The Girls on Games Podcast

The Girls on Games Podcast

Weekly video game podcast with a dash of geek culture! The GoGCast features industry news, round table discussions and engaging interviews.... Show More

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July 12, 2020 67 min

What a week it has been for Ubisoft, for better or for worse. We chat about the latest news following allegations of toxicity and abuse of power by the higher ups at the international studio. More importantly, we focus on the work done by the devs by talking about the E3-like digital presentation: Ubisoft Forward. We share what we thought of the event, our favourite part and what we felt was missing. Plus, Leah played more Marvel’s...

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We’re back from our short break and we’ve cherry picked news stories from that past two weeks for this episode of the GoGCast. We chat about Mixer’s demise, Horizon Zero Dawn finally coming to PC, Pokémon is the next big MOBA and we remember Reckful. Plus, we have game reviews and first impressions! Catherine played the vapourwave infused romance novella A Summer’s End: Hong Kong 1986, Simon played a bit of Hyperscape and Leah trie...

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Transcript: Hi everyone, Leah here. I hope you have been having an excellent week. We apologize but we won’t be recording a Girls on Games podcast this week. We need to take a mental health break, but I still wanted to come and say something in light of what has been happening in the video game industry and other parts of the gaming world. 

For those that don’t know, this week, many strong individuals have come forward and exposed ...

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Holy online events, Batman! We watched the PC Gaming Show, Pokémon Presents and EA Play Live and on top of that, PAX announced an upcoming nine day online event coming this fall... Some of our favourite highlights from the press events we watched last week were Star Wars Squadrons gameplay reveal, New Pokémon Snap announced and we even spotted Dragon Age screenshots. Plus Ali shares her first impressions of Summer in Mara and Leah ...

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It’s a PlayStation type of episode! Leah gives her spoiler-free first impressions of The Last of Us part II and let’s just say, there’s a reason why this game is receiving such high praise. We then discuss the PlayStation 5 reveal event: what we thought of the conference, which games we’re most excited to play, what we think of the look of the console, and more.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:12:44)

  • Destiny 2 event (00:24:50)
  • The Las...
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    New information about the next generation of consoles is trickling in! Xbox Series X will have HDR and 120 fps to some backward compatible games. On the PlayStation 5 front, Sony announced a digital press conference on June 4th and detailed that all PS4 games coming this summer will be compatible with PlayStation 5. We close out the show by wrapping up the first Wholesome Direct, an online conference completely dedicated to wholeso...

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    Hello! Do you like video games? Great, because we played some video games and would love to tell you about them. Cat befriended a floating banana in My Friend Pedro, Ali played the Drake Hollow beta and Leah went dungeon crawling in Minecraft Dungeons. Plus we chat about the latest news about Rainbow Six Siege and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:18:13)

  • My Friend Pedro review (00:18:13)
  • Drake Hollow first...
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    Are you ready for a big dose of wholesome? ✨ I hope so because we’re joined with James from Wholesome Games to chat about the upcoming Wholesome Direct. He tells us about what we can expect from the online showcase, how Wholesome Games came to be and how it grew into a thriving community of gamers who love heartwarming games.

    If you also love these kinds of games, catch the Wholesome Direct on May 26th, 2020 at 1pm EST. Head to who...

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    We’re staying home, we’re playing games, we’re a bit very lonely and that made us really chatty so strap in for a long one. In this week’s GoGCast, Leah shares how she built a rock garden in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, EA announces that Fallen Order is now a franchise, Cyberpunk 2077 has us talking about genitals and we discuss the latest Inside Xbox which showcased games coming to the Xbox Series X.

    If you need help planning yo...

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    It’s happened. Ali is actually excited about an Assassin's Creed Game! 😲 In this episode of the GoGCast, we get really hyped about Assassin's Creed Valhalla and also discuss how new events like Summer Game Fest might mean the end of E3 as we know it.

