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Pixel Sift

By Pixel Sift

Pixel Sift is an Australian Podcast Award winning fortnightly video games show that breaks down the complex topics so you can stay informed. Each episode explores the biggest news in gaming and features a game development industry guest from Australasia and the world. Learn what it takes to make video games. Winner of 2019 Australian Podcast Awards gaming category and finalist for the 2018 Australian Games Awards.

  1. 1.
    Chiptune is an instrument not a genre: Square Sounds Festival 202002/20/2020
    10:00
  2. 2.
    Callum Harrington (Warhammer Underworlds: Online) & the final days of Flash02/15/2020
    35:13
  3. 3.
    Kris Antoni (Coffee Talk) & the future of E302/02/2020
    33:17
  4. 4.
    Michael Wentworth-Bell & Nick Acciarito (Espire 1 VR Operative) & the #gamedevsforfireys campaign01/17/2020
    33:21
  5. 5.
    Shawn Toh (BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner) & gaming franchises forever12/13/2019
    32:47
  6. 6.
    Dan Golding (Untitled Goose Game Composer & Video Game Academic)11/30/2019
    41:10
  7. 7.
    Mainstream Episode 1: Sayonara Wild Hearts & L.A. Noire11/25/2019
    27:10
  8. 8.
    Matt Trobbiani (Wrestledunk Sports) & Pokémon's impossible legacy11/15/2019
    36:33
  1. 9.
    Muhammad Hanif Bin Ghazali & Tan Kang Soon (Songbird Symphony) & is GDC out of reach?11/02/2019
    32:40
  2. 10.
    Liam Esler & Benjamin Ee (Chorus) - Live at PAX Australia 201910/21/2019
    24:47
  3. 11.
    Party Sift 3 LIVE at PAX Australia 2019 with Party Loaded10/19/2019
    21:30
  4. 12.
    Alexander Perrin & Joshua Tatangelo (Heavenly Bodies) & National Sound and Film Archive to include video games10/04/2019
    28:37
  5. 13.
    Maize Wallin & Jason Bakker (Wayward Strand) & Is Kickstarter busting union efforts?09/23/2019
    32:49
  6. 14.
    Thomas Janson (Death Hall) & why wishlisting matters09/06/2019
    34:21
  7. 15.
    Jay Armstrong (Never Give Up) & the days are numbered for random loot boxes08/24/2019
    30:56
  8. 16.
    Screenwest announces the first five games for its $100,000 Interactive Pilot Fund08/14/2019
    11:20
  9. 17.
    Adventures in Interactive Writing - Live at XR:WA08/08/2019
    59:07
  10. 18.
    Paul Jakovich (Pico Tanks) & IGEA's "Power of Games" Report07/27/2019
    33:12
  11. 19.
    Ellie Balson (Crime Scene Finvestigation) & indie devs petition G2A07/12/2019
    30:17
  12. 20.
    Anthony Sweet, Cabalia & Pika Pi (How do you keep creating? Live at Supanova Perth)07/05/2019
    40:11
  13. 21.
    Leon Zawada & Simon Rance (Amid Evil) & the future of gaming is a subscription06/28/2019
    34:32
  14. 22.
    Kate Raynes-Goldie & Sof Mather (XR:WA Festival) & have indie games stagnated?06/15/2019
    31:36
  15. 23.
    Where should I start listening? Your guide to Pixel Sift06/01/2019
    6:30
  16. 24.
    Dean Walshe (Void Bastards) & controversy and excitement for Play Date05/31/2019
    34:05
  17. 25.
    Greg Dziemidowicz (VR Regatta) & the return of the Aus Interactive Games Fund05/17/2019
    32:00
  18. 26.
    "What does it mean to be indie?" Freeplay Festival celebrates 15yrs05/05/2019
    8:47
  19. 27.
    Hamish Wagstaff (Double Shot) & two very different approaches to crunch05/04/2019
    30:32
  20. 28.
    Neil Rennison (Table of Tales) & Neil's storied career in games04/22/2019
    33:42
  21. 29.
    Katie Stegs (Critter Clash) & should all games have an easy mode?04/13/2019
    29:35
  22. 30.
    New episode NEXT WEEK & Australian Podcast Awards Finalists!04/04/2019
    1:32
  23. 31.
