PIXELS AND INK PODCAST EPISODE #291

This week on a very special episode of Pixels and ink the team take a look at the latest releases, new trailers, and some of the biggest stories of the week.

Cole, Alex, Lisa, and Jordan manage an (almost) all in studio cast as they discuss Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, potential E3 2018 game leaks on Walmart’s online storeXbox One Sales, the Nintendo Switch Online service, Stage 3 of the Overwatch League Championships, and Cole regales the team with the story of his lost Diddy.

In reviews, Cole and Alex look at Venom #1Justice League: No Justice, and Avengers #1,  and Jordan and Cole get into a heated debate about their time with the Nintendo Labo. 

PIXELS AND INK PODCAST #290

This week on a very special episode of Pixels and ink the team take a look at the latest releases, new trailers, and some of the biggest stories of the week.

Cole, Brendan, Lisa, and Jordan manage an all in studio cast as they discuss the new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2discuss the Paladins leaving betaDaybreak, the developer behind H1Z1, facing layoffs, and the beta release of Stardew Valley multiplayer.

In reviews, Cole and Brendan look at the latest release of Ryzen, Jordan talks all about Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, and the team discusses the game that would make them a million bucks, with all the best monetary options imaginable.

PIXLELS & INK: EPISODE #288

This week, the Pixels & Ink Podcast team takes a look at some of the latest game releases and the hottest news out of the game and movie industry. 

Cole, Brendan, and Lisa, joined by newcomer Alex Handziuk, talk about the latest news: Shenmue I and II’s console arrival, the fall of the King of Kong, Billy Mitchell, the BAFTA award winnersMark Zuckerburgs first week of Facebook hearings as a result of the Cambridge Analytica fall-out, and the sexual misconduct accusations against, Overwatch League Pro, Jonathan Sanchez.

In reviews, Cole takes a look at Far Cry 5, Brendan takes the team through God of War, Alex and Cole discuss Captain America #700, and Lisa gives a run-down of some of the great things to come out of PAX East this year.

PIXELS & INK: EPISODE 287

This week, the Pixels & Ink Podcast team takes a look at some of the latest game releases and the hottest news out of the game and movie industry. 

Jorda, Brendan, and Lisa talk about the latest news: No Man’s Sky gets a new updatethe finalists for the Videogame Hall of fame were announcedFar Cry 3: Blood Dragon director leaves Ubisoft after 12 yearsNYXL Wins Overwatch League Stage 2 championships and the Deadpool animated series.

In reviews, Jordan takes a look at Darkest Dungeon and Flinthook for the Nintendo Switch, and Lisa goes over The Octahedron.

PIXELS & INK PODCAST: EPISODE #286

This week, the Pixels & Ink Podcast team takes a look at some of the latest game releases and the hottest news out of the game and movie industry. 

Cole Watson and Preston Dozsa join Lisa Mior and Jordan Biordi as they talk about the Vivendi – Ubisoft merger, the latest news on the Atari Box, and a slew of news to come out of the gaming world this week. The team goes through some of the biggest titles that came out this week, including Sea of ThievesDetective PikachuNi No Kuni II: Revenant KingdomAttack on Titan 2MLB The Show, and PUBG Mobile.

In reviews, Cole talks about the latest update to Monster Hunter World, Preston gives us his take on Burnout Paradise Remaster, Lisa talks all things Nintendo Labo and God of War, and Jordan takes us through MLB The Show, Wandersong, and Way of the Passive Fist.

PIXELS & INK: EPISODE #285 – REMASTERING GOLDBLUM

This week, the Pixels and Ink Podcast team returns with Phil, Jordan, and Lisa, who take a look at the latest news from Hollywood and the gaming scene. In gaming, the team look at Far Cry 5 and how it stacks up to the competition.

In game news, the team take a look at Jeff Goldblum reprising his as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the upcomingJurassic Park World EvolutionFortnite hitting mobile devices, The new announcements at the Nintendo Direct, and how Monster Hunter World is now the best selling Capcom get yet.

PIXELS & INK: EPISODE #284 – MOM AND DAD AND BAYONETTA

This week, the Pixels and Ink Podcast team returns with Phil, Jordan, and Lisa, who take a look at the latest news from Hollywood and the gaming scene. In reviews, the team looks at Mom and DadAnnihilationGame NightBayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for the Nintendo Switch, and Owlboy.

