On this episode we are joined by our friend Chris to discuss difficulty in video games. Chris brings up two different types of difficulty, artificial and natural. We talk about Dark Souls, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus to see how difficulty is used in games and what effect it has on the game and the player.
Episode 10: Business of eSports
On this episode, we are joined by our friend Jonathan who is a law student in Rhode Island. He helps us take a look at the business behind the growing eSports industry, specifically the brand new Overwatch League which is currently in its inaugural season. We go into player contracts, salaries, winnings and more of the behind the scenes business aspect of eSports. Continue reading
Episode 9: The Best of 2017
In this episode we talk about our favorite things in media and pop culture from 2017. It has been a great year in entertainment from revolutionary games, and powerful music to emotional movies, and even some great YouTube videos. The episode includes talk on Horizon Zero Dawn, DAMN, Logan, After Laughter and more. Continue reading
Chester Bennington and the Stigma of Depression
The last seven days have been difficult for many of us in our twenties as we saw our own millennial icon pass away. One week ago, at the time of this writing, Chester Bennington, lead singer of Alternative Rock band Linkin Park, took his own life. Continue reading
Thank You, Chester Bennington
Music has been apart of my life for a very long time and it’s something that helps me do a lot of things, which range from relaxing, sleeping, getting pumped up and so on. I have always said that music should invoke a type of an emotion out of a person. It should speak to people in ways that they wouldn’t think are possible. Continue reading
Writer Profile: Antonio Connolly
This is a site that encourages other people to join us by contributing their own stories. Whenever a new writer contributes to Bits and Beats we ask them to fill out a short questionnaire to give a little background information on the person.
Episode 8: Concerts, 1999
In this episode we talk about our favorite concert experiences and we move on to our favorite things about 1999 in video games and music. Also featured in this episode is new singles from Knuckle Puck and Turnover, new albums from Vic Mensa, Tyler the Creator and Meek Mill, Shadow of Mordor Achievements and more.
Episode 7: Video Game Soundtracks, 1998
In this episode we talk about our favorite video game original soundtracks (sorry Tony Hawk Pro Skater) and we continue our yearly breakdown with 1998. Also featured in this episode is Jay-Z’s 4:44, new singles by Citizen and Seaway, Xbox Summer Sale and more.
Episode 6: Missing Artists and Broken Up Bands, 1997
In this episode we talk about out most missed artists that have retired or have otherwise not been heard of in a while and broken up bands, such as Jay Electronica, Transit, Andre 3000, With the Punches, Yellowcard and more. As well as our year by year look at gaming and music continues with 1997. Also, Crash Bandicoot, Turnover, Overwatch, Vince Staples and more.
Episode 5: E3 Impressions, Record Labels, 1996
In this episode we give our impressions from E3 2017, talk about our favorite record labels and continue our year by year break down of video games and music with 1996.