GoGCast 132: Interview with Joey Noelle of Kinda Funny

October 16, 2017

Joey Noelle, Social and Community Manager for Kinda Funny, joins us for this week’s GoGCast! She talks about which games she’s currently playing, what she played growing up, how she got the gig at Kinda Funny and what her days are like there.

This week in news: MEGA, a new vg event, is happening in Montreal this November, Facebook announced the Occulus Go and the Rift gets a permanent price drop and the ESRB don’t think Lootboxes qualify as gambling.

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GoGCast 131: 101 Video Games To Play Before You Grow Up

October 9, 2017

Working on your video game bucket list? Looking for the best game to play with your kids? Well, you’re in luck! This week, we talk with Ben Bertoli, author of 101 Video Games to Play Before You Grow Up: The unofficial must-play video game list for kids. In this interview, we chat with Ben about how he managed to build this list and how his background as a teacher and video game journalist came into play. Plus, Catherine gives her first impressions of Forza Motorsport 7 and Ali is back and has thoughts on Destiny 2 and Cuphead.

This week in news: 8th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards cancelled, MS backtracks on VIP rewards in Forza Motorsport 7, Team Sailor Scouts raises 1200 for the Breast Cancer Foundation, Cup Head has sold over 300k copies on Steam and Fortnite Battle Royale Introduces Duos & Supplies.

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GoGCast 130: The Music of Cuphead - Interview with Kristofer Maddigan

October 2, 2017

This week, we get jazzy with Kristofer Maddigan, composer of the Cuphead soundtrack. We talk about his collaboration with Studio MDHR, the creative process behind the soundtrack, the challenges of composing for video games and more. Plus, Leah shares her review of Pokken Tournament DX.

This week in news: Minister of Canadian Heritage, Melanie Joly, announces the launch of Creative Canada: what does it mean for the video game industry, New trailer and a release date for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Ubisoft announced Discovery Tour mode in Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

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GoGCast 129: Xbox One X Showcase 2017

September 25, 2017

Steph had the chance to attend the Xbox One X Showcase in NYC and saw the new console up close and personal, and had the chance to play some of the incredible upcoming release. She shares with us what’s coming to Xbox this fall and what she’s most excited about. Plus, Simon and Leah share their first impression of Destiny 2 and Cat talks Overwatch, specifically the changes to Mercy and the new payload map Junkertown.

This week in news: Steam implements histograms to identify review bombing, the latest Pewdiepie incident spurs a debate about online toxicity, Latest iOS updates officially kills Flappy Bird and Nintendo takes down Mario 64 online and its Patreon.

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GoGCast 128: The Games of Fan Expo 2017

September 18, 2017

Stephy and Bianca attended Fan Expo and got to play a lot of games! This week, we have quick reviews of Moss, Monsters in the Deep: Final Fantasy XV, Call of Duty: World War II, Cuphead, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and more. Plus, they give us their highlights of the expo and talk about how Pax West being on the same weekend affected this year’s edition.

This week in news: Nintendo holds Direct and announces that Doom and Wolfenstein are coming to the Switch and that Minecraft is now on 3DS, Okami HD is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC, Overwatch’s upcoming update includes the new payload map Junkertown and changes to characters, Jeff finally addresses the toxicity in Overwatch, GSP invests in esports and co-founds Montreal Esports and a battle royale mode is coming to Fortnite.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by Sommita Financial. Where your money is good everywhere. For more info, visit sommitafinancial.com.

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GoGCast 127: Outerminds - Interview with Guiz de Pessemier

September 4, 2017

We were on location at Outerminds’ brand new offices in downtown Montreal for this week’s GoGcast. The studio is better known for their collaboration with Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (aka Pewdiepie), having produced two games for the famous youtuber: Pewdiepie: Legend of the Brofist and Pewdiepie’s Tuber Simulator. Guiz de Pessemier, one of Outermind’s 4 co-founders, walks us through the studio’s history, from when it was founded, to their first game all the way to their work with Pewdiepie.

This week in news: Nintendo announces their upcoming line-up of Nindies, Destiny 2 releases a bad-ass live action trailer and esports will most likely never make it to the Olympics.

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GoGCast 126: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

August 28, 2017

Worlds collide in this episode of the GoGCast as we dive into Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, a turn based strategy game for the Nintendo Switch, developed by Ubisoft and sporting Nintendo’s official seal of approval. We talk with Jeyson Acevedo, PR Manager at Ubisoft Canada, about how the partnership came to be, how was it to work with Ubisoft’s Rabbids and mixing it with Nintendo’s most iconic franchise, how it was to be in the room at E3 when Yves Guillemot and Miyamoto-san were on stage together and more.

This week in news: Secret of Mana remake coming to PS4, Vita and PC next year, Leah goes on a rant about the SNES Classic not being available in Quebec and just plain hard to come by and Xbox One X is the fastest selling Xbox ever.

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GoGCast 125: Interview with Naomi Kyle

August 21, 2017

It’s time to get your fix, your Daily Fix that is. This week, we chat with Naomi Kyle, host of IGN’s Daily Fix and part of the IGN Show on Disney XD. Naomi also streams on Twitch, acts, models and dabbles in cosplay. Originally from Montreal, she shares with us how she got into games, what’s it like to work at IGN and the various projects she’s currently taking part in.

This week in news: Hibernum lays off majority of staff, 101 video games kids should play before growing upJohnny Depp to produce tv show based on a video game and Andy Serkis is producing a Planet of the Apes video game.

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GoGCast 124: Interview with Kathryn Storm of Xbox, Women in Gaming and Geek Girl Con

August 14, 2017

This week, we chat with a woman who wears many hat in the gaming industry: Kathryn Storm. She is an Interaction Designer at Xbox, Communications Lead for Women in Gaming and the Video Games Coordinator for Geek Girl Con. We chat with her about her many roles and what makes her so passionate about games.

This week in news: Leah and Ali give us quick reviews of Hey Pikmin and Miitopia, comparing the cityscapes of The Witcher 3, Dark Souls and Bloodborne to medieval paintings and Indie Up! The first wave of Xbox Live Creators Program games are available now.

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GoGCast 123: Interview with Tina Nawrocki, 2D animator on Cuphead

August 7, 2017

We chat with Tina Nawrocki, a Toronto based 2D animator who is currently working on the much anticipated Cuphead. Cuphead’s style is based on 1930’s cartoons and it uses the same animation techniques: cell shading and watercolour backgrounds, mixing traditional animation with challenging gameplay. Tina shares with us her experience working with Studio MDHR and more.

This week in news: Update on the current state of the upcoming Stardew Valley multiplayer mode, Dark Horse releases a Witcher 3 (very) adult colouring book and Bioware Montreal is officially absorbed by EA Motive.

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