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Join Andrea Rene, Brittney Brombacher and Kristine Steimer as they analyze the week's video game news, give hands-on impressions of upcoming titles, discuss your questions, and have a little bit of "off-topic" conversation. With over 30 years of video game industry experience, the conversation is sure to be passionate but never takes itself too seriously.

What's Good Games: A Video Game Podcast What's Good Games

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    • 4.6 • 1.9K Ratings

Join Andrea Rene, Brittney Brombacher and Kristine Steimer as they analyze the week's video game news, give hands-on impressions of upcoming titles, discuss your questions, and have a little bit of "off-topic" conversation. With over 30 years of video game industry experience, the conversation is sure to be passionate but never takes itself too seriously.

    Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard!!!

    Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard!!!

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    Jacki Jing joins Andrea and Britt to discuss the huge news about Microsoft Gaming set to acquire Activision Blizzard in a nearly $70B all-cash deal and its implications for gaming. In hands-on Britt has been playing No One Saves the World, Andrea has been checking out Rainbow Six Extraction, and Jacki has been playing Valorant. They end the show with listener questions for Jacki and a wish to the E3 gods.
    Follow Jacki on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jackijing
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    Thank you to our Patreon Producers:
    ·        Chewy’s Godson
    ·        Alex Rigopulos
    ·        David Iacolucci
    ·        Faris Attieh
    ·        Justin Foshee
    ·        Matthew Goderre
    ·        Punkdefied
    Support What’s Good Games on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/whatsgoodgames
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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Mario Kart 9 On the Way? - Ep. 258

    Mario Kart 9 On the Way? - Ep. 258

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    This week Andrea is joined by producer and host Chastity Vicencio to chat about the Mario Kart 9 rumors, the continued production of the PS4, the hundred billion dollar mobile games market, and more! In hands-on Chastity is feeling the relaxing vibes of Unpacking, Sable, and Animal Restaurant while Andrea is caught up in the Wordle craze. Lastly, they discuss what it's like to be a producer in games media, the changing landscape of publisher "news," and what anime Chastity is currently digging.

    Follow Chastity on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chastity_v
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    Thank you to this month's Patreon Producers:
    Chewy’s Godson
    Alex Rigopulos
    David Iacolucci
    Faris Attieh
    Justin Foshee
    Matthew Goderre
    Punkdefied

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    Our website: http://www.whatsgoodgames.com

    Timestamps:
    0:40 - Welcome Chastity
    3:30 - Mario Kart 9 Reportedly in Development
    8:22 - ESA says no in-person E3 2022
    9:28 - PS4 Manufacturing to Continue until PS5 Shortage is Addressed
    15:00 - A word from MeUndies
    17:10 - Mobile games are making A LOT of money
    18:40 - Take-Two buys Zynga for $12.7B
    22:00 - Someone has heard Andrea's gripes about Apple Arcade and F2P games
    25:15 - PUBG finally went free to play
    29:30 - Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection coming to Switch
    33:25 - A word from ExpressVPN
    35:20 - A word from Hello Fresh
    37:17 - SEGMENT 2 BEGINS
    37:30 - Chastity is digging the chill vibes of Unpacking
    40:55 - Sable lets you zone out and explore, think Star Wars if Rey never left Jakku
    43:50 - Andrea tries to guess what Animal Restaurant is
    49:20 - Andrea is fully into WORDLE
    1:01:02 - Which anime is Chastity into right now?
    1:07:55 - What was one of Chastity's favorite project to produce?
    1:11:26 - Where did Chastity's career get started?
    1:16:55 - What is different about working with a publisher versus a news outlet?
    1:28:15 - What's one game you wish you could wipe from your memory and experience the very first time?

