Episode 4 – The Guild Gamer Types

Episode 4 – The Guild Gamer Types

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Episode Four of Game on Girl!

This episode takes on one of our favorite pop culture representations of gaming, gamers, and game culture: The Guild.

Episodes from The Guild we discuss:

The Self Players – The Knights of Good
Season One Finale, Episode 10: Boss Fight

The Mastery Players – The Axis of Anarchy
Season Three, Episode 11: Battle Royale

The Role Players – Applicants for The Guild
Season Three, Episode 5: Application’d

Descriptions of the Gamer Types can be found here.

Felicia Day’s New YouTube Channel: GeekAndSundry.

Gaming in Popular Culture:

Our new segment where we discuss how gaming is represented in more mainstream media.  This episode we talk about one of our favorite shows, The Big Bang Theory.

Season 5, Episode 19: The Weekend Vortex

We would love to hear what you think about the episode and our comments about The Big Bang Theory.  Drop us a Tweet: Regina @doclizz and Rhonda @rhorhoom and comment on our commentary, or let us know an example of gaming in pop culture you’d like us to talk about.

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Until next time, Game On!
Regina and Rhonda

Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.

To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.

2 Comments

  1. Loving the podcast. I think you guys were a little hard on Big Bang Theory, though, for making fun of girl gamers. They make fun of all the characters! They make fun of the guys for gaming, too. And for collecting comic books. And for being scientists. And all of the characters for their own idiosyncrasies. Bernadette may not have been the ideal image of a girl gamer, but it’s a stereotype, just like every other stereotype they make fun of in the show. I thought it was hilarious. Besides, she had to do something that wouldn’t fit in so the guys could finally have their weekend. I thought it was classy of her to leave with grace once she realized she was imposing.

  2. Thanks for commenting, Beth! I truly appreciate it and I’m so glad you’re listening.

    I think you’re right – I ended up editing quite a bit from this episode and one of the things that I cut was how much I enjoy that they poke fun at ALL the stereotypes for the men and the women on the show. I think I just tend to be hyper sensitive to the portrayal of women gamers… can’t imagine why! I also agree that Bernadette did leave with grace and composure when she figured out what the gaming weekend really meant to the guys.

    I still think that they are complicating her character in a way I can’t really support. The tie between her and Howard’s mom I feel is going in a weird direction and it almost seems like they are doing it for a cheap laugh here and there. I thought she would wip him into shape and help him individualize away from being Mommy’s Little Boy but she is only replacing the dynamic between Howard and his mom. That lessens her character for me. What do you think?

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