On Gender, Mickey and Hardcore Gaming

Episode 2: Who Ya Callin’ Hardcore?!? (“Save As” to download)

The second episode of Not Your Mama’s Gamer podcast where Alex, Sarah, and I talk about gender, hardcore gamers, 3D technology, depression, Sam’s video game compulsion, and Disney’s Epic Mickey. Don’t worry it all comes together nicely.

Links of Note:
Video Game Addiction Tied to Depression Study
Alex’s Guest Spot on Armchair Arcade
Nintendo Warns Parent’s About 3DS and kids’ eyesight (CNN)
3DS May Help Uncover Undiagnosed Vision Problems

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to “On Gender, Mickey and Hardcore Gaming”

  1. dr. b. says:

    SO I listened to the second episode and discovered that there was a weird 3 minute silent spell about 20 minutes from the end. I went in and edited out and uploaded the edited version to the server.

    I also thought about some of the things that we talked about in the podcast. Sarah said that Bejeweled isn’t gendered. I have to disagree I think that it is gendered even in it’s design. I think the use of colorful jewels in and of itself is stereotypical. I also have to call myself on saying that the time management games are all female themed. As I was grocery shopping and standing in line I was looking for a way to pass the time in the crazy Super Bowl Saturday line and found Game Dev Story on my phone. It’s a game design company time management game, but this is still new. Just sayin’ :-)