The Girls on Games Podcast
Allies for Accessibility - GoGCast 205

Allies for Accessibility - GoGCast 205

April 15, 2019

Games are for everyone yet not everyone can play the games they would like to play. Accessibility, easy modes and Sekiro Shadows Die Twice have been all over our feeds lately, and unfortunately, the conversation wasn’t always civil nor empathetic. Riffing off last week’s interview with accessibility advocate Steve Saylor, we dissect the conversation around difficulty settings in games, accessibility features and what it means to the industry and gamers everywhere. Plus, we react to the Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order trailer reveal.

 

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:06:25)

This Week in News (00:27:20)

Topic: Allies for Accessibility (00:59:00)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:28:42)

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Interview with Steve Saylor a.k.a. BLIND GAMER - GoGCast 204

Interview with Steve Saylor a.k.a. BLIND GAMER - GoGCast 204

April 8, 2019

Our guest for this week’s GoGCast is Steve Saylor also known as BLIND GAMER on Youtube. Steve is a content creator and an accessible gaming advocate and consultant. He shares with us the games he likes to play, talks about the improvements developers have made to make their games more accessible and more. Plus, we discuss Kotaku’s exposé on Anthem’s productions woes.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:03:30)

This Week in News (00:20:41)

Topic: Interview with Steve Saylor a.k.a. BLIND GAMER (01:03:30)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:27:50)

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The Ready Games: Interview with Christina Macedo - GoGCast 203

The Ready Games: Interview with Christina Macedo - GoGCast 203

April 1, 2019

Read, set, go! This week we talk with Christina Macedo of The Ready Games and how they are making gaming and esports more accessible to women one mini-game at a time. They’ve also developed an engine to help people make mobile games. Plus, we react to the Bordelands 3 announcement and trailer.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:03:50)

This Week in News (00:24:59)

Topic: Ready Games - Interview with Christina Macedo (00:43:26)

Outro and Wrap-up (00:55:50)

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Interview with Benz Antoine (Baptiste in Overwatch) - GoGCast 202

Interview with Benz Antoine (Baptiste in Overwatch) - GoGCast 202

March 25, 2019

Vide bal sou yo! Our guest for this week’s GoGCast is Benz Antoine, the voice of Baptiste in Overwatch. We chat with Benz about how this first video game gig changed his career, how he’s going to bring what he learned in the booth to his on camera acting, what joining the Overwatch family means to him and more. Plus we discuss the Google Stadia unveil from GDC and share the highlights from the latest Nindie Direct.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:05:00)

This Week in News (00:20:23)

Topic: Interview with Benz Antoine, actor and voice of Baptiste in Overwatch (00:45:07)

Outro and Wrap-up (00:01:35)

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Interview with Kyle O’Connor - GoGCast 201

Interview with Kyle O’Connor - GoGCast 201

March 18, 2019

This week, we chat with social media manager and content producer Kyle O’Connor. Before founding his own company called Creative Social Media Services, Kyle previously worked at IGN, Twitch and Blizzard Entertainment. We chat about his career path, the importance of being exposed to new ideas, the trials and tribulation of content creation and its monetization and muse about trends in the video game industry.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:03:34)

This Week in News (00:10:00)

Topic: Interview with Kyle O’Connor of CSMS (00:28:44)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:00:48)

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Ah! The Memories… - GoGCast 200

Ah! The Memories… - GoGCast 200

March 13, 2019

Episode 200! Can you believe it? 4 years, 199 episodes, over 50 guests and the same group of nerds who love to talk video games. We share our favourite GoGCast memories and discuss the evolution of the show. We also have new music composed and arranged by the talented Jon Biegen! Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a quick interview with Jon.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:13:00)

  • Crackdown 3 First Impressions (00:15:23)
  • Astroneer full release (00:23:30)

This Week in News (00:27:17)

Topic: Ah! The Memories… 199 episodes of the GoGCast (00:43:21)

Interview with Jon Biegen (01:15:36)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:22:40)

Like & Subscribe 2019 Edition - GoGCast 199

Like & Subscribe 2019 Edition - GoGCast 199

March 4, 2019

It’s time to smash that like button, subscribe to the channel, hit that notification bell, share bits and sparks because we’re talking about some of our favourite gaming content creators! Reviewing the list from episode 94 of the GoGCast, we shares some of our new favourite streamers and youtubers. From let’s players to reviewers and everything in between, we hope you’ll discover a new channel to follow that creates gaming content you’ll enjoy.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:03:37)

This Week in News (00:20:00)

Topic: Like and Subscribe 2019 Edition (00:51:20)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:24:35)

Bonus Round!

