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Pixels & Ink: Episode 374

| Dec 18, 2021
Pixels & Ink: Episode 374

On this week’s Pixels & Ink Podcast: Chris, Dayna and Jordan is down to talk about Nintendo’s surprise Indie Showcase and some of the games that got announced—Jordan is really excited for the spiritual prequel to The Messenger: Sea of Stars but was mostly disappointed that Hollow Knight: Silksong didn’t get a release date.

The gang moves on to talk about Ubisoft’s brilliant move into the NFT-sphere and how it is no way a shady, planet-destroying, short-term Ponzi Scheme that is very on-brand for Ubisoft. Continuing the Ubisoft talk: Chris, Jordan, and Dayna talk a little about the announcement of a Splinter Cell “remaster,” and that devolves quickly—Jordan isn’t very impressed with the idea and for good reason.

Afterwards, the gang talks a bit about CD Projekt Red settling its investor lawsuit for $1.85 million, and the continued tragedy that is Cyberpunk 2077. On a cheerier note, the gang gets into the holiday spirit to talk about Fortnite’s Winterfest update, and all the fun presents to be had within! They also talk a bit more about the new season and some of the more interesting game mechanics.

In the review section, Chris talks a bit about Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker and his experience starting fresh in Square’s acclaimed MMO. Dayna talks a bit about her experience seeing Matrix Resurrections, and Jordan talks a bit about his experience going to San Francisco to play GTFO.

About the Castors:

  • 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
  • Dayna Eileen: a 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 as @Cahlayna

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