So I’m back playing World of Warcraft again. Even though I swore I would never be back again. I did pretty well though. I stayed away for around 3 years. Why I’m back is a story for another time. Why the fact that I am back is relevant to a review is this: I… Continue reading Review: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
When I started the research for my dissertation, one of the concepts in gaming identity I wanted to explore revolved around women selecting healing classes in digital RPG games. It was suspected that gender stereotypes mapped over into game spaces; that women wanted to be "caretakers" and that was the reason so many of them… Continue reading The Unfamiliar Familiar: The Joy of Auto Level 90 in WoW
Last night, I watched "Frozen Dick," season one episode 12 of 3rd Rock from the Sun. I've never seen the show in its entirety and so I started from the beginning last week when I discovered it was on Hulu Plus. In this episode, Dick is traveling with Sally to Chicago when he discovers she… Continue reading The Power of Nostalgia – or Why I Returned to World of Warcraft
Regina has graciously invited me to share some of my thoughts on gaming as a Mom - and in general (I hope) - so I thought I should start by explaining briefly how I got here. My introduction to game culture and serious gaming began in 2011. I had 3 kids – a 9 month… Continue reading Hi there!
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… Continue reading WoW Confessions