GoGCast 140: Northern Arena

December 11, 2017

Carl-Edwin Michel, CEO of Northern Arena, is with us this week and he fills us in on what the organisation has been up to since we last spoke, what they are working on and what we can expect from the Injustice 2 Elite League and the Call of Duty World War II Showdown happening December 16 and 17 in Montreal.

This week in news: Rumours of Dark Souls 1 Remaster for consoles, Megaman 11 is coming to all platforms in 2018, 12 Days of Minecraft and Google did a doodle to teach kids the basics of coding.

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GoGCast 139: Holiday Gaming Plans

December 4, 2017

It’s December and it’s time to plan what we’re gonna play during the Holiday break. We discuss which backlog games to play, which games we pull out every year to play with the friends and fam and our Holiday gaming traditions.

Share with us your Holiday gaming plans and traditions by tweeting us @thegirlsongames!

This week in news: My Hero Academia game coming to PS4 and SwitchSuper Mario Cereal is a thingCyberpunk 2077 game engine is done and PUBG is heading to mobile to conquer the Chinese market.

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GoGCast 138: interview with Samantha Blackmon of Not Your Mama’s Gamer

November 27, 2017

This week, we sit down with Samantha Blackmon. Samantha is an associate professor at Purdue University and co-founder of Not Your Mama’s Gamer, a blog and podcast that looks at gaming and other bits of pop culture through a scholarly lens and a via feminist perspective. She shares with us resources for gamers who want to start looking at games and game design more critically, how video games tie in with her work at Purdue, what she thinks for the video game landscape of 2017, what she thinks we can expect for 2018, her GOTY and more.

This week in news: Leah and Cat attended the first edition of MEGA, a new Bloodborne boss was discovered 3 years after the game's release, Bungie re-thinks the Destiny 2 XP systems and a new ARK expansion is coming and it’s called Aberration.

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GoGCast 137: The (Re)Updated Sitch on the Nintendo Switch

November 20, 2017

Everybody and their mother recently got a Nintendo Switch, including Cat, Simon and Ali. What finally convinced them to get the system? (Spoiler Alert: Super Mario Odyssey played a big part). We chat about what we like about the system, what we don’t, and the games we’re looking forward to playing.

This week in news: The Game Awards nominees are outStardew Valley creator teases new content and Rocket League is cross platform except on PS4 just because Sony said so.

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GoGCast 136: Super Lucky’s Tale & 8-Bit Bazaar

November 13, 2017

This week’s episode is jam packed as we have 2 interviews! First off, we chat with Shawn Ketcherside, Senior Producer of Super’s Lucky’s Tale (36:20). He gives us the ins and out of this Microsoft exclusive playground platformer: mechanics, characters, and more. Secondly, while at GeekFest, we met Paul Mayer, self-proclaimed “retromancer” and creator of the 8-Bit Bazaar (45:30). He shares how his retro gaming service came to be and how he built this massive collection of retro games and consoles that he brings into events and even private parties.

This week in news: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is to be released under new label Portkey GamesRazer unveiled their gaming phone and we explore what the numbers on the Xbox One X Scorpio means.

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GoGCast 135: Game Reviews Live from GeekFest

November 6, 2017

We’re live and IRL for this episode of the GoGCast. Recorded at GeekFest Montreal, Leah, Cat, Kelsey and Bianca sink their teeth into the latest game releases. We review Super Mario Odyssey, Cuphead, Mortician’s Tale, Assassin’s Creed Origins and we have first impressions of Star Wars Battlefront II. We close the show with our impressions on the Xbox One X and by sharing what upcoming games we’re looking forward to play.

SPOILER WARNING: minor ACO spoiler at the 26 min mark

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GoGCast 134: Interview with Andrea Rene

October 30, 2017

This week on the GoGCast, we catch up with host, writer and producer Andrea Rene! Co-host of What’s Good Games and Kinda Funny Games Daily, she previously worked with GameStop TV, Yahoo Esports and Game Trailers. Andrea chats about her career, how she got into the gaming industry and gives her advice to newcomers.

This week in news: The Kinect is officially discontinuedAnimal Crossing is coming to mobile and no, Bungie is not banning PC players who stream using overlays.

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GoGCast 133: Assassin’s Creed: Origins

October 26, 2017

We travel to Ancient Egypt and witness the very beginning of the Brotherhood in this week’s GoGCast as Jeyson Acevedo of Ubisoft Canada joins us to talk about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Origins. We talk about Bayek, the setting, the changes made various systems including combat and character progression.

This week in news: Mixer’s Xbox fall updateHow Activision uses matchmaking tricks to sell in-game items, seems Pokémon Ultra Moon and Ultra Sun to be final mainline 3DS gamesVisceral’s closure and Amy Hennig's Star Wars project is now in the hands of EA Vancouverwhat was Nostalrius became Elysium which is now… dead and Switch and its new update is giving us half of what we want.

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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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