and guess the keyword.  You are probably the only one smart enough to know it. You get one guess per day. Here is a convenient link to take you straight to it… don’t it beat scrolling?

Contest: Win Fallout 3 PC


It’s Pixels and Grids’ first obvious ploy to generate readership and page views! We’re giving away a free copy of Fallout 3 for the PC.   All you need to do for entry is reply to this post with your guess at our special keyword, which we’ve predetermined, and hope for the best.  Offical rules, as best as I can make them up on the spot follows the break.
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PNG celebrates the year of the Schafer

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While I realize that we are a little late for the Chinese New Year celebration, I wanted to announce that 2009 is officially the “Year of the Schafer.”  Do not be fooled by the fancy paper place-mats in your local dim sum shoppe, it is hardly the year of the Ox, unless Ox is short for Brütal Legend.  Unlike past years at PNG, there will be no parades, fireworks, or 15 man paper-mâché dragons.  No, this year we get serious.  In order to celebrate this truly auspicious occasion, we will be playing the entire Tim Schafer catalog.  From his the humble beginnings at LucasArts Entertainment to his somewhat less humble position at Double Fine Productions, we will follow each step that Mr. Schafer took in his journey to Nirvana.  I invite you too, dear reader, to follow in The Schafer’s footsteps.  Join me after the break for further enlightenment.

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PNG Daily 3/5/09: Pixels, Pixels, Pixels


BioWare for the most part can do no wrong.  Information on Dragon Age Origins has been trickling out for quite awhile now, but Kotaku has a post up with about 5 new screen shots.  Bioware also announced that they are releasing a graphic novel for the backstory of the game.  I got a chance to see this game in action at Gencon ’08 when Bioware was doing limited showings in the dealer hall and it is nothing short of jaw dropping.  I can only imagine what they’ve done with it so far!

2K Games and Take Two are starting the hype train for Bioshock 2.  You’ll find a story about the new site that was launched a picture of a poster stapled to a telephone pole that points the said site over here

Batman: Arkham Asylum is joining the ranks of Fallout 3 and Dawn of War 2 on Games for Windows – Live per this article from Joystiq.  Let’s hope that more triple A titles jump on that wagon so Microsoft will make the entire thing a little more functional like it’s console counter part.  This means the game will allow you to be logged on to your gamertag, earn gamerscore points by unlocking achievements, and send messages to friends on Live.

We’ll be recording our podcast tonight and will probably stick to every thursday night from here on out.  Expect it to be posted either in the wee hours of the morning or tomorrow afternoon.  Also, we’d like you to head on over to our facebook group if you have an account and join.  You’ll find our link over to the side.  I’d like it if you left us some feedback each week on what you’d like us to talk about. 

Finally, we’ve added a little link on the sidebar that directs you to Digg.  If you like our editorials, podcasts, or nonsense posts, please feel free to submit them to Digg. 

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okay, it’s really final this time!

Logan and I have finally put the finishing touches on the PNG logo.  I think his 3D text looks fantastic up there, don’t you guys?

Into The Pitt Goes Into Your Achievements


I apologize for the size of the picture but I wanted everybody to see what has just appeared in my gamerscore profile for Fallout 3.  Wonder what that means?