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Join Andrea Rene, Brittney Brombacher and Riana Manuel-Peña 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 • 2.3K Ratings

Join Andrea Rene, Brittney Brombacher and Riana Manuel-Peña 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.

    Helldivers 2 is HELLA FUN

    Helldivers 2 is HELLA FUN

    Andrea and Britt chat about the Xbox + Nintendo news, new details from FromSoftware on the upcoming Elden Ring DLC, and more. Britt has been loving her time in Helldivers 2 while Andrea got reacquainted with her favorite airplane game Grindstone.

    Thank you to this month's Patreon Producers:

    Bored Ape Gamer’s Club

    Faris Attieh

    Joshua Franklin

    Justin Foshee

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    Time stamps:
    04:24 - Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase
    05:29 - Xbox Games Pentiment and Grounded Confirmed for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation
    05:36 - Hi-Fi RUSH comes to PlayStation 5
    08:46 - Endless Ocean Luminous
    09:43 - Nintendo Switch Online Adds Battletoads In Battlemaniacs, Blast Corps, Killer Instinct, & more 
    10:40 - Epic Mickey: Rebrushed is Coming in 2024!
    13:03 - Monster Hunter Stories Is Coming To Nintendo Switch
    13:10 - Unicorn Overlord Demo Available Now
    13:29 - ATLUS Umumkan Shin Megami Tensei V
    14:07 - World of Goo 2
    14:57 - Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Launching in October
    16:01 - Another Crab's Treasure
    21:06 - Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC
    21:38 - South Park: Snow Day!
    22:16 - Princess Peach + Luigi's Mansion 3
    22:23 - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
    23:01 - Break 1
    23:17 - Mother 3
    27:03 - Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is FromSoftware's "largest expansion” Ever
    32:41 - Xbox's Hi-Fi Rush is coming to PSS on March 19
    33:51 - Fortnite Festival Season 2 Adds Lady Gaga!!!
    37:50 - Break 2
    38:00 - Helldivers 2 Video game
    46:38 - Grindstone
    49:16 - Andre’s and Britt's thoughts about the Borderlands trailer

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    • 58 min
    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review

    Britt and Andrea have been playing Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and boy oh boy there is a LOT to talk about. Join the ladies in this spoiler-free discussion as they analyze the open world exploration, combat, new side activities and much, much more. (Honestly this could've been a 3-hour video but we did it our best to...keep it tight. Huehuehue.)

    Thank you Square Enix for providing codes!

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    • 50 min
    IGN Unionizes: What does it mean? DICE 2024

    IGN Unionizes: What does it mean? DICE 2024

    *WE HAD AUDIO TECHNICAL ISSUES FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE EPISODE.* Sorry friends, the tech gods were not on my side.
    This week Andrea and Riana are on location in Las Vegas for D.I.C.E. Summit 2024. They chat about the DICE Award nominees and some quick headlines before jumping into an interview with IGN's Senior Reporter Rebekah Valentine. She discusses the newly formed IGN Creators Guild and the importance of founding a union in the video games media space.
    Find Rebekah's work on IGN: https://www.ign.com/person/duckvalentine
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    Thank you to this month's Patreon Producers:

    Bored Ape Gamers Club

    Faris Attieh

    Joshua Franklin

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    Time stamps:

    00:02:56 - Xbox First Party Games Rumblings

    00:05:00 - Disney and Epic Form Partnership in $1.5B Deal

    00:06:08 - Disney's Role in the Metaverse

    00:09:03 - What are the D.I.C.E. Awards?

    00:12:01 - Best Games of 2023 Honored

    00:15:00 - Special Interview with Rebekah Valentine

    00:15:13 - The Creation of the IGN Creators Guild

    00:18:04 - Unionizing and the Positive Response

    00:23:44 - Starting a Union: Where to Begin?

    00:26:12 - Collective Bargaining and Job Security

    00:28:43 - Working at IGN and covering events

    00:31:25 - IGN Live and future events


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    • 35 min
    The Last of Us 3 and Elden Ring Going Mobile?

    The Last of Us 3 and Elden Ring Going Mobile?

    Riana is back to chat with Andrea about the rumors swirling about Xbox 1st party games not being console exclusive anymore, the leaked Final Fantasy VII Rebirth demo, The Last of Us Part 3 tease from Neil Druckmann, and more. In hands-on Riana catches us up on her time with the latest season of Call of Duty Warzone, Fortnite, and a first look at Tales of Kenzera: ZAU.

