Hello everyone and thanks for checking out episode 3 of Game on Girl Shorts! In this show, Rhonda and I review a new iPad/iPhone game from Grubby Hands called Boy loves Girl. You can read Rhonda’s review here. So my review has three categories: Things I Love about the game, Game Mechanics, and as always, Gender. Love I love the graphics for the game. They are crisp, clean, and easy on the eyes. The scrolling backgrounds don’t move too quickly or distract from game play but offer a very natural sensation of running through the landscape of each level. The narrative of the game isRead More →

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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 Role Playing in MMORPGs, both in current games like Star Wars: The Old Republic and older games like Necron, Horizons, and Star Wars: Galaxies. Take a listen and let us know what you think! Are you going to try some role playing now?  I am already thinking up back-story ideas forRead More →

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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 game mechanic made you hesitate? And why? Tell us what you think in the comments! Until next time, Game On! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomy Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to doRead More →

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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 a male to female transsexual and in this episode she discusses her experiences and how her gaming changed throughout her own transition. If you’d like to read more about Michele, check out her blog and follow her on Twitter. If you have question about what it means to be trans, check out a website recommended by Michele – Transsexual Road Map – or takeRead More →

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 arcade out of cardboard boxes. Click the picture to link to Caine’s Arcade.com where you can watch the short film that Rhonda and I discuss and donate to Caine’s college fund.  Really, you should buy a fun pass. We should ALL buy fun passes for $2 and get this kidRead More →

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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 for being on the show! We truly enjoyed it and hope they’ll come back again! Here are some of the links we talk about during this episode: NewbCast Gaming Podcast – Check Regina out on Episode 9! 30 Rock – St. Patrick’s Day – Season Six, Episode 12 Regina’s StarRead More →

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 McMenomy Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek cultureRead 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 →