On this week’s Pixels & Ink Podcast, the team chats about Starfield and all the ups and downs of reviewing the title ahead of its August 31 embargo. Justin and Dayna have spent two weeks hands-on with Starfield, and though they believe the beginning was rocky, it pulls through to make it one of our top games of 2023 so far.
From there, the cat talks about the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and wonders how the festival will work while actors and writers are rightfully still on strike. Dayna and Justin attended Fan Expo Canada, where actors could still attend but were unable to discuss their work, and Chris headed to London, Ontario, to check out TennoCon and learn more about Warframe and Soulframe.
They finish off with a quick rundown of upcoming events, including Dayna’s Forza Motorsport preview that she just came back from New York for, which you can expect on September 11th, our newest issue, The Summer of Gaming 2023, Eve Online Fan Fest and some top-secret previews to come!
About the Pixels & Ink Podcast Castors:
- 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 streaming at twitch.tv/guildtwotaps
- 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.
- 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
- Justin Wood: Justin is one of the newest staff members at CGM, with an affinity for horror movies and games. Find him on Twitter as @The_JustinWood