    Thank you to this month's Patreon Producers:

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    Time stamps:
    04:33 - Microsoft weighs launching Indiana Jones on the PS5
    10:43 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth demo now available
    13:39 - Break 1
    13:48 - The Last of Us Part 3 concept tease
    16:55 - Elden Ring Mobile Game in Development
    21:56 - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Won Grammy For Its Soundtrack 
    24:43 - Alan Wake 2 Update 1.15 Lets Players Make the Game Less Scary
    26:46 - Insomniac Games Finally Announces Marvel's Spider-Man 2's New Game+ Release Date
    28:16 - Break 2
    28:36 - Call of Duty: Warzone
    36:06 - Fortnite
    36:57 - Octo game
    38:28 - Prince of Persia
    38:45 - Tales of Kenzera: ZAU

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    • 46 min
    Palworld is ON FIRE and State of Play Recap

    Palworld is ON FIRE and State of Play Recap

    WGG is BACK and what a week! Andrea and Britt catch up about what they did on hiatus before jumping into the PlayStation State of Play highlights. In Headlines they chat Palworld's record breaking users for both Steam and Game Pass, Suicide Squad's early access issues, and more. Britt chats her time with Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and how much fun she's been having in Palworld. Andrea is a back on her "double d's" - Dreamlight Valley and Destiny 2 of course.

    Thank you to this month's Patreon Producers:

    Bored Ape Gamers Club

    Faris Attieh

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    Time stamps:
    00:28 - Introduction
    04:57 - Britt's announcement
    14:07 - PlayStation State of Play January 2024
    14:50 - Death Stranding 2
    19:39 - Until Dawn
    20:09 - Silent Hill 2
    21:59 - Silent Hill: The Short Message
    22:51 - Stellar Blade
    24:53 - Rise of the Rönin
    27:01 - Judas
    29:19 - Metro Awakening
    31:59 - Final Fantasy XVI Showcase coming up!
    34:12 - Break 1
    34:29 - Palworld
    45:13 - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
    51:54 - New Deus Ex Game Canceled & more layoffs
    56:14 - Destiny 2's Mass Effect Crossover
    1:00:38 - Break 2
    1:01:13 - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
    1:07:59 - Palworld
    1:14:41 - Disney Dreamlight Valley
    1:16:12 - A Rift in Time Expansion
    1:19:33 - Destiny 2
    1:22:46 - Andrea finished Alan Wake 2!

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Alan Wake 2 Review + Xbox Partner Showcase

    Alan Wake 2 Review + Xbox Partner Showcase

    Thank you ExpressVPN, Factor and Shopify for sponsoring this week’s episode!
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    This week we’re celebrating 350 episodes of What’s Good Games before taking a break - but don’t worry, we’ll return in February! We have a ton to talk about, including recapping the Xbox Partner Preview and Gamertag Radio’s Danny Peña joins us to give his review of Alan Wake 2! We also talk to Ri and Danny about why they’re most excited about becoming parents. 

    Thank you to this month's Patreon Producers:
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    03:57 - WGG Housekeeping!!
    08:46 - Xbox Partner Preview October 2023: Everything Announced
    09:56 - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Happy Resort Don Doko Island
    19:11 - Still Wakes The Deep
    21:30 - Dungeons Of Hinterberg
    25:04 - Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1
    27:45 - The Finals Open Beta
    33:23 - A Messsage from ExpressVPN
    35:17 - A Message from our Sponsor
    35:20 - Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Fastest-Selling PlayStation Studios Game
    44:56 - Lords of the Fallen has sold over 1 million copies since launch
    46:32 - Break
    46:55 - A Message from Factor
    48:36 - A Message from Shopify
    51:06 - Patreon Shout-Outs!!!
    54:12 - Alan Wake 2
    1:31:54 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder
    1:43:33 - Riana & Danny's Next Chapter!!
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    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Faceious ,

Great perspective on games

Found this podcast a few months ago. Very honest input on games. Different perspectives than my own, helps me realize different things in games I missed.

mossburg3030 ,

*Updated Review* Great Podcast

Updated Review: Looking back on my previous review, I think all of it had to do with April 2021 being a very weird time for everyone. Absolutely should be a 5 star review. I listen to it most weeks, and have gotten great game recommendations (that I otherwise wouldn't have been introduced to), and insite to the underbelly of the gaming industry. Also, love the shenanigans.

Old Review: I enjoy this podcast. It's consistently good from week to week. This would be a five star review, however Andrea insists throwing in at least one social-justice-warrior-politically-driven comment each episode. This is a video game podcast,... can't we just stay on task? I come to listen about video games when I need an escape from the regular news, and political commentary distracts from that. Not everything needs to involve politics. It is getting exhausting. Otherwise, great podcast. Glad Andrea is back and healthy!

Tnrsax1 ,

We’re going to miss you while you’re gone.

I stumbled across your show in 2020 when I started driving truck. I quickly discovered how awesome you ladies are and binged all previous shows. I’ve been a loyal listener since. I look forward to every show as they make my Friday drive go by much quicker. Your reviews have inspired me to try new games that I wouldn’t have tried before. And Brittney’s love of scary games has given me some good suggestions to pass on to my daughter. Who unlike me, enjoys those types of experiences too. I’m going to miss the What’s Good Award’s this year, and finding out which horsey was the best. I do hope you enjoy the time off and get some good R&R in. See y’all in February. Dave in Texas

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