Channels for the gadget and phone enthusiasts: MKBHD and Unbox Therapy

Some of the past GoGCast episodes featuring content creators:

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Growing Up Gaming: How our taste in video games change as we age - GoGCast 198

Growing Up Gaming: How our taste in video games change as we age - GoGCast 198

February 25, 2019

We take a survey analyzing our motivations as gamers and we do so, for science! We took the survey from Quantic Foundry, a market research company focused on gamer motivation that combines social science with data science to understand what drives gamers. We share our survey results and discuss if we feel they are on the money or not. Plus, we talk about some of Quantic Foundry’s key leanings regarding how age seems to be a bigger defining factor in our evolving taste in video games more than gender.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:15:50)

This Week in News (00:26:20)
Google to unveil gaming project at GDC  (00:26:20)
Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring, new President of Nintendo of America is named Doug Bowser (00:30:50)
Rumor of GamePass coming to Switch are becoming more solid and Reports of Xbox planning to show new hardware ad E3 and Halo being the lead game (00:36:40)
Anthem is finally out for everyone and the reviews are meh (00:47:00)

Topic: Growing Up Gaming - How our taste in video games change as we age (01:01:50)
Quantry Foundry: The Science of Gaming Motivation
How do our gaming habits change as we grow up? (Eurogamer)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:36:00)

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The Next Generation: Rumours and Predictions - GoGCast 197

The Next Generation: Rumours and Predictions - GoGCast 197

February 18, 2019

We are at the point in the life cycle of the current generation of systems where rumours about what comes next are starting to pop up. What will the 9th generation look like? Will we still have traditional consoles as we know them? We discuss the current rumours and make our predictions. Plus, we have first impressions of Far Cry New Dawn and round-up the latest Nintendo Direct.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:02:27)
Anthem (10 hour trial) (00:13:17)
Far Cry New Dawn First Impressions (00:23:37)

This Week in News (00:30:00)
Telltale alumni form Adhoc Studios (00:30:00)
Nintendo Direct Round-up (00:35:45)

Topic: The Next Generation of Consoles (00:49:30)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:26:35)

Related articles: Sony's Shawn Layden wants fewer, bigger PlayStation games (CNET), Sony reportedly shifting First Party development focus onto PS5 (IGN), Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox is codenamed Anaconda (The Verge), The next Xbox is expected to arrive in 2020 — here's what we know (Business Insider)

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Apex Legends, The Division 2, Kingdom Hearts III - GoGCast 196

Apex Legends, The Division 2, Kingdom Hearts III - GoGCast 196

February 11, 2019

We’re back and we’re catching up on everything that happened this past two weeks! We have first impressions of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Private Beta, Kingdom Hearts III and Apex Legends. Plus we discuss Metro Exodus’ timed exclusive with the Epic Store and the upcoming mass layoffs at Activision Blizzard.

What’s everyone Playing? (00:05:50)
New vs Old Assassin’s Creed games, Cat’s shower thoughts (00:05:52)
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Private Beta (00:22:48)
Kingdom Hearts III (00:36:45)

This week in News (00:52:05)
EA and Respawn releases free to play battle royale Apex Legends  (00:52:20)
Metro Exodus’ timed exclusive with the Epic Store on PC which irked the PC Gaming community which in turn gave for this straightforward response from one of the developers (01:16:20)
New Overwatch map is on the PTR features a playable piano in the spawn points and naturally, the community got to making beautiful music (01:26:30).
Shake ups at Activision Blizzard are far from over as they announce mass layoffs (01:27:53)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:34:01)

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