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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

    • Leisure
    • 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.

    Halo Infinite Campaign Preview

    Halo Infinite Campaign Preview

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    Britt is back to chat with Andrea about the ongoing mess over at Activision Blizzard with embattled CEO Bobby Kotick. They also chat about the recently revealed Multiversus fighting game and Star Citizen's massive $400M haul. Britt got hands-on with Halo Infinite's campaign and breaks down her impressions.
     
    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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    Timestamps:
    0:00 - 6:00 - Intro
    6:00 - 13:40 - ATVI/Blizzard HR woes Continue
    13:40 - 20:30 - WB Multiverses is real!
    20:30 - 22:45 - AD #1 HONEY
    22:45 - 34:15 Star Citizen raises $400M raised
    34:15 - 36:30 KOJIMA Productions Opens Linear Media division
    36:30 - 37:15 - Halo Infinite Co-Op Campaign pushed to 2022
    37:15 - 39:25 - AD #2 Hello Fresh!
    39:25 - 41:30 - AD #3 - Fixture S1
    41:30 - 1:03:15 - Halo Infinite Hands On!
    1:03:15 - END - WRAP 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Making Games is Totally Easy (LOL) - Ep. 250

    Making Games is Totally Easy (LOL) - Ep. 250

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    This week Andrea is joined by a special panel of guests to talk about working in game development and the impact diverse perspectives have on the process. But first, Belinda Garcia, Alyssa Harrison, and Mel Ramsden join Andrea in chatting about the Game Awards 2021 nominations before talking about their game Stonefly and taking community questions.

    Follow Mel on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/melrambles
    Follow Belinda on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bbcgarcia
    Follow Alyssa on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hyperlyss

    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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    Time stamps:
    1:10 - Special guest introductions
    3:43 - Game Awards nominations discussion
    5:55 - Game of the Year nominees
    15:03 - Innovation in Accessibility nominees
    24:00 - The weird feeling devs get watching people play their game
    28:45 - Sponsor messages
    35:15 - What is Stonefly?
    37:40 - Does one person pick the idea for a game or a group brainstorm?
    49:45 - Media training and game developers: what is interviewing with media like?
    1:02:55 - What game idea relevant to women would you like to see? (hint: MOMS)
    1:05:17 - Gendered game experiences: is it ok?
    1:09:40 - Things they are excited about right now

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Game Awards Will Feature 40-50 Games

    The Game Awards Will Feature 40-50 Games

    Thank you to Shin Megami Tensei V and Fixture Gaming for sponsoring this week’s show!
    Go to http://bit.ly/SMT5WGG to order the Digital Deluxe and Standard Editions on the Nintendo eShop! 
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    This week Mari Takahashi joins us to talk about The Game Award’s tease of showcasing 40-50 games, Forza Horizon 5’s HUGE launch, that new Mass Effect teaser image and more. Hands-on includes Call of Duty Vanguard, Halo 5: Guardians, Animal Crossing, Mario Party Superstars and more!

    Follow Mari on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AtomicMari

    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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    Timestamps:




    Intro - 0:00 - 5:00


    News! 


    Keighley Talks Game Awards - 5:00 - 14:50


    Mass Effect Teaser Image - 14:50 - 24:25





    AD 1 - SMTV 24:25 - 25:30


    Riot Surprise Drops a Rhythm Game and Arcane
    thoughts- 25:30 - 32:15



    Steam Deck is delayed! 32:15 - 34:00


    Thunderful Worlds Show announces new games! -
    34:00 - 35:30





    AD 2 - Fixture Gaming -  35:30 - 37:55





    What We've Been Playing!


    Call of Duty Vanguard - 37:55 - 45:35


    Animal Crossing Update - 45:35 - 49:40


    Mario Party Superstar - 49:40 - 52:00


    A Brief Detour into Brit's Grandma's history
    of playing games - 52:00 - 55:55


    Lego Star Wars Battles - 55:55 - 1:02:35


    Halo 5 - 1:02:35 - 1:07:00





    All About Mari:


    1:07:00 - 1:26:30

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Nintendo's Switch Shortage and Shin Megami Tensei V Review

    Nintendo's Switch Shortage and Shin Megami Tensei V Review

    Thank you to Felix Gray, Hello Fresh, and Postmates for sponsoring this episode of What's Good Games! Go to http://felixgrayglasses.com/games to get your Felix Gray glasses.
    Go to http://hellofresh.com/whatsgood14 and use code whatsgood14 for up to 14 free meals
    AND 3 free gifts! Get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code WHATSGOOD on Postmates.

    This week Game Informer's Kimberly Wallace joins us to talk about the Nintendo Switch Shortage, Blizzard's co-leader stepping down, Netflix's venture into games and more! In hands-on she gives us a thorough look into Shin Megami Tensei V and Andrea is having fun...unpacking...in Unpacking.

