The Pixels and Ink Podcast is your link to the world of Comics and Video Games all from a indie Perspective. Every Friday hear the crew of CGMagazine as they talk about the news, Movies, the latest games, and random things that interest them.
Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 364 — Playing Catch up
In this week's Pixels & Ink Podcast: Brendan, Chris, Dayna, and Jordan get together after a two-week absence (we were really busy with TIFF and playing video games). To kick off the podcast, the gang talks about the tragic passing of Canadian comedy legend: Norm Macdonald—our introduction to him and his dead-pan style, and the legacy he leaves behind. Moving on from that, the gang talks a little about Ikea's push to organize some of it's furniture into a "gamer" section. It's weird, but probably inevitable.
Afterwards, Brendan makes the mistake of getting Jordan to talk about Undertale, and more specifically, the surprise announcement of Deltarune Chapter 2. Dayna was unaware of Jordan's love of the game, so he spends a bit of time rambling about that. Moving on from that, the podcast gang talks about the Playstation Showcase and all the exciting games that were announced.
To bring the podcast to a close, Brendan and Dayna talk about some of the films they saw at TIFF, Chris shares his thoughts on Star Wars Visions, and Jordan played Lost in Random and a bit of Aragami 2.
Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 363 — Multiverse Theory
On this week's Pixels & Ink Podcast: Brendan, Chris, Dayna and Jordan slowly lose their minds as they endure a week-long heat wave, but that wont stop them from delivering a quality podcast. To start, the gang talks about Gamescom 2021—a thing they watched, but didn't quite seem to register. Jordan talks a little Midnight Suns and has mixed thoughts on the Saints Row reboot. The gang talks about the "Awesome Indies" showcase and some of the neat looking games coming out.
Afterwards, Chris talks about Bungie's Destiny showcase and highlights some of the interesting new content heading to Destiny 2. But the main event to talk about is definitely the Spiderman: No Way Home trailer that released after someone leaked set photos and the trailer itself online. The gang talks about their thoughts on the trailer, and speculate a bit on what the movie might contain—Jordan stands up for Spider Man 3. The gang also talks about Fortnite's "March Through Time," an interactive tour through Dr. Martin Luthor King's "I have a dream," speech that has been receiving mixed reactions.
To bring the podcast to a close, Dayna talks about her new Polk Sound Bar, Vacation Friends, and Jordan talks a little about Netlfix's Vivo, Fantastic Fungi, and a possible Fortnite content leak.
Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 362 — Diamonds are Eternal
In this week's Pixels & Ink podcast: Brendan, Chris, Dayna, and Jordan sit down to talk about the August 18th Pokémon Presents—Jordan and Chris talk a little bit about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, it looks pretty good. After an extended gameplay trailer for Pokémon Legends Arceus, Jordan still isn't convinced. Afterwards, the gang talks about the investigation at Ubisoft Singapore following allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.
To pick things up, Brendan, Jordan, Chris, and Dayna talk about the debut trailer for Marvel's Eternals. They talk a little about the trailer and what they both know and don't know about the Eternals. Keeping with the Marvel theme, they talk a bit about Anthony Mackie signing on for the next Captain America movie.
Getting to the game talk, Jordan has been playing and loving Garden Story—the new indie adventure/sim that's a little Legend of Zelda and a little Stardew Valley; where you play as an adorable grape. Chris has been playing the PS5 version of Ghost of Tsushima; since he missed the first release, he gives his impressions.
And of course, the gang talks a little Fortnite before closing.
Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 361 — Knock, Knock
On this week's Pixels & Ink Podcast: Brendan sits down with Jordan and Dayna to talk about the recent firings at Activision Blizzard, specifically that of Daniel Klien—lead game developer of Apex Legends, who was let go after some derogatory posts from 2007 resurfaced. Afterwards, they go on to talk about the reveal of Idris Elba as Knuckles in the upcoming sequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Jordan still thinks he should've been saved for the third, and they talk a little about what a Sonic sequel might even look like.
Afterwards, the podcast gang talk a bit about James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, and how it stacks up to other DC movies, as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jordan thinks some of the recent DC cinematic content has gotten a worse rap than deserved. Finally, Brendan had a hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy Flip and Fold 3. He talks a little about what they have to offer, and the gang discusses the potential of foldable LED technology and who this might even be for.
To bring the podcast to a close, Jordan and Dayna talk about the current season of Fortnite. Jordan has returned after a long hiatus and this are very different this time around.
Pixels and Ink Podcast: Episode 360—More Company Problems
In this week's Pixels and Ink Podcast, we have a full house ready to talk all about the games and film industry with Chris Alex, Brendan and Dayna. With more issues now facing Activision Blizzard, problems with contracts at Disney and overall issues with Apple and Niantic, it is a full week of problems. But There is a lot to talk about when it comes to games, with Chris talking about Sonic Colors: Ultimate, Alex talking about The Green Knight, and Brendan diving into how to upgrade your PlayStation 5 with a new M.2 SSD upgrade. All this and more as we dive into P&I episode 360.
Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 359 — Breaking Point
On this week's Pixels & Ink podcast: Brendan sits down with Chris, Dayna, and Bryan sit down to discuss the ongoing Activision/Blizzard situation—the company's less than stellar response to the accusations and the developers staging a walkout in protest of the company's (alleged) past behaviour. Afterwards, the podcast crew talk a bit out CGM's Brand of the Year—the nominee's, their reasons for nomination, and what makes them such unique brands.
After that, the gang discusses the newest situation with Scarlet Johansson and Disney—a lawsuit was filed by Johansson that alleges her salary was contingent on theatrical sales, and Disney released Black Widow on streaming services which would undoubtedly affect ticket sales. After that debacle, the gang talks a bit about the how Gamestop is rebranding it's Canadian stores from EB Games, simply to Gamestop—it feels like the end of an era.
As the podcast concludes the gang talks about Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters (I–III), the Netflix Masters of the Universe, Swords of Legends Online, and Rocket League.
I enjoy the podcast very much,(theres always a but) But the volume on the podcast could be looked at. It goes from almost perfect where I can hear everything to being bearly able to hear it at all.(Could be that someone needs to learn to stay closer to the mike.