Welcome to Episode 7 of Game on Girl! This week we talk to the most elusive of the player types: the Role Player. Sharon is one of the original participants in my research study and I was delighted that we got a chance to talk again. She shares many insights into the culture of… Continue reading Episode 7 – Role Player Sharon: I’ll Play Them All
Hello Everyone, Rhonda and I made another short episode talking about what it's like to kill female NPCs or to kill your own teammates (and friends!) in-game. Take a listen and tell us what you think! Have you ever hesitated before you attacked an NPC? What were the circumstances? What kind of character or… Continue reading GoG Short #2 – Killing Female NPCs?
Hello Everyone and Thank You for Checking out Episode Six of Game on Girl! I am very excited about this week's guest, Michele, because her interview marks a further step in expanding and embracing of the ideas in my research. Michele is transgender and in this episode she discusses her experiences and how her gaming… Continue reading Episode 6 – Trans-Identity in Game: A Welcoming Community
Hello, everyone! Hey, look! Rhonda and I got excited and we made a thing! GoG Shorts - Game on Girl's Gaming in Pop Culture Segment gets its own episode! This is a quick, 10 minute piece where Rhonda and I talk about this amazing kid, I'm sure you heard about him, who made his own… Continue reading GoG Short #1 – Caine’s Arcade
Hello Everyone and welcome to Episode Five of Game on Girl! This week marks a first for us on multiple fronts. First, we are interviewing LIVE gamers instead of going back through the dissertation interviews. And second, those gamers are GUYS! I know! So exciting! A warm welcome and huge thanks to Mark and Ryan… Continue reading Episode 5 – From The Guys: Secret Geek Shame
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 -… Continue reading Episode 4 – The Guild Gamer Types
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,… Continue reading Episode 3 – Cyber Drag
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… Continue reading Standing in the Fire: On Becoming Leet
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… Continue reading Episode 2 – Who is #GameOnGirl?
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… Continue reading Episode 1 – #GameOnGirl – What Does It Mean to Be a Gamer?