Want more action in your MMORPG experience? Andy Velasquez, Lead Producer on Neverwinter, the D&D MMORPG from Perfect World and Cryptic Studios, talks with us this week. Andy shares some of the challenges faced by game producers and the many reasons he plays Neverwinter even when he’s not at work. Have you tried Neverwinter? It’s a free to play action MMORPG. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments. Until next time, game on! Regina & RhondaRead 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 →

Have we got a treat for everyone this week! We chat with Chris and Kelly Brown, hosts of The Married Gamers podcast. Topics range from gamers and gamification, relationships, good communication skills, and free beer. If you don’t already subscribe to their show, you really should. On the eve of their 300th episode we can assure you they are a fun and engaging couple and this is a fantastic show.   Chris and Kelly were recently featured in an Xbox Live story. Check out the video on YouTube. It’s pretty adorable (and I’m bummed we didn’t hear Kel’s war-cry on the show… that just means we need to have them backRead More →

I recently had the good fortune to be able to get in on the Marvel Heroes open beta a couple of weeks ago through Steam. I jumped on to Steam and went to my library to figure out what I felt like playing. As I perused my list, I came across “Marvel Heroes – 2 days left”. I was confused. I didn’t remember downloading a demo or getting a gift or anything. So I went and checked it out on the Steam store. Ah ha! An open beta for the weekend. I looked at the in-game photographs and description and thought, “It looks okay, maybeRead More →

If you’re looking for a family friendly, non-violent tabletop role playing game, this is the episode for you. We talk with Mike Stevens from Star Line Publishing about their translation of a Japanese Tabletop Role Playing game, Golden Sky Stories. This whimsical game lets the players game as henge (hen-gay), magical animal creatures with the ability to take human form. Game play focuses on cooperation and effective communication. Check out the last few hours of their Kickstarter project and support this great game. Let us know what you think in the comments! Until next time, game on! Regina & Mark (filling in for Rhonda)Read More →

World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria

It started out innocently enough. I was having lunch with Ryan, the editor of the podcast, and he was giving me a bad time about my lack of game time recently. “There’s all this Game on Girl talking and yet you’re rarely on Steam.” I confessed that my professional and personal life has gotten in the way of “serious” gaming but that I still game socially everyday. I then sent him an invite to Bookworm Heroes, my new social gaming addiction. A little role play, a little word building. Pretty much perfect for the amount of time I have to game right now. From thereRead More →

Bridging the gap between gamers and non-gamers: this is a topic that we’ve addressed many times on the show. This week we talk to author, host, and video game columnist, Genese Davis. Genese has written a novel, The Holder’s Dominion, aimed at describing game culture and the desire to game to non-gamers. Listen to hear Genese’s story about becoming a gamer as an adult, the process of writing a novel about gaming, and how to lark your life. As always, we’d love your feedback. Let us know what you think in the comments here, on our Facebook page, or on our Twitter account. Until next time, game on!Read More →

I know you’ve all been waiting for this discussion. Anita Sarkeesian‘s Tropes vs Women in Video Games is perhaps one of the most talked about and anticipated YouTube video series about video games. We analyze her argument in the first episode, Damsel in Distress Part 1, and its relation to many of the discussions we have at Game on Girl. Joining me and Rhonda is Toria Spencer, one of the writers for the site for an engaging discussion that ranges from religion, to wrestling, to the significance of dames. We’d love to hear your comments about our discussion and your thoughts on Tropes vs WomenRead More →

Do you love games? What about indie games? What about paying what you want for fantastic indie games? Well we’ve got the site for you! This week, we chat with Matt Cangialosi and Mike Gnade with Indie Game Stand. Every four days the Indie Game Stand offers a new game and you pay what you want for four days. Listen to the episode to hear more about their community and the dynamic indie game market. We’d love to hear your feedback about the show. Leave your comments here, follow us on Twitter, or “Like” us on Facebook. Keep an eye out for some free codes from Indie GameRead More →

On or around the tenth of this month it was reported by many gaming news web sites that Adam Orth, who was until April 10th a creative director at Microsoft, had resigned. This is due to some unfortunate statements on Twitter. Let me tell you how I heard about this.  Regina asked me if I had heard about game company executive who got fired. (She had not actually read about it and wasn’t sure on the details.) I asked her if she knew why and she said it had something to do with something that he said on Twitter that had pissed a bunch of people off.  I saidRead More →