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The Popcast is a podcast where two artists, Cal Gee and Mike Kent, talk about the art and news of video games, comics and movies that week.

A weekly show released by Pens & Pixels, a concept art and illustration collective.

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The Popcast is a podcast where two artists, Cal Gee and Mike Kent, talk about the art and news of video games, comics and movies that week.

A weekly show released by Pens & Pixels, a concept art and illustration collective.

    5 Minute Warning - What's your perfect Waluigi game?

    5 Minute Warning - What's your perfect Waluigi game?

    Pop in with your hosts, Cal and Mike, for another 5 Minute Warning. Rapid fire questions about Waluigi's true purpose, our favourite villains, gaming industry secrecy and more.

    Then a BONUS ROUND where we talk about much used game mechanics and whether they should make it to next-gen or not

    Stay safe out there everyone!
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    TIME STAMPS

    01:35 - What would a Waluigi game be?
    6:47 - When games spooked you?
    13:19 - Hyperbolic Time Chamber Backlog?
    18:42 - Favourite Villains?
    25:08 - Favourite Cutscene in video game history?
    30:52 - Video Game novels?
    36:55 - Video Game industry secrecy?
    43:03 - BONUS GAME Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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    Find Pens&Pixels: www.pensandpixels.ca
    Find Cal at: www.twitter.com/thecalgee
    Find Mike at: www.twitter.com/mikekentdraws

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Silent Hill's possible reboot, Naughty Dog's Crunch Culture + Coronavirus cancels E3 2020

    Silent Hill's possible reboot, Naughty Dog's Crunch Culture + Coronavirus cancels E3 2020

    Pop in with your hosts, Cal and Mike, to dive into this week's newsy news including a bunch of stuff being halted by the coronavirus, E3 2020's cancellation, WB's first cancelled press conference, inside Naughty Dog's intense crunch culture, a follow up Silent Hill(s) rumour and the divine rage of a PC port.

    Then after the news it's After Dark, for what we've been reading, watching and playing. This week is a spoilery review of Netflix's "I Am Not Okay With This", a brief look at "Love is Blind" and a review of "Castlevania" Season 3
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    Newsy News

    11:04 - Coronavirus halts everything
    15:37 - No ideas for Watchmen Season 2
    19:32 - E3 Cancelled
    30:19 - Batman, Harry Potter and Rocksteady
    35:02 - Naughty Dog's Crunch Culture
    45:31 - RUMOR: Silent Hill Soft Reboot/Silent Hills Revival
    57:24 - Horizon Zero Dawn PC Port

    After Dark
    1:06:12 - I Am Not Okay With This SPOILERS
    1:22:20 - Love is Blind
    1:28:40 - Castlevania S3 SPOILERS
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    Questions? Comments? Tweet us @PnP_Popcast

    Find Pens&Pixels: www.pensandpixels.ca
    Find Cal at: www.twitter.com/thecalgee
    Find Mike at: www.twitter.com/mikekentdraws

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Last of Us HBO Series, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo Impressions and Parasite Eve

    Last of Us HBO Series, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo Impressions and Parasite Eve

    Pop in with your hosts, Cal and Mike, to dive into this week's newsy news including Taika Waititi's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, America's most wanted video game flicks, HBO's Last of Us series, Red XIII's guest character status in FF7 Remake, a mere mention of Parasite Eve out of a Square Enix producer's mouth, clearing up some RE3 misinformation and Ghost of Tsushima's surprising release date

    Then after the news it's After Dark, for what we've been reading, watching and playing. This week is the Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo and a status update on Yakuza Kiwami
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    TIME STAMPS

    12:39 - Animated Roald Dahl Netflix Series
    19:22 - America's Most Wanted Video Game Films
    26:37 - Last of Us HBO TV Series
    35:10 - Red XIII not playable in FF7 Remake
    37:50 - Kind of Parasite Eve News
    41:02 - RE3 Safe Room misinformation
    42:15 - Ghost of Tsushima release date 

    After Dark

    52:01 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo
    1:24:58 - Yakuza Kiwami Update
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    Questions? Comments? Tweet us @PnP_Popcast

    Find Pens&Pixels: www.pensandpixels.ca
    Find Cal at: www.twitter.com/thecalgee
    Find Mike at: www.twitter.com/mikekentdraws

    • 1 hr 34 min
    PS5 Controller could read your sweat, fight for Persona 5 Switch and what's Kojima teasing?

    PS5 Controller could read your sweat, fight for Persona 5 Switch and what's Kojima teasing?

    Pop in with your hosts, Cal and Mike, to dive into this week's newsy news including Apple's hilarious villain policy, Sonic beating out Detective Pikachu, continual shouting for Persona 5 Switch, Anthem's overhaul, the DualShock 5's sweat reading abilities, Tinfoil Hat Corner where Kojima is making Silent Hill and more

    Then after the news it's After Dark, for what we've been reading, watching and playing. This week is The Night Comes for Us, Doctor Sleep, Birds of Prey and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
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    12:24 - Apple won't let villains use iPhones
    17:31 - Sonic beats Detective Pikachu
    25:53 - GDC postponed
    31:40 - Keep fighting for Persona 5 on Switch
    34:45 - Anthem overhaul
    41:28 - Dualshock 5 might read your sweat
    48:16 - Dirge of Cerberus 
    51:19 - Tinfoil Hat Corner: Kojima Productions x Silent Hill

    After Dark

    58:53 - The Night Comes for Us
    1:01:10 - Doctor Sleep SPOILERS
    1:07:38 - Birds of Prey
    1:15:10 - Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
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    Questions? Comments? Tweet us @PnP_Popcast

    Find Pens&Pixels: www.pensandpixels.ca
    Find Cal at: www.twitter.com/thecalgee
    Find Mike at: www.twitter.com/mikekentdraws

    • 1 hr 25 min
    We'll be right back - No Show this week!

    We'll be right back - No Show this week!

    It's been 84 years
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    Questions? Comme​​nts? Tweet us @PnP_Popcast

    Find Pens&Pixels: www.pensandpixels.ca
    Find Cal at: www.twitter.com/thecalgee
    Find Mike at: www.twitter.com/mikekentdraws​​

    • 1 min
    No show this week!

    No show this week!

    Mother Nature has foiled us once again

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    Questions? Comme​​nts? Tweet us @PnP_Popcast

    Find Pens&Pixels: www.pensandpixels.ca
    Find Cal at: www.twitter.com/thecalgee
    Find Mike at: www.twitter.com/mikekentdraws​​

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