Game Journalism with PixiClip

The video game reporting industry has basically been stuck in a rut. Almost every account of gaming culture on every site looks the same–which is why I jumped at the opportunity to use Pixi Clip to show how we can improve video game journalism!

Pixi Clip is a virtual white board where you can set up 5-minute long presentations to discuss any topics. Some of these are more organic, but some can look more like informational slideshows. To show you exactly how I think Pixi Clip can be used for video game journalism I’ve–drumroll–made a PixiClip! I know, right? Genius!

I actually learned a lot about how to use Pixi Clip while making this short video, and I was a little surprised at how quickly I was able to pick it up. The set-up is simple, with all the tools you will need along the left side bar. The pencil and the marker are really easy to use, but it took me a couple tries to figure out how to make the “type” show correctly. However, that didn’t take more than a minute or two!

What I really like about Pixi Clip is the ease with which you can add and subtract images. For part of the clip, I put in a few images from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds . By hovering over uploaded images, you can see all of the images you uploaded and easily grab them and use them. When you place the images on the whiteboard, you can easily re-size and move them so that they work optimally with your narration.

I had a lot of fun playing with Pixi Clip and thinking about how to use it for video game jouranlism. I’ve definitely decided to incorporate Pixi Clips into my Gamer Drama reviews–it’s perfect for my pro and con list at the end of each post! I’m also going to start using it for some of my Top 5 lists. I can’t wait to play more with Pixi Clip–and I think you should give it a try, too. If you try to use it for a game review, guide, or list, let me know, and share a link in the comments!

Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by representatives of Pixi Clip, but all the opinions represented are mine.

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