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.

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May 3, 2021 72 min

We’re out to snap them all on this week’s GoGCast! Leah shares her first impressions of the much awaited New Pok?mon Snap, now out for Nintendo Switch. Plus, Cat gets out of her gaming funk thanks to Control and Simon gets into Warzone. Finally, Microsoft is making news this week including with announcements about their PC gaming store and their upcoming accessibility summit.

Crew Check-in

  • Monster Hunter Movie (00:10:40)
  • What is ...

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    Play ball! ? On this week’s GoGCast, we talk about MLB The Show 21, a PlayStation Studio game, making its debut on Xbox and Game Pass. Plus, Leah reviews the new Mortal Kombat movie and we reminisce about how bland of a game Days Gone was.

    Crew Check-in (00:03:00)

  • Mortal Kombat movie (00:18:43)
  • What is Everyone Playing? (00:29:40)

  • MLB The Show 21 (00:32:50)
  • This Week’s News (00:55:34)

  • Days Gone game director’s puts his foot in ...
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    We’re going on magical adventures through the power of games on this week’s GoGCast. Ali and Cat review Lost Words: Beyond the Page, a beautiful side-scrolling adventure game featuring fun puzzles and a touching story of grief and growth. Leah went on her own adventure and got to play Animal Crossing with none other than Maisie Williams thanks to H&M. She chats sustainable fashion with Blarla, the content creator who designed L...

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    Cozy up to a nice warm campfire with us for this week’s GoGCast as Ali and Leah share their first impressions of Cozy Grove: a life-sim game about exploring a haunted island and soothing its ghostly inhabitants. Plus, we chat about Twitch’s new community guidelines, The Last of Us remake and E3 2021.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:20:52)

  • Cozy Grove First Impressions (00:25:33)
  • This Week’s News (00:44:17)

  • Twitch to block perpetrat...
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    It’s the Easter long week-end so we keep it chill and relaxed in this episode of the GoGCast. The crew chats about the latest Sony news: the PS3, PSP and Vita online stores are closing and MLB The Show 21, a historically PlayStation exclusive game, is coming to Xbox Game Pass day one. We also chat Xcloud, CD Projekt Red’s new strategy and more.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:23:07)

    This Week’s News (00:32:45)

  • CDPR to make more AA...
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    We’re celebrating our 300th episode of the GoGCast this week and almost 10 years of Girls on Games! 🎉 Wow! Where has the time gone? Strap in for a long trip down memory lane as we share some of our favourite memories.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to Girls on Games, each and every one of our podcast guests but more importantly, thank you to you the listener. Whether you’re new to our little show or have been listen...

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    Ben Bertoli is back! He joins us to chat about his kickstarter for a card tabletop game about dog wizards called Bark Magic: Ruins of Dhogoon. Plus, he teases the next season of his video game history podcast titled Memory Card. Finally, we discuss the latest news including Activision-Blizzard CEO getting a huge bonus while laying off employees, PlayStation opening a studio in Montreal, the Square-Enix digital event and more.

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    We’re getting ready for spring on this week’s GoGCast: Cat updates us on her fitness goals and Leah is still deep into cleaning and organizing her video game collection. Plus, we discuss the latest news about Bethesda joining Microsoft, and Rust losing data in a catastrophic data centre fire inspires Simon to share a lesson in IT.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:33:45)

    This Week’s News (00:46:04)

  • Microsoft confirms that some futur...
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    Enjoy a chill episode of the GoGCast where we chat spring cleaning, Aunty Donna, cooking and of course, the games we’re currently playing including Nier: Automata, Horizon Zero Dawn and Mario 3D World. We also chat about the latest news: Epic acquires Fall Guys studio, Ghost of Tsushima devs to be made ambassadors of the real island of Tsushima, looking forward to a new Nintendo Switch model, and review the latest Elden Ring rumour...

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    We chat more digital online events yet again as we’re still living that pandemic life. We celebrated Pokémon Day by watching the Post Malone concert and the latest Direct during which two new games were announced: the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remake, and a brand new instalment called Pokémon Legends: Arceus. We also share our favourite highlights from the latest PlayStation State of Play. Plus, Simon and Ali played the O...

