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Greetings Gamers! In this episode we chat with Chris Brady, one of the original interviewees from my dissertation research. We have a great chat about all kinds of gaming and all kinds of gamers, including leading a raid in WoW and rocking out with the Mechromancer from Boderlands 2. We also share listener responses to Sharon Browning’s recent article about permanently leaving a game. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, check it out here. As always, we love your feedback and including your comments on the show. Keep your comments coming! Please remember Game on Girl is on Stitcher so you can stream ourRead More →

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I played a lot of games last year. At least a lot for me. I just thought I would talk about my favorites from this past year and then, next week, look ahead to what releases I’m anxiously awaiting in 2013. And so, without further ado… 3. X-COM: Enemy Unknown If you listened to episode 44 of Game On Girl last week, then you know this was a game I had been waiting and hoping for. However, despite my longing for it, I didn’t even know it was in production until early summer of 2012. I only found out about it through a friend. SoRead More →

We took some time on the show this week to reflect on Wired Magazine’s list of the best games of 2012. Joined by new writer, Mark Schjoll, we discuss the passion and willingness to take risks we see in this list comprised of indie games that truly push the boundaries of gaming. (Journey, anyone?)  Warning: There are Borderlands 2 and Far Cry 3 spoilers in our discussion of those games. Look for Mark’s article detailing his favorites of 2012 and some much anticipated games for this year. We also ask a probing question: How many women are playing Far Cry 3? We’d love to hear fromRead More →

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Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope your 2013 is already off to a wonderful start!  I’m going to kick off the New Year with a question regarding gaming that I’ve struggled with for years.  Ok, so this isn’t the most pressing of inquiries when it comes to gaming, but it’s one that really bugs me:  am I the only one who has a really, really hard time leaving a game? Maybe it’s just for MMOs, since they involve subscriptions in order to play the game.  I mean, if you play games like Halo or Portal or Mass Effect, once you’ve bought it you can continueRead More →

For our last episode of the year we taking on endings . . . permanent endings. Inspired by Andrew Groen’s article, “In These Games Death is Forever and That’s Awesome,” in Wired, we discuss how the mechanic of permadeath might impact all three of our Gamer Types. Listen to the episode and see if you agree with our assessment of how self, role players, and mastery gamers might experience true game loss. A huge thank you to all our listeners, interviewees, and our fantastic community for supporting our first year of the show. Your input and engagement has been more than inspirational. We look forwardRead More →

The question: What is your Golden Rule for gaming? Your answers? Truly inspired. Above: A T-shirt from The Doc’s Collection Listen to this episode and see what our community had to say about playing fair, helping other people enjoy your favorite hobby, and having fun. Make sure to comment here or follow us on Twitter. You can even like our page on Facebook. Game on Girl is on Stitcher so you can stream our show to your mobile device or subscribe via iTunes or the RSS Feed. Until next time, game on! Regina & RhondaRead More →

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Hello.  My name is Mark Schjoll.  Yes, that Mark – Regina’s friend Mark.  But, enough about my name. Here’s a bit about my gaming “cred”.  I started playing games as a kid, as most kids do.  However, early on, one of my uncles and a grandfather taught me how to play poker.  I think that’s what started it all.  Then, around the time of my adolescence, there was D&D.  After high school I got into playing Battle Tech, Magic: The Gathering and Vampire: The Masquerade. To this day I still play all sorts of games. This does not tell the whole story though. I alsoRead More →

Here is the next installment of our Intro to Game Culture series: Gaming 103: First Person Shooters or FPS. We talk basic terms and concepts associated with one of our favorite genres and share some of our favorite games. Use this episode to help your non-gamer friends and family understand why you were so excited when Far Cry 3 came out last week! What’s your favorite FPS game? Make sure to comment here or follow us on Twitter. You can even like our page on Facebook. Game on Girl is on Stitcher so you can stream our show to your mobile device or subscribe via iTunes or the RSS Feed. What what the firstRead More →