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.


March 14, 2023 64 min

We head to the movies on this weeks #GoGCast 🍿 We check out the upcoming GameStop Stocks movie, Dungeons and Dragons flick and gush over the season’s finale of The Last of Us series. Plus, we watch the Starfield date announcement trailer and comment on the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League being delayed.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:32:45)

This Week’s News (00:40:35)

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The rumour mill is spinning fast! We look at all the latest rumours on Counter Strike 2, which of course, had Simon positively buzzing with excitement. Plus, Leah shares her first impressions of Hardspace: Shipbreaker and check out the announcement trailer for Cities Skyline 2.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:24:30)

  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker (30:58)

This Week’s News (00:35:16)

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On this week’s GoGCast, we wrap up the latest Pokémon Direct and PlayStation State of Play, both which were a bit underwhelming. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice was previewed during the State of Play and it also looks like multiple microstransactions in a trench coat pretending to be a super hero game. Finally, Simon geeks out as FromSoftware officially announced a DLC for Elden Ring.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:32:15)

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February 22, 2023 81 min

Bundle up because we’re going through the snowy landscapes of Blanc on this week’s GoGCast. Cat reviews the cozy co-op puzzle adventure game where a fawn and wolf cub come together to find their way back to their families after a big blizzard. Plus, we check out the latest news from Blizzard, Humble Bundle and Power Wash Simulator.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:34:53)

  • Blanc (00:34:53)

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We’re ready to go save Hyrule, yet again! On this week’s GoGcast, we check out the highlights from the latest Nintendo Direct and spoiler, we’re really excited for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Plus, we have a very honest conversation about the controversy surrounding Hogwarts Legacy.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:35:44)

  • Hogwarts Legacy First Impression and discussion (00:43:44)


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We were chatty af on this week’s GoGCast. We learned about Joelle’s past as a pastor, say good-bye to Knock-Out City, celebrate the first ever Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games, remember Flappy Bird and more. Of course, we also check up on both our Community and Podcast fantasy leagues.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:40:25)

This Week’s News (00:55:32)

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Who will be at E3 2023? Not the big 3, apparently! On this week’s GoGCast: we check out people making the industry more inclusive with Game Industry Game Changers, chat about the announcements from the latest Xbox Developer Direct and find out that neither Microsoft, Sony nor Nintendo will be at E3.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:24:05)

This Week’s News (00:45:03)

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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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January 19, 2023 92 min

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)
  • Bigg...
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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)

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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)

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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)
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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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