In game news, the team take a look at the change in leadership at Sledgehammer Games, the new Sonic movie, and some of the latest game releases, including Payday 2Metal Gear Survive, and Past Cure. As Marvel Comics announced another reboot of the universe, the team look ahead at what might come.

In entertainment news, Phil talks Black Panther, the feature-length Kung Fury movie, the new Disney streaming service, including a new Muppet Show, and some upcoming projects, including a stand-alone Joker movie, Chucky TV series, and Five Nights at Freddy’s movie.

PIXELS & INK EPISODE #283: THE E3 PARADOX

This week with Lisa out of the office, Brendan takes on the hosting duties as he is joined by Phil and Jordan. From E3 announcements to developers acting up on twitter, to Capcom Vancouver being reduced, even on a slow news week, there is plenty to talk about.

In entertainment news, the crew dive into the fact Sony is exploring a new Men in Black, Schwarzenegger heading up a western, trailers galore at the super bowl. If that were not enough, there is even a possible sequel for Get Out according to Jordan Peele.

In reviews, Brendan and Phil dive into the train wreck that is The Cloverfield Paradox, the new film in the Cloverfield franchise that was dropped on Netflix following the Super Bowl. But not all was bad, with Black Panther being the first critical success from Marvel of 2018, and Phil goes into all the things that make this movie a special release for the Marvel cinematic universe.

As things wrap up, Jordan weighs in on Dragon Quest Builders on the Switch, and how even though it originally came out a year ago, there is still plenty to like and enjoy should you want to dig in on the Nintendo Switch.

PIXELS & INK EPISODE #282: SHADOW OF THE NINTENDO

This week, Brendan, Phil, Jordan, and Lisa take a look at the latest news from Hollywood and the gaming scene. In reviews, the team looks at Before We Vanish, Shadow of the Colossus and Crossing Souls.

This week in games, the team takes a look at some of the latest releases: Dissidia Final Fantasy NTFinal Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age on PC, and Night in the Woods for the Nintendo Switch. In other game news, Nintendo released some new details about it’s newest addition to the Switch, Switch Online. This week also saw a release date for the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, the closure of Paragon servers, and the introduction of Kenichiro Yoshida named as the new President and CEO of Sony. Jordan gives us an in-depth look at Devolver Digital’s latest release, Crossing Souls. Lisa gives the team a run-down of what to expect from the latest in a series of remakes set to release this year, Shadow of the Colossus.

In movies, Phil fills us in on the latest happenings in Hollywood including the latest developments for a new Super Mario movie, as well as a look at the newest sci-fi/horror flick to come from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Before We Vanish.

Tune in for all this and more, this week on Pixels & Ink!

PIXELS & INK EPISODE #281: MAZE OF OSCAR NOMS

This week, Brendan, Phil, Jordan, and Lisa take a look at the latest news from Hollywood and the gaming scene. In reviews, the team looks at Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Sea of Thieves.

First up, the Pixels & Ink team takes a look at some of the biggest games titles to launch this week: Dragon Ball FighterZCelesteThe Inpatient, and of course, Monster Hunter World. In other game news, Nintendo announced their plan to end their social app Miitomo in May. Finally, they explore the news that Yuji Naka, co-creator and “grandfather of Sonic”, has joined on with Square Enix.

In entertainment news, the team talks about the nominees for the 90th Academy Awardsand some of the surprising things to come from the announcement. The team also takes a look at new information coming out of a third Bill and Ted movie, a new Clue movie involving Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool writers, and how John Cena is in talks to star as Duke Nukem in an upcoming Michael Bay movie featuring the infamous videogame character.

Phil saw Maze Runner: The Death Cure this week, and is eternally grateful that the YA glorified dystopian trilogy has finally come to an end, likely bringing the genre down with it. Lisa sailed her way across the seas in the Sea of Thieves closed beta and is slowly learning how to be her best pirate self in the process.

Tune in for all this and more, this week on Pixels & Ink!

PIXELS & INK EPISODE 280: NINTENDO STRONG

This week Brendan Frye, Phil Brown, Jordan Biordi, and Lisa Mior take a look at some of the newest information to come out of Nintendo, Quantic Dream, and Hollywood.

