Bark Magic, Video Game History and More with Ben Bertoli - GoGCast 299
The Girls on Games Podcast
Ben Bertoli is back! He joins us to chat about his kickstarter for a card tabletop game about dog wizards called Bark Magic: Ruins of Dhogoon. Plus, he teases the next season of his video game history podcast titled Memory Card. Finally, we discuss the latest news including Activision-Blizzard CEO getting a huge bonus while laying off employees, PlayStation opening a studio in Montreal, the Square-Enix digital event and more. Crew Check-In (00:03:40) Bark Magic Kickstarter (00:03:40) What is Everyone Playing? (00:37:17) This Week’s News (00:49:20) The whole Activision-Blizzard lay-offs but CEO gets $200m debacle (00:49:20) Jade Raymod to head Haven, new Montreal studio by PlayStation (00:53:33) The Square-Enix event that happened on Thursday (00:57:00) New Playstation VR controllers revealed (01:03:41) Outro and Wrap-up (01:08:25) The soulsborne Youtuber Simon likes: https://www.youtube.com/user/VaatiVidya Stop Asian Hate: https://stopasianhate.carrd.co/ --- Thanks for listening! The GoGCast comes out weekly so make sure to subscribe and you won't miss an episode. For more about us, Girls on Games, check out girlsongames.ca. Find our Merch at http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/GirlsOnGames/ Buy us a Ko-Fi at https://ko-fi.com/girlsongames
25 Years of PlayStation, Black Friday and more, with guest Ben Bertoli - GoGCast 236
The Girls on Games Podcast
Ben Bertoli is back on the GoGCast to chat about his new podcast called Memory Card. Subscribe for bite size episodes about interesting bizarre stories from video game history. Plus, we share our gaming Black Friday purchases. We also discuss Riot’s settlement with female employees and how one guy created an entire PlayStation spot by plagiarizing other animators. Finally, we celebrate 25 years of PlayStation by sharing our games and memories. Crew Check-in (00:03:57) Introducing Ben Bertoli and Memory Card Podcast (00:03:57) Philips Hue Light Strip Plus Review (00:28:00) What is Everyone Playing? (00:31:33) Ape Out Review (00:38:40) Subnautica Review (00:41:27) This Week’s News (00:43:09) Riot settles lawsuit, pays female employees but keeps the alleged abusers in power (00:43:09) Animation studio plagiarizes animations for PlayStation Japan music spot (00:51:07) Celebrating 25 years of PlayStation (00:55:07) Outro and Wrap-up (01:05:36) DISCLAIMER: Philips Hue Light Strip Plus review unit provided by Philips Canada. The opinions expressed in the article above have not been affected by, dictated or edited in any way by the provider. For more information please see Girls on Games’ Code of Journalistic Ethics. --- Thanks for listening! The GoGCast comes out weekly so make sure to subscribe and you won't miss an episode. For more about us, Girls on Games, check out girlsongames.ca. Find our Merch at http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/GirlsOnGames/ Buy us a Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/girlsongames
In this episode, we talk with Ben Bertoli, and accomplished journalist and author who has written for Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, Mashable, and more and wrote “101 Video Games to Play Before You Grow Up”, a guide and achievement activity listing of some of the best games for kids to play. We chat with Ben about his path into being a freelance journalist for games, how he integrates gaming into his day job as a teacher and mentor, as well as his struggles and triumphs writing about games in general. We also dive into Ben's love of Nintendo growing up, his affection for the print journalism of games of bygone days, and his aspirations for future books.Music credit: Geoplex - Resplendent from The Arcadium/TheFatRat
It's the worldwide release of our brand new companion podcast, Mega Dads X! This show will feature a brand new guest each and every month and we're kicking things off with Ben Bertoli (@SuperBentendo) to discuss how young adults smell weird, the lineage of Orville Redenbacher and the family banana tree of Donkey Kong.Check us out on patreon.com/megadads to get this and EVERY episode of Mega Dads X earlier than the general public for only $1 a month!