Our editor, Ryan, joins us this week to discuss all the many reasons we have to be happy geeks right now. We talk about movies, TV shows, games, and communities we all take part in. Check out our conversation and let us know how awesome your favorite fandom was in 2013! Links we talked about in the show: Plants vs Zombies garden ornaments Candy Crush mobile game Etsy Geekry merchandise Omni Reboot “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” PBS Digital channels: Game Show & Idea Channel Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda & Ryan Regina McMenomyReginaRead More →

I love television. Especially now that it is more accessible than ever. Since online streaming, I can watch more shows exactly when I want to watch them. *News flash to CBS: Just because you don’t stream Two Broke Girls does not mean I’ll watch it on it’s regularly scheduled night. It means I won’t watch it AT ALL. Stream it and I’ll watch your commercials there. (In the years I’ve been watching online, CBS almost always runs last in the online technology race.) You can imagine… maybe not, but I’m telling you I am always excited when the new Fall season rolls around. If you’reRead More →

We introduced you to the documentary Wonder Women and the companion game Wonder City in episode 65. This week, we take our love of the documentary one step further by interviewing the director, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. Kristy takes us through her inspiration for the documentary, the process to make it, and what it’s like to interview some of the big name supporters of Wonder Woman, namely Gloria Steinem and Linda Carter. Support this amazing project by purchasing the brand new DVD available through TransitMedia. You can also rent or buy a digital version through Amazon. We also WRaP this week, sharing with you what we are Watching, Reading, and Playing. Let usRead More →

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This week we share our top five favorite robots. Some heroic, some dangerous, some beloved favorites, we discuss how robots help us better understand our own humanity. Listen and let us know who your favorite robots are in the comments. Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round ofRead More →

Occasionally, there is a movie or a documentary that changes your entire world view. This is not one of those times. The PBS Independent Lens documentary, Wonder Women, reaffirms everything we talk about on Game on Girl. Women (and men!) want strong heroes of both genders. Even better than that, they have a game for you to explore becoming a superhero your self. Give Wonder City a visit. Along with this fascinating show, we talk about the best Tumblr we’ve ever seen: Little Girls R Better at Designing Superheroes than You. Go look. You’re bound to fall in love. As always, we’d love your feedback. Leave us a commentRead More →

We have SIX winners for the loot we brought back from PAX: ERIK O (from the comments) (Peggle plushie & game code) Curtis Lu @curtislu (Plants vs. Zombies t-shirt – sorry only got one of these) James @Emp0rt (Plants vs. Zombies Walnut hat) Chris N @CtrlChris (Popcap water bottle, lanyard, and Peggle plushie) Becca Moulton @_sing_opera (Magic cards, lanyard, Tomb Raider illustrated story) And the winner of the Anywhere MOGA is: Curtis who said in the comments “My chosen weapon for Zombie kill of the week would be a vaporizer.” We verified that Curtis Lu is the same as Curtis so we redrew for theRead More →

Hopefully, you all love The Guild as much as we do. In the course of the show, we’ve talked about individual episodes, scenes, and many of the characters. WARNING: In this episode we talk in detail about all of season 6 but specifically about the last episode. The Guild, Everyone’s Happy Except Vork This week, we talk about what looks to be the end of the entire series – the finale of season 6. Listen if only to hear The Doc get seriously choked up talking about this fantastic webseries. What did you think of the season and potentially the show finale? Was it whatRead More →

This week in Pop Culture, we talk about a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory where we see Penny, Bernadette, and Amy dive further into geek culture, exploring the comic books the guys so love. Meanwhile, The Bakersfield Expedition follows the guys as they head to a local Comicon in full Star Trek: The Next Generation Cosplay and have an unfortunate adventure of their own after stopping to pose for a few authentic show pictures. Be warned: there are spoilers. If you haven’t seen the episode, go watch it at CBS.com! As always, we’d love to hear your ideas about this episode. What didRead 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 →

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 the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a goodRead More →