On this week’s Pixels & Ink Podcast: Brendan, Chris, and Jordan return after a one-week break to talk about the new Democratic bill to discourage product scalping with bots, aptly named the “Stopping Grinch Bots Act.”
Naturally, this devolves into a strange tangent—Jordan thinks the name is inaccurate, and sympathizes with the Grinch’s plight in the book. They continue on into the week’s bummer segment: more news about Activision Blizzard—this time surrounding the resignation of Senior Tech Analyst: Jessica Gonzales, who was instrumental in employees’ collective action efforts for better working conditions. Moving into happier news, Chris gushes over the newest trailer for The Book of Boba Fett—Jordan and Brendan also think it’s pretty neat.
Afterwards, the gang talks about the Orion Up Switch, and how it’s kind of a ridiculous idea—Jordan is convinced it completely defeats the purpose of the Switch. To close off the news, the gang talks about Hayao Miyazaki’s return from retirement—for the 19th time.
In the review section, Jordan talks a little Solar Ash; Chris talks about the Brook Pocket Auto Catch Reviver Plus; and Brendan talks about the Electrohome Kingston 7-In-1 Record Player.
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