GoGCast 165: E3 2018 Round-Up

June 18, 2018

E3 2018 wrapped up but a few days ago: games were announced, trailers and gameplay were premiered, Kingdom Hearts III was everywhere but Square Enix forgot to prepare more than one trailer, Nintendo went Smash crazy and we finally saw what Cyberpunk 2077 is about. We do a quick round-up of our favourite announcements and conferences and we tally up who won this year’s predictions game! Expect equal parts of hype and salt in this episode.

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GoGCast 164: Far Cry 5 Story Spoilercast

June 11, 2018

*Main story and ending spoilers ahead!* While E3 is in full swing, we’re taking a break from our regular format to talk about Far Cry 5’ main story, villains and multiple endings. We share our initial reactions to completing the story, why we felt that way and what we think about it in hindsight.

Have you finished Far Cry 5? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter.

If you haven’t already, check out our full review of Far Cry 5 and our interview with Dan Hay, Executive Producer and Creative Director for Ubisoft Montreal on Far Cry.

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GoGCast 163: Esports in the Summertime

June 4, 2018

We’re having a crossover with our friends from Of Buffs And Nerfs this week to chat about all the esport events happening this summer, whether it be Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, League of Legends, Fortnite… There’s something for everyone! Marie and Simon share with us major competitions you’ll want to stream or see in person, how to get into esports, kids esport activities and camps and much more.

This week in news: Microsoft lays off contract support staff in favour of Xbox Ambassador volunteers, Ubisoft confirms Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Evee are coming to Switch and Bethesda announces Fallout 76.

Make sure to check out @OfBuffsAndNerfs and @Radio76Pod on Twitter.

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GoGCast 162: Interview with Jared Petty

May 28, 2018

Let’s take a hop, a blip and a jump into this week’s episode of the GoGCast! Our guest is Jared Petty, host at Kinda Funny but also the creator of many wonderful projects including Hop, Blip, and a Jump which is diary-documentary video series about how everything is games is connected, Red Dead Radio which is a podcast on - you guessed it - Read Dead Redemption and Pockets Full of Soup, a storytelling show about the people who help us make us who we are. Jared also wrote for EA and IGN. We chat with Jared about his passion for games, his current projects, and more.

This week in news: Runescape Classic is shutting down after 20 years, Fallout: Cascadia is a fan project looking to bring nature back to the wasteland, Far Cry 5’s first DLC is coming in early June and Fortnite is providing 100 million dollars in prize pools for esports events in 2018 and 2019.

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GoGCast 161: State of Decay 2 Review

May 21, 2018

Rebuild your live in a post zombie apocalypse world with us as we review State of Decay 2. Much like its predecessor, State of Decay 2 is a third person survival game set in an open world environment. Ali shares her tips to playing the game, shares what she liked and what she didn’t.

This week in news: Bosskey’s Cliff Beszinski shares scrapped game ideas, Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller and Nintendo E3 rumours.

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GoGCast 160: E3 2018 Predictions Game

May 15, 2018

We’re one month away from E3 2018 which means it’s time to do our predictions game! Each panelist came up with 5 things they expect from this year E3: trailers, announcements, reveals, surprises, etc. As we inch closer to June, we’ll check off which of our predictions were duds and which came true. The one who has the most confirmed items gets bragging rights and possibly a surprise.

We want to know what you expect from E3 2018. Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.

This week in news: Steam Link will let you play your games on mobile, Milla Jovovich to Star in Monster Hunter Movie Adaptation, Boss Key Studios Shuts Down, Deus Ex isnt dead, Rage 2 Confirmed and rumours that Star Fox could come back as a racing game.

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GoGCast 159: Slime Rancher - Interview with Kara Holmes of Monomi Park

May 7, 2018

Let’s spend some time on the ranch as this week, we speak with Kara Holmes, Community Manager at Monomi Park, the indie studio behind Slime Rancher. Kara shares how her love of talking video games with other gamers got her from working at Gamestop to joining the Slime Rancher team. She also shares stories from working on the bubbly happy and cute game, what she loves best about Slime Rancher and how the studio manages to constantly push updates and new content for the title and how they thrive on community feedback.

This week in news: Nintendo’s new president aims to build a billion dollar mobile gaming business, Dad God of War sells 3.1 million copies in the first 3 days, Pikachu was modelled after a squirrel and was supposed to have a fourth evolution.

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GoGCast 158: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Interview with David Anfossi

April 30, 2018

Eidos Montreal invited us to play an early demo of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the final instalment in the new Lara Croft trilogy. We sit down with David Anfossi, Head of Studio at Eidos Montreal, to chat about the game, how Lara Croft evolved through this series, what we can expect from this game coming September 14th and more.

This week in news: Final Fantasy 7 not to be a simple remake according to job postings, graphic cards prices finally dropping down for actual gamers and Nintendo reveals its E3 2018 schedule.

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GoGCast 157: Interview with Jean Leggett of One More Story Games

April 24, 2018

This week, we talk with Jean Leggett, CEO of One More Story Games. Based in Barrie, Ontario, this small studio is currently working with author Charlaine Harris (of True Blood fame) to turn her Lily Bard series into mobile games. Jean is also a keynote speaker and recently did a Tedx Talk on what 10 year-old taught her and her partner about their tech start-up. Jean shares with us the details about the murder-mystery Lily Bard project but also what’s next for One More Story Games.

This week in news: Neocore backtracks after facing backlash for promising 90 hour work weeks to get the next Warhammer game out the door, DICE is working on a battle royale mode prototype for Battlefield V, Hearthstone director Ben Brode leaves Blizzard and The Darwin Project is now Free To Play.

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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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