    Matt Sanderson (Mars Underground) & parents spending 34% more on games than last year03/23/2019
    27:44
  24. 32.
    Owain Bolt (Dismantle:Contruct Carnage) & Game dev job losses around the world03/09/2019
    31:55
  25. 33.
    Ian MacLarty (JUMPGRID) & working as a solo developer02/23/2019
    28:40
  26. 34.
    Aidan McKeown (Paperville Panic) & More than One Way to Launch a Game02/08/2019
    28:12
  27. 35.
    Daniel Elston (Guile & Glory:Firstborn) & Hbomberguys massive marathon for Mermaids UK01/25/2019
    26:33
  28. 36.
    Brigitta Rena (She and the Light Bearer) & The Great Server Divide01/10/2019
    27:46
  29. 37.
    Ellen Jurik (Storm Boy: The Game) & Epic's store changes the game12/14/2018
    31:50
  30. 38.
    Clinton McCleary (Infliction) & the Australian Senate loot box inquiry11/29/2018
    32:46
  31. 39.
    Greg Louden (STONE) & Obsidian and inXile - from indie to Acquired11/15/2018
    35:41
  32. 40.
    Party Sift: LIVE at PAX Australia 2018 with Party Loaded11/02/2018
    31:18
  33. 41.
    Zamfir Dumitru (Dawnblade) & Red Dead Redemption 2's 100 hour work weeks10/20/2018
    31:58
  34. 42.
    #MIGW2018, Meetups, parties, podcasts, lets plays & more!10/17/2018
    3:00
  35. 43.
    John Robertson (The Dark Room) & participatory culture10/07/2018
    30:39
  36. 44.
    UPDATE: Pixel Parties Winner & PAX Australia 2018 Meetup09/28/2018
    2:00
  37. 45.
    Locky Betts & Jeff Hayes (Torque Drift) & in game licencing of real products09/22/2018
    36:03
  38. 46.
    James Koehne & Daniel Spiteri (Hunt 'n Sneak) & crazy lengths to unlock in-game content09/08/2018
    28:43
  39. 47.
    Aladar Apponyi (Eatvolve) & Audiences make gaming better08/25/2018
    29:53
  40. 48.
    Sean Simon (Snake Time) & a launcher for every game08/12/2018
    29:25
  41. 49.
    David Lloyd (Regular Human Basketball) & Pre-Order Game Changer07/29/2018
    30:08
  42. 50.
    Tim Colwill (Point & Clickbait + Game Workers Unite Australia)07/14/2018
    44:13
  43. 51.
    Abi Rahmani (Project Wingman) & Sony's "Epic" Fortnite Lockout06/22/2018
    31:29
  44. 52.
    Matt Kelly (Molemen Must Die!) & Valve opts out of moderation on Steam06/08/2018
    35:13
  45. 53.
    Justin Ng (Muffled Warfare & Stifled) & Fortnite's $100,000,000 tournament fund05/25/2018
    32:07
  46. 54.
    Ian MacLarty (Dissembler) & the curse of mobile gaming timers05/11/2018
    32:52
  47. 55.
    Nick McDonnell (The American Dream) & are games too long?04/27/2018
    34:28
  48. 56.
    Mike Blackney (Dead Static Drive) & cheating in games04/12/2018
    28:35
  49. 57.
    Lachlan Juzva (Nova Flow) & Game developer unionisation03/30/2018
    31:43
  50. 58.
    Tim Bermanseder (Witch Thief) & archiving extinct online games03/15/2018
    31:20
  51. 59.
    Ally McLean (RUMU) & The Working Lunch mentoring program03/02/2018
    32:07
  52. 60.
    Nico King (Rainbow Reef) & Facebook pivots to game streaming02/16/2018
    32:04
  53. 61.
    Matthew Clark (The Gardens Between) & the Aus Senate inquiry into game development02/02/2018
    28:44
  54. 62.
    Roman Maksymyschyn (Hyper Jam) & esports leagues, and partnership with traditional sport01/18/2018
    32:03
  55. 63.
    Morgan Jaffit (Hand of Fate 2) & couch co-op games don't sell01/04/2018
    36:47
  56. 64.