    • 1 hr 42 min
    CES 2022 Unveils PSVR2

    CES 2022 Unveils PSVR2

    Thank you to Hello Fresh for sponsoring this episode of What's Good Games!
    Go to http://hellofresh.com/whatsgood16 and use code whatsgood16 for up to 16 free mealsAND3 free gifts!
    Welcome to 2022! Britt and Andrea are back to chat about some of the biggest gaming news from CES 2022 including the PlayStation VR2 announcement, Samsung's Gaming Hub, and the Nvidia "budget" GPU. In hands-on Britt is still wandering around the Hinterlands in Dragon Age Inquisition and Andrea thoroughly enjoyed the psychedelic journey of The Artful Escape. 
    Thank you to our Patreon Producers:
    ·        Chewy’s Godson
    ·        Alex Rigopulos
    ·        David Iacolucci
    ·        Faris Attieh
    ·        Justin Foshee
    ·        Matthew Goderre
    ·        Punkdefied
    Support What’s Good Games on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/whatsgoodgames
    Discuss the podcast on our social channels!
    http://www.facebook.com/whatsgoodgames
    http://www.twitter.com/whatsgood_games
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    Join the community page!
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    • 59 min
    Most Anticipated Games 2022

    Most Anticipated Games 2022

    As 2021 comes to an end it’s time to look forward to 2022 and its MASSIVE video game lineup! Let’s talk about what we’re most looking forward to, what we think will win our 2022 GOTY and more. 
    Follow Ri on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RianaTweetsNow
    Follow Danny on Twitter: https://twitter.com/godfree 
    Thank you to our Patreon Producers:
    ·        Chewy’s Godson
    ·        Alex Rigopulos
    ·        David Iacolucci
    ·        Faris Attieh
    ·        Justin Foshee
    ·        Matthew Goderre
    ·        Punkdefied
    Support What’s Good Games on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/whatsgoodgames
    Discuss the podcast on our social channels!
    http://www.facebook.com/whatsgoodgames
    http://www.twitter.com/whatsgood_games
    http://www.youtube.com/whatsgoodgames
    Join the community page!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    What's Good Games Awards 2021

    What's Good Games Awards 2021

    Thank you to Hello Fresh for sponsoring this episode of What's Good Games!
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    It's time for another round of What's Good Game Awards! Joined by our lovely guests Ri and Danny, we talk through some of the most memorable moments, characters and narratives that came out of video games in 2021. 
    Follow Ri on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RianaTweetsNow
    Follow Danny on Twitter: https://twitter.com/godfree
     
    Thank you to our Patreon Producers:
    ·        Chewy’s Godson
    ·        Alex Rigopulos
    ·        David Iacolucci
    ·        Faris Attieh
    ·        Justin Foshee
    ·        Matthew Goderre
    ·        Punkdefied

    Support What’s Good Games on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/whatsgoodgames
    Discuss the podcast on our social channels!
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    http://www.twitter.com/whatsgood_games
    http://www.youtube.com/whatsgoodgames
    Join the community page!
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Game Awards Recap Show!

    The Game Awards Recap Show!

    Thank you to ExpressVPN for sponsoring this episode of What's Good Games!
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    This week Andrea and Britt had to record a bit early as Andrea's heading out of town for the holidays, but they couldn't miss the opportunity to talk about their favorite announcements from The Game Awards 2021. They also look at those new PS5 blades and are all-in on Henry Cavil wanting to be involved with the rumored Mass Effect TV series. In hands-on Britt is still on her FFIX run but also went back to Thedas in Dragon Age Inquisition. 
    Thank you to our Patreon Producers:
    ·        Chewy’s Godson
    ·        Alex Rigopulos
    ·        David Iacolucci
    ·        Faris Attieh
    ·        Justin Foshee
    ·        Matthew Goderre
    ·        Punkdefied

    Support What’s Good Games on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/whatsgoodgames
    Discuss the podcast on our social channels!
    http://www.facebook.com/whatsgoodgames
    http://www.twitter.com/whatsgood_games
    http://www.youtube.com/whatsgoodgames
    Join the community page!
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

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This show has been a treasure since the beginning. Love the community, hosts, and guest hosts. Keep the content train flowing!

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What’s Good Games is always a highlight of my week. The hosts are knowledgeable and relatable and always have the most up to date information in the gaming space and are strong feminine voices in the male dominated gaming space. Keep up the good work!

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