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  • We’re live from GameSpot’s Base Station at E3 2019! Th ladies talk you through the 10 most exciting things they saw at E3 2019. Let’s chat about Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII, Pokémon and more! 

    Timestamps:
    3:05 Star Wars: Skywalker Saga
    6:23 Dragon Ball Z: Kakaraot
    10:04 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
    16:20 Watch Dogs Legion
    21:47 Final Fantasy VII
    27:27 Dying Light 2
    33:33 Cyberpunk 2077
    41:00 Pokemon Sword/Shield
    48:30 Avengers
    54:00 The Outer Worlds

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    This week the team is back in the States but also recording early because E3!!! It's almost time for the big show to kick off, so they missed some big news (sorry Stadia and Pokemon fans) but they did chat about the Watch Dogs Legion leak, Destiny 2's upcoming expansion on the moon, and new info from Hideo Kojima on the production of Death Stranding. In hands-on, Andrea discusses the deep dive she got with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Steimer talks about her time with Unravel 2 and Rage 2, and Britt jumped into Dauntless and Observation. Lastly, they recap their trip to the UK including what they learned about High Tea (ahem...Afternoon Tea), Bangers and Mash, and their mutual love for the Spice Girls. 

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    Segment One: News
    :41 Welcome to the show!
    10:55 EA Donates $1 million to fight against online toxicity
    17:38 Google Stadia press conference incoming
    19:30 Watch Dogs Legion has LEAKED!
    27:17 Destiny 2 expansion will be revealed soon
    33:40 Kojima talks Death Stranding 

    Segment Two: Hands-On
    41:58 Welcome back!
    44:30 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    1:06:48 Dauntless
    1:10:12 Unravel 2
    1:13:00 Rage 2
    1:16:18 Observation
    1:20:15 Journey to the Savage Planet
    1:21:30 Control
    1:22:23 Trover Saves the Universe 

    Segment Three: LONDON!
    1:28:03 Welcome back! Let’s talk about our time in London!

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    That's right, the Magic 8-Ball is BACK! We run through our predictions for the upcoming extravaganza that is E3 2019. We will see new hardware from Xbox? What about a new game from Bethesda? Will Ubisoft finally show Beyond Good & Evil 2 gameplay? Will Square Enix reveal a release date for Final Fantasy 7 Remake??! Is this the year Britt hears about an Ocarina of Time remake for Switch? WHAT WILL THE 8-BALL SAY? 

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    Segment One: E3 Predictions!
    :44 Welcome to the show!
    6:38 EA predictions
    10:42 Microsoft predictions
    30:44 Bethesda predictions
    41:16 PC Gamer Show
    42:24 Ubisoft predictions
    55:40 Square Enix predictions
    1:17:32 Nintendo predictions

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    This week Andrea and Steimer chat about the final death of Ouya, THQ Nordic's crazy announcement about all of their games in development, George R.R. Martin getting into video games, Sony's new production house for TV & Movies, and more. In hands-on, Andrea talks about her experience with the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S and she also got hands-on with Double Fine's upcoming rogue-like RAD. Steimer chats about what she's loaded up on her Switch for the trip to London, and lastly they take your questions from the anniversary stream.

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    Segment One: News
    :43 Welcome to the show!
    8:20 Ouya’s game store closes next month
    16:02 THQ Nordic is bananas
    23:52 George R.R. Martin is working with From Software?!
    27:42 Duantless is the first game to launch with PS4 cross-play!
    31:58 Sony opens PlayStation Productions 

    Segment Two: Hands-On
    39:00 Welcome back!
    41:56 Oculus Quest
    43:40 Phantom: Covert Ops
    50:18 Lone Echo II
    53:49 Asgard’s Wrath
    1:05:20 RAD
    1:13:16 The Division 2 Dark Hours Raid 

    Segment Three: Let’s take your questions!
    1:20:32 Welcome back! 

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    This week the team is back together to discuss the whopper news story of Sony and Microsoft working together on cloud gaming and streaming. We also chat about the new EPIC MEGA SALE, Nintendo's Super Mario Maker 2 details, their weird voucher thing, and their Japan sales milestone. In hands-on, Andrea and Steimer talk about some indies they played a Judges Week, Andrea got hands-on with the newly announced Rocket Arena, and Britt went medieval with A Plague Tale: Innocence. Spoilers: there are lots of rats. Lastly, Andrea took a deep dive into hunting combat game Dauntless ahead of their official launch next week. 