First up, the team explores Nintendo’s Switch Sales in December. Having outsold both the PlayStation 4 and XBox One in terms of units moved, it appears that the success Nintendo’s newest console is continuing to rise as we move forward into 2018.

On Wednesday, Nintendo announced it’s newest peripheral for the Switch, the Nintendo Labo. The Labo combines cardboard kits with the Nintendo Switch to create a unique new type of interactive gameplay. The team goes through some of the features included in the Labo, pricing, and release.

After recent reports of racist, sexist, and homophobic working conditions that affected employees of Quantic Dream, the studio behind Heavy Rain and the upcoming Detroit: Become Human, Studio Founder David Cage and Executive Producer Guillaume de Fondaumière have come forward in response. Unfortunately, it’s not the response anyone hoped for.

Remember the demand for a Director’s Cut of Justice League? Phil and the team talk about how Warner Bros. has answered that prayer…just not any way anyone asked for.

In reviews, Phil talks about 12 Strong, the latest in a long line of war films along the same tone as American Sniper. He also talks about Liam Neeson’s latest action flick, The Commuter, and finally the bizarre but engrossing documentary, The Road Movie. Phil also gives his thoughts on Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and Jordan talks about Kirby Battle Royale.

PIXELS & INK PODCAST: EPISODE 279 – CGMAGAZINE’S 1ST ANNUAL MOVIE OF THE YEAR CAST!

As the new year is well on the way, it’s time to look back at some of the best genre moviesthat came out of 2017. The team takes a look at the best action, horror, fantasy, and all-around blockbusters to grace the big (and small) screen this year.

Join Brendan Frye, Phil Brown, Brendan Quinn, Jordan Biordi, and Lisa Mior as they dive in head first to bring you CGMagazines top 5 genre movies of 2017, as well as their personal best movies of 2017

PIXLES & INK: EPISODE 278 – CGMAGAZINE’S 7TH ANNUAL GOTY-CAST!

It’s that time of year again! CGMagazine has gone through painstaking surveys, endless debates, and several spiritual journeys to figure out the best of the best games of 2017 – an extremely difficult feat to achieve in a blockbuster year in gaming.

Join Brendan Frye, Phil Brown, Brendan Quinn, Jordan Biordi, and Lisa Mior as they dive in head first to bring you CGMagazines top 5 games of 2017, as well as their personal best games of 2017.

PIXELS & INK PODCAST: EPISODE 277 – MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES OF 2018

As the year winds down, CGMagazine has taken some time to reflect on the amazing year we’ve had in gaming – even if 2017 itself was a little less than fantastic. Before we get into our games of the year, however, the team decides to look ahead to 2018, and explore some of the eagerly awaited titles that are set to come out in the new year.

Brendan Frye and Lisa are joined by Bryan Calhoun and Derek Heemsbergen this week. The team looks back at some of the announcements made during E3Gamescomthe Game Awards and PSX. From Monster Hunter World, God of War, Red Dead Redemption II, From shooters to JRPGs, to beloved franchises making a comeback to exciting new indies making their first appearance, 2018 is sure to be an interesting year in gaming.

PIXELS & INK EPISODE 276: MONSTER HUNTING THE LAST JEDI

This week, Phil, Brendan, and Lisa are joined by Preston Dozsa. The team takes a look at PUBG on Xbox One, the 2017 Game Award winners, Net Neutrality, MIGS, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Monster Hunter World.

This week, sales figures were released for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One. Within 48 hours, over 1 million copies were sold. Day-one bugs, however, made many players question their purchase. Join the team as they explore the capabilities versus the execution of the popular survival shooter as it makes its way from PC to console.

The 2017 Game Awards happened last week. As with any awards show, there were some surprises and some upsets. Join the team as they take a look at the winners and some of the announcements.

This week, the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality in the U.S. The team takes a look at the impact of this decision and the next steps.

The Montreal International Games Summit (MIGS) took place earlier this week. Brendan and Lisa talk about the Canadian gaming industry and their plans for the future of Canadian gaming.

Phil saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi this week. He gives the team a spoiler-free (and not-so-spoiler-free) review of the highly anticipated next chapter in the Star Wars franchise.

Preston spent some quality time with Monster Hunter World last weekend during the PlayStation exclusive open beta. He gives some first impressions of the title with a preview of the beta.

