Game Culture, Game Industry, Gamers, Play, Video Games

Your Favorite Thing Sucks: EA

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. And while I'm pretty sure that NO ONE actually considers Electronic Arts their favorite thing, we need to discuss it anyway. Because EA is worse than being your favorite sucky thing. EA actually… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: EA

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Geek, Art, Movies, Game Culture, TV, Gamers, Role Playing Games, Video Games

Shopping for That One Nerdy Friend

It's that time of year where many people find themselves shopping outside their comfort zones in order to get the perfect (or at least acceptable) gift for that one nerdy friend. Whether it's a coworker you got assigned for Secret Santa, a grandchild who won't stop talking about... something (you're not sure what), or one of… Continue reading Shopping for That One Nerdy Friend

Gamers, Play, Video Games

Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Bethesda

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to point out all the worst parts of your favorite things. Are you paying attention to E3? Because Bethesda has had announcements about Fallout 76, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Doom Eternal, Starfield, Rage 2, Elder Scrolls VI, a mobile Elder Scrolls game, and a DLC for… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Bethesda

Game Culture, Gamers, Feminism, Play, Gender, Video Games, Harassment

Game On, Girls

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… Continue reading Game On, Girls

Board Games, Card Games, Game Culture, Gamers, Play, Role Playing Games

Learning from Games: EV

I've been a tabletop gamer for most of my life.  My parents kept eternal stalwarts like Monopoly and Scrabble in the house for as long as I can remember.  After my first D&D game at 10 years old, gaming became a lifelong hobby.  Games help me and countless others learn valuable lessons that are applicable… Continue reading Learning from Games: EV

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Card Games, Game Culture, Gamers, Play

I Just Want to Play a Game

Yesterday, I got an idea for a new Magic deck: red & black artifact aggro.  It is still a work-in-progress, but you can see it here.  I use the website TappedOut to manage my deck ideas and share them with friends; it's typically a friendly site with a ton of great ideas.  While I perused… Continue reading I Just Want to Play a Game

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Board Games, Music, Movies, Game Culture, TV, Gamers, Play

Live Long and Party: An Epic Star Trek Game Night

Admit it, you're a Trekkie. You've seen Star Trek Beyond, okaym maybe more than once, and now you're jonesing for more.  You've busted out your DVDs of the previous movies. You've put on your headset and tried the latest Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.  You've even changed your cell phone notification to that communicator… Continue reading Live Long and Party: An Epic Star Trek Game Night

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Game Culture, Gamers, Play

The Outside is Cool Again with Pokemon Go

On my way home from work this week, I saw a young boy walking with his dad.  I saw him slow down, look at a phone in his hand, and then excitement came over his face and he turned and high-fived his dad. I smiled as I drove by, because I knew that little boy… Continue reading The Outside is Cool Again with Pokemon Go

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Game Culture, Game Industry, Gamers, Play

The Need for Queer Narratives: A Response to “Gaming in Color”

When I first heard of the documentary Gaming in Color, I fully intended to watch the documentary and write a review, listing out a bunch of reasons why I think gamers and non-gamers alike should watch it. As I made my way through the film, however, I soon realized that that’s not really what I… Continue reading The Need for Queer Narratives: A Response to “Gaming in Color”

Game on Girl Podcast, Game Culture, Podcast, Gamers, Play

Episode 110 – Sarah the Rebel

Hold on to your controllers, gamers! Have we got a great show for you this week! Sarah "the Rebel" Rodriguez, founder of Nerdy but Flirty and Director of Network Development for Geek and Sundry, joins us on the show this week. We have a great conversation about all kinds of geeky, nerdy, and flirty stuff, including some great fangirl… Continue reading Episode 110 – Sarah the Rebel