Active Quest Episode 26: The Inside Baseball of Games PR (feat. Chris Souza)

Joseph Yaden, Josh Nichols, and Chris Penwell are joined by Chris Souza, the founder of Pixel River PR. He goes in-depth about the Public Relations industry, how he got into it, and what it's like to start a new agency in a competitive video game scene. We also discuss our highlights from E3 2019 and what we're playing. Chris Penwell gives his first impressions of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and both Chris and Josh have a discussion about Crash Team Racing! 

Hosts

Joseph Yaden - twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols - twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell - twitter.com/PenwellWrites

Chris Souza, Founder of Pixel River PR - https://twitter.com/Chris_J_Souza

Pixel River PR Twitter - https://twitter.com/PixelRiverPR

Pixel River PR website: https://www.pixelriverpr.com/

Episode edited by Chris Penwell

 

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Music

LYFO - High -> Lyfomusic – High

TeknoAxe - Edge of Tomorrow http://teknoaxe.com/Link_Code_3.php?q=1242

 

Introducing Chris 

 

What was the transition from writer to PR like? What attracted you to starting up a PR agency? 

 

What are you doing every day? Has it been stressful starting up a company?

 

Which games have you covered? 

What was E3 Like? 

General thoughts, best game of show?

 

News

Square Enix explains why it changed Tifa’s breasts in Final Fantasy 7 Remake

https://www.polygon.com/2019/6/19/18691773/square-enix-tifa-redesign-chest-final-fantasy-7-remake

 

Nintendo Switch Mini

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/06/switch_mini_rumours_escalate_as_spanish_arm_of_game_lists_accessories

 

Platinum Boss Not Impressed With Next Gen

https://www.gamesradar.com/platinum-games-executive-is-already-bored-by-project-scarlett-and-ps5/

What We’ve Been Playing Lately

Joseph

  • Cadence of Hyrule

Chris

  • Resident Evil 2
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Josh 

  • DOOM (2016)
  • Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled 
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Cadence of Hyrule

Chris S.

  • Resident Evil 2 Speedruns
  • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Smash Bros. Ultimate
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