‘Dead Pixels’ is a new comedy that lovingly pokes fun at gaming culture


In Dead Pixels, we follow a group of friends who pass the majority of their time together on the green pastures of the online game Kingdom Scroll — a fictional RPG that just happens to look a whole lot like World of Warcraft.

Since the four gamer friends don’t seem to have that much to do with each other beyond Kingdom Scroll, it’s easy to see the show as a commentary on how young people are spending their lives in fantasy universes while losing touch with the outside world and the people in it.  

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But according to Alexa Davies, star of the new Channel 4 comedy, that’s not the case. Dead Pixels, Davies explains, is not a commentary on the stereotypical view of gaming culture as a virtual world populated by those who feel safer online. Read more…

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