GuideLive.com entertainment editor and video game critic Britton Peele in the Mixed Media studio.

GuideLive.com entertainment editor and video game critic Britton Peele in the Mixed Media studio.

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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

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