Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 399

Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 399

On this week’s Pixels & Ink Podcast: Brendan, Chris, Dayna and Jordan sit down to talk streaming services like Netflix, Xbox Game Pass and Disney+, Canada Day and some of their favourite Canadia media and game devs.

It turns out that some major players in the game industry are Canadian! WB Games Montréal is currently developing the new Gotham Knights and were previously responsible for Batman: Arkham Origins. This year, the newly created Haven Studios in Montréal announced that they are developing a “AAA multiplayer experience”. All of that doesn’t even touch on studios like Bioware, Yellow Brick Games or even countless indies created in our own backyard. 

Streaming services were next up on the docket, and the team had some strong opinions, mainly “they own us”. Starting off with movie and TV services like Netflix, Crave, AMC+, Disney+, Prime Video and Apple TV, they clearly found out just how deep the streaming hole goes. Factoring in their console subscriptions, game subscriptions, even music and underwear subscriptions, this conversation went on a while.

The last love letter to Canada was surrounding Canadian media. Being Canada Day, it only made sense,. The cast discussed the number of Canadians in the limelight, even some that surprised them. They also touch on Canadian filming locations like St Catharines in A Christmas Story, or Toronto for The Boys, The Umbrella Academy and so many more, since it is “little New York”.

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.
  • 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: Executive Editor and 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
  • Jordan Biordi: 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.
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