GoGCast 156: Inteview with Patricia Summersett and Victoria Atkin

April 16, 2018

We caught up with actors Patricia Summersett and Victoria Atkin. Both have brought to life many video game characters. Patricia is better known for her work as Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Ash in Rainbow Six Siege, the Knight Warden in For Honor and Hope Jensen in Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Victoria’s credits include Evie Fry in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate,Mailen and Sekuli in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen WildsTitanfall 2, Shadow of War and is currently working with Blizzard & Sony Pictures. We chat with Patricia and Victoria about life as actors, their favourite thing about attending cons, what they are working on right now, what they are playing and more.

This week in news: Sega bringing its classic games to the Nintendo Switch, we go over the Bullyhunters fiasco, Cliff Bleszkinski’s Bosskey Studios to come out with yet another Battle Royale game and Rainbow 6 Siege now has 30 million players.

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GoGCast 155: The 16 Types of Video Games and Community Q&A

April 9, 2018

We all know the genres of video games which are typically attributed based on gameplay mechanics, level design and whatnot, but what about the types of games which match our moods, our lifestyle, our type of play. From the Guilty Pleasure to the Mainstay, we roll through Kotaku’s 16 types of video games and share our picks for each. Plus, we close the show by answering a few community questions asked either on Twitter or on Discord.

We would love to know which of your favourite games you feel best suit these categories. Tell us in the comments below, on Facebook or on Twitter.

This week in news: Pokémon Go Fest attendees get $1.6 million settlement after disastrous event, we have release dates for Spyro remastered, Insomniac’s Spider-Man and WoW’s Battle for Azeroth and LOTR Shadow of War completely removes loot boxes.

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GoGCast 154: Far Cry 5 - Full Game Review

April 2, 2018

*SPOILERS past the 41 minute mark *

Liberate Hope County with us as we review Far Cry 5. Although this game still sticks true to what the shooter franchise is known for, Ubisoft made key changes to tweak gameplay that drew us in. We discuss these changes plus the main story, side quests, characters, guns and fangs for hire, game play and more. We also compare our progression, choices and play style as Far Cry 5 offers a dynamic open world that is yours to explore and liberate from the cult by hiding in the shadows or by running in guns blazing and everything in between.

Are you playing Far Cry 5? Let us know what you think of the game in the comments below, on Twitter or on Facebook.

This week in news: 3D printed NES cartridges used to smuggle drugs and No Man’s Sky coming to Xbox One this summer.

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GoGCast 153: Interview with Jana Sloan van Geest of Guerrilla Games

March 26, 2018

Writers, get your notebook ready as Jana Sloan van Geest helps us discover the world of narrative design and scriptwriting. Currently at Guerilla Games and formerly of Ubisoft and Ludia Games, Jana has written for games such as Horizon Zero Dawn’s Frozen Wilds DLC, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Battlestar Galactica Squadrons. Jana also founded the writing incubator at Pixelles Montreal. Enjoy!

This week in news: Unreal reveals amazing facial motion capture tech demo at GDC featuring Andy Serkis, Riot Games, Blizzard Entertainment and Twitch team up to fight toxic gaming behaviour and discussion of unions for game developers emerge from GDC.

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GoGCast 152: The Demo Debate

March 19, 2018

We have a round-table discussion about game demos, betas and early access on this week’s GoGCast. We tackle the Yakuza 6 demo issues, how they often get mixed with betas and early access, share which were our favourite demos, if they actually convinced us to either purchase or pass on a game and more.

This week in news: Toys R Us closes all U.S. stores in an effort to stay afloat, Yet another battle royale: Elastic Games to show Last Year: the Nightmare at PAX East, The Witcher is coming to Soul Calibur VI and Ninja shatters Twitch viewership record while playing Fortnite with Drake, Travis Scott and JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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GoGCast 151: Interview with Maja Moldenhauer of Studio MDHR

March 5, 2018

We dive back into Cuphead’s hand drawn cell shaded world this week as we interview Maja Moldenhauer, Artist and Producer at Studio MDHR. Maja painstakingly did all the inking for Cuphead; a true labour of love. Maja shares with us the trials and tribulations of creating Cuphead, what the project meant to her and her family and how it feels to see the game praised by the community and award commities but also the Prime Minister himself.

This week in news: Dreamhack Montreal is heading to the Olympic Stadium, Sony to drop PS3 and PS Vita from the PS Plus free games line-up and we have a trailer for Hogwarts Mystery.

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GoGCast 150: CEFORE - Interview with Pixelz Games

February 26, 2018

Recorded live from Montréal Joue, we chat with Raphaël Fortin and Louis-Philippe Desjardins of Pixelz Games, the indie studio behind the explosive puzzle game CEFORE. Raphaël and Louis-Philippe share with us how the game evolved since the start of the project, the ups and downs of crowdfunding, the challenges of combining puzzle solving with explosions and more. Since we were on stage at Montréal Joue, they took the time to answer a few questions from the audience.

This week in news: Phil Spencer addresses toxicity in the industry and in the gaming communities, Blizzard announces Warcraft III Invitational, Rainbow Six Siege announces Operation Outbreak and a quick Dragon Ball Fighterz review.

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GoGCast 149: Interview with Myriame Lachapelle of Sauropod Studio

February 19, 2018

This week, we chat with Myriame Lachapelle, Project and Communications Manager at Sauropod Studio, the independent studio behind the Kickstarted game Castle Story. Myriame shares what a day is like for her working for the indie studio and talks about what inspired her to start her side projects From Indies With Love and NASA Everyday.

This week in news: Twitch launches a Discord-like chat feature called Rooms, Steam purges games after finding out the dev manipulated the reviews, Ubisoft is opting for quality over quantity and Sea of Thieves opens the floodgates on DLC, microtransactions and more.

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GoGCast 148: Just The News

February 12, 2018

Due to a last minute scheduling conflict, this week’s show will be a bit shorter than usual. We still wanted to chat with you all about what’s happening in the video game world so this episode will be just what we’re currently playing and the latest news. Enjoy!

This week in news: Activision Blizzard generated more than half their revenue through microtransactions, Monster Hunter: World is Capcom’s fastest selling game and a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic inspired fighting game called Them’s Fightin’ Herds is coming out real soon.

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GoGCast 147: Far Cry 5 - Interview with Dan Hay

February 5, 2018

Join us in Hope County, Montana as we talk Far Cry 5 with Dan Hay, Executive Producer and Creative Director for Ubisoft Montreal. In Far Cry 5, you must build the resistance and take on Eden’s Gate, a cult that is forcefully taking over Hope County and its inhabitants. We chat with Dan about what we can expect from the upcoming release in the open world shooter franchise: the location, the music, the villain, the conflict, the protagonist and more.

This week in news: Mario Kart is coming to mobile, Anthem is delayed until 2019, Rockstar Game announces that Red Dead Redemption is coming out October 26th, 2018 and over 300,000 players took part in the latest Sea of Thieves closed beta.

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