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 isRead More →

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Hello Everyone! Here it is – the long awaited Cyber Drag episode! We would love to hear what you think about the latest episode!  Please follow me @doclizz and Rhonda @rhorhoom on Twitter and chat us up!  Tell us about your choices when you make your avatar, what you think about or don’t think about, and what matters most. I made a page with the detailed gamer type descriptions. And like us on Facebook! iTunes and the RSS Feed Game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 fromRead More →

One of the most intriguing things I discovered through my dissertation research was the different ways the women I interviewed played MMORPGs.*  It wasn’t a total surprise that not all of them were raiders, or engaged in end-game content or high-level dungeons.  I knew there were plenty of people that looked at MMOs as less solitary versions of “sandbox” games; those players who collect pets or level multiple alts, or who find role playing and creating back stories for their characters the most compelling reasons to enter the world. This, of course, forced me to consider my own gaming approach.  My gaming history, which I discuss inRead More →

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Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to Episode 2 of Game on Girl! So the second show ended up taking a slightly different path than I originally expected.  Instead of jumping back into the interviews I did for my dissertation, I turned the tables and had my new co-host, Rhonda, interview me with many of the same questions I asked during the original interviews!  So give it a listen and let me know what you think! Links of interest: The Guild PAX Prime (Penny Arcade Expo) ECCC – Emerald City ComiCon and The Blue Star of Awesome from @wilw Stats for Brink character creation engine. @game_on_girl –Read More →

Hello everyone and welcome to Game on Girl the podcast! Episode #1 – What Does it Mean to be a gamer? Please follow and subscribe to my new podcast available here or click play on the player below!  This first show discusses two of the main questions from the interviews, namely “How do you define a gamer?” and “What does it mean to be a gamer?”  This episode is a compilation of the interviews I conducted but as the show evolves I’ll be conducting new interviews.  If you’d like to chat about gaming, and game culture, send me an email. Here are some links that are relevantRead More →