    Segment One: News
    :43 Welcome to the show!
    10:46 Sony and Microsoft are working together?!
    21:15 Epic’s Mega Sale
    33:02 Super Mario Maker 2
    38:42 Nintendo is offering vouchers
    43:59 Switch has outsold PS4 in Japan 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    50:48 Welcome back!
    55:10 Supermarket Shriek
    1:01:19 Creature in the Well
    1:13:00 Rocket Arena
    1:21:14 Plague Tale: Innocence

    Segment Three
    1:34:20 Welcome back!
    1:41:00 Andrea’s Dauntless impressions

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    This week with Steimer out, Andrea and Britt are joined by Buzzfeed Multiplayer's Kelsey Impicciche. They talk about proposed legislation banning lootboxes, a new Ubisoft leaked game called Ghost Recon Breakpoint, EA Access is finally coming to PS4, a potential Final Fantasy VII Remake tease, and more. In hands-on, Andrea chats about how much she loved the Mortal Kombat 11 campaign, Britt is having a blast in Outward, and Kelsey talks about her fascination with Dead by Daylight. Lastly, Kelsey explains The Sims 100 Baby Challenge she is currently undergoing and why she decided to start "Scared Buddies" even though she hates horror games. 

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    Segment One: News
    :42 Welcome to the show!
    1:00 Welcome Kelsey!
    8:35 A US senator is introducing a loot box bill
    20:50 Ubisoft’s next Ghost Recon leaked
    24:43 EA is expanding its service to PS4
    31:23 Square Enix teases Final Fantasy?
    37:40 Netherrealm responds to accusations
    43:54 Sonic is getting a makeover! 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    49:42 Welcome back!
    52:00 Days Gone
    1:00:03 Dead by Daylight
    1:08:06 Diablo 3: Eternal Collection
    1:09:22 Mortal Kombat 11
    1:18:06 Outward 

    Segment Three
    1:25:14 Welcome back! Let’s get to know Kelsey!

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    This week Britt and Andrea flew down to Hollywood to play Borderlands 3! (Courtesy of 2K Games) They watched a presentation from Randy Pitchford and Paul Sage, and were given extensive hands-on time with the upcoming game. Be sure to check out the gameplay video on the channel!

    Segment One: Borderlands 3 Announcements
    :43 Welcome to the show!
    1:40 What happened to this week’s show?
    4:10 Brief (BRIEF) rundown of the week’s gaming news
    8:54 Borderlands 3 news! 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    33:15 Welcome back!
    38:59 Borderlands 3 hands-on impressions


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    This week Andrea is hosting at GamesBeat Summit so Britt and Steimer and holding it DOOOWN. They talk about the latest rumors regarding a new Switch console, the Persona 5 Royal reveal, Square Enix at E3, crunch at Epic Games and more. Hands-on include Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy and A Dark Room. The entire third segment is dedicated to reviewing Days Gone! 

    Segment One: News
    :44 Welcome to the show!
    11:06 Another report about a new Nintendo Switch console surfaces
    16:20 Persona 5: The Royal revealed!
    23:59 Square Enix announces a E3 press conference
    26:26 I wanted to ask about the most talked about Avengers project in gaming: What do you think the current status is of the project being developed by Crystal Dynamics? – Brandon Gann
    36:28 Another FortnitexAvengers crossover
    39:18 Crunch at Epic Games
    53:49 Doraemon Story of Seasons is heading west 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    58:55 Welcome back!
    1:01:20 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
    1:04:46 A Dark Room
    1:08:30 Hey Friends! From what it seems and what rumors are saying, we will now likely have 5 zombie games releasing this year (World War Z, Days Gone, Back 4 Blood, Last of Us 2, and Dying Light 2)...with that said, do you think that zombie style games are becoming outdated? - Caleb 

    Segment Three: Days Gone Review
    1:18:37 Welcome back!
    1:20:04 Britt’s thoughts on Days Gone
    1:30:32 Andrea/Steimer’s Days Gone discussion 

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    This week Steimer and Andrea have so much news to discuss, they break it into 2 segments! First, they start with the new details on the next generation for PlayStation were fondly calling PS5, though no official name was given. Then they dive into the new Xbox One S All-Digital edition and how it's a bit of a disappointment. In the second block, they chat about the reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Ubisoft donating funds to Notre Dame, The Division 2's raid delay, and more. Lastly, Andrea chats about her hands-on time with Dreams early access and Steimer talks about her continued adventures in The Division 2.

