We take on the role of female protagonists in this week’s episode, discussing a recent article by Carolyn Petit on Gamespot. In “Fear of a Woman Warrior,” Petit writes about how the new Aliens game was almost void of any playable female characters. We discuss the kind of impact missing female avatars might have on the game, especially given the Alien franchise’s history having kick ass female characters. Listen and let us know what you think about the article and our analysis of it. We’ve got some really exciting events coming up in the near future! On Friday, March 22 at 5:30pm, we will be presenting at PAX East!
Ok, so I didn’t leave it completely. I still play Words with Friends with one person (only one, mind you; ok, occasionally with two, but only those two!) and an “action adventure” game called Castle Age, mainly because I’ve belonged to a few really strong guilds there and have met many wonderful people with whom I do not want to lose touch. (I have one other game loaded because a friend of mine works on it, but honestly, I haven’t played it in ages and occasionally try others, but tend to leave them after a day or two.) But all the other games: FarmVille, Vampire
Returning to our series discussing gaming basics, we talk about all you’d ever want to know about RPGs or Role Playing Games. We talk about the connections between tabletop and digital games, terms, and how and why we find this genre to be so compelling. Check it out to catch up on the terms we often use and share it with your non-gaming friends and family. Maybe this will get them to join you in a campaign. Game on Girl is on Stitcher so you can stream our show to your mobile device or subscribe via iTunes or the RSS Feed. Like us on Facebook to participate in our listener polls! Until
So, you indulge in a few rounds of Words With Friends. Or you may not admit it openly, but you have been known to play a little FarmVille (honestly, can you really play “a little” Farmville?). At the very least you’ve been frustrated by being inundated with requests to join Facebook friends in their newest game, or to send them the latest items that they need to create meals in their virtual restaurant, or clicks that will help summon armies to defeat some thunderous monster attacking their virtual realm. Or perhaps you play Angry Birds on your smart phone or Plants Vs Zombies on your
Sometimes, the best games are the ones that are simple in game play but deceptively layered in strategy. This week, we talk with Doug Bass creator of Garden Dice which is one such game. He tells us about the creative process, finding community on Kickstarter, and what it’s like to see your dream come to fruition. Make sure to like Doug’s company website on Facebook, Meridae Games, so you can keep up to date with the expansion sets that are coming out for this great game. Also, at the end of the show I mention friends of mine, Rachael Richmond (age 11) and her dad, Bruce, who
Greetings, Gamers! Happy Friday! This is just a quick post to let you know about a few collaborations we’ve done here at Game on Girl and a change in our podcast posting schedule. First of all, I played some pretty lagtastic Orcs Must Die 2 with the fabulous Nananea! We planned on getting some gaming time together during her interview and it was great. It would have been even better if the Steam server wasn’t insisting on at least one of us being a pacifist, non-violent Orc lover. Not sure what that means? Guess you’ll have to watch the video and subcribe to her channel.
It occurred to me while speaking with Regina last week that I’ve never discussed what type of gamer I am by her codification on this site. Regina and Rhonda have their views on what type of gamer I am, and you can find those on episode 5 of the Game On Girl podcast. I would like to take a stab at it now. I’ll skip to the end right here. I believe I am all three in pretty equal measure. Here’s why: As a Self Player I tend to create avatars that have long hair and some form of facial hair like I do.
Tune in this week to hear me and Rhonda discuss our experiences in the Beta for Dungeons and Dragons Neverwinter, a new Free-To-Play MMO from Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios. We talk about character classes, graphics, and game play. This is Rhonda’s first MMO experience so listen to hear her inital impression. We have a couple of screen shots from the game here. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get shots of our own avatars because the beta run had finished by the time we tried to jump back in to catch them. But these give you a great idea of how beauty that is
Yesterday, I gave this to my Valentine: There’s been a lot of buzz lately around the internets about how geek women need to prove themselves, spawned by the idea that there are a large number of women faking their interest in geek culture now that it has gained a larger, more mainstream sense of acceptance. We discussed this on a podcast I recently appeared on (the episode isn’t up yet) but for the most part I’ve avoided this debate because, honestly, I think it’s completely bogus. But yesterday, after I surprised my Valentine with this Star Wars themed heart and I thought about the Star
What do an episode of Supernatural, Last Man Standing, and a female EA exec have in common? Listen to this episode to find out! This week marks the one anniversary of the Game on Girl podcast. A huge shout out to all our listeners for their support through our first year. We’re looking forward to what year two has to offer and hope you are, too. 🙂 Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda