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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 likes to sing show tunes to pass the time on road trips. He’s trying to figure out how to woo her and so he bursts into song in the middle of a diner in order to cheer her up. The other guests join in a rousing rendition of the titleRead More →

Williams gaming with his daughter, Zelda. This week, we remember comedian and actor, Robin Williams. Mark and Ryan join us on the show and we center our discussion on a favorite scene from movies and his stand-up routines. As a warning, one clip has quite a few not so nice words. 🙂 Rhonda: from 22:30-23:44 Mark: NSFW Ryan: 0:49-1:13 Regina: What are some of your favorite Robin Williams movies, shows, or stand-up routines? Did you know he was an avid gamer and played World of Warcraft? Share your thoughts in the comments. If you are experiencing hopeless or suicidal thoughts, please seek help. Call theRead More →

  This week, we return to the roots of Game on Girl and interview self-proclaimed NON-gamer, Pallas Langford. We have a great conversation about old school gaming, WoW, and how mastery and role play mix. Rhonda and I WRaP about our latest selection of games, movies, TV shows, and books. What recommendations do you have for the new year? 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 interests focus onRead More →

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I’m not a Blizzard employee or long-time player (yet), so don’t know the actually reasoning behind the follow feature in World of Warcraft.  However, based on my experience, I choose to believe it was created for moms who want to play an MMORPG, but don’t want to be Clara (of The Guild). My friend Sara got my husband and me to start playing WoW with her about a year ago.  At the time my kids were 2, 4, and 7.  We generally wait until they’re in bed to play, but kids in bed does not necessarily mean kids no longer need attention.  Inevitably someone needsRead More →

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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 old, a 3 year old, and a 5 year old – and was doing a bit of editing on the side.   I played some Wii games with my husband, but our daughter had taken over the DS and my online/computer gaming was basically limited to Facebook games.  My husband toldRead More →

Have we got a show for you this week, dear listeners! Nananea, AKA The Skull Ninja, joins us to talk all things gaming, including Orcs Must Die 2, beating your brother at Mario Brothers, and the joys and heartaches of playing an MMO. If you don’t follow Nananea on Twitter, you really should. Trust me. She is awesome. FryedEgg as Backdraft & Nanaea as The Skull Ninja 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 partRead More →

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Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope your 2013 is already off to a wonderful start!  I’m going to kick off the New Year with a question regarding gaming that I’ve struggled with for years.  Ok, so this isn’t the most pressing of inquiries when it comes to gaming, but it’s one that really bugs me:  am I the only one who has a really, really hard time leaving a game? Maybe it’s just for MMOs, since they involve subscriptions in order to play the game.  I mean, if you play games like Halo or Portal or Mass Effect, once you’ve bought it you can continueRead More →