Heavily Pixelated
Heavily Pixelated
Scott C. Jones talks to gamers in their most vulnerable moments — and discovers the video games that fortified them when they needed it most.
#31 Nick
Host Scott C. Jones talks to Nick Harrison – an actor, stuntman, and fight coordinator in Hollywood – who says that the Star Wars movies got him through his difficult childhood. The original trilogy of films helped Harrison find his way through a gauntlet of nightmarish experiences – – experiences that otherwise may have destroyed […]
Mar 11, 2022
1 hr 4 min
#30 HTFG: Marissa
Marissa Roberto is a TV host, sports maniac, and certifiable eSports goddess. Some people say that she’s the Canadian equivalent of Cher. Hailing from the flyblown prairies of Saskatoon, Marissa established herself as Victor Lucas’s number one co-hosting choice on television’s EP Daily. Now, back in good old Toronto, Marissa currently barnstorms Tik Tok (@mrob29) […]
Oct 17, 2020
1 hr 2 min
#29 HTFG: Kristen
Kristen Salvatore was an esteemed games journalist for a handful of years – – she was, in fact, EIC of PC Gamer, as some of you know. But before the journalism boat sank, Kristen transitioned to the business side of the world. Indeed, everything Kristen does seems wise, confident, and terribly considered. But the reality for […]
Aug 24, 2020
1 hr 8 min
#28 Ken & Kieran
Ken is a salty, experienced game developer. He’s worked on a host of AAA games in his career. Raised and educated in Canada, Ken impulsively relocates to the UK in his 20’s, and manages to land a series of plum gaming gigs. Early in his career, Ken meets a strong but complicated woman. They fall […]
Jul 22, 2020
33 min
#27 HTFG: Ali
When I lived in Vancouver, my guest today and I once made plans to meet for coffee on Robson Street. Our shoot ran long that day at EP. Running behind, I raced across downtown, trying to get to my meeting. I was 10 minutes late. I was prepared to apologize profusely, to make it up […]
Jun 20, 2020
1 hr 12 min
#26 HTFG: Sarah
Sarah Dietrich is Scott’s guest on HTFG. Sarah D. and her husband, Dave, were guests on S1: E5 of Heavily Pixelated, where they shared a painfully honest and super sad story. In fact, before you listen to today’s episode, you might want to listen to Sarah’s first appearance for context. You should bring some Kleenex […]
May 29, 2020
1 hr 3 min
#25 Alex
Alex is an IT professional in Toronto, Ontario. He spends his days helping coworkers and consumers solve complex technical problems (and bailing out daft noobs like Scott). Indeed, part of living in modern society requires us to talk to people, like Alex, on a fairly routine basis. In 2016, Alex suffered a devastating loss. Kind/gentle […]
May 12, 2020
34 min
#24 HTFG: Eve
Meet Eve Crevoshay. Eve is the Executive Director of a terrific organization called TakeThis.org. TakeThis.org aims to decrease the stigma and increase the support for mental health in the video game realms. Their motto: “It’s OK to not be OK.” I am a big fan of the work that Eve and her organization are doing […]
Apr 29, 2020
56 min
#23 HTFG: Harold
Meet Harold Goldberg. HG is one of the coolest cats on the planet. Harold’s an esteemed critic, talented scribe, a renaissance man, and a life-long New Yorker. He resides on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan with his partner, Helen, and a cat named Lazlow. You can find Harold’s byline in the Washington Post, the New […]
Apr 21, 2020
50 min
#22 HTFG: Steve
The great Steve Tilley joins me for a revealing exploration of his own personal self-care habits in the “How To Feel Great” series. Steve, as many of you know, is a superb writer and editor who is a trusted, veteran voice of reason for the Toronto Sun. Steve also served as 50 percent of “Team […]
Apr 7, 2020
1 hr
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