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 →

My fellow gamers, It is that time of year again. There is a new season of our favorite webseries: The Guild. In honor of the show, Rhonda and I discuss the past seasons, the development of some of our favorite characters, and how gaming communities evolve. We also share your ideas and strategies about how you create and maintain your own gaming groups. As we say in the episode, if you haven’t already subscribed to Geek and Sundry on YouTube… what are you waiting for? “Like” all your favorite videos so we can keep enjoying this great content! A quick shout out for VitaminAmy and her Extra Life marathon on October 20.Read More →

Ok, ok. Not that kind of busy. 🙂 Last week was a bit of a whirlwind for me. So here is a round-up of things I did with some awesome people around the internet. First, I live streamed some Left 4 Dead 2 with Grethade from Newbcast Gaming. You can check that out on his YouTube channel here but the best part, for me at least, was using the graffti art setting in L4D2 to spray paint GiGi all over the place. Here is a screen shot of that: We had a long run – the map took us almost two hours to finish –Read More →

Very exciting episode this week! We have the honor of talking to Jessica Merizan, community manager at BioWare! She’s worked on two of our favorite franchises: Mass Effect and Dragon Age! Listen to hear stories about working in the games industry, more stories from GeekGirlCon, and some great info about a certain BioWare game controversy. WARNING: There are spoilers. Be prepared. Also, follow Jessica on Twitter! And check out Try this at Home with Crab Cat Industries on YouTube! As always, we love your feedback. 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.Read More →

Greetings gamers! Check out the latest episode of Game on Girl where we talk about Borderlands 2 from Gearbox. We share impressions of game play, story, graphics, and characters. If you’re not playing and Borderlands 2 isn’t on your must buy list, you are missing out! We’d love to hear your impressions of the game, how it compares to the original, and whether you agree or disagree with our discussion. Share your thoughts in the comments here, email us at regina@gameongirl.com, or send us a Tweet @game_on_girl Come play with The Doc on Steam and join our group! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyReginaRead More →