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    Time stamps:
    1:00 - Welcome to episode 101
    2:50 - Write to us at http://www.whatsgoodgames.com/DearWGG
    3:15 - Andrea is hosting at GamesBeat Summit 2019 next week!
    9:00 - Playstation 5 new details unveiled
    16:21 - What about cross-platform games from PS4 to PS5?
    23:23 - Do you think the next-gen system will have a bigger box so it doesn't overheat?
    26:20 - How much will the PS5 cost?
    29:58 - Will Sony change the Dualshock controller for PS5?
    33:34 - Microsoft reveals the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
    36:20 - Xbox Game Pass Ultimate details
    51:15 - Remember when Xbox One was revealed and people were mad?
    52:50 - SEGMENT 2 BEGINS
    55:10 - Star Wars Jedi: Fall Order info from Star Wars Celebration
    1:10:05 - Ubisoft donates funds to help rebuild Notre Dame
    1:16:15 - Do you think Assassin's Creed Odyssey post-launch content strategy is enough to keep players interested?
    1:18:18 - The Division 2's first raid is delayed
    1:20:30 - Netflix's The Witcher adaptation is releasing this fall
    1:24:10 - Persona 5's Joker is out now for Super Smash Bros Ultimate
    1:29:45 - SEGMENT 3 BEGINS
    1:33:11 - Andrea tried Dreams Early Access on PS4
    1:44:42 - SwitchFix Nintendo Switch Pro Controller holder
    1:47:17 - Astro Gaming C40 Pro Controller first impressions
    1:50:30 - We played the Division 2 together!
    1:57:45 - Steimer wants glitter effects for her guns

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    This week the crew is celebrating 100 EPISODES of What's Good Games! **throws confetti** In the news block we chat about PSN ID name changes finally going live, what is going on with Dragon Age 4, Resident Evil 2 paid unlocks, and the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order reveal tease. In hands-on, Britt is still obsessed with My Time at Portia, Steimer is loving her little birb in Falcon Age, and Andrea is burning rubber in Dangerous Driving. They wrap up the show with some of their favorite memories across 100 episodes of WGG. 

    Segment One: News
    :43 Welcome to the show!
    9:45 PSN ID changes are LIVE!
    17:30 Dragon Age 4
    32:13 Resident Evil 2’s in-game rewards DLC
    37:40 Star Wars Jedi: Fall Order reveal incoming
    43:39 Anonymous millionaire wants to create IRL battle royale 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    50:16 Welcome back!
    51:50 My Time at Portia
    54:30 Ace Attorney
    58:16 Dangerous Driving
    1:08:54 Dragon’s Dogma
    1:11:05 Outward
    1:17:39 Falcon Age
    1:32:00 The Division 2 

    Segment Three: 100 Episodes of WGG!
    1:34:01 Welcome back!

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    This week Andrea is taking some R&R (clever girl) so the Steimbachers are holding it down! They talk about the exciting Borderlands 3 news, the bummertown article that recently came out about Anthem’s troubled development, GameStop’s heavy loss and could Persona 5 be coming to Switch?! Britt is still playing My Time at Portia and recently hopped into Yoshi’s Crafted World and Steimer has finished another game! They also talk about their time in co-op challenge tombs in Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
    *NOTE: DLC 7 for Shadow of the Tomb Raider releases April 23rd. 

    Segment One: News
    :46 Welcome to the show!
    9:55 Borderlands 3 news!
    21:18 Anthem’s troubled development
    50:01 GameStop’s losing money
    58:07 PlayStation Store’s refund policy
    1:01:26 Have Twitch Prime? Get a free year of Nintendo Switch Online!
    1:02:55 Is Persona 5, A Link to the Past and Metroid Prime Trilogy coming to Switch?!
    1:08:06 Monolith working on another Zelda!
    1:12:11 Human Fall Flat’s new level coming to console 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    1:13:54 Welcome back!
    1:16:03 Oxenfree
    1:21:56 Celeste
    1:33:56 My Time at Portia
    1:37:06 Yoshi’s Crafted World
    1:43:40 Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC 6/7

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  • We had an amazing time at PAX East 2019! In this special episode of What’s Good Games you can listen to the panel we held on Thursday, March 25th where we chatted about Borderlands 3, the games we played at PAX East, we took questions from the audience and more! 

