GoGCast 114: Video Game Nom Noms

May 29, 2017

I hope you’re hungry cause today we are talking about video game food! If there is one thing that all video gamers have in common, it's that we all eat. Food, its preparation and its consumption has become a standard mechanic in many games. While some feature on the process of cooking as the entire experience (Cooking Mama), others use it as a means of crafting useful items (TLoZ BotW) or as a way to connect the gamer to the character they are playing. So in this week’s episode of the GoGCast we want to serve up a conversation on food in video games, because in games, sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too.

Check out also our E3 inspired Gamer Drinks and Beyond the Console: Cooking for Gamers on girlsongames.ca

Video Game Inspired Food Blogs:

The Buzzfeed article about video game food in real life: https://www.buzzfeed.com/angelameiquan/mouthwatering-video-game-foods-in-real-life-70fn

This week in news: Alexandre Amancio and Guy Laliberté and their plans for Reflector Entertainment, Beam is now Mixer, Red Dead Redemption 2 is delayed and our reactions to the Far Cry 5 announcement trailer.

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GoGCast 113: Interview with Steinekin

May 22, 2017

Another week, another awesome guest! Xbox Community Manager for Microsoft Studios Josh Stein joins us for this all-Xbox cast. Josh breaks down his passion for games and how he got the gig working for Xbox.  Plus we talk Destiny 2 gameplay reveal (which Josh was at and got to play!!!), Far Cry 5 logo teaser and get some behind the scenes on the operations of an Xbox E3 press conference.

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GoGCast 112: Inteview with Katie Wilson

May 15, 2017

This week on the GoGcast, we chat with actor, Youtuber and media personality Katie Wilson. She talks with us about how she met Andre Meadows of Black Nerd Comedy and about their Fullscreen show Kingdom Geek. She also shares with us some of her favourite moments as a Nintendo Ambassador including playing 1-2-Switch! with John Cena.

This week in news: Bioware Montreal is restructured and Mass Effect put on ice, Next Assassin’s Creed's name and screenshot leaked, Square Enix drops Hitman studio IO Interactive, Nintendo details its E3 plans and study shows non-gamers don’t know what a Switch is.

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GoGCast 111: The Updated Sitch on the Nintendo Switch

May 8, 2017

Two months later, we give our verdict on the Nintendo Switch. Is it gimmicky or the next big thing in consoles design? Can it go beyond Nintendo’s niche market? What does it mean for the 3DS and 2DS? We answer all of these and more. Plus, inspired by an IGN article detailing 4 things they want to see in a Pokémon Nintendo Switch game, we make our very own wishlist.

This week in news: Guy returns Starcraft Source Code disc to Blizzard who rewards him with a free trip to Blizzcon, Bob Ross is coming to Smite, Valve takes one more step against key reselling sites and Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

A note from our sponsor: Ubisoft is looking for all types of gamers to test unreleased and unannounced video game content. Your opinion matters, and that’s why YOU should register for playtesting by visiting playtest.ubi.com!

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GoGCast 110: Interview with Genevieve Forget (aka Livinpink)

May 1, 2017

How does one go from completing a law degree to working in video games? Well, let’s find out! Geneviève Forget, aka Livinpink, is this week’s guest on the GoGcast: streamer, Project Manager for an announced project at Ubisoft and co-founder of Misscliks. Get to know Geneviève, how she got involved in esports as a StarCraft II shoutcaster, her work with Misscliks and how she went from a full-time streamer to landing her first gig with the Rainbow Six Siege team at Ubisoft.

This week in news: Nintendo announces the New 2DS XL, Atlus eases up on Persona 5 streaming, Capcom tweaks Street Fighter 5 Thailand stage due to "unintentional religious references" and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch outsells the console itself.

A note from our sponsor: Ubisoft is looking for all types of gamers to test unreleased and unannounced video game content. Your opinion matters, and that’s why YOU should register for playtesting by visiting playtest.ubi.com!

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GoGCast 109: Playtest - Interview with Ubisoft’s User Research Lab

April 24, 2017

This week on the GoGCast, we dive into the world of playtests with Marie Roy, Coordinator for Ubisoft Montreal’s User Research Lab. Playtests are how studios evaluate how users interact with a game. Marie shares with us the mission of Ubisoft’s User Research Lab, gives us insight into how the studio tests their games, explains the difference between quality assurance and user playtesting, how gamers can get involved and more.

If you would like to participate in Ubisoft’s playtests, you can register at playtest.ubisoft.com. All types of gamers are needed and welcomed!

This week in news: SNES Mini rumored for this Holiday season, Call of Duty WWII confirmed, Games Done Quick relases SGDQ 2017 schedule and a women's college in the United States launches a varsity esport program.

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GoGCast 108: Flinthook - Interview with Tribute Games

April 18, 2017

In this episode of the GoGCast, we visit the studio of Montreal’s own Tribute Games for the release of Flinthook, a procedurally generated action-platformer. Game Designer Dominic Ferland walks us through some of the game’s core features, gives us a few tips and tricks on how to play the game, tells us how Tribute Games mastered the pixel art style and more. Leah also got to play a bit of Flinthook and shares her first impressions.

Flinthook is available now through Steam, PlayStation and Xbox stores.

This week in news: the Nintendo Classic is officially discontinued, Microsoft to offer refunds of digital game purchases on Xbox and Windows 10 stores, we round up the latest Nintendo Direct and Las Vegas gets an esport venue.

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GoGCast 107: Interview with Patricia Summersett

April 10, 2017

This week, we talk to the talented Patricia Summersett, an American Canadian voice and performance actor who’s recent roles include Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Ash in Rainbow Six Siege and the Knight Warden in For Honor. Patricia shares with us how she fell in love with voice acting during her studies and how she landed her first gig in video games. She also walks us through the process of landing the role of Princess Zelda, keeping it a secret until the game’s release and how that experience has impacted her career. Patricia is also a singer songwriter so make sure to check out her band Summersett.

This week in news: Microsoft releases the specs for Project Scorpio, Atlus has some strict rules when it comes to streaming and let’s plays of Personna 5, a man loses 50 lbs playing a VR game and Zoe Quinn is publishing a book on how to deal with online abuse.

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GoGCast 106: Final Thoughts on Mass Effect: Andromeda

April 3, 2017

We’re sinking our teeth into Mass Effect: Andromeda for this episode of the GoGCast. Ali gives you the good, the bad and the meh as she shares her final thoughts on the story, the gameplay, the characters, the graphics, the animations, etc.

This week’s news stories: Nintendo Switch games are more expensive because of the cartridges themselves, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was announced but that was drowned out by Destiny 2’s teaser and first trailer.

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GoGCast 105: Interview with Marissa Roberto

March 27, 2017

This week’s episode features special guest Marissa Roberto! She’s a video game journalist, host of Xbox Canada’s community show #XboxAllForOne, has hosted events such as Northern Arena 2016 and For Honor's #BattleForCanada and is the former anchor for EP Daily and Reviews on the Run. Marissa walks us through her career: from her journalism studies, to her first hosting gig all the way to today and her future plans. She also shares with us what she’s currently playing and her favourite video games.

 

This week in news: Montreal Comiccon 2017 line-up and events where announced and there will be esports involved as well as a huge part of the Watch Dogs 2 cast will be on site, the Zelda themed escape room is coming to Canada and a Naughty Dog artist is fighting bile with love by donating to Girls Make Games in the name of her trolls.

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