Posts Tagged ‘motherhood’

crochetedsandwich

Get In the Kitchen and Knit Me a Sweater; Or, The Trope of the Good Mother in the Maker Movement

So it’s no secret that I have a penchant for Kickstarter projects. I have backed more projects that make the geek world more accessible to children in general and girls in particular than I care to remember, everything from flash cards, to games (board and video), to graphic novels, and iPad apps. I want my […]

linkbtwnworlds

Power Hour Review: Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Let me start by saying the it has long been my secret shame that I have never finished a Legend of Zelda game. There, I said it, I feel better now. It’s out in the open. I feel that I can now move on with my recovery. It’s not that some of the Zelda games […]

nymgmoms

Episode 55: Mommy Dearest: A Mother’s Day Tribute to Mamas Who Game With Their Kids

Episode 55: Mommy Dearest: A Mother’s Day Tribute to Mamas Who Game With Their Kids (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) The episode where we hear from mothers who game with their children (in myriad ways). We are joined this week by Jennifer, the mother of our own Alex Layne. We also […]

stealthelf

How Are Video Games Like Breakfast Cereal?

When did video games start coming with toys in the box? We got used to bonus items in the collectors’ editions of games a long time ago. Hell, we grew to expect them. We’ve gotten maps, figurines, lunchboxes, bobbleheads, and whatnot. I used to snap them up without question, but these days I have little room […]

ruined_and_won

Episode 18: Quick and Dirty: Free Games and Extra Life

Episode 18: Quick and Dirty: Free Games and Extra Life (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) This week we have sick kids and co-hosts so we did a quick podcast to choose the winner of the copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and run down some game deals for the […]

Dead Island Girl

Hardcore Mama: Should Kids Be Off Limits?

Ok, so I am doing the unthinkable and rehashing a post from the past (albeit from my personal blog) because it’s a topic that I have been thinking a lot about and one that I have been thinking a lot about recently, especially with the release of the Dead Island trailer. We talked about it […]

Hardcore Farmer? Your Mama is a Gamer!

Episode 5: Hardcore Farming!: Your Mama is a Gamer(“Save As” to download) The fifth episode of the Not Your Mama’s Gamer podcast where we talk about intersectionality and gamers, the “new” hardcore gamer (according to Zynga), and President Obama on gamification. Links of Note: Dead Island Trailer Torchlight (Runic Games) President Obama’s speech on gamified […]