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On episode 9 of Mixed Media: We geek out with Dallas Morning News super nerds Britton Peele and Mike Merschel. First, the group chats with Ready Player One author Ernest Cline about his new book, Armada, and what it feels like to have Steven Spielberg anoint you to supreme nerd status. Next, we consider the new movie Pixels starring Adam Sandler. Are the film's retro arcade characters attacking the earth or our intelligence? You'll find out. Finally, it's joysticks-off as we reminisce about the video games of our youth (Atari or ColecoVision anyone?) and assess the state of gaming today. Peele explains how narrative games are all the rage now and challenges the hosts to a round of the unconventional Gone Home.