Monday, January 31, 2011
PