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.


June 2, 2023 73 mins

PlayStation is kicking off the summer conferences this year. We wrap-up the announcements from the PlayStation Showcase on this week’s GoGCast. Plus, we chat about People Make Games’ documentary on ZA/UM and how some content creators are using AI Chatbots.

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On this 400th episode of the GoGCast… OMG, how has it been 400 whole episodes? And this is a very special GoGCast as we welcome back Patricia Summersett on the show! We catch up with Patricia, chat about her reprising the role of Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and how this iconic role has affected her life and career, discuss her band’s latest album, and more! Plus, Joelle and Leah share a quick spoiler...

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Yahaha! You found us! Join us in Hyrule for this episode of the GoGCast as we all geek out about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in this spoiler-free review. We share some of our favorite ways to use the new abilities, discuss what’s new compared to Breath of the Wild, and laugh about some awesome builds we saw online. Oh yeah, we also talk about some non-Zelda related news towards the end of the episode.

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On this week’s GoGCast, we sink our teeth into Redfall only to be left with a weird aftertaste. Also, Xbox announces its showcase and check out the E3-ish / Summer Game Fest schedule so far. Finally, a collection of rare Pokémon cards shows up on Antique Roadshow which is amazing but also makes us feel old. Oh, and also, Cat finally rolled credits on Persona 5 The Royal.

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From the burning shores of California to a galaxy far far away, we’ve got reviews galore on this week’s GoGcast! Joelle has a review of Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC and first impressions of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Meanwhile, Leah tried two new farming sims: Homestead Arcana and Roots of Pacha. Plus, we check out the games from the latest Nindie showcase.

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Hot off the royal presses, we’ve got the latest news straight from Hyrule! We check out the latest trailer for The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom which reveals a very healthy Ganondorf. Plus, we discuss another delay for Suicide Squad and how SEGA is looking to acquire Rovio of Angry Birds fame.

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This Week’s News (00:26:27)

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April 14, 2023 70 mins

Grab your mining pick, we’re going on an adventure! On this week’s GoGCast, Leah reviews Minecraft Legends, an action adventure game set in the cuboidal world we all know and love. Plus, we check out the rumours about a new PlayStation handheld device, round-up the latest ID @ Xbox presentation and celebrate the Mario Movie breaking box office records!

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Good night, sweet prince 🫡 Last week, we asked ourselves: if Ubisoft is pulling out of E3, who’s left. Turns out it was SEGA and Tencent and they also noped out! As a result, E3 2023 is officially canceled and it’s looking grim for future editions. Hot off that announcement, Summer Game Fest tweeted that “Video game summer isn’t canceled” and that their showcase is happening on June 8th.

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PLAY BALL! ⚾ We’ve got the bases loaded with game reviews for this episode of the GoGCast! Simon played MLB The Show 2023, he and Joelle also played the Diablo IV Beta, and Joelle tackled the corporate afterlife in Have a Nice Death. Plus, Simon finally got to do his info dump on Counter-Strike 2.

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We know, Counter-Strike 2 was officially announced but they had the gall to do so after we recorded this week’s episode 😩 You can expect a full report from Simon next episode. For now, we’ll focus on what we did talk about. So, on this week’s GoGCast, we say good-bye to Lance Reddick who played iconic characters like Commander Zaval in Destiny and Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn, celebrate Control selling over 3 million games, make a ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 22, 2023 81 mins

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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January 19, 2023 92 mins

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 mins

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.

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