GoGCast 171: Tackling our Video Game Backlog

August 6, 2018

Ah summer! When everything seems to slow down, even game releases. It's a good time to get through your video game backlog, while we wait for fall’s usual bombardment of new titles. We share what are our current must play games in our backlog, how we balance playing older games vs new games, the benefits of playing games long after release and more.

This week in news: How the gaming industry is tackling conflict minerals, World of Warcraft cinematic controversy (rip Teldrassil) and parents are hiring Fortnite coachs to train their kids.

This week’s topic was inspired by Polygon’s Backlog Week.

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GoGCast 170: Interview with Shane Talbot, esport Manager at MLSE

July 30, 2018

We have another great interview for you this week: Shane Talbot, esport Manager at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). Shane manages the Raptors Uprising GC and Philip Balke, professional FIFA player for Toronto FC. We talk with Shane about MLSE’s growing involvement in the esport scene, the Bell Fibe House and more.

This week in news: Fortnite is making $2m a day on mobile alone, No Man’s Sky Next is out and is it finally the game that was promised and loot boxes to be removed from Forza Motorsport 7.

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GoGCast 169: Esports Management UCI Program

July 23, 2018

We have talked on the podcast in past episodes about stories concerning university and colleges taking Esports into their athletic divisions, but what about learning the business around Esports? This week, we are talking to Stephane Muller, Director of Business Programs and Henry Ngo, Programming Manager for the Esports Program at University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education to talk about their new curriculum and how it can serve to educate those who wish to pursue a career in Esports outside of being an athlete.

This week in news: Nathan Fillion is Nathan Drake in this fan-made Uncharted short, is there a Bloodborne movie in the works and you’ll have to wait over a month to get a physical copy of Octopath Traveler.

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GoGCast 168: Live from Montreal Comiccon 2018

July 9, 2018

Expect something different this week as we recorded live from Montreal Comiccon! Thanks to a visit to the PlayStation booth, Leah and Simon share their first impressions of Spider-Man, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Beat Saber and Tetris Effect. We close the show by taking questions from the audience and chat Destiny, VR, gaming in a console-less world and more.

This week in news: We Happy Few will be released in Australia after all, Why Sony is missing out big time on Fortnite and the head of Take-Two doesn’t expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to make as much money as GTA5.

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GoGCast 167: Video Game Movies and TV Shows

July 2, 2018

This week, we chat about video games in movies and TV shows whether they be adaptations of popular franchises like Tomb Raider or Castlevania, or chock full of video game lore and references like Ready Player One and Pixels. We chat news and speculate about upcoming movies and series like The Division, Halo, Sonic the Hedgehog and The Witcher. We share our thoughts about movies we’ve seen recently like Tomb Raider and Ready Player One and reminisce about the cult classics like the infamous Marios Brothers and Street Fighter live action movies.

This week in news: The Nintendo Switch is now $20 cheaper in Canada, Google is getting into video games with a 3 tiered approach and Overwatch ads Wrecking Ball to their hero roster.

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GoGCast 166: Mid-Year State of Gaming Review

June 25, 2018

We’re halfway through the year so we’re looking at the state of gaming in 2018. We share our favourite games of 2018 so far, which games we are looking forward to that are coming out later this year and analyse underlying trends in gaming.

This week in news: PUBG addresses the asset flip debacle, The gaming industry is about accounts not hardware and the Steam Summer Sale is upon us.

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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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