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    We’re opening a cozy bakery with the help of a ghost in this week’s GoGCast! Leah and Ali review the cute management game called Lemon Cake. Plus, we share the highlights from the latest Nintendo Direct and from this year’s Blizzcon.

     

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:24:45)

  • Lemon Cake Review (00:27:25)
  • This Week’s News (00:44:47)

  • Nintendo Direct (00:44:47)
  • Blizzcon 2021  (00:52:51)
  • Outro and Wrap-up (01:03:05)

     

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    We have a bit of a rambly episode for you this week where we chat cooking, MCU movies and of course, the games we’ve been playing, including Mario 3D World. There was also a lot of news to discuss: EA acquired Glu Mobile, Terraria won’t come to Stadia because the dev’s Google account was locked, CD Projekt Red was hacked, Pokémon Day is coming and more.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:26:27)

  • Mario 3D World (00:36:20)
  • This Week’s Ne...

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    On this week’s GoGCast, Ali and Leah share their final review of the Medium and Nintendo Canada puts us to the test by asking us Mario Bros trivia. In news, Google closes its studios while Amazon re-iterates their commitment to making games, Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are not coming this year, and Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be available in May.

    Crew check-in (00:02:32)

  • A Very Mario Trivia Experience (00:26:28)
  • What is Every...

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    This week on the GoGCast, we look at the Gamestop stock troll the market, discuss more abuse allegations in the video game industry and how things are looking up for IO Interactive thanks to Hitman 3.

     

    Note from Cat: I mentioned Spearhead Games made Story of Seasons but what I meant was they made Stories: The Path of Destiny.

     

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:18:03)

  • The Medium first impressions (00:23:32)
  • This Week’s News (00:4...

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    Leah travelled to a scary remote village in Eastern Europe and met the mysterious Lady Dimitrescu as she played the Resident Evil Village demo on PlayStation 5. She and Ali also went to Donut County to meet a friendly racoon and collect all the things. Plus, we chat about Xbox Live Gold pricing, Valve actually making games, Vicarious Visions merging into Blizzard Entertainment and Apple working on a VR headset.

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    News is starting to pick up again and we round-up the biggest recent stories in gaming. Nintendo made their first studio acquisition in 14 years and announced the Pokémon Snap release date. LucasArts Games is back and announces partnerships with Ubisoft and Bethesda. Finally, CD Projekt Red apologises for the rocky Cyberpunk 2077 launch.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:20:15)

    This Week’s News (00:31:59)

  • Nintendo makes a rare studi...
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    January 11, 2021 93 min

    We’re back from our Holiday break and are ready to talk about our favourite games of 2020. This year was a weird one, especially because of the on-going pandemic: games were delayed and confinement changed our gaming habits. So, we’re mixing up the format of this episode by not limiting it to games released in 2020 but to all the games we played this year instead, regardless of when they came out. We discuss which games brought us ...

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    December 28, 2020 100 min

    2020 is *finally* coming to an end and what a year it has been. We discuss the biggest news stories, surprises and disappointments in gaming from the past year. More importantly, we explore how major world events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, affected our lives and how it inevitably changed the gaming community and industry.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:15:20)

    This Week’s Topic: 2020 Year in...

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    December 21, 2020 85 min

    Welcome to our yearly game night which is our version of a Holiday Party. This year, we organised a Video Game Secret Santa where each cast member got assigned a person to recommend a game to, giving three reasons why they think their gift receiver would like to play it. We then have to guess who was our Secret Santa based on said recommendation. Secondly, Cat brought back Guess That Badly Video Game which is pretty self-explanator...

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    Join us for a drive around Night City for this week’s GoGCast as Leah shares her first impressions of Cyberpunk 2077. It’s really buggy on console as of recording this so we might have to revisit this game later on after a few updates. Simon also shares his impressions of Shadowlands, the latest World of Warcraft expansion. The Game Awards 2020 came and went so we review who won our predictions game and share our highlights from th...

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