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 responses
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 stream
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.
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 –
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
For episode 29, we were honored to have the chance to speak with Lynn Hogan. Lynn is an artist, author and gamer and she shares stories about working in the game industry and publishing her own graphic novel. This is a sample of some work that Lynn did for PopCap. (Of course, I picked the artwork from one of my all time favorite games: Bejeweled Blitz!) She’s also recently published a graphic novel through SofaWolf Press, Prydwen: Gods & Monsters, which is a collection of her comics from deadbeatgods.com. Some fantastic material here so make sure to check it out! We also share your feedback
This week, Rhonda and I take on the task of explaining the basics of Game Culture to the uninitiated. We talk basic gaming terms and concepts that keep us returning to gaming game after game. Use this episode to explain to your non-gamer friends and family what and how and why you game. Let us know if we missed your favorite reason or motivation for gaming and we’ll do a follow-up show with your feedback! Until next time, game on! Regina and Rhonda
This week, Rhonda and I talk about two cons we attended on opposite sides of the country on the same weekend. Rhonda reports on her three favorite panels from DragonCon (one with a very special last minute guest appearance!) and I talk about my top three games I played at PAX Prime. Listen in for all the details and look for our galleries coming soon! Some links from the show: RaiderZ from Perfect World Dark Horse Comics Fairway Solitaire from Big Fish Games FireFall from Red 5 Studios* James Silva and SKA Studios (the guy who Made a Game with Zombies) A brief note about
Extraordinary situations, outstanding actions. This week, we share our favorite heroes from some classic TV shows. Here are some clips from the top three lists we share in the episode. Rhonda’s #3 – Samantha Stevens, Bewitched Regina’s #3 – Wesley Crusher, Star Trek: The Next Generation Rhonda’s #2 – Will Robinson, Lost in Space Regina’s #2 – Miss Piggy, Pigs in Space on The Muppet Show Rhonda’s #1 – Andrea Thomas as Isis, Isis Regina’s #1 – Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman This is perhaps the most personal episode of Game on Girl so far. By sharing our favorite heroes, Rhonda and I both share an awful