 

PIXELS & INK PODCAST #275: THE SHAPE OF BITCOIN

This week, Brendan, Phil, and Lisa are joined by CGMagazine’s Senior PC Hardware Editor, Cole Watson to get some first impressions on the iPhone X and AMD’s latest contribution to pro gaming rigs, the Radeon Vega 56.

With the Game Awards happening this week, the CGM crew talks about potential winners and their impressions of the nominees.

After news that Steam will discontinue accepting Bitcoin as currency on their platform, the group discusses the economic impact this may have if the trend continues.

Phil Brown talks about The Disaster Artist and The Shape of Water. First, he takes us down the unbelievable look at the making of infamous director, Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic, The Room. Phil tells the crew all about James’ Franco’s deep dive into becoming Wiseau during the making of The Disaster Artist.

and bizarre fairy tale, The Shape of the Water. Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Doug Jones, Guillermo Del Toro’s latest masterpiece is a beautifully haunting film experience.

And finally, Cole gives his first impression of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the NintendoSwitch.

PIXELS & INK EPISODE 274: CAMPFIRE DRAGONS

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 VRand Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

In the ever-evolving drama surrounding unfair microtransactions in EA‘s Star Wars: Battlefront IIpeople 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.

PIXELS & INK #273 – MICROTRANSACTION BLUES

With the holidays just around the corner, the Pixels and Ink crew take to the airwaves to discuss all the things that are making fans upset this week. Phil, Jordan, Brendan and Lisa dive into EA Motive and the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Microtransaction fiasco. Players are not happy with how EA is dealing with loot boxes in the game, with the way the game is setup forcing players to either wait or pay to unlock the features that brought fans of Star Wars Battlefront 2 to the game in the first place. The discussion was recorded before EA put a hold on purchases for Battlefront 2 until they sort a solution out.

With the constant power behind the Mario brand, it is no wonder Nintendo wants to take another stab at the feature film world. This time the team at Illumination, the studio behind Despicable Me, is giving it a go, assuredly making for a more kid friendly adaptation compared to the 1990’s feature film.

Phil takes everyone though the wild and strange world of Justice League, and discusses how if something could go wrong, it did in this movie. Jordan takes a deep dive into the Sims 4 on consoles, and finally, Phil looks LA Noire for the Switch and how it has changed since its last generation debut

PIXELS & INK – EPISODE 272: CALL OF SPEED

With the busy fall release cycle, the CGM team once again join the Pixels & Ink podcast to bring all the latest news and reviews.

 

This week, Brendan, Lisa, Bryan and Brendan Quinn tackle some of the big news coming out about Microtransactions and how much money is really made from these loot boxes.

As more of the fallout slowly starts to take hold over Hollywood, it seems Ridley Scott’s latest films he The Money In The World will replace Kevin Spacy with the iconic actor Christopher Plummer. Tyrese will apparently not do anymore Fast and Furious films if The Rock is in them. Amazon is looking to buy Lord of the Rings from Warner Bros. and it seems Disney is looking to buy part of 20th Century Fox. 

In reviews, Phil talks about Murder On The Orient Express, Brendan Quinn talks all about the new Call of Duty: WWII, and Bryan look at what makes the new Need for Speedinstalment divisive among reviewers. 

PIXELS & INK – EPISODE 271: TOO MANY TERAFLOPS!

After a bit of a delay, the Pixels & Ink Podcast team is back in action! This week, Phil Brown, Lisa Mior, and Brendan Frye tackle some big announcements from Paris Games Week and Razer. Naughty Dog stirred up quite a bit of press with the reveal of some in-game footage from the upcoming and highly anticipated The Last of Us 2. Razer introduced their newest member of the Cult of Razer gaming family, the Razer Phone.

In Hollywood news, countless studios are reeling from the fallout of sexual assault allegations against powerful moguls starting with Harvey Weinstein. Another blow was struck last week when Star Trek Discovery star, Anthony Rapp, came forward with allegations of assault and harassment against House of Cards star, Kevin Spacey.

In reviews, Phil discusses Thor: RagnarokThe Killing of a Sacred Dear, and Super Mario Odyssey. Lisa tries to get the team on board with an early look at Animal Crossing Pocket Edition. And Finally, Brendan Frye goes through the ins and outs of the 4K madness machine that is the Xbox One X.

Tune and don’t miss a minute of the fun!