This week, Chris and Kelly from The Married Gamers join Regina and Mark to discuss the new first person shooter, Titanfall. After reading Susan Ardent’s article, “Why TItanfall’s Trailer Made Me Emotional,” we were very interested in the game and its representations of gender. Chris and Kelly share their insight and experiences within the game. Are you playing Titanfall? What are your thoughts about the game and the female soldiers?
Then we WRaP up the show with what we are Watching, Reading, and Playing. Tune in to hear our latest obsessions. Let us know yours in the comments.
International Tabletop Day is April 5th! Regina and Isabela will be at Cloud Cap Games in Portland, OR and Chris and Kelly will be at the Crazy Squirrel in Fresno, CA. Make sure to check out the events at your local game store and join in the festivities!
Until next time, Game On!
Regina and Mark, filling in for 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.