Episode 12 – Breaking Down Binaries: Casual vs Hardcore Play Embassy

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Episode 12 – Breaking Down Binaries: Casual vs Hardcore Play Embassy

gamerMent3This week, Rhonda and I take on two very common terms in game culture: casual and hardcore gamers.

We talk with Toria and Mellisa about how they define a gamer, fandom, game culture, and game play. I must say this episode is full of excellent observations and more than a few fits of giggling. Truly an enjoyable episode to record and one I hope you’ll enjoy.

From our cyber-mailbox, we further discuss the complications from losing your identity in game as we touched on in GoG Short #7 – For All the Toons We’ve Loved Before – and your responses to this week’s Twitter question: What most negatively impacts your game experience?

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback on the episode. Leave a comment here or Drop us a Tweet @game_on_girl.

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Until next time, Game On!
Regina and Rhonda

Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.

2 Comments

  1. So… I vote for Mellisa to be on the show a handful of more times.

  2. I totally second that idea. I might make her our "Mastery" expert. 🙂

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