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Welcome to What’s Good Games

What happens when friends with more than 35 years of games industry experience combine their powers for an epic podcast? Hopefully something pretty cool.

Welcome to What’s Good Games, a new show for the nerd-inclined!

I’m super excited to go on this new adventure with Alexa Ray Corriea, Brittney Brombacher, and Kristine Steimer. Check out more details and get involved at!

My new reel is up!

It has been TOO LONG since I’ve updated my host reel, so please enjoy a new sample of my work! I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing outlets over the last few years including GameTrailers, Kinda Funny, IGN, Gamespot, Yahoo Esports, Playboy Gaming and more! 

I look forward to more exciting opportunities in the months and years to come <3

Gamer Next Door Weekly with Andrea Rene

THIS IS SO EXCITING! I am proud to announce a new weekly show with Playboy’s Gamer Next Door! You all know Playboy, but you probably didn’t know about their incredible video game content.

I’m joining the team to bring you weekly gaming news in addition to the Let’s Plays, livestreams, previews, and other great content you can find on Gamer Next Door.

Check out the first episode on here!

Please subscribe to the YouTube channel!

And of course tell me what you think of the show!

<3 Andrea Rene

#TakeThisStream Happening December 28th @ 7pm PT

The holidays can be a really amazing time of year, or for some people, can be really challenging. It is dangerous to go alone, so Take This is here to help 🙂

John Drake and I will be streaming video games along with many other video game personalities to raise money for Take This.

What is it?

Take This will be streaming for the second year this holiday season. Starting December 28th at 12PM Eastern and ending December 29th at 11:59PM Eastern anyone can join Take This’ It’s Dangerous to Stream Alone fundraiser.

What’s it for?

This year’s fundraiser will help fund a new project for Take This: The Take This Scholarship Fund, helping people who can’t afford it pay for mental health care. Take This believes that people in need of mental health care should not have to go alone. The Take This Scholarship Fund will seek to provide grants in the amount of one year of mental health treatment to qualifying applicants.

How do I donate?

Visit my Twitch profile at here!

Or click on this photo:


Xbox, iam8bit and San Diego Comic-Con 2015!

I had the honor of working with the creative team behind iam8bit to make content for Xbox at San Diego Comic-Con 2015! I went to the Game of Thrones Experience, played real-life PvP in the Halo 5: Guardians Breakout Arena, and got to meet the casts of several upcoming TV series and movies! Basically, it was THE BEST!!!


Gaming for a good cause: 4th Annual 8-Bit Salute

—> #8BitSalute DONATE HERE! <—

UPDATE:  My friends at LogitechG have graciously donated 2 Logitech G710+ keyboards and 2 Logitech G502 mice for me to giveaway! WOOO! Yeah you know your keyboard needs an upgrade! Donate $10 or more for your chance to win these awesome guys! Plus I have lots of Xbox One digital game codes I’ll be giving away during my stream!

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May is Military Appreciation Month and this coming Saturday May 16th is Armed Forces Day. That means 8-Bit Salute! I am participating this year with GameTrailers to support Operation Supply Drop.


Regardless of your politics, we all need to support the men and women who put their life on the line to protect us everyday. Operation Supply Drop supports US and NATO troops around the world by sending them video game care packages. But they can’t do it without our help!

I’ll be livestreaming at 10:00 am PT on to get our fundraising efforts off and running! Our team goal is to raise $5,000 for OSD. If you donate $5 or more you’ll be automatically entered in our video game giveaway! If you donate $25 or more, you’ll be entered to win a 3-pack of games!*


I’ve got a pile of PS4 and PS3 games including: Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mortal Kombat X, Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, The Evil Within, The Last of Us, Borderlands The Pre-Sequel and SO MANY MORE!! You got to DONATE for your chance to win. Also do it for the troops!!

Thanks for all your support and you can learn more about Operation Supply Drop here.

*To be eligible to win the PS4 or PS3 games you must not make your donation anonymously and you must live in the contiguous United States.




Check out the new home of my show: GT News!

Hi everyone! You may have noticed my show has been offline for a few weeks, but that was just because we were getting ready for its new home! and The Escapist teamed up to create GT News on YouTube, the new home of my show of the same name, Editorial Reports, GT Reviews, and more! Please subscribe if you haven’t already and thanks for all your continued support!