     

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:19:05)

     

    This Week’s News (00:48:28)

  • Nintendo data breach, set up 2FA on your Nintendo ID (00:48:28)
  • Gamespot announced online gaming eve...
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    On this week’s episode of the GoGCast, Simon makes bank with the stalk market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Ali gets roped into playing Phantasy Star Online 2, CS:GO and Team Fortress 2 source code leaks online, Crysis gets remastered and more.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:21:34)

    This Week’s News (00:46:10)

  • Jason Schreir leaves Kotaku for Bloomberg (00:46:10)
  • Crysis is getting remastered (00:56:05)
  • CSGO and TF2 source code from ...
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    On this week’s GoGCast, we chat about the games we’re playing and do a quick news round-up. Simon shares his first impression of Valorant, Riot’s upcoming arena first person shooter game, and we chat about the latest Nintendo Switch update, Steam’s Game Festival, the ESRB adding lootboxes to their rating labels, and more.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:13:10)

  • Valorant 1st impressions (00:30:35)
  • This Week’s News (00:53:58)

  • Nintendo Sw...
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    It’s another chill episode of the GoGCast this week. We chat a bit more about Yakuza 0 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons and dive into this week’s gaming news including IGN announcing their Summer of Gaming digital event and Sony releasing information about the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:09:32)

    Yakuza 0 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    This Week’s News (00:29:42)

  • Video Game events rapide fire...
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    In this episode, we talk about the games we’re currently playing because it’s what we’ve been doing: staying in and gaming. We chat a bit more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons but also dive into Jedi: Fallen Order, Control, Yakuza 0, Dragon’s Dogma and the latest Runescape update.

    We hope all of you are safe and healthy and that we're able keep you company for a little while and brighten your day.

    What is Everyone Playing? (...

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    As we stay home and safe, we find our happy place playing games. Pascal, our resident sports reviewer, joins us to review MLB The Show 20 and discuss the format of sports games in general. He and Leah also review one of the biggest games of the year and a definite source of warmth, calm and happiness in these uncertain times: Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

    Enjoy this week’s episode and we hope you are all healthy and safe.

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    You asked them, we answered them! To celebrate our 250th episode, we answer your burning questions about the show, about us, about video games and more! Thank you to everyone that submitted a question, recorded or through comments, Twitter or Discord. Plus, we break down the tech sheets of the Xbox One Series X and PlayStation 5, and discuss all the games we’re playing while we wait for Animal Crossing New Horizons.

    250 episodes is...

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    2020 is not E3’s year, quite literally. After many hits to the event’s glamour, E3 2020 was officially cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Speaking of sink or swim, Gamestop is rethinking their stores and Reggie Fils-Aimé joins their board of directors. But it’s not all bad news bears: we also have game reviews! Ali tried Xbox exclusive MMO Bless Unleashed and Leah played Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

    🚨 Announcement Ƕ...

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    Happy birthday to the Nintendo Switch! 🥳 It was 3 years ago that codename Nintendo NX was announced as the Nintendo Switch: a console for home and on the go. We reminisce about our time with the console: what were our first impressions on announce, why we got it, what we like about, what we don’t and share our favourite games to play on the Switch. 

    Crew check-in (00:03:15)

  • Assassin’s Creed Gold first impression (00:06:42)
  • M...
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    Gather around villagers and would-be travellers, Ali excitedly discusses everything announced in the Animal Crossing: New Horizon direct during this week’s episode of the GoGCast. We also discuss the latest news about the Xbox Series X and mourn the loss of the creator of the Konami Code. Leah and Ali also share their first impressions of management sim game Two Point Hospital.

    Crew Check-in (00:02:28)

    What is Everyone Playing? (00...

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    We’ve got another episode of news and reviews for you guys on this week’s episode of the GoGCast. Leah takes on hordes of demons and shares her first impressions of Darksiders Genesis. We also discuss Persona The Royal changing some questionable scenes for the western release and PlayStation pulling out of PAX East due to concerns regarding COVID-19. Finally, we get hyped for the return of Animal Crossing and Cooking Mama!

    Crew Che...

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