We often talk on the show about how gaming does a lot for us personally but this week we take on the topic of how gaming contributes to an overall healthier, happier world through some great gaming charities. Here are some of the groups we talk about. Check them out and let us know what ways your gaming pays it forward to your community.
Extra Credits discussed this topic last week.
The Ablegamers Foundation
Gamers for Giving
Gamers Outreach Foundation
Gaming for Good
Gaming World Wide
Global Gaming Initiative
Operation Supply Drop
Rize Up Gaming
Well of Goodwill
We had a great time talking about two pretty awesome commercials in our Gender Sells segment. Check these out and let us know what you think.
Honda Civic Coup, “Today is Pretty Great”
Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda
This quote at the top of this episode is from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”
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.