Good Game Nice Try

By Team Coco & Sonja Reid, Aaron Bleyaert

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What happens when a Twitch star joins forces with the brains behind Conan’s Clueless Gamer? Pure video game magic! Each week Sonja Reid aka OMGitsfirefoxx and Aaron “Bley” Bleyaert nerd out with your favorite actors, musicians, comedians, gamers, and athletes who are as passionate about gaming as they are. From T-Pain venting about Pac-Man to AtomicMari becoming a real-life Lara Croft—guests share the games that they most loathe and love. Plus there will be epic stories, reviews, recommendations, and giveaways.


Episode Date
Blake Anderson is a Semi-Pro Gamer
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Workaholics star Blake Anderson joins Sonja and Bley this week to share his gaming journey, from blasting the Zelda soundtrack with his friends in high school to becoming a semi-pro gamer playing Call of Duty alongside Priestahh. He also has a lot of thoughts on the Captain Planet game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2021
The Technician on the Creation of CodeMiko
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The Technician stops by this week to dish on the surprising inspiration behind virtual Twitch sensation CodeMiko, the chaos that goes on in her streams (dragon eggs, fart simulators, and mute buttons galore!), and what she sees for the future of the character. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2021
Troy Baker is Searching for his Magnum Opus
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Troy Baker stops by this week to talk about what it was like to star in some of the biggest games of the last decade. He also shares one of his favorite moments from filming The Last of Us Part II that had the whole crew crying. Plus, Conan is back to give his (uninformed) take on The Last of Us and discusses his zombie apocalypse game plan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2021
Naomi Kyle on the Power of Cosplay
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Actress, writer, host, and all-around gaming badass Naomi Kyle stops by this week to talk about her time at IGN, her least favorite Star Wars game, and which Uncharted character she thinks Bley should cosplay as (no, it’s not Nathan Drake). Plus, Bley and Sonja tackle the subject of video game fatigue in another fan request. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 16, 2021
Mike Drucker on the Despair of Silent Hill 2
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Comedy writer Mike Drucker joins Sonja and Bley this week to dish on his new book on Silent Hill 2. He also give the scoop on what it was like to work at Nintendo as a localizer for Kid Icarus and shares what Mario-scented cologne smells like. Plus Olan Rogers is back to talk about what game causes him to rage quit (hint: it involves a bubble shield). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2021
Katie Nolan is Definitely a Gamer
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ESPN personality Katie Nolan takes a break from the sports world and joins us in the gaming world to nerd out with Sonja and Bley about her one true love (besides her dog): video games. She gives us her thoughts on Call of Duty, dishes on indie games, and shares how she skipped chemistry in college to master Guitar Hero left-handed. Our takeaway? Katie Nolan is definitely a gamer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2021
Robert Kirkman is Invincible
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The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman joins Sonja and Bley this week to dish on his new superhero series, Invincible. He shares what it was like to work with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, and vents about that time he rage quit Chrono Trigger. Plus Bley and Sonja talk about the best video game soundtracks of all time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2021
Gus Johnson is a Monogamous Gamer
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Youtuber Gus Johnson stops by this week for a deep dive into the 1998 PC game, Jurassic Park Trespasser. He also talks Skyrim strategy and enlightens Sonja and Bley on the art of winning at an arcade stacker machine. Plus Conan is back to unbox his very own LANDle! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2021
Olan Rogers Can’t Beat Dark Souls
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Comedian and creator of Final Space Olan Rogers stops by this week to discuss how he can’t win at Dark Souls (and how it’s disappointing for his family). He also shares his love for Blitzball in Final Fantasy X and hypes up the best Jet Ski video game of all time: Wave Race 64. Follow Good Game Nice Try on Twitter @GoodGameNiceTry See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 12, 2021
Shannon Woodward is a Dr. Mario Ninja
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Actress Shannon Woodward stops by this week to talk about what she took away from her role as Dina in The Last of Us Part II and how surreal it was to see herself as a video game character. She also shares the insanely specific reason behind her least favorite game and how she’s on a mission to become the Bobby Fischer of crossword puzzles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 05, 2021
Joel McHale Thinks Video Games Are the Future
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Actor and comedian Joel McHale joins Sonja and Bley this week to chat all things Fortnite, including tips he got from his kids and his “Saving Private Ryan” approach to the game. He also reveals why Dark Souls is harder than running in a marathon, and workshops his ideal video game, “Wine Cellar.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2021
Herman Li is a Guitar Hero
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DragonForce guitarist Herman Li says playing his band’s song Through the Fire and Flames on Guitar Hero is even harder than playing it in real life! The power metal musician stops by this week to talk about what video game soundtracks inspire him, how he sealed the deal with his wife, and the time his dad threw his Atari 2600 out the window. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2021
Allie Long Wants to Beat Everybody
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Whether it’s the soccer field or the Call of Duty battlefield, Allie Long is a competitor! The World Cup champion joins Sonja and Bley this week to talk about her love of trash talking and getting into fights with virtual refs when she plays FIFA. Plus, WWE superstar Xavier Woods is back for an NC-17 conversation about Mario Kart. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2021
Jimmy O. Yang is Off the Heezy
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Silicon Valley star Jimmy O. Yang is confident he can take on anyone in NBA Street. The actor and comedian stops by this week to chat with Sonja and Bley about why the PS2 is his preferred gaming console and why he isn’t a “cut scenes” guy. He also shares what game he and his co-stars couldn’t stop playing on the set of Crazy Rich Asians. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 05, 2021
Thomas Middleditch is a party LANimal
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This week actor and comedian Thomas Middleditch drops by GGNT to reveal juicy details about his pre-Silicon Valley party days! And by that we mean hot, sweaty LAN parties in his hometown of Nelson, British Columbia. Thomas also waxes nostalgic about the good old days of arcade games, like the time he hit the jackpot at an Esso station. Plus: he mercilessly mocks Sonja’s love of Animal Crossing.  Get your official GGNT LAN party-scented candle while supplies last: www.podswag.com/TEAMCOCO See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2021
Laura Bailey Wants to Romance Your Character
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Prolific voice actress Laura Bailey is this week’s guest and with over 500 roles under her belt, there’s a lot to talk about! Laura discusses her start voicing Kid Trunks in Dragon Ball Z and her path to the award-winning role of Abby in The Last of Us Part II. Plus, she shares the story of how Critical Role began and how the Dungeons & Dragons web-series has made her a more empathetic person. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2021
Cody Bellinger is a Video Game Viking
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World Series Champion and Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger puts down the baseball bat and picks up the Nintendo controller as this week’s guest on Good Game Nice Try. The MLB All-Star swings by to chat about his acting debut as viking Otta Sluggasson in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. He also reveals which Dodgers teammate is the weakest link on his Call of Duty Squad. Plus, Sonja and Bley want to give you a chance to win your own copy of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2021
Good Game Nice Guy, Devin Druid
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13 Reasons Why star Devin Druid joins the party this week to talk about the time his mom threw his Xbox (yikes!), the hours he spent playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and how he leveraged booking a role to get Overwatch. Plus, WWE star Austin Creed stops by to talk all things couch co-op! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2021
AtomicMari is a Real-Life Lara Croft
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New year, new episode! Professional ballerina turned gamer AtomicMari stops by this week to chat about how Lara Croft inspired her to see the world (and the time she almost slid off of a glacier, just like Lara!). She also reveals why she has such a bittersweet relationship with her least favorite game. Plus, Bley and Sonja get spooked by Silent Hill. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 01, 2021
Chip Chat with Ron Funches
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Ron Funches doesn’t remember a time when video games weren't in his life. The comedian stops by this week to talk to Bley and Sonja about his love of Twitch, how Super Mario 3 sealed the deal for him and his wife and how he judges someone’s character based on their Ms. Pac-Man strategy (hint: save the power pellets for last!). Plus Bley and Sonja name their favorite games of 2020. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 25, 2020
Austin Creed Isn’t a Side Quest
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The charismatic WWE Superstar joins the podcast this week to discuss the earth shattering impact video games have had on his wrestling career - as well as what it meant to him to see a Black video game character for the first time growing up as a kid. He also reveals the genesis of his hit Youtube channel Up Up Down Down, and how the love for his all-time favorite game is the sole reason he still owns a GameCube. Plus, Sonja and Bley recommend a list of games that will make you... smarter? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2020
Alanah Pearce Gets Cyberpunked
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The most anticipated game of the year is finally here! In this special Cyberpunk 2077 themed episode, gamer & journalist Alanah Pearce drops by to discuss how she ended up as a character in the actual game, and reveals some surprising behind the scenes tidbits about her character's creation (they even got her birthmark right!) She also talks about the time she put her dad in VR and why she thinks Alan Wake doesn’t actually like his wife. Plus, Conan O'Brien crashes the podcast to give his official Cyberpunk 2077 review, and has some very strong opinions about the futuristic world of Night City. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 11, 2020
Top of the Mornin’ with Jacksepticeye
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Jacksepticeye’s in the hot seat this week! He shares how a dark period in his life ultimately led to him becoming one of the most popular gamers ever. The YouTube star also talks about the time he got trolled by Sonic, how social media can be a force for good, and the game that he considers to be “absolute dogshit.” Plus, he gives Bley and Sonja pointers on how to craft the perfect Irish insult. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 04, 2020
Ben Schwartz Can Beat You With His Toes
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Ben Schwartz, the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog himself, has been playing games since he was a kid (and had some, uh, interesting techniques). He chats with Bley and Sonja about how video games are still a huge part of his life. He’s the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog, hosts hyper-competitive Mario Kart tournaments, and has shed tears over Ori and the Blind Forest. Plus, Ben shares what it was like to achieve his childhood dream of writing one-liners for C-3P0. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2020
T-Pain vs. Pac-Man
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Good Game Nice Try kicks off with Grammy Award-winning rapper and Twitch star, T-Pain! Mr. “Buy U a Drank” himself stops by to chat with Sonja and Bley about his vendetta against Pac-Man, what he thinks of his early lyrics (hint: cringey!), and how 8-bit sound inspired his music. Plus, a clueless Conan O'Brien opines on “Among Us.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2020
Introducing Good Game Nice Try!
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What happens when a Twitch star joins forces with the brains behind Conan’s Clueless Gamer? Pure video game magic! Each week Sonja Reid aka OMGitsfirefoxx and Aaron “Bley” Bleyaert nerd out with your favorite actors, musicians, comedians, gamers, and athletes who are as passionate about gaming as they are. From T-Pain venting about Pac-Man to AtomicMari becoming a real-life Lara Croft—guests share the games that they most loathe and love. Plus there will be epic stories, reviews, recommendations, and giveaways. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come. First episode drops Friday, November 20th. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2020