    Live at Perth Games Festival 2017 - Exhibiting your very first game12/23/2017
    30:00
  57. 65.
    Travers Dunkinson (HEIST) & portrayals of domestic violence in games12/09/2017
    32:12
  58. 66.
    Dylan J. Walker (Elden: Path of the Forgotten), lootboxes ruined Battlefront II11/26/2017
    28:34
  59. 67.
    Ed Orman (City of Brass) + neural networks, AI & gaming11/10/2017
    29:35
  60. 68.
    Pixel Sift & Party Loaded live at PAX Australia10/31/2017
    26:49
  61. 69.
    UPDATE: Pixel Sift live at PAX Australia 2017, #PAXELSIFT videos & more10/24/2017
    1:33
  62. 70.
    Simon Boxer (Bounce House) & Loot Boxes and Crates: Games as a service10/14/2017
    28:47
  63. 71.
    Peter Curry (Mini Metro), Sony holding back on cross platform play & gaming skill elitism and toxicity09/30/2017
    30:47
  64. 72.
    Michael Chu (Projection) & should reviewers be good at games?09/14/2017
    29:29
  65. 73.
    Jak Gem & Matthew Sear (Collateral Damage) & indie dev steam pricing is too low09/02/2017
    32:50
  66. 74.
    Christy Dena (Crafting Intangibles Event) & Remakes over risky new IPs?08/17/2017
    32:38
  67. 75.
    Ian Gregory (Masquerada: Songs and Shadows) & esports on Australian free to air TV08/05/2017
    29:41
  68. 76.
    Anthony Sweet & Paul Turbett (Battlestar Galactica Deadlock), Netflix for games, playing as not intended07/22/2017
    30:12
  69. 77.
    Cheryl Vance & Joel Styles (Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles), Phil Harrison thinks PS4 & Xbox aren't growing the market07/06/2017
    36:19
  70. 78.
    Adric Polkinghorne (Think of the Children), completionism & the end of GTA V mods?06/23/2017
    31:52
  71. 79.
    Julian Wilton & Jay Armstrong (The Adventure Pals), Steam Direct and Right to Repair06/09/2017
    27:42
  72. 80.
    David Clark (Ori and the Blind Forest), Bad Guy Valve? & You're playing it wrong05/26/2017
    34:34
  73. 81.
    Dr Jennifer Hazel (Checkpoint.org.au), games & mental health, and unhealthy behaviours05/16/2017
    26:48
  74. 82.
    Sean Gabriel & Travis Avery (Desync), customisation vs story & frustum culling frustration04/27/2017
    33:37
  75. 83.
    Nick Smith (Forts), G2A 💔 Gearbox & Persona 5 Streaming & IP theft04/14/2017
    33:19
  76. 84.
    Andrew Freeth (Brief Battles), exclusivity effect & games that endure03/31/2017
    26:39
  77. 85.
    "Why do you create?" - Live at Oz Comic Con 201703/27/2017
    48:55
  78. 86.
    MARCH UPDATE - Oz Comic Con Live Episode & We need your help!03/22/2017
    1:03
  79. 87.
    Ash Ringrose (Death Squared), Rumblemonkey P2P Gambling & the power of INFLUENCE03/16/2017
    33:23
  80. 88.
    Daniel Sun (Armed with Wings: Rearmed) , Nintendo Switch DOA or dynamite & dangers of marathon gaming03/03/2017
    33:59
  81. 89.
    Justine Colla (A Township Tale), US travel ban & games and Steam Direct02/17/2017
    32:44
  82. 90.
    FEBRUARY UPDATE - New Show format starting next week02/10/2017
    0:43
  83. 91.
    Yosha Noesjirwan (Inflatality), the end of Good Game & sequels that change direction02/03/2017
    29:14
  84. 92.
    Jack Knobel (Kieru), the last console generation & online platforms to success01/26/2017
    30:34
  85. 93.
    Alberto Santiago (Goat Punks), Twitch IRL + the end of region locking01/19/2017
    31:17
  86. 94.
    Sam Izzo (Resynth), licence liquidation & the value of "Game of the Year"01/12/2017
    31:18
  87. 95.
    Collectors Edition Episode 1 - REBROADCAST01/01/2017
    57:58
  88. 96.