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    This week Steimer is on vacation but Marissa Roberto joins Britt and Andrea for the show! They discuss Playstation's new State of Play presentation, the ID@Xbox game showcase, Apple Arcade, rumored changes to Nintendo Switch and more. In hands-on they discuss Marissa's time in Clash Royale, Britt's obsession with My Time in Portia, and Andrea's end game experience in The Division 2. They also got an early preview of Remedy's CONTROL and Typhoon Studios' Journey to a Savage Planet. Lastly they chat with Marissa about her work in the field of esports and gaming, why she loves baseball so much, and what her plan is next. 

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    Segment One: News
    :44 Welcome to the show!
    1:20 Welcome Marissa!
    19:45 State of Play recap
    45:00 ID@Xbox Game Pass recap
    51:56 Apple Arcade?!
    57:18 The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
    1:01:05 New Switch models incoming?! 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    1:10:19 Welcome back!
    1:14:47 Britt’s obsession with My Time at Portia
    1:26:22 Clash Royale
    1:33:09 The Division 2
    1:36:43 Journey to the Savage Planet
    1:44:10 CONTROL 

    Segment 3: Let’s chat with Marissa Roberto!
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    This week the crew is all together in the Bay Area for the 2019 Game Developer's Conference! They are joined by special guest Meggan Scavio, the President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. They chat about Google's Stadia announcement, Sea of Thieves' new update, Nintendo's Nindies reveal, and more from GDC. They also discuss a variety of games they played at the show from ID@Xbox, Oculus, and more. Lastly, they discuss the AIAS Foundation, scholarship program, and more ways the Academy is helping young talent start creating in the games industry. 

    Segment One: News
    :44 Welcome to the show!
    12:45 Google Stadia
    36:13 Sea of Thieves Anniversary
    39:40 Metro Exodus does VERY well on Epic Games Store
    43:15 Quantic Dream/Ubisoft and Epic Games Store
    46:00 Nintendo Switch Nindies
    50:45 Apex Legends Battle Pass
    50:52 Anthem sales start STRONG 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    55:55 BeatSaber
    58:10 Journey of the Gods
    1:04:06 Stormland
    1:11:57 After Party
    1:17:50 Hyper Dot
    1:21:40 Silver Chains
    1:27:09 Falcon Age 

    Segment 3: Let’s chat with Meggan Scavio!
    1:32:02 Welcome back!

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  • During the 2019 Game Developer's Conference, Sony Santa Monica's Cory Barlog stopped by the What's Good Games studio to chat about the impressive amount of awards the studio has won, what his "Reinventing God of War" GDC talk will look like, and how a jumping spider made its way into his house.


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    This week on the show the crew is back chatting about Jade Raymond joining Google, and is Borderlands 3 going to be revealed at PAX East? In hands-on, Britt talks about her time with Final Fantasy IX on Switch, Andrea played more Season of the Drifter, and Steimer dipped her toes into Tom Clancy's The Division 2. They wrap up the show with Andrea interviewing Riana Manuel where they chat about working as an admin in the Kinda Funny community, finding What's Good, and playing games together. 

    Segment One: News
    :43 Welcome!
    2:17 WGG streams and PAX East news
    9:24 Jade Raymond joins Google/Google’s gaming plans?!
    19:50 Brendan Greene has a new role within PUBG
    25:16 Borderlands 3 incoming?!
    36:33 Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC
    44:00 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    53:37 Welcome back! Let’s talk about embarrassing stories because WHY NOT
    1:02:09 Final Fantasy IX
    1:08:09 Destiny 2: Forsaken – Season of the Drifter
    1:10:43 The Division 2 

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    This week Britt and Andrea hold down the fort while Steimer takes some personal time. They chat about Nintendo's foray into VR with Labo, Xbox's rumored disc-less console, and Anthem's continued issues. In the hands-on segment, Britt gives her thoughts on Devil May Cry 5 (hint: it's awesome) and Andrea chats about her lengthy time with Days Gone. They also chat about Destiny 2: Forsaken's Season of the Drifter, The Division 2 open beta, and Britt's first time with a Warhammer game: Chaosbane.

