The Girls on Games Podcast
E32019 Wrap-Up - GoGCast 212

E32019 Wrap-Up - GoGCast 212

June 14, 2019

Oh how it’s good to be a gamer when June rolls around! E3 2019 has come and gone so it’s time for us to wrap up some of the biggest announcements and news coming out of one of the most important video game event in the world. We share our favourite announcements and moments from the conferences, biggest surprises and some of our disappointments (looking at you Splinter Cell) from the 2019 edition of E3! Strap yourself in, it’s a big one.

Huge shout-out the fine folks that put e3-recap.com toghether! Check it out their interactive archive of all the conferences, trailers and announcements from current and past E3!

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:06:35)

Topic: (00:20:59)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:57:12)

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E3 2019 Predictions - GoGCast 211

E3 2019 Predictions - GoGCast 211

June 5, 2019

E3 2019 is almost upon us and it’s time to cast our predictions! The actual Netflix of games? A new Xbox console teased? Dragon Age 4? Dare we say it: Animal Crossing on Switch?! Predictions, wishful thinking, call it what you like but we discuss which announcements and major trends we think will come from E3 2019.

 

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:04:03)

This Week in News (00:22:22)

Microsoft brings Xbox Game Pass to PC and Xbox Studio games are coming to Steam (00:22:22)
Cuphead heading to… Tesla (00:28:51)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare details and trailer (00:31:56)
The Rainbow Six Canada Nationals are heading to EGLX (00:36:14)
Google Stadia info coming on the 6th (00:37:58)

Topic: E3 2019 Predictions (00:40:00)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:15:50)

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Pre-E3 Scramble: New Round-Up - GoGCast 210
The State of Mobile Gaming - GoGCast 209

The State of Mobile Gaming - GoGCast 209

May 20, 2019

In this episode of the GoGCast, we’re crushing candies, clashing clans, catching Pokémons and winning chicken dinners. Following our previous conversation on hypercasual games, we take a look at the current state of mobile gaming as a whole. Mobile gaming is the biggest gaming market, completely overshadowing PC and consoles when it comes to revenue, growth and reach, with its most popular titles being free-to-play. We chat about the current state of mobile gaming and marketplaces and if new services like Apple Arcade can really disrupt the free-to-play model. Plus, Ali shares her first impressions of RAGE 2.

 

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:06:05)

  • RAGE 2 First Impressions (00:10:25)

This Week in News (00:30:30)

Topic: The State of Mobile Gaming (00:51:16)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:15:48)

Far Cry New Dawn Spoilercast - GoGCast Special Episode

Far Cry New Dawn Spoilercast - GoGCast Special Episode

May 13, 2019

*This episode contains spoilers*

In this special episode, we’re heading back to Hope County as we take a deep dive at Far Cry New Dawn. We trekked through the super bloom, hunted weird looking animals, found a new dog (R.I.P. Boomer), reconnected with old friends and made new ones, took down the highway men and you know what, we wanted to talk about it! So we did. We discuss what’s new, what was brought over from Far Cry 5, what we liked and what we didn’t.

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Hyper Casual Games - GoGCast 208

Hyper Casual Games - GoGCast 208

May 6, 2019

Hyper casual games are simple games that offer engaging gameplay in snackable play sessions. Honing in on their streamlined yet gratifying gameplay and low barrier to entry, hyper casual games have created a market estimated to $2 billion in revenue through in-app purchases and advertising. We talk about our favourite hyper casual games and where we see genre going in the future. Plus, we react to the whole Sonic Movie trailer debacle.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:03:44) 

This Week in News (00:15:49)

Topic: Hyper Casual Games (00:32:05)

Outro and Wrap-up (00:57:50)

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Debunking 5 Damaging Myths About Video Games - GoGCast 207

Debunking 5 Damaging Myths About Video Games - GoGCast 207

April 29, 2019

We’ve heard it time and time again: video games make us violent, video games are addictive, video games are a waste of time, blah blah blah! Well, it’s time to debunk these myths. Based of an article published on The Guardian, we tackle 5 damaging myths about video games.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:03:00)

This Week in News (00:20:17)

Topic: 5 Damaging Myths About Video Games (00:40:08)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:10:14)

Favourite Video Game Easter Eggs - GoGCast 206

Favourite Video Game Easter Eggs - GoGCast 206

April 22, 2019

Is the cake is a lie and is there a cow level? Inspired by the Easter long weekend, we go hunting for Easter Eggs in video games. We tell the tale of the very first one, why we call them ‘Easter Eggs’ and share our favourite video game Easter Eggs. Plus, Ali and Leah review My Time at Portia.

What’s Everyone Playing? (00:04:30)

  • My time at Portia review (00:15:41)

This Week in News (00:28:00)

Topic: Favourite Video Game Easter Eggs (00:57:25)

Outro and Wrap-up (01:25:50)

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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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