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The award winning team of journalists at Pixel Sift love all sorts of videogames: Triple A, mobile and indie. Join us for Mainstream as we explore the games we’ve been playing and the news we’ve been reading.

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Resident Evil Village & New Pokémon Snap

May 6th, 2021


Gianni jumps into the NEO-ONE for the on-rails photography adventure New Pokémon Snap that firmly ticks the nostalgia boxes, as our first Mainstream …

Monster Hunter Rise & FANTASIAN

May 1st, 2021


Gianni relives his JRPG playing youth on his phone with the new game from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's Mistwalker Studio in FANTASIAN, as Adam zips around riding big dogs hunting beasts in Monster Hunter …

John Romero live at XRWA

April 7th, 2021


John Romero is a pinnacle of the game development industry and most people know or love his work. Titles such as Doom, Wolfenstein, Commander Keen

Why YOU should give Valorant esports a go

March 31st, 2021


Ben Green is an ESL Australia shoutcaster and is one of the people behind the university Valorant tournament Red Bull Campus Clutch and he says now …

Loop Hero & Valheim

March 16th, 2021


Adam is placing cards, making runs and taking risks in the retro inspire rogue-like Loop Hero and Gianni is picking up rocks building houses and trying to survive the nordic afterlife in Valheim.

Pixel Sift is produced …

The Medium & Monster Sanctuary

February 20th, 2021


Gianni tries not to get too spooked in the split-screen spirit world of  The Medium by Bloober Team and Adam collects monsters and jumps around …

Games of the Year 2020

December 28th, 2020


Gianni, Adam, Mitch, Fiona and Daniel explore their favourite games of 2020, a year with a stack of amazing titles.

Gianni: Umurangi Generation by

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity & Super Mario 3D All-Stars

December 16th, 2020


Gianni knows how it's going to end but fights on anyway in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Mitch finally picks up a Nintendo Switch and proceeds …

Assassin's Creed Valhalla & Hades

November 27th, 2020


Gianni faces the worst and best of the Greek mythological underworld in Hades by Supergiant Games and Adam jumps into the longboat to raid dark ages …

Fall Guys & The Last Campfire

September 5th, 2020


Gianni lights up for The Last Campfire, a colourful puzzler from No Man's Sky developers Hello Games and Mitch jumps rolls and curses his team mates …

Ghost of Tsushima & Ooblets

August 4th, 2020


Adam embraces the way of the ghost in Kurosawa inspired Ghost of Tsushima and Gianni dances up a storm on his new farm in Badgetown in Ooblets!

Thanks to Glumberland and popagenda for providing Pixel Sift with a review …

Video games don't make people violent new metastudy finds

July 26th, 2020


A new study from New Zealand’s Massey University found that in many cases there is no reason to believe violent video games cause violent behaviour.

Daniel Harrison has found balance and a strong support network

July 23rd, 2020


Australian YouTuber Daniel Harrison has just clocked up 1 million subscribers but it hasn't been without it's ups and downs. He says that keeping ego in check, knowing how to externalise his worries, seeking help when …

The Last of Us Part II & No Straight Roads

June 29th, 2020


Dan jumps back into the cordyceps-infested world in The Last of Us Part II and Gianni leads a rock revolution against an EDM empire in No Straight …

Making PAX Australia a digital experience: Luke Lancaster on developing PAX Online

June 18th, 2020


Well you probably have heard the news by now, PAX Australia won't be going ahead in October this year, joining PAX West which has also been cancelled for 2020.

In its place is PAX Online, a new digital festival that …

Minecraft Dungeons & Ring Fit Adventure

June 10th, 2020


Viv starts a new lifestyle habit with Ring Fit Adventure as Gianni fights his way through Creepers, Endermen and more in Minecraft Dungeons.

Thanks to Mojang Studios, Double 11 and Microsoft Game Studios for providing …

Scouting for the next League of Legends champion: Coach Chris Lee of Chiefs ESC

June 3rd, 2020


How do you shape a competitive League of Legends player into an esports star?

Chris Lee is a coach at the Chiefs Esports Club Academy, his job is to find the up and coming talent and shape them into professionals. 

XCOM: Chimera Squad & Gears Tactics

May 24th, 2020


Adam Christou has fallen in love with his motley crew of alien cops in XCOM: Chimera Squad and Gianni Di Giovanni has been ducking for cover while revving up the lancer in Gears Tactics.

Thanks to Microsoft Game …

Persona 5: Royal & Fallout 76: Wastelanders

May 7th, 2020


Adam Christou is ready for big anime energy in Persona 5 Royal and Sarah Ireland heads back into the wild Appalachian wasteland in Fallout 76 …

Jordan Mays "Elfishguy" & Brandon Langiano "Raven" on how to level up to competitive esports

April 23rd, 2020


Esports casters Jordan Mays "Elfishguy" & Brandon Langiano "Raven" star in a new season of Red Bull Response where they give their tips to level …

Final Fantasy VII Remake & My Friend Pedro

April 13th, 2020


Adam returns to Midgar in Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Gianni does his best Deadpool impression in My Friend Pedro.

Kotaku: Accomplishing …

The ingredients of DOOM: Composer Mick Gordon on the soundtrack of DOOM Eternal

April 1st, 2020


If you’ve played any of the recent Bethesda Softworks games, while you’ve been blasting demons, fighting nazis or exploring space stations you’ve been listening to music of Australian composer Mick Gordon.

Hear how the …

Doom Eternal & Animal Crossing New Horizons

March 24th, 2020


Adam has been taking the fight to Earth in Doom Eternal, and Gianni has been planting a lovely orchard in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Kotaku: PlayStation 5 Versus Xbox Series X: The Tech Specs
Itch: Wash Your …

Crossy Road Castle & Rainbow Six Siege

March 6th, 2020


Gianni has been platforming his way to victory in Crossy Road Castle, the follow up to Hipster Whale's smash hit Crossy Road and Sarah has been …

Two Point Hospital & Super Smash Bros Ultimate

February 21st, 2020


Viv Thum and Mitch Loh are building hospitals and unbreakable frame perfect combos!

Viv has been avoiding that death gong in Two Point Hospital, the spiritual successor to Theme Hospital by Two Point Studios ahead of …

Dirty Bomb & Left 4 Dead 2

February 6th, 2020


Sarah Ireland and Daniel Ang have been digging into the back catalogue for some great multiplayer gems.

Sarah has been darting and diving her way …

Temtem & Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

January 29th, 2020


Adam Christou and Gianni Di Giovanni have been spending a fair bit of time with digital monsters.

Adam has been carving up the frozen tundra in …

Pixel Sift EP138: Michael Wentworth-Bell & Nick Acciarito (Espire 1 VR Operative) & the #gamedevsforfireys campaign

January 27th, 2020


Our first flagship podcast Pixel Sift just kicked off with new episodes for 2020, check out this podcast if you're keen to learn how games are made and we'll be back with a new episode of MAINSTREAM later this week.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt & Pico Tanks

January 9th, 2020


Scott Quigg and Mitch Loh chat about two of the games they've been playing and the news that piqued their interest.

Scott has been "tossing a coin to his Witcher" as he and a lot of other people dive back into The …

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order & Halo Reach (Halo Master Chief Collection)

December 18th, 2019


Gianni Di Giovanni and Adam Christou chat about two of the games they've been playing and the news that piqued their interest.

Gianni has been …

Metro 2033 Redux & Borderlands 3

December 4th, 2019


Mitch Loh and Daniel Ang sit down to chat about two of the games they've been playing and the news that piqued our interest.

This week Mitch has been playing Borderlands 3, a game that fans of the series are going to …

Pokémon Shield & The Outer Worlds

November 23rd, 2019


Adam Christou and Gianni Di Giovanni sit down to chat about two of the games they've been playing and the news that piqued our interest.

This week Gianni has been playing next entry in the massive franchise Pokémon …

Sayonara Wild Hearts & L.A. Noire

November 7th, 2019


Daniel Ang and Gianni Di Giovanni kick off the first Mainstream by Pixel Sift, it's a look at some of the games we've been playing and the news that piqued our interest.

This week Gianni has been playing dreamy arcade …

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