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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GoGCast 173: Interview with Ally Mushka

August 20, 2018

Ally Mushka is our guest for this week’s episode. Ally is a youtuber mostly known for making Souls games videos but also worked for Evolve PR, a public relations agency who represents indie games. We chat with Ally about her favourite games, her love of Dark Souls, how was her experience working in PR, what’s next for her and more.

This week in news: Spyro Reignited Trilogy delayed until November, Valve’s apparent foray into streaming with Stream.TV, Diablo III is coming to Switch with exclusives and Dark Souls Remastered for Switch will be available Oct 19th.

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GoGCast 172: The Comeback Kids - No Man’s Sky Next, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Go

August 13, 2018

This week on the GoGCast, we’re talking games that are asking us to give them a second chance. Games like Pokémon Go, Rainbow Six Siege, Destiny 2, and more recently, No Man’s Sky, all made headlines for their seeming ressurgency. While this can be a good thing, it also promotes the idea of release a game early for quick money in the developers pockets, as well a second boost when the “actual” game comes out. We discuss this and Ali (Yay! Welcome back!) reviews a new feminine gaming apparel brand called Level Up Lola.

This week in news: Inside Riot Games’ bro culture, That whole Dead Cell review debacle over at IGN and Discord is launching a game store.

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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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