On this week’s Pixels & Ink Podcast: Brendan, Chris, and Jordan sit down to talk about Facebook’s parent company rebrand—renaming to “Meta,” and showcasing a greater emphasis on VR content—and what the future might hold for Facebook. Afterwards, they talk a little about the announcement of a sequel to Dune, following the success of recently released film. Continuing the film buzz, the podcast gang talks about the reveal trailer for the Buzz Lightyear prequel movie, named after the iconic character.
Moving from film to videogames, the gang talks a bit about the new Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack—some of the issues people have been having with it and whether the selection of N64 is worth the added price of investment. They also talk a bit about some of the new developments with Activision Blizzard—McCree’s new name, Bobby Kotick’s pay reduction, and Vicarious Visions potentially being absorbed/renamed. They finish the news talking about the terrible tragedy involving Alex Baldwin on the set of Rust.
To bring the podcast to a close, Jordan talks a bit about DUSK, Chris talks about the Jackbox Party Pack 8, and Brendan talks about the Google Pixel 6 and new Amazon TV.
About the Castors:
- 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.
- Jordan Biordi: Managing Editor, host of Pixels & Ink; and part-time Ninja; when he’s not busy combating the forces of evil, he’s writing articles and making videos on the hilariously mediocre Youtube channel: Ninja-Jordan Reviews.
- 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