    Segment One: News
    :43 Welcome!
    10:33 Nintendo LABO VR announced
    19:18 Xbox One S All-Digital Edition?!
    30:08 Another Sonic movie leak
    38:36 Apex Legends hits 50 million players
    44:18 Anthem is crashing PS4s 

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    1:02:45 Welcome back!
    1:07:30 The Division 2 open beta
    1:09:25 Destiny 2’s Season of the Drifter
    1:13:52 Devil May Cry 5
    1:35:25 Days Gone
    2:01:18 Warhammer: Chaosbane


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  • In this special episode* of What's Good Games, Andrea chats with John Garvin, Creative Director at Sony Interactive Entertainment's Bend Studio. After spending a few hours with a preview build of the upcoming game, they discuss the open world mechanics, how to incorporate narrative into a player-driven game, and if there is hope for Deacon St. John.

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    1:45 - Does Days Gone have an identity crisis? What is this game?
    2:52 - Who is Deacon?
    3:20 - Incorporating cut scenes into an open world
    5:24 - Explaining the "Storylines" feature to quests
    7:20 - How do you balance narrative progress in an open world?
    9:35 - The crafting system explained
    10:50 - Gameplay grounded in realism: where is the balance in a fantasy world?
    13:10 - Deacon's motorcycle and its upgrade progression
    14:00 - Encampments, vendors, and the "Trust" system
    16:35 - Where the "Days Gone" title comes from

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  • In this special episode* of What's Good Games, Andrea and Britt sit down with members of Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment to discuss the world building of Tom Clancy's The Division 2. They traveled to Washington D.C. to visit real-world locations like the U.S. Capitol Building, The National Archives, and the Lincoln Memorial to see the inspiration for the new setting of the upcoming sequel. They spoke with IP Researcher Cloé Hammoud, Creative Director Julian Gerighty, and a Lead Environmental Artist Chad Chatterton. The Division 2 releases on March 15th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 


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    0:46 Welcome
    1:00 Interview with Cloé Hammoud - IP Researcher, Massive Entertainment
    1:16 - What does an IP Researcher do?
    2:15 - How do you blend Tom Clancy's IP with creative input from Massive?
    5:20 - Learning about the fragility of Washington D.C.
    7:50 - Recreating real-world locations in The Division 2
    9:00 - Why the commitment to realism?
    11:11 - Interview with Julian Gerighty - Creative Director, Massive Entertainment
    12:20 - Recreating and destroying D.C.
    14:00 - The challenge of "looter shooter" narratives
    14:50 - Drawing the line between realism and fantasy
    17:55 - The feeling of power in Washington
    20:35 - What does "hundreds of content" mean for The Division 2?
    22:12 - Games as a service: what have you learned from other developers?
    27:50 - Interview with Chad Chatterton - Lead Environmental Artist, Massive Entertainment
    28:30 - What role do environmental artist play in coordination with other developers?
    30:00 - Juggling art and environment in a game engine
    31:40 - How do you pick which details are important in an environment and which aren't?
    33:35 - What creative challenges did you run into trying to recreate D.C.?
    36:00 - Using research to build a believable world
    38:20 - Which area are you excited for players to see?


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    This week the crew is back together just in time to chat about the newly announced Pokémon Sword and Shield! The ladies also discuss DUNE’s return, the final nail in the coffin for Overkill’s The Walking Dead, The Division 2’s roadmap and the CLUSTER that was THQ Nordic’s AMA. Anthem is critiqued in the second segment, and Britt has been playing something old. Finally Britt and Andrea talk about their time in Washington D.C. with The Division 2!


    Segment One: News
    :43 Welcome to the show!
    10:05 Pokémon Sword and Shield has been REVEALED!
    36:01 DUNE returns!
    39:10 Overkill’s The Walking Dead is no more
    43:17 The Division 2’s roadmap
    48:20 THQ Nordic’s AMA clusterffuuuuu

    Segment Two: Hands-on
    1:02:08 Welcome back!
    1:07:54 Anthem
    1:45:04 Final Fantasy IV
    1:47:41 Battloons

    Segment Three: The Division 2/Washington D.C.
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