Pixels & Ink Episode 274: Campfire Dragons

Pixels & Ink Episode 274: Campfire Dragons 2

Join the CGM crew as they revisit the Battlefront II microtransactions fallout and net neutrality, take a look at Pixar’s Coco, and give reviews of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

In the ever-evolving drama surrounding unfair microtransactions in EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront II, people are seeking government action in regulating the gambling associated with loot boxes. But will this type of action help or hurt gaming? Brendan Frye leads the discussion as the team reflects on the actions taken by French Senator Jérôme Durain, Belgium Minister of Justice, Koen Geens, and Hawaiian State Representative, Chris Lee.

Net neutrality is up for debate once again as the new Chairman of the FCC, Ajit V. Pai, a former Associate General Counsel at Verizon Communications Inc., is looking reverse Net Neutrality in the United States. The team discuss the ramifications this might bring and the potential of this event taking place.

In reviews, Phil gives us a heart-wrenching run-down of the newest Pixar release, Coco, the story of a young Mexican boy’s journey of discovery and sense of family in the land of the dead. Brendan Quinn got his hands on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, the most immersive Skyrim game to date. Finally, Lisa’s obsession with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp comes to a close with the release of this twee game featuring a torrent of very needy animal friends.

Don’t forget to tune in every Friday the Pixels & Ink Podcast to hear the latest news, previews, and in-depth game discussions!

Want to read more about the topics we talked about today? Get the full scoop on French Senator Jérôme Durain’s letter to French President Macron! Check out Phil Brown’s review of Coco! While you’re at it, check out Brendan Quinn’s review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and Lane Martin’s review of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp!

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