In the 16th Episode of the Manic Pixie Dream Cast, Elly and Alex are joined by Duncan to talk about Yoof Issuez in video games in their new International Studios in France. Baguette! Croissant! Other French Words!
… in which, everything Alex claims to know about adventure games is wrong (dates, names of games, people… etc), some of the audio is missing and had to be patched, David Bowie’s crotch gets his own game, Elly and Alex make a plea to Neil Gaiman, Michael Dorn is mentioned for the umpteenth time, a dragon is cast and many graphic adventure games are discussed… sort of.
TL;DR This episode is a trainwreck, but somehow the best podcast ever(?)
Elly and Alex discuss Playdead’s 2010 release ‘Limbo’ in massive detail and then Alex briefly defends The Sims which clearly has loads to do with Limbo and Limbo-themes.
Also, it is worth noting that the book Elly mentions near the beginning is by Daniel Mendelsohn, not David Sedaris.
Elly is so intimately and intellectually involved with writers from the New Yorker that she mixes them up, like people confuse their own sons.
In the best episode since the last one, Elly and Alex give their personal Top 5 Video Game Characters In Video Games while discussing new law enforcement techniques, the innocence of Phil Fish and the savi business sense of one NPC in particular.
So, in other words, the podcast does exactly what it says on the tin.
In the spellbinding 10th episode, Elly and Alex are joined by Hold My Purse member Judith (a.k.a Mozymoz, @pandamoz) to talk about MOBAs, Counter Strike GO and the nature of Multiplayer gaming in today’s streaming society… Then they talk about Dino Golf.
The Pixie Dreamers™ are delighted to be joined this week by professional story-teller and maker of Minecraft videos, Vanessa “The Block Enchantress” (@neckingernell on Twitter) to talk about the nature of stories and the flexibility and potential of Minecraft!