Hand to Hand, Heart to Heart!
Go beyond the battle with Hand to Hand, Heart to Heart!, a podcast where we take a look at fighting games as complete works of art, and appreciate the beautiful communication they enable.
Join hosts Amr (@siegarettes) and Curly (@curl_e_brace) as they dive into the worlds, characters, and mindgames of the genre, and learn how hearts can reach one another, one punch at a time.
For our very third episode, we get our fingers on the pulse of the contemporary anime fighter to decide once and for all whether Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] is a new disease or part of the cure.
Come with us on this journey, hear tell of the behind-the-bike-sheds of videogames. Come and live in a world where the normals are long, the specials are longer, and the supers hit all four corners of the screen. You need only leave behind your ego.
Click this link to see a man die (in Guilty Gear): https://clips.twitch.tv/TenderSplendidKangarooBIRB
The Hot-Blooded Hearts return for our second episode with an update from the Evolution World Championships and the powerful shojo energy of Sailor Moon S! Join us as we round up the human drama of the fighting game world, and bring in our perfect counterpoint to the shonen tempers of Street Fighter!
We talk about the infamously broken mechanics of Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Jougai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsuden for the Super Famicom, and how the way that it breaks fighting game conventions allows it an expressive back and forth that captures the big swings and indomitable spirit of the show.
Join us in our opening bout, where Curly and Amr talk about the game that got them into fighting games, Street Fighter V! We talk about the powerful shonen energy of the series, the absurd histories of the characters and why it was this series that drew us in.
We also answer your burning questions!
Why are fighting games so damn hard?
How can we make them better?
When will Virtua Fighter come back from the war?
Find out on today's episode of Hand to Hand, Heart to Heart!