Video Games Are Bad, Actually: Getting On Top Of The Switch (Episode 5)

On this episode: Bravey D defaults bravely; Diablo 3 rises from its grave; we really earn our Explicit iTunes rating digging into Shantae’s vast amounts of DeviantArt horny; we learn that Atelier is good actually; Miku has way too many songs; the Splatoon 2 reveal turns us back into squid kids; the Zelda trailer makes us hope it makes us cry Ghibli tears; and we can’t stop giggling about Super Mario Odyssey’s New Donk City. Your hosts this week are: JillErika, and Diddgery!

Games in this episode:
  • Bravely Default
  • Bravely Second
  • Diablo 3
  • Shantae Half-Genie Hero
  • Atelier series
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
  • 1-2-Switch
  • Splatoon 2
  • Snipperclips
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Xenoblade 2
  • ARMS
  • PuyoPuyo Tetris
  • Super Bomberman R

Find us on Twitter:
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Diddgery: @Diddgery

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Video Games Are Bad, Actually: 2016 Wrap-Up Part 2 (Episode 4)

On this episode, we run down the second part of our list of games that left the strongest impressions on us in the year gone by, including: Final Fantasy XV, Kirby Planet Robobot, Uncharted 4, No Man’s Sky, Blue Revolver, Pocket Card Jockey, Mystic Messenger, Capsule Silence XXIV, and Pokemon Sun & Moon. Also, we give some shoutouts to games we didn’t have time to get deep into on the show! Your hosts this week are Jill, Erika, Diddgery, and Aubrey.

 

Shoutouts to:

  • Osteotic Bypass
  • Firewatch
  • Gotta Protectors
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
  • Super Mario Run
  • Tee K.O. (Jackbox Party Pack 3)
  • Titanfall
  • Pokemon Go (oh god remember the month of June)
  • Shantae Half-Genie Hero and Jake Kaufman’s music
  • Clustertruck
  • American Truck Simulator
  • Shower With Your Dad Simulator
  • Yo-kai Watch 2

Find us on Twitter:
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Diddgery: @Diddgery
Aubrey: @capcomgirls

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Confessions of a Serial Bookworm: 2017 Reading Challenge (Episode 1)

In this first episode, your host Sara introduces not only a new podcast but herself and her reading habits! New year, new reading challenge: join us as we try to conquer Hannah Braime’s 26-Book 2017 Reading Challenge! Also come reminisce about what it felt like to be a young bookworm getting into reading for the first time. Intro/outro music is Adventure, Darling by Gillicuddy, used under CC BY-NC.

You can find Sara on Twitter at @BookwormBeckman and on GoodReads at sbeckman.

Video Games Are Bad, Actually: 2016 Wrap-Up Part 1 (Episode 3)

On this episode, we run down some of the games that left the strongest impressions on us in the year gone by, including: Overwatch, Doom 2016, SUPERHOT, Monster Hunter Generations, Fire Emblem Fates, Hyper Light Drifter, and VA-11 HALL-A. Your hosts this week are Jill, Erika, Diddgery, and Aubrey.

Find us on Twitter:
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Didge: @Diddgery
Aubrey: @capcomgirls

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Diddgery: Games I Played in 2016

Here at Gals n Pals we’re experimenting with getting into publishing writing in addition to our podcasts, and we’re starting out by reprinting reflections by some of our contributors on the video games of 2016. We’ll also be discussing this topic in-depth on episode 3 of Video Games Are Bad, Actually. For now, here are some thoughts on games that VGABA co-host and resident soft sheepy Diddgery played this year, originally published on Diddgery’s Tumblr. – Jill Katze, Editor in Chief

Here we go again. This was a year with a lot of good moments, and then a bunch of really shitty, awful ones that have me really worried about the future. But at least video games are always here for me! This time around for this list I marked my favorite games with a 🌟. Continue reading Diddgery: Games I Played in 2016

Branching Out

Hey everyone, this is Jill, editor in chief here at Gals n Pals. We’re gonna be trying something new in 2017 by branching out into posting writing in addition to continuing our existing podcasts and expanding our lineup. We hope this is a big year for us as we grow and try new things! We’re kicking this off with reflections on games that Video Games Are Bad, Actually co-host Diddgery played in 2016 and we’ll be following it up with other contributors’ reflections on the year gone by in the coming days, culminating in an in-depth discussion on the next episode of VGABA. Thanks for your support, and good luck in 2017!

Video Games Are Bad, Actually: Tracer’s A Lesbian, All’s Right With The World (Episode 2)

On this episode: catching up on our 2016 backlog with games like VA-11 HALL-A, The Division, and Firewatch, Furby survival horror with Tattletail, Jill’s inexplicable Super Mario Run addiction, and discussion of our feelings on broader reactions to Overwatch’s Tracer being a lesbian and Nier Automata’s 2B being hot. Your hosts this week are: JillErika, and Diddgery!

Games in this episode:
  • Dragon Quest 7
  • Kindred Spirits
  • VA-11 HALL-A
  • The Division
  • Firewatch
  • Tattletail
  • Super Mario Run
  • Thumper
  • Nier Automata
  • Overwatch

Find us on Twitter:
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Diddgery: @Diddgery

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Character Limit: Toolshed Pudding (Episode 8)

On this episode: Twitter doesn’t know how Twitter users use Twitter, Return to Planet Emoji, The Communist Manifesto, the Ice T SVU bot, Star Platinum’s hockey career, bone app the teeth, and neural network nightmares.

Links

Twitter forgets that @ replies are extremely important and tries to remove them
iOS 10.2 new emoji
Austin Walker’s hot emoji take
Bot tweets the entire communist manifesto
Fake Ice T SVU quotes bot
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable live-action movie
Happy anniversary, stylish But Illegal Monkey
Bone App The Teeth spawned a whole universe
Medieval potatoes
Neural net Laguardia review

Tweets of the Week

Sara: [ 1 ]
Diddgery: [ 1 ]
Ashley: [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
Jill: [ 1 ]

Theme music by Clover & Sealife

This week’s hosts:
Jill: @JillKatze
Sara: @BookwormBeckman
Ashley: @BattleJenkins
Diddgery: @Diddgery

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Video Games Are Bad, Actually: The Double-Size Super-Pilot (Episode 1)

Wow, here we are, with our own ironically named podcast about our sincere love for games! Let’s do this! Subjects on this episode include: Pokemon Sun and Moon, PlayStation Experience, Ni no Kuni, Titanfall 2, and Final Fantasy XV. Your hosts this week are: JillErika, and Diddgery!

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