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.


January 26, 2023 69 min

We talk shop on this week’s GoGCast 👩‍💻 We discuss The Last of Us’ co-creator call for unionization to protect creators in the video game industry and how a manager departed from Blizzard over the employee ranking system imposed by ABK. Finally, we celebrate Take This Foundation’s 10th anniversary.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:20:25)

This Week’s News (00:33:11)

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    Welcome sports fans to the first Girls on Games Fantasy Critic Draft! 📢 That right folks, we’re taking part in a fantasy draft. This week, we set up the starting line-up of games and get ready for our first round of bidding. We’ll be updating you on the draft throughout the year. Plus, we chat about the first episode of the Last of Us show (no spoilers, we promise) and check out the highlights from Games Done Quick.


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    January 12, 2023 110 min

    It’s our last 2022 wrap-up episode of the GoGCast! We share our top 3 favourite games of 2022. Some are new releases, some were from our backlog, some are AAA releases, some are small indie releases, some were fan favourites, some of our choices might surprise you. Either way, it’s all about the games we thoroughly enjoyed in the past year.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:23:36)

    This Week’s Topic: Our Favourite Games of 2022 (00:45:0...

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    January 4, 2023 84 min

    Happy New Year, gamers! 🥳 We kick off 2023 by looking back at 2022. That’s right, it’s time for a gaming year in review where we share the biggest news stories, disappointments, surprises and look at the overarching trends of the past year.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:07:56)

    This Week’s Topic: 2022 Year in Review (00:22:37)

  • Biggest News Stories of 2022 (00:23:30)
  • Biggest Disappointments of the Year (00:43:25)
  • Biggest Surpri...
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    December 29, 2022 107 min

    We’re spreading some Holiday cheers on this week’s GoGCast as we’re bringing back our yearly tradition of Game Night! That’s right, grab a drink and some snacks, sit back and play along with us! Cat memes along with Guess That Badly Described Video Game, Joelle goes full Jeopardy with Chef Boyardee: Food and Video Games, Leah tests your knowledge with Video Game Trivial and finally, Simon calls upon your musical ear with his Ninten...

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    We’re swiping right on this week’s GoGCast 😘 We check out a report analyzing data to paint a portrait of what it’s like to date a gamer: from the first encounter to long term relationships. Plus, Joelle gets her groove on with Just Dance 2023 and Epic Games has to pay a hefty fine to the FTC.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:26:22)

  • Just Dance 2023 (00:37:20)
  • This Week’s News (00:50:30)

  • Epic Games slapped with $520m fine from t...
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    Alright, you know the drill. It’s our post The Game Awards episode so it’s time to share our highlights from the show, chat about the announcements and finally, find out who won our prediction game. Plus, Joelle and Leah share their first impressions of Forspoken after playing the demo.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:20:50)

  • Forspoken Demon (00:27:22)
  • This Week’s News (00:43:45)

  • All Game Awards announcements (00:43:45)
  • XBOX wasn’t at ...
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    We made it, we managed to get our predictions episode before the actual broadcast of The Game Awards! 😤 We share which games we think are going to win in the major categories. Surprisingly, Simon didn’t pick Elden Ring for every category… Tune in to next week’s episode as we figure who won our yearly Game Awards prediction game.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:21:30)

  • Vampire Survivor  (00:28:00)
  • This Week’s News (00:43:42)

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    On this week’s episode of the GoGCast, Cat gets Black Friday dates wrong but jumps on an early deal and finally orders a new PC. Plus, we chat about Bayonetta 3, Steam Sale, how Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is selling gangbusters despite its issues, and more!

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:19:38)

  • Bayonetta 3 (00:24:57)
  • This Week’s News (00:28:01)

  • Touching Tribute in God of War Ragnarok to game dev who passed away during production (00...
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    Yay! Simon is back! 🎉 On this week’s GoGCast, we geek out about several announcements: the Dragon Age: Absolution series, Remedy Games confirming they are working on Control 2 and Witcher 3 getting a next gen upgrade. Plus, we dive into some console and game sales numbers. 