    Ellen Jurik (Siegecraft Commander), contractor pay disputes & loot box odds12/16/2016
    32:18
  89. 97.
    John Kane (Mallow Drops), social media fandom & game over12/08/2016
    33:59
  90. 98.
    James Cook (Crazy Coaster), Starcraft 2 and AI development, game localisation12/01/2016
    30:07
  91. 99.
    Jack Condon (Kept VR), streamer sponsor transparency & trade sanction shutdowns11/25/2016
    30:56
  92. 100.
    Tom Booker & Lincoln Flintoft (Barking Irons), Facebook's Gameroom & "Australia Tax"11/17/2016
    33:30
  93. 101.
    #PAXELSIFT - Regular episodes return next Thursday11/10/2016
    0:51
  94. 102.
    Gustav Seymore (Goblins of Elderstone), SAG-AFTRA Strike, Nintendo Switch announcement10/28/2016
    31:06
  95. 103.
    Ken Johnson (Starlost), game currency laundering & mysterious treasure hunts10/21/2016
    30:28
  96. 104.
    Tom Cox (Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire), DDOS attackers charged & high profile eSports investments10/15/2016
    30:55
  97. 105.
    Q&A Extended Edition!10/13/2016
    26:00
  98. 106.
    LIVE from Perth Games Festival! Games with friends, releasing your indie game & Pixel Sift Q&A10/07/2016
    31:51
  99. 107.
    Mike De Piazzi (Final Days), Oculus Rift Boycott & Predatory in-app purchases09/30/2016
    29:05
  100. 108.
    Cam Rogers & Sam Izzo (No Mario's Sky), games from outside the west & review lawsuits09/22/2016
    31:05
  101. 109.
    Caroline Thant (Wanda), realism and simulation, flipping the F2P switch09/16/2016
    30:51
  102. 110.
    Jessie Yeoh (Nostalgia Box Video Game Museum), casualisation of games & early access expectations09/08/2016
    30:14
  103. 111.
    Henry Sham (OzHadou Fighting Games Community), games in education, LoL pay disputes09/02/2016
    30:37
  104. 112.
    Kate Raynes-Goldie (WAITTA Incite Achiever of the Year), disconnected gaming & homage vs pastiche08/26/2016
    33:16
  105. 113.
    Steve Heller (Surprise Attack Games), console hardware updates & Indie vs AAA price expectations08/18/2016
    30:16
  106. 114.
    Bob Hayden (Vectonic), retro console resurrection, eSports olympiad08/05/2016
    31:02
  107. 115.
    Jane Cocks (Checkpoint.org.au), politics in games & the money of eSports.07/28/2016
    30:24
  108. 116.
    Darcy Smith (Armello), the digital divide: classism in games & being "a good sport"07/21/2016
    30:58
  109. 117.
    Ari Gibson, William Pellen & Dave Kazi (Hollow Knight), game cultural appreciation & Pokémon GOes global07/14/2016
    31:07
  110. 118.
    John Kane (Killing Time at Light Speed), spaces of play & Counter-Strike conflicts of interest07/08/2016
    29:23
  111. 119.
    Senator Scott Ludlam (Australian Greens), Non-Violent Solutions & Twitch "Bits"06/30/2016
    29:26
  112. 120.
    Ian Lewis & Adam Zulkifly (Party Golf), grey market resellers & avoiding games spoilers06/23/2016
    31:37
  113. 121.
    Jacob Janerka (Paradigm), E3 2016 wrap up & video game film adaptations06/17/2016
    30:20
  114. 122.
    Leigh & Elissa Harris (Objects in Space), dropping the banhammer & predatory publishers06/09/2016
    30:03
  115. 123.
    Lisa Evans (Teaching Science through Games), Beta Burnout, cuts to Arts funding05/19/2016
    29:48
  116. 124.
    Mike Cann (Mr Nibbles Forever), Kerbal Space developer pay claims & games you can't "win"05/12/2016
    30:02
  117. 125.
    Jeremy Eade & Kim-Saskia Risser-Eade (Thwart GEO), the business & consequences of social media, the Australian Senate gaming inquiry05/05/2016
    29:59
  118. 126.
