GoGCast 183: Red Dead Redemption 2

October 29, 2018

Saddle up, partner! We’re headin’ to the heartland of America in this week’s episode of the GoGCast as we talk Red Dead Redemption 2. A smash hit by Rockstar Games, Read Dead Redemption 2 is ranking in an epic Metacritic score but does it live up to the hype? Leah shares her first impressions of the game and we discuss all the controversial news surrounding the development of Red Dead Redemption 2.

This week in news: Drake new 100T co-owner, Michael Jordan invests in Team Liquid, Toronto Defiant is the latest team to join the Overwatch League and Microsoft hints at expanding Game Pass to PC.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 news round-up: Inside’s Rockstar Crunch culture (Kotaku), The Human Cost of RDR2 (Eurogamer) and RDR2’ Labor Controversy Explained (Polygon)

Related: Crunch, work-life balance and Assassin's Creed Odyssey: A View From The Top (Gamastura)

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GoGCast 182: ‘Next Big Thing’ Gamer Sitcom

October 22, 2018

It’s time to talk about the Next Big Thing. No, not the next big console or next gaming service, but a gamer centric sitcom titled Next Big Thing. Show creator and writers Aly Miller and Paul Castro Jr are on this week’s GoGCast to chat about Next Big Thing which they describe as "a single camera comedy centered around a group of millennial video game fanatics who fantasize about being number one in life... and on the leaderboards." Aly and Paul chat with us about the premise of the show, the characters and more.

This week in news: How Fan Projects are preserving video game history (bonus: No Clip’s Good Old Game documentary), Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. is coming to Xbox and Total Biscuit to be inducted into the ESL Hall of Fame.

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GoGCast 181: Interview with [ALEXANDROS]

October 15, 2018

This week, we chat with jrock band [ALEXANDROS] who recently wrote two songs for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios: Project JUDGE. The band talks with us about the inspiration for those songs, the games they like to play, for which games they would love to write songs for and more. Plus, Ali gives her first impressions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

This week in news: Forza Horizon 4 is the fastest selling of the series in the UK, Microsoft announces Project Xcloud and we have more details about the PSN name changes.

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GoGCast 180: interview with Lucie Pohl

October 8, 2018

Heroes never die! This week on the GoGCast, we have the pleasure of interviewing Lucie Pohl, comedian and actress who is the voice of Mercy in Overwatch and Rixxa Fluxflame in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. Lucie shares with us stories of growing up in New York, studying in Germany, writing her first comedy show, landing the voice gig with Blizzard and more.

Here's the video made with Sombra and Pharah referenced in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGudrGV2myE

This week in news: we go over your feedback regarding buying physical or digital games, Harry Potter RPG “Magic Awakened” leaked, name changes are finally coming to the PSN, new Nintendo Switch model apparently coming in 2019 and the Soul Calibur community designed their own character and the result is hilarious.

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GoGcast 179: Why Do Gamers Still Buy Physical Games?

October 1, 2018

Do you prefer buying physical or digital games? Why is that? This week on the GoGCast, we take a look at a survey done by GameIndustry.biz, ISFE and Ipsos Mori's GameTrack consumer asking buyers of physical games why they choose boxes over downloads. We break down the stats and share our insights. Plus, Catherine gives her first impressions of Forza Horizon 4 and Leah has all the highlights from Minecon Earth 2018.

This week in news: Telltale Games is looking for potential partners to finish The Walking Dead which prompted a reaction from God of War’s director, former Telltale employees are also suing the studio for the lack of forewarning and severance, Vivendi is selling off all of their Ubisoft stocks, Microsoft announces XO18 in Mexico City, Sony says there will be no PSX this year, Kinda Funny announces their game showcase and finally, there are political ads on Xbox live.

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GoGCast 178: Transference Review and Goodbye TellTale Games

September 24, 2018

This week on the GoGCast, we unpack all the news that dropped this week, including Telltale Games shutting down, and Ali reviews Transference, Ubisoft’s latest VR game. We also have Canadian Gaming habits stats courtesy of Paypal and SuperData.

This week in news: YouTube Gaming App is no more, Sony announced the PS Classic, Spider-Man’s is Sony’s fastest selling game, Red Dead Online is coming this November and Capcom closes its Vancouver studio despite their increase in revenue.

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GoGCast 177: DreamHack Montreal 2018

September 17, 2018

Of Buffs and Nerfs’ Marie (@akviko) and Alban (@Albinouze) join Simon and Leah to chat about DreamHack Montreal 2018. This year we saw big changes including changing the venue from Place Bonaventure to the infamous Olympic Stadium. Our panel shares highlights from the event and competitions, what they liked, what they feel could’ve been better.

This week in news: highlights from the latest Nintendo Direct and someone shot at Dr Disrespect’s house during a stream.

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GoGCast 176: H3H3 Ball Rider - Interview with Outerminds

September 10, 2018

We head back to Outerminds to chat with studio co-founder Guiz de Pessemier about the launch of their latest game: H3H3 Ball Rider, which was created in collaboration with Youtubers Ethan and Hila Kline of H3H3Productions. Guiz talks about the game’s concept and shares behind the scene stories about developing the game with Ethan and Hila.

This week in news: Steam is even worse thanks to their new search feature and Nintendo postpones their Direct due to earthquake: gamer entitlement ensues and leads to some awkward announcements.

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GoGCast 175: The Netflix of Video Games & Gamescom 2018 Recap

September 3, 2018

This week, we recap our highlights from Gamescom 2018: Cyberpunk 2077, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, new NVIDIA Graphics cards and so many Nindies! And following Microsoft’s announcement of Xbox All Access, we break down the service: what’s included, the pros and the cons. This also spurred a discussion about our wishlist for the Netflix of video games and how close we are to getting access to such a service.

This week in news: Jacksonville shooting at Madden event, Ikea is jumping on the gaming chair market, Riot finally breaks the silence re: the toxic culture allegations and Epic is removing Fortnite Android from the Google Play marketplace.

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GoGCast 174: Required Reading - Video Game History Books

August 27, 2018

Welcome well-read gamers to this week’s episode of the GoGcast! Our friend Pat Landry joins us to discuss books that tell the stories of video game development and the history of the industry.

Here are Pat and Leah’s current reading list:

This week in news: Answering to Kotaku’s article, Riot’s Greg Street promises changes to Riot’s toxic culture and Ubisoft confirms there will be no Assassin’s Creed game in 2019.

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