We’re mad and we’re not going to take it anymore!
In this episode, Rhonda and I interview Mark and John about some not so savvy moves some of our favorite game publishers are making. Hear our critique of forced online play, DLC, and hardware issues in this vibrant discussion. Rhonda and I talk about the kickstarter console project that has everyone abuzz and over $8.5 million in start-up funds, Ouya. We also share your insights on this discussion from our Twitter and Facebook question: What is having the most negative impact on the gaming industry?
Since I don’t like having episodes that focus entirely on the negative, I am sharing some of the independent games we discuss during the show and have mentioned in previous episodes. One of my favorites is Dungeon Defenders from Trendy Entertainment. Also noteworthy is Terraria. But my all time favorite Xbox game is I MAED A GAM3 with ZOMB1ES!!!1 and if you have a dollar, I assure you hours of fun with your friends (and a great song to boot!) Check it out. It’s produced by Ska Studios and you can bet I am going to check out their other offerings.
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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.