Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. And while I’m pretty sure that NO ONE actually considers Electronic Arts their favorite thing, we need to discuss it anyway. Because EA is worse than being your favorite sucky thing. EA actually absorbs your awesome favorite things and then makes them suck when they didn’t before. And that’s getting pretty old. Let’s talk about it. The Things They’ve Ruined EA has absorbed so many unique and interesting game development companies over the years. Studios that focused on deep storylines, interesting characters, expansiveRead More →

This week we have the pleasure of chatting with Alison Carrier, a bona fide Renaissance Woman and female geek hero. Alison works for EA at the Red Crow Austin studio as a UI/UX designer. Hear some stories about working in the game industry, cosplaying Wonder Woman, and all about her fantastically geeky hobbies. We WRaP up the show with what we’re Watching, Reading, and Playing. I won’t talk about a certain mobile game that has me super frustrated. I’m saving that for a later post. LINKS Alison Carrier The Simpsons: Tapped Out (iTunes, Android, Kindle) Monopoly Hotels Electronic Arts – Austin UI/UX Design MTAC, MiddleRead More →

Reportedly the title of this piece is what Darius the Great tasked a servant with whispering in his ear three times a day. You see, he swore revenge on the Athenians for their part in the burning of Sardis. He apparently took his oath seriously and didn’t want to forget. I would even venture a guess that he didn’t want to forget how angry he felt either. But, more about this in a bit. In case you haven’t been following gaming news this week, the latest incarnation of SimCity was released by Electronic Arts. To say that the launch hasn’t gone well would be likeRead More →

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 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 interestsRead More →