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.

Episodes

September 13, 2021 81 min

We’re back from our summer vacation and it’s time to catch up! The crew chats about what they did during their break and the games they played, including Psychonauts 2, Monster Harvest and Hades. We also round-up some of the biggest recent gaming news stories: the latest PlayStation 5 showcase, Twitch going after hate raiders and the outcome of the Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit.

What is Everyone Playing? (00:25:38)

  • Psychonauts 2 (0...
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    This week’s podcast is chock full of indie game goodness! Nintendo hosted an Indie World Direct announcing that seven games were available right away including two that were highly anticipated by the team: Boyfriend Dungeon and Garden Story. You know they were insta-buys as soon as they were available and we played them! Cat reviews the rogue-like dungeon crawler and dating simulator hybrid Boyfriend Dungeon that lets you date your...

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    It’s vacation season so Leah hosts a ‘Guys on Games’ episode, featuring guest of the week Sean Capri! Sean tells us all about his podcasts ‘We The GamerCast’, ‘The Xbox Drive’ and ‘The Nintendo Drive’, two of which are recorded while in the drive through getting a cup of joe ☕

    While discussing what everyone is playing, Sean manages to convince Leah that picking up Skyward Sword is a good idea for her trip to NFLD, and to avoid Mar...

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    Although the stories about Activision-Blizzard are still evolving, we needed a mental health break on this week’s GoGCast. We check out all the games announced at the first Annapurna Interactive. Spoiler alert: Cat is super hyped for Stray, a game where you play a cat with robot friends. Plus, Simon reviews the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster and Leah shares her first impressions of Microsoft Flight Simulator on console.

    What is Ever...

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    We have a hard conversation on this week’s GoGCast as we discuss the State of California suing Activision-Blizzard for its toxic and discriminatory work culture. The stories coming from current and ex-employees are just as disgusting as the ones we’ve been hearing coming from other studios such as Riot and Ubisoft. Plus, we recap EA Play Live and geek out about the video game music at the Tokyo Olympics.

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    On this week’s GoGCast, straight from the lackluster reveal of the Nintendo Switch OLED Reveal, Valve announces the Steam Deck: a hand-held PC gaming experience. Plus, after discussing the Netflix of video games so many times, Netflix announces they will add video gaming streaming to their platform.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:26:30)

    This Week’s News (00:36:19)

  • Valve decided to make their own switch pro and Gabe wants other PC...
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    The gaming news cycle is picking up again! Nintendo announced the OLED Nintendo Switch model, the first Witchercon happened and PlayStation held yet another State of Play.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:21:10)

    This Week’s News (00:35:34)

  • OLED Nintendo Switch model is not the switch pro we were hoping for (00:35:34)
  • Witchercon (00:45:29)
  • Playstation State of Play (00:52:11)
  • Outro and Wrap-up (00:57:02)

    The SGDQ maimai Finale: http...

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    It’s a bit of slow news week so we’ve got some weird and wacky stories for you. Like, did you know that the Stars Wars MMORPG was still online and getting updates? And that Trump started his own social media and it’s getting taken over by Sonic smut? We didn’t, we do now, and now so do you. Enjoy!

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:18:11)

    This Week’s News (00:30:25)

  • Ghost of Tsushima director’s cut (00:30:25)
  • TIL the Star Wars MMO sti...
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    We’re celebrating Pride Month by sharing some of our favourite LGTBQ+ creators and inclusive games. We chat about Tell Me Why, A Summer’s End: Hong Kong 1986, The Last of Us Part II and more. Plus, we chat about how CDPR is still working on Cyberpunk 2077, AI voice actors reaching the uncanny valley and more.

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

    This Week’s News (00:45:38)

  • CDPR says Cyberpunk has reached a satisfactory level...
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    Our friend Steve is back on the #GoGCast to chat E3 2021! We discuss our favourite moments from this year’s E3 as well as our biggest surprises, disappointments and gripes. Finally, we check who won the E3 Predictions game.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:17:42)

  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (00:30:57)
  • This Week’s Topic: E3 2021 Wrap-Up (00:33:39)

    Outro and Wrap-up (01:30:20)

    The E3 recap site Simon mentionned: https://2021.e3rec...

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    It’s a two woman show for this week’s GoGCast as Simon is out enjoying his hot boi summer and Ali is out finding a unicorn, a.k.a house hunting. Leah and Cat go over the latest E3 news including the conference schedule, some leaks and game delays.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:18:29)

    This Week’s News (00:27:44)

  • E3 Schedule, Nintendo confirms their usual Presents and Tree House  (00:27:44)
  • Leaks are starting, including a possible ...
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    E3 is back in a fully digital format! So, we’re bringing back our E3 traditional episodes. We’re starting off the ball with our predictions. Each crew member shares 5 things they think might happen during E3 2021: announcements, reveals, teases, celebrity cameos, etc.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:14:53)

    This Week’s Topic: E3 2021 Predictions (00:37:11)

    Outro and Wrap-up (01:08:37)

    Technology Connections: https://www.youtube.co...

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    Come on in folks, the water’s fine! 🌊 The crew discusses Twitch’s new IRL category called ‘Pool, Hot Tubs and Beaches’ created as a reaction to the recent trend of hot tub streams. Plus in video game news, Overwatch 2 will change its PvP meta by going 5v5 and the makers of Left4Dead reveals their upcoming game titled Back4Blood.

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:20:34)

    This Week’s News (00:40:47)

  • Twitch makes Hot Tub and Bea...
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    Join us for a trip down memory lane on this week’s GoGCast! We look back at 20 years of Xbox and rediscover the Mass Effect trilogy with the Legendary Edition. Plus, we chat about PlayStation 5 shortages and the latest E3 announcements.

     

    What is Everyone Playing? (00:13:55)

  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (00:13:55)
  • Resident Evil Village (00:25:25)
  • Subnautica Below Zero (00:28:31)
  • This Week’s News (00:31:53) 

  • Celebrating 20 years ...
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    The Epic vs Apple court case is on-going and did they open a pandora’s box! One thing’s for sure, the courts were not ready for the video game industry’s obsessive secrecy as court documents spilled the beans on trade well kept and not so well kept secrets. We chat about all this court drama but also discuss PlayStation’s new partnership with Discord, The Division Heartland and more.

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

    This Week...

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    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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