    Follow Kim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kstar1785

    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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    Join the community page!
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    Timestamps:
     Intro: 0:00 - 3:30
    Nintendo News - 20% fewer switches in production than expected: 3:30 - 7:15
    Bowser vs Bowser, a lawsuit between the REAL Nintendo brothers: 7:15 - 10:00
    Jen Oneal Steps down from Blizzard: 10:00 - 15:15
    AD 1 - Felix Gray 15:15 - 17:00
    AD 2 - Hello Fresh!: 17:00 - 18:55
    Netflix Games Are Rolling Out: 18:55 - 26:15
    ICYMIts - Marvel's Midnight Suns is delayed, Diablo is Delayed, Harry Potter Wizards Unite shutting down: 26:15 - 34:40
    AD 3 - Postmates! - 34:40 - 37:10
    Shin Migami Tensei V - 37:10 - 1:11:20
    Lego Star Wars Battles: 1:11:20 - 1:12:20
    Unpacking: 1:12:20 - 1:18:30
    Wrap-Up : 1:18:30 - End

    • 1 hr 22 min
    State of Play Recap With Rebekah Valentine

    State of Play Recap With Rebekah Valentine

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    This week Rebekah Valentine joins Britt and Andrea to chat about the latest State of Play and that leaked WB platform fighting game. In hands-on Britt chats Shin Megami Tensei V and Age of Empires 4, Rebekah has been playing Disco Elysium, and Andrea has been chilling with
    mobile app Happy Color.

    Follow Rebekah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/duckvalentine

    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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    Join the community page!
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    Timestamps:

    Intro: 0:00 - 5:45
    PlayStation State of Play - 5:45 - 6:15
    Deathverse: Let It Die - 6:15 - 11:10
    We are OFK - 11:10 - 14:00
    Death's Door - 14:00 - 16:45
    Five Night's at Freddy's - Security Breach -16:45 - 18:45
    Bugsnax Expansion - The Isle of BigSnax -
    18:45 - 21:00
    Star Ocean Comin! - 21:00 - 24:30
    Little Devil Inside - 24:30 - 27:15
    Q: "Was this the weakest State of Play in
    a long time?" - 27:15 - 29:15
    ICYMI - WB Smash Clone Leaked? - 29:15 - 35:00
    AD 1 - MEUNDIES - 35:00 - 36:55
    AD 2 - FIXTURE GAMING - 36:55 - 39:05
    Games We've Been Playing - 39:05 - 39:50
    Deltarune Chapter 1 - 39:50 - 46:05
    Ocarina of Time on Switch - 46:05 - 49:55
    Disco Elysium on Switch - 49:55 - 55:55
    Shin Migami Tensei V - 55:55 - 1:04:45
    Happy Color - Andrea's a Coloring Fiend -
    1:04:45 - 1:12:30
    Age of Empires IV - 1:12:30 - 1:19:25
    Wrap-Up - 1:19:25 - End

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct Recap

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct Recap

    Thank you to Felix Gray and Postmates for sponsoring this week’s episode!
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    Get 50% off your first 5 orders of $50 or more when you use code WHATSGOOD on Postmates.
    This week Andrea and Britt are joined by Jae Lin from the Games and Online Harrassment Hotline to chat about the massive Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct, the update to Nintendo's online subscription, and God of War coming to PC. In hands-on Britt is playing some top secret games, Andrea spent more time in Back 4 Blood and Jae returned to her ACNH island. They also have a candid conversation about harassment in online spaces, the work Jae is doing with the Hotline, and how to approach and educate those who cause harm in online communities. 
    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!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatsgoodgames/
    Timestamps:
    Intro: 0:00 - 4:45
    Nintendo Animal Crossing Direct Recap: 4:45 - 18:00
    Nintendo Switch Online and Expansion Pack Release Date: 18:00 - 26:30
    God of War is coming to PC: 26:30 - 28:15
    Cyberpunk 2077 Next Gen Patch Delayed (and some Crunch Talk): 28:15 - 35:45
    Ad 1! - Felix Gray: 35:45-37:25
    Ad 2! - Postmates!: 37:25 - 38:55
    What we've been playing!
    Britt's got Secrets and Andrea played more Back4Blood: 38:55 - 42:15
    Jae's back into Animal Crossing: 42:15 - 47:45
    Jae's also playing backlog games! (hyperlight drifter and Aviici): 47:45 - 54:00
    Talking about Games and Online Harassment Hotline: 54:00 - 1:22:00
    Wrap Up: 1:22:00 - End

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

robertesanders ,

My favorite gaming podcast!

When I heard someone left you ladies a 1 star review because Steimer left I immediately paused my game (Farcry 6) to go leave a 5 star review. I should have done this years ago! This is the #1 best gaming podcast and I never miss an episode. Great work!

corpsman8404FMF ,

Good!

My wife gets upset every time she hears beautiful women talk about video games.

Darkecofreak28 ,

Proper gaming news podcast

SO GRATEFUL for these lovely ladies breaking down all the gaming news fit to print. I’ve seen some less than stellar gaming podcasts, so I’m grateful for the professionalism of What’s Good Games. Keep up the good work, ladies!

Belated congrats/condolences to Steimer for finding a kickass new job across the pond and having to leave the WGG family. She’s with us in spirit.

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