The question: What is your Golden Rule for gaming? Your answers? Truly inspired. Above: A T-shirt from The Doc’s Collection Listen to this episode and see what our community had to say about playing fair, helping other people enjoy your favorite hobby, and having fun. Make sure to comment here or follow us on Twitter. You can even like our page on Facebook. Game on Girl is on Stitcher so you can stream our show to your mobile device or subscribe via iTunes or the RSS Feed. Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. inRead More →

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FPS – First Person Shooters Here is the next installment of our Intro to Game Culture series: Gaming 103: First Person Shooters or FPS. We talk basic terms and concepts associated with one of our favorite genres and share some of our favorite games. Use this episode to help your non-gamer friends and family understand why you were so excited when Far Cry 3 came out last week! What’s your favorite FPS game? Make sure to comment here or follow us on Twitter. You can even like our page on Facebook. Game on Girl is on Stitcher so you can stream our show to your mobile device or subscribe via iTunes or the RSSRead More →

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This week we were inspired by a Wired Magazine article: Geek Culture’s 26 Most Awesome Female Ass Kickers! Check out the gallery for full size versions of these pictures and short descriptions of the characters and the reasons why we love them. Also, Regina was on another awesome podcast. Make sure to check out Pixel Response and their new series, Breaking Balls: Gender Politics in Media. The Doc is on their first episode focusing on female video game characters. We would love to hear about your favorite female ass kickers! Make sure to comment here or follow us on Twitter. You can even like our page on Facebook. Game onRead More →

Greetings Gamers! This week we share with you our recommendations for giving and receiving this year! We discuss several recommendations for digital and board games you can gift to your gamer friends or put on your own wish list. Click the game titles for more information. Our Digital Picks: Rhonda – World of Goo (Featured Image) Regina – Waves Rhonda – Civilization V Regina – Guild Wars 2 Our Board Game Picks:  Rhonda – Tribune  Regina – Spicy Farkel & Five Crowns Rhonda – Garden Dice Regina – Small World We would love to hear about your favorite games to play with your family or yourRead More →

This week we talk about the hit holiday film, Wreck it Ralph from Disney Animation Studios. We talk about heroes, villains, good story development, and great characters. If you’re wondering how Wreck it Ralph is a feminist film, then listen in and find out. Until next time, Game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelongRead More →

Gamers! We have a special treat for you this week! Lunch Journals (LJ) fromN3rdg4sm Lulzcast joins us for a chat about fast cars, fast women, and fast games. Ok… mostly games. Check us out as we interview LJ about being a mastery gamer especially enthusiastic about racing games and first person shooters. Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identityRead More →

This week we discuss fan culture on a popular tv show: Castle starring Nathan Fillion. Check out a great conversation about the power of fan culture and some kick ass female heroes! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in supportRead More →

Hello Everyone! This week we continue our gaming basics series and take on one of our favorite genres, Tower Defense games. We’ll walk you through all the basics of this play style by discussing some of our favorite games. Included in the discussion: Tiny Heroes, Plants vs Zombies, Orcs Must Die (1&2) and Dragon’s Rage 2. We’d love to hear about your favorite tower defense games and your favorite strategies! Leave a comment here! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Tiny Heroes Plants vs Zombies (Featured Image) Orcs Must Die 2 Dragon’s Rage 2 Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest.Read More →

This week we present to you another fabulous gaming family. We talk with Jodi Black from Beautiful Brains Books and Games and her two daughters, Bethany and Trinity. Listen to hear the girls talk about DMing their first games (at nine, yes 9! years old!) and Jodi talk about the important role gaming plays in their family life. Make sure to check out MACE Con (November 2-4 in Charlotte, NC) where Jodi and the girls will be leading an entire track dedicated to gaming kids. In pop culture news, we talk about a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory, “The Re-entry Minimization.” Our community discussion focuses on your responsesRead More →

This week we return to one of our favorite themes: gamification. We talk to Britain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech, Chris Ritter. He shares his approach to teaching technical communications using a service learning project geared toward his local community. Listen for some great insights on how gaming and learning interact, along with details of another game studies dissertation. We also share some feedback on our gaming family episode from listener, Jayme, and talk about some of our favorite games growing up, including board and card games. Make sure to comment here or follow us on Twitter. You can even like our page on Facebook. Game on Girl is on Stitcher so you can streamRead More →