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

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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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Spoilercast - GoGCast Special Episode

February 4, 2019

🚨 SPOILER WARNING 🚨 This episode contains many spoilers about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

We’re bringing you this special episode of the GoGCast to discuss a game that consumed hours of our time: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. We had so much to say about the story and the new features and we couldn’t do so while avoiding spoilers so we just had to do a Spoilercast! We talk about what makes it so different from past franchise titles, what carried over from other Assassin’s Creed games and why we loved it so much. We also discuss in depth the story, our choices and how it affected our misthios’ fate, the illusion of choice portrayed in episode 2 of the latest DLC and so much more.

Panelists:
Leah Jewer, Girls on Games - https://twitter.com/leahjewer
Catherine Smith-Desbiens, Girls on Games - https://twitter.com/csdesbiens
Simon Marcoux, Girls on Games - https://twitter.com/forty_gg
Steff Lawrence, Guest -  https://twitter.com/hexcats
Patrick Tremblay, Guest - https://twitter.com/irrgamer

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Farming Simulation Games - GoGCast 195

January 28, 2019

We enjoy a good farming simulation game here at Girls on Games and we decided to discuss what we love about the genre and break down what makes a good farming game. From Harvest Moon to Stardew Valley and to genre adjacent games like Forager and Fantasy life, we share our favourite games and which upcoming titles we are most excited to play.

What’s everyone playing? (00:02:09)
Anthem demo first impressions (00:12:51)

This week in news (00:28:56)
Nintendo's Switch Sold Better In The US In 2018 Than Any Console Since In Three Years (00:28:56)
Game developers’ open communication with the community with Nintendo announcing and explaining the delays for Metroid Prime 4 and Bioware addressing the Anthem demo issues (00:33:10)
Trailer Released for A Plague Tale: Innocence (00:37:02)
Farming Simulator announces their esport league (00:42:26)

Topic of the show: Farming Simulation and Genre Adjacent Games (00:48:30)

Outro and wrap-up (01:25:00)

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Certified Vintage Video Games - GoGCast 194

January 21, 2019

Would you purchase a certified authentic vintage game? We’ve seen games entering museums, now they are being graded and certified just like vintage comics. Heritage Auctions added games to its roster of collectibles auctions all graded and certified by WataGames. We discuss this new level of game collecting and share first impressions or Farm Together and Degrees of Separation in this week’s GoGCast.

This week in news: Steam details the changes coming in 2019, Forza 4 quietly removes Carleton and Floss dance emotes, AGDQ wraps up its 2019 speedrun event, Ronda Rousey is Sonia Blade in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 and Atlas admin account getting compromised made for some funny surprises in game.

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The Games of 2019 - GoGCast 193

January 14, 2019

For the very first episode of 2019, we look at the games that are coming our way this year. We look at the announced games and discuss which one are on our must play list and which ones we might skip. Plus, we go over the games we played over the Holidays so we have quick reviews of Gris, Mega Aquarium and more.

This week in news: Overwatch releases Bastet event and short story and confirms Soldier 76 identifies as gay and the internet reacts, Bungie splits from Activision and keeps Destiny, Blizzard co-founder to leave company in April, Gris ads refused by Facebook due to ‘sexually explicit content’, Square to organise Final Fantasy themed wedding and Gearbox internal lawsuits.

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Game of the Year 2018 - GoGCast 192

December 31, 2018

2018 was another solid year in gaming and made choosing our game of the year quite the challenge, a very nice problem to have indeed! We pick our top 3 games of 2018 counting up to our picks for Game of the Year 2018. We also share honourable mentions for games who almost made the list and which games we didn’t have time to play but plan to catch up on in the new year.

What was your Game of the Year 2018? Let us know on Twitter, on Discord or in the comments below.

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2018 Year in Review - GoGCast 191

December 24, 2018

With one week left to the year, we look back at what made headlines in 2018: studio closures and acquisitions, new stores, killing crunch, exposing toxic culture, promoting accessible gaming and more. We share our biggest news stories of the year, disappointment, surprises and which trends we expect to see in 2019.

Which stories stood out for you this year? Let us know on Twitter, on Discord or in the comments below.

Thank you for spending another year with us! From all of us at Girls on Games, Happy Holidays and happy gaming!

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Game Night! - GoGCast 190

December 17, 2018

We’re playing games on this week’s GoGCast and we’re inviting you to join in on the fun! Play with us Name That Video Game Sound, Stuck Between an Onyx and a Hard Place (Would You Rather) and Getting Descriptive: Name That Game. Warning: this episode contains a lot of uncontrollable giggling. Oh, and feel free to play these games at your next Holiday party!

This week in news: Discord Store announces 90/10 revenue split, Unreal Engine announces cross platform roadmap, R.I.P. Heroes of the Storm esports, New content coming to Stardew Valley and Top Riot exec gets slap on the wrist for toxic workplace behaviour.

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The Game Awards 2018 with Patricia Summersett and Victoria Atkin - GoGCast 189

December 10, 2018

This week we round-up the biggest news from the this year's edition of The Game Awards. We share our favourite announcements, our impressions as spectators watching through streaming and what we thought of the show as a whole. Then, we talk with actors Patricia Summersett (Ash in Rainbow Six Siege, Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) and Victoria Atkin (Evie Frye in Assassin's Creed Syndicate) who attended The Game Awards in Los Angeles. They share with their experience and their favourite moments from the show.

This week in news: Soulja Boy has a game console, Epic Games launches their own store with a generous revenue share for publishers and Bioware teases the next Dragon Age.

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