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:17:50)

  • Tactics Ogre Reborn (00:19:20)
  • This Week’s News (00:36:40)

  • Dragon Age: Absolution coming to Netflix early December ...
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    Is gaming getting more expensive? We ask this age old question as we enter yet another recession. As the cost of life keeps skyrocketing and the chip shortage persists, our favorite hobby is becoming even more of a luxury. PlayStation already announced it was raising the prices of consoles in certain markets, citing inflation rates as the cause. Xbox says it’s keeping the price of their consoles as-is for now but a hike might happe...

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    Boy! Come! It’s take your son to work day! Joelle reviews the very anticipated God of War Ragnarök which continues the story from the previous title. We dive into the story, the world, the characters and, unlike some of the internet, we keep it spoiler-free. Plus, we finish off the spooky season with a story about a horror survival game set in a furniture store and Ikea is not amused.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:20:03)

  • God of War...
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    We have a sweet tooth on this week’s GoGCast as we discuss Halloween candy and some of the differences between Canadian and American candies. Like, did you know that Smarties are candy-covered chocolates in Canada, but the candy called Smarties in America is actually called Rockets here. No? What? Oh, we’re a video game podcast? RIGHT! Leah shares her first impression of the fun and bubbly Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Plus we chat...

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    Minecraft is a favourite of the GoGCast so we’re really chuffed to go over the announcements from the latest Minecraft Live. We also say good-bye, once again, to G4 TV and go over the Bayonetta voice actor controversy. Plus, Leah has first impressions of Coral Island, a cute cozy farming sim game.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:28:19)

  • Coral Island First Impressions (00:34:49)
  • This Week’s News (00:41:59)

  • G4 shutting down (00:41:59)
  • Ba...
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    Fall is here and you know what that means: it’s almost Halloween! 🎃👻 We round up a few games to get in the mood for the spooky season. Whether you love a good scare or are the biggest coward, there’s something for everyone on this list. Plus, we geek out about the The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer and say good-bye to Stadia.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:18:55)

    This Week’s News (00:39:25)

  • The Super Mario Bros. Mov...
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    It’s episode number 369… Nice. On this week’s GoGCast, Leah has her first impression of Slime Rancher 2 and we geek out about The Last of Us series teaser, hoping it will break the curse of bad video game to screen adaptations.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:13:43)

  • Slime Rancher 2 First Impressions (00:24:49)
  • This Week’s News (00:32:48)

  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderland is a success, to become new IP (00:32:48)
  • British Film Institute includes g...
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    September 21, 2022 78 min

    We’re getting weird, wild and wonderful on this week’s GoGCast as we are joined with Drag Queen and Twitch Streamer Irma Gerd! We chat with Irma about the games she played growing up, her current obsession with Dead by Daylight and her transition from Canada’s Drag Race to streaming games. In this week’s news round-up, we chat about the Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks, the latest Nintendo Direct and PlayStation State of Play.

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    C’mon Mickey, we’re saving the valley! On this week’s GoGCast, Leah reviews Disney Dreamlight Valley, a take on a farming and life simulator with a Disney twist. Plus, we round-up the announcements from the Disney & Marvel Games Showcase and Ubisoft Forward.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:28:14)

  • Disney Dreamlight Valley (00:30:45)
  • This Week’s News (00:45:00)

  • Rumour: Overwatch 2’s will lock new heroes behind MTX (00:47:25)
  • Elden R...
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    September 7, 2022 79 min

    We are joined by podcaster, content creator, host and co-author Danny Peña for this week’s GoGCast! We were super chuffed to have one of the godfathers of podcasting tell us about his 16+ year career as a video game content creator, and at the helm of Gamertag Radio. We also chat about his children’s book: Danny Loves Video Games. Plus, Leah played We Are OFK and Cat tried Coffee Talk.

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

  • We Ar...
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    We have a very special episode of the GoGCast! We went head to head with the fine folks of The Leetist Podcast in rounds of video game trivia! Enjoy the mayhem and play along with us!

    Pod vs Pod: Trivia Game Night (00:03:11)

  • Game That Tune (00:08:52) 
  • Bank It! (00:56:40) 
  • The Leetist Feud (01:16:55) 
  • Mad Lib Theater - The Last of Us (01:47:10) 
  • Outro and Wrap-up (01:47:22)

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