Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 351

It Takes Two

In this week’s Pixels & Ink Podcast: Jordan is reunited with Chris as they sit down to discuss the tragic passing of acclaimed author and artist of the renowned Berserk manga series: Kentaro Miura.

Jordan and Chris talk about Berserk’s legacy; how much it influenced in popular media—particularly in games—and spin off into some tangents about different anime. Afterwards, Jordan talks a bit about the end of Netflix’s Castlevania; he clears up some of the errors he made last week, talks about what he liked, the small details he noticed, and his final thoughts on the series. Then and Chris then talk at great length about various Castlevania games. To close off the news, Jordan and Chris talk about Sony’s latest patent for an eSports betting system. The two speculate on what this could mean, but Jordan is worried that it will further exacerbate the insidious nature of gambling in video games.

After the news, Chris has been playing Mass Effect Legendary Edition. He talks a bit about the changes in the new edition—improvements to the combat, some minor story changes and an overall upscale in visual quality. He and Jordan then talk a bit about modernizing the original Mass Effect; and whether Quality of Life improvements take away some of the old-school charm and challenge of the classic RPG. 

About the Castors:

  • Jordan Biordi: Managing Editor, host of Pixels & Ink; and part-time Ninja; when he’s not busy combating the forces of evil, he’s writing articles and making videos on the hilariously mediocre Youtube channel: Ninja-Jordan Reviews.
  • Chris De Hoog: A writer and podcaster from Ontario, Chris discovered roleplaying games with Final Fantasy on the NES and has been overthinking them ever since. When he’s not obsessing over Star Wars, you can find him steaming at twitch.tv/guildtwotaps
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