    Wade K. Savage (Fallout: Lanius & Skourge Legacy), rumours + fact checking, and CSGO community challenges04/28/2016
    30:44
  119. 127.
    Colton Onderwater (Super Salmon Migration), Dev work vs life & publisher vertical integration04/21/2016
    30:00
  120. 128.
    Jason Imms (TasGDS), nostalgia in demand & the future of games journalism04/15/2016
    34:10
  121. 129.
    Megan Summers (Damsel), mods: copyright + creativity & “no-grind" games04/08/2016
    30:25
  122. 130.
    Live at Oz-Comic Con 2016: Linear vs Non-linear story telling, Fan feedback + controversy, communicating in games04/03/2016
    37:24
  123. 131.
    Special Announcement - Episode 26 Live at Oz Comic Con Perth + Square Heroes Launch Video03/30/2016
    2:00
  124. 132.
    Dan Clayton (Blockpocalypse), game emulation and piracy + DRM.03/24/2016
    30:41
  125. 133.
    Matt Comi (Space Age), Cross-platform multiplayer & ownership of digital goods03/17/2016
    30:11
  126. 134.
    Oscar Brittain (World's Fastest Pizza), the UWP backlash & Launch hiccups03/10/2016
    31:02
  127. 135.
    Robert Bruce & Chris Parkin (The future of VR), spiritual successors, and cash for reviews 💵➡️🎮👍03/03/2016
    30:00
  128. 136.
    Louis Roots, Sof Mather & Kate Raynes-Goldie (LEVEL ONE Co-Working space), re-release double standards & learning to play games02/25/2016
    30:00
  129. 137.
    Fabian Malabello (The Otherworld Agency) & "good" bad games02/18/2016
    30:27
  130. 138.
    Nick McDonnell (Screen Cheat), Obsessive game collectors & game "award baiting"02/12/2016
    31:17
  131. 139.
    Global Game Jam Perth & game implosions and failures 🎮➕🐜02/04/2016
    30:00
  132. 140.
    Joshua Meadows (GX Australia), RTXAU Recap and the cost of gaming01/28/2016
    30:25
  133. 141.
    Lisa Rye & Brendan Ragan (Freedom Fall), Gambling in eSports, Musicians making games01/22/2016
    29:30
  134. 142.
    Aranda Morrison & Mark Mennell (Square Heroes), Game Clones & Games and the Law01/14/2016
    30:28
  135. 143.
    Chris Parkin (Valiant), Activision buys MLG, and our 2015 year in review01/07/2016
    30:30
  136. 144.
    Drew Morrow (Defect: SDK), Companion apps & toys & movie tie-in games12/17/2015
    30:27
  137. 145.
    Drugs in Gaming, PSX recap, and reimaging game modes12/10/2015
    31:28
  138. 146.
    Trent Kusters (Armello): Kickstarting & building a digital boardgame & managing hype12/03/2015
    30:49
  139. 147.
    Kai Ashford-Hatherly (Bellus Mortem), Toxic Online players &Perth Games Festival11/26/2015
    30:00
  140. 148.
    Ads in Games, Alternate Reality Games & Backwards compatibility11/19/2015
    30:41
  141. 149.
    Dione & Keegan (1UP Gaming Marathon) "Crowd" Multiplayer & Gaming Urban Legends11/12/2015
    30:00
  142. 150.
    Paul Turbett (Starhammer: The Vanguard Prophecy) King purchased, 2015 PAXAUS GCAP recap11/05/2015
    30:00
  143. 151.
    Seasonal Events, Self identity in games, and fan backlash10/29/2015
    30:00
  144. 152.
    Liam Hunt & Sam Zeid (Bramblelash), Episodic content & glitching out10/22/2015
    30:05
  145. 153.
    Split-screen multiplayer, Remakes & Remasters, and storytelling in games10/15/2015
    30:07
  146. 154.
    SAG-AFTRA Strike and eSport Unions, DLC subscriptions, & Twisted Pixel leaving Microsoft10/08/2015
    30:04
  147. 155.
    Alpha & Beta Expectations, Should you pre-order, and #Performancematters10/01/2015
    30:16
  148. 156.
    Old School replays, Destiny Year Two, eSports, and Video game adaptations09/23/2015
    30:00

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