Pixels & Ink Podcast Podcast: Episode 398

Pixels & Ink Podcast Podcast: Episode 398

Sequels, remakes and re-releases are dominating the sales charts, but is that a good thing? On this week’s Pixels and Ink, Brendan, Chris, Dayna and David explore what these releases in movies and games do for the industry, and are they good for fans.

Looking at Diablo, Sonic Origin, and shows like Game of Thrones, the crew dissect what works and what ultimately feels like a cash grab.  Is it always better to release a new entry in an existing series, or is it sometimes good to go outside the box and see what new concepts could be explored.

Even with the year being dominated by sequels and re-releases, there are still some amazing titles both in movies and games that are worth everyone’s time. For the second segment, the crew discuss some of the best of 2022 so far, looking at the best and must experience titles that may have slipped through the cracks. Talking about releases like Fresh, Doctor Strange, Obi-Wan, Moon Knight, Elden Ring, and Horizon Forbidden West there is plenty to explore should you want to dive into the year’s best.

  • Chris De Hoog: A writer and podcaster from Ontario, Chris discovered roleplaying games with Final Fantasy on the NES and has been overthinking them ever since. When he’s not obsessing over Star Wars, you can find him steaming at twitch.tv/guildtwotaps
  • Dayna Eileen: Executive Editor and long-time serial gamer, mom of two, aunt to many; she absolutely loves introducing the people she knows to her love for games and nerd culture. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter and Instagram as @thedaynaeileen
  • Brendan Frye: Editor-in-Chief of CGMagazine, Brendan is as snarky as he is seasoned in the gaming industry. With over a decade working as a journalist and EIC, he has covered festivals and conferences, interviewed the industry’s biggest names, and is always excited to see how the medium changes with new technology and fresh voices.
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