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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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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