Hi! My name is Isabela and I’m the intern here at Game on Girl. I help out with some of the behind the scenes stuff on the site and with the podcast. My introduction to gaming was when I was eight, when my parents bought a Nintendo 64 for my brother. My younger brother and I obsessively played the three games we had: Donkey Kong 64, Mario Kart 64, and Star Wars Episode I: Racer. I may be terrible at them, but I still get nostalgic playing racing games. I still have the ol’ gal and she still works great. The same can’t be said
Well it is that time of year again! The Holidaze is upon us! This week writer Mark joins us for the show and we talk about a host of different items for gift giving this year. (Even if those gifts are to yourself!) Regina’s Recommendations High-Tech Wii U FitBit Wireless Activity Tracker in Midnight Blue Low-Tech Rayman Legends – Available on Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U Plants vs Zombies 2 – Now available on Android as well as iOS No-Tech Cards Against Humanity 4th Expansion – Not a family friendly game! Marked – The first book in The House of Night series by P.C.
Nothing To Prove – A must see Hold on to your keyboards and your controllers, dear geeky gaming listeners! This week we have Angela and Aubrey Webber, AKA The Doubleclicks, on the show! If you don’t know their music you are seriously missing out because it is sweet, snarky, and elegantly geeky. You can listen on their site, with links to download and buy it, or on their YouTube Channel, where you can see the evolution of their ambitious project for the rest of the year, Weekly Song Wednesday. Also, if you haven’t seen it, Paul and Storm, another geeky song group, has a new Kickstarter to record their
Some interesting discussions popped up around the selection of this year’s Miss America. Social networks were ablaze with this story from BuzzFeed which chronicled many racist Tweets about the crowing of Nina Davuluri, the first Indian-American to win the title. From there, Ben Kuchera at Penny Arcade and Alyssa Rosenberg from Think Progress posted responses to the idea that public shaming might be used as a learning tool in these situations. We discuss the idea of public shaming and whether or not it is an effective tactic for dealing with ideological differences. We also WRaP this week with an excited discussion about what we are Watching, Reading, and Playing. It’s fall so some of our
Hello Everyone! Con time is upon us! This weekend, Rhonda and I are covering cons on both U.S. coasts. Rhonda will be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA and I’ll be at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA. It’s pretty exciting times for us both and I wanted to make sure to get you all the details of our presentations so you can come say hi! Rhonda’s Dragon*Con Schedule Title: What’s Your Gamer Type? Description: Are you a goal driven gamer that collects achievements? Make up back stories for your game characters? A panel with audience participation! Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Grand Salon C Title: Gamer
Greetings, Gamers! Happy Friday! This is just a quick post to let you know about a few collaborations we’ve done here at Game on Girl and a change in our podcast posting schedule. First of all, I played some pretty lagtastic Orcs Must Die 2 with the fabulous Nananea! We planned on getting some gaming time together during her interview and it was great. It would have been even better if the Steam server wasn’t insisting on at least one of us being a pacifist, non-violent Orc lover. Not sure what that means? Guess you’ll have to watch the video and subcribe to her channel.
Yesterday, I gave this to my Valentine: There’s been a lot of buzz lately around the internets about how geek women need to prove themselves, spawned by the idea that there are a large number of women faking their interest in geek culture now that it has gained a larger, more mainstream sense of acceptance. We discussed this on a podcast I recently appeared on (the episode isn’t up yet) but for the most part I’ve avoided this debate because, honestly, I think it’s completely bogus. But yesterday, after I surprised my Valentine with this Star Wars themed heart and I thought about the Star
Hello Everyone, We have some exciting plans for Game on Girl in the very near future. Starting next week, we will have five new writers for the site. Hooray! <Kermit flail> As many of you know, Game on Girl started as the website to support my dissertation research and this year I launched the podcast to continue interviews and the conversations that started here. Now I want to take that vision a step further and bring in even more perspectives on gaming and game culture. Although each of the new writers will be introducing themselves in greater detail next week, I thought I would share