On this week’s Pixels & Ink Podcast: Brendan, Chris, Dayna and Jordan sit down to talk about the Canandian Indie Game Awards—the winners and the good stuff that comes from the indie scene.
Afterwards, they talk about how the The 8-Bit Big Band’s arrangment of “Meta-Knight’s Revenge,” from the Kirby franchise won a Grammy; and this leads to a larger conversation about the legitimacy of video game music.
Moving on, the gang talks about how Epic is teaming up with Lego to “create a space for kids in the Metaverse,” and naturally Jordan isn’t impressed. In other Epic related news, they talk about how Fortnite raised 144 million dollars towards the relief fund for the war in Ukraine; and also how Epic is also potentially facing a lawsuit from Kyle Hanagami, who claims Epic stole his dance routine for Fortnite emotes.
The gang also talks about how Remedy is planning on remaking Max Payne 1 & 2, and Jordan hopes the quality of those games isn’t ruined my modern gaming sensibilities. They also briefly talk about Jim Carey potentially stepping away from acting after Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
In reviews, Chris has some things to say about Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Brendan talks a bit about the Matebook.
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
- 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 and Instagram as @thedaynaeileen