It’s time for another episode of Pixel x Pixel! This is our last episode before Halloween, so we talk about some Halloween-y topics such as the horror visual novel Neighbor (check out Marcus’ review here) and some Halloween video game events. Marcus got into Google’s Project Stream test, so we’re basically on the cutting of video game news! We also talk at length about streaming from the PS2… Wait, that isn’t the cutting edge of gaming in 2018?
14:50 – Overwatch Halloween event, Splatoon 2 Halloween Splatfest, Project Stream (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey) 25:20 – Senran Kagura Intimacy Mode removed from PS4 version, 4 Corpse Party games announced for PC, Compile Heart announces mobile game with moe Tezuka characters
♫ “Willie Lomans,” “5 minutes pleasure,” and “6 pence and moon” from AlphabetPlanet by Hiroki Kikuta
I’m thrilled to announce my brand new gaming podcast with Marcus of Pixel Pacas, Pixel x Pixel! Join us for fun and thoughtful discussions of visual novels, niche and retro games, and other media we love!
One of the most common requests I receive is to revive Chic Pixel Plus or return to podcasting in some form, so this is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. While I absolutely loved what Sarah and I made Chic Pixel Plus into, I felt it was time to move on from the really structured format and focus more on video games, since that’s the topic I tend to cover the most. When my long-time friend, Patreon supporter, and Chic Pixel Discord mod Marcus offered to step in and help me start up a new podcast, I couldn’t wait to get started!
Marcus loves all kinds of narrative-driven games such as visual novels and point-and-click adventure games, as well as horror and other niche areas that really compliment my own interests well. He also is a prolific writer, just like me, so expect lots of talk about our writing process and what we’re working on. I think we’ll have a lot of interesting things to talk about on the podcast! Like Chic Pixel and Pixel Pacas, we will occasionally talk about media that contains graphic themes, but we will always provide warnings beforehand and will not describe anything potentially disturbing or sexually explicit in detail.
The podcast format will be pretty straightforward: We’ll start each episode by talking about what media we’ve been consuming and what we’ve been up to lately and end with a discussion of interesting/relevant news and new releases. While the podcast will definitely focus on games, don’t worry! I’ll still be talking about what anime I watch, and we may also chat about other podcasts, movies, and whatever else we’re currently interested in. We will upload a new episode once every 2 weeks. And you can support my Patreon for as low as $1/month to get each episode 3 whole days before it goes live on the main feed!
We hope you enjoy the first episode!!
Pixel x Pixel Episode 01 – Pilot
09:46 – what we’ve been up to: 428: Shibuya Scramble, GameCube Anthology, Dr. Death, Attack on Titan season 3, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu season 2, Tengai ni Mau, Iki na Hana 59:48 – Nintendo Direct with new Animal Crossing, new company Too Kyo Games, Smach Z at TGS, PlayStation Classic announced, PS Vita production to end in Japan
♫ “Willie Lomans,” “5 minutes pleasure,” and “6 pence and moon” from Alphabet Planetby Hiroki Kikuta
In this brand-spanking new episode of Chic Pixel Plus, Sarah and Roy of My Fair Hunter (and many other lovely things!) join me to discuss their recent move to Tokyo. Roy divulges what it’s like working at the localization company 8-4 Ltd., Sarah shares her webcomic process, and we all gush a little bit too much about kotatsu. Japanese grocery coupons, freelance lifestyle, bringing cats overseas… If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to move across the world or work for a localization company in Japan, this is the show for you!
Opening ♫ – Mr. Roboto – Styx
Closing ♫ – Tokyo Shoe Shine Boy – Teruko Akatsuki
In honor of the massive Sailor Moon resurgence that is occurring this year, I sat down (virtually) with repeat guest Janine Hawkins to chat about the shojo giant of our youth. In this episode, we cover everything from the manga and anime to merchandise and musicals. Nothing Sailor Moon-related is safe!
Please keep in mind that this was recorded about two weeks ago before the announcement that Viz will be re-releasing the original uncut anime in English on Hulu, DVD, and Blu-ray. I like to think we called it, somehow!