Hey, geeks. What’s happening? Today we’re going to talk about one of my favorite pastimes and how that’s changed — and how people’s perception of me has changed even when the pastime itself did not. Let’s talk video games. I’ve been playing video games since I was old enough to hold a controller. I distinctly remember playing on my father’s NES before school in kindergarten. I am not ashamed to admit that Star Trek was the first game I beat in its entirety. I later had different consoles and handheld gaming devices as the technology and I advanced. My wall of console games eventually morphedRead More →

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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 ourRead More →

In this week’s short episode, we talk to Grethade, a member of NewbCast Gaming’s podcast, about a panel discussing Women Gamers at Convergence Con in Bloomington, Minnesota. He reports how many of the same issues we talk about on the show were discussed, including how all gamers need to work together to stop harassment, and some male perspectives about playing female avatars. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback on the episode. Leave a comment here or Drop us a Tweet @game_on_girl. Game on Girl is on Stitcher so you can stream our show to your mobile device or subscribe via iTunes or the RSS Feed. Like us on Facebook! Until next time, Game On! Regina andRead More →