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Level 006: Mario Paint Muse

Mario Paint Muse Header

Art lovers and other fruitcakes, your muse is at hand! Modern video game machinery puts the power of creation in your sweaty palms. “The Power is Yours!” as Captain Planet would say. But, instead of saving the environment we are more likely to use our super powers to draw genitals.

Thrill as Setch, Matt, and James discuss such creative titles as Mario Paint, Art Academy, Colors 3D, WarioWare DIY, Second Life, Minecraft, The Sims, Spore, Bad Piggies, and fur suits. That last one isn’t exactly a game, but it’s kind of covered by Second Life.

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Pretty Potables: Mario Paint Muse

Mario Paint MuseFor literally tens of years fancy artists have needed a little help getting the creative juices flowing. That is why full-time pirate and part-time potter Captain Morgan invented alcohol. Yes, trusty booze will get those juices flowing all right! Straight out the pee hole and into the urinal. This is how Marcel Duchamp was invented. And that’s your history lesson for the day. Drink this while listening to this week’s show:

  • 1.5 oz Lucid Absinthe
  • 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • Mint leaves
  • Lime wedge
  • Sprite
  • Skittles
  • Novelty ice cubes with flies inside.

Muddle the mint leaves with the lime wedge in a shaker. Add the Lucid Absinthe, pineapple juice and fill with ice. Shake briefly and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Top with Sprite and garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge.

Dump a rainbow of Skittles into the glass.

Serve from the belly button of a stick figure doing sit ups.

When the drink is drank, notice the novelty flies at the bottom of the glass. Throw them all over the room and swat furiously. Your guests will love you for it.

Before long you’ll be seeing a green fairy, a filthy piggy, or the grim reaper. Works great as a either a cocktail or a paint thinner – drinkable turpenoid if you will.

Level 005: Humble Pie Mudslides

Humble Bundle 6 is on the menu featuring such scrumptious dishes as Torchlight, Bit Trip Runner, Shatter, Wizorb, Jamestown, Gratuitous Space Battles, Dustforce, Vessel, Space Pirates and Zombies, and Rochard.

The time has come for Rick, Justin, Setch, Matt, and James to feel pretty smug about their awesome selves because they’ve supported indie game development and starving children in one fell swoop. Possibly. We’re not exactly sure how this works.

Also on the gay agenda, unlock the wild mysteries of the Tokyo Jungle, come by wave with the Denpa Men, jump Faster Than Light, and explore the shadowy depths of Yakuza pachinko dens with a friendly unicorn.

If that isn’t enough for a free audio programme for the ear holes, I don’t know what is!

Let us know what you think over on Twitter @ppPixel, or send an email to mail@prettyprettypixel.com. We live to serve.

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Pretty Potables: Humble Pie Mudslide

Humble Pie MudslidePut down the Tecate and break out the food stamps and trustfund checks, because it’s time for an indie treat that’ll have you bursting out of those skinny jeans in no time. In honor of the Humble Indie Bundle 6, we’ve whipped up a Humble Pie Mudslide, a confection that has all the deliciously ironic accessibility of a night at T.G.I.Friday’s and is hand crafted with locally sourced generic shit.

  • Miscellaneous Coffee Liqueur
  • Off-brand Irish Creme
  • Grotty Vodka
  • Store Label Half & Half
  • Dubious Vanilla Extract
  • Not-Oreos
  • Refrozen Ice Cubes

Toss everything into a blender and grind away until you have a pungent sludge that looks and smells amazing. Pour into up-cycled 40 oz. bottle in a brown paper bag. Some separation will occur as the drink settles. This is a metaphor for how you will separate from your ideals and dreams as you settle down and become totes mainstream. Feel anxiety. Listen to Girl Talk. Remind yourself that your taste in things is what makes you superior to other people.

Unlikely Borderlands 2 DLC

No doubt in the coming months Borderlands 2 will offer us the opportunity to exchange actual money for the privilege of looting oodles more imaginary guns and selling them to cartoon people for simulated money. We believe this process will end the recession.

But, what does the future of Borderlands 2 Downloadable Content hold? With our crystal ball in hawk, it’s up to us to speculate in the grand theater of the imagination. More bonerfarts? One can only hope. Keep reading for all of our pretty pretty predictions.

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Bayonetta’s Proportion Party

Bayonetta joins Nintendo's greatest mascots

In case you haven’t heard, Bayonetta’s latest adventure is going to be a Wii U exclusive. Good thing all the other characters in the Nintendo stable are 18 heads tall, have mammoth thighs and roomy bosoms– wouldn’t want the poor girl to feel out of place!

(Also, if you’re looking for something to add to your Autumn reading list, take a cue from Luke and read Atlas of the Human Anatomy for the Artist. It’s illuminating.)

Level 004: Handsome Jack & Coke

What happens when three giddy gays who have never played a first person shooter jump into one of the rootinest tootenist shooters of our time? Find out, as Justin, Setch, Matt, and James discuss all the vault hunting and loot snatching action in Borderlands 2!

Rest assured that first multiplayer experiences are often awkward. Players may not know what they’re doing, and that might make them self conscious at first. But once they relax and open up, the experience can actually be quite pleasurable.

This week’s episode is brought to you by the Handsome Jack & Coke cocktail. You can find the recipe in the episode, or at PrettyPrettyPixel.com. And, you are always welcome to tweet all over us @ppPixel, or send a mail to mail@prettyprettypixel.com.

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Pretty Potables: Handsome Jack & Coke

Handsome Jack & CokeArm yourself for this week’s episode with a Handsome Jack & Coke in the mouth. This drink feels good going down, but just might try and kill you.

  • 1 oz. Jack Daniel’s
  • 1 oz.Tequila
  • 8 oz. Coca-Cola Zero
  • 3 drops Slag (Grape Dimetapp or Grape Syrup)

Pour the Jack, Coke, and Tequila into into a hip flask. Add a couple drops of slag. Store in a mini-fridge conspicuously identified by a green LED. Load the mini-fridge with money, firearms, springy novelty snakes, and an angry midget.

When feeling your smarmiest, open the fridge. Surprise! All sorts of stuff is flying out at you! It’s awesomely overwhelming. Awesowhelming!? Overwhelsome?! Awewhelmish!

Holster your flask and reload as necessary.

Warnings: Little people may die if you put them in refrigerated boxes. You may die if you drink alcohol and cough medicine mixed together – despite what Moe Szyslak may have taught you. This recipe should not be used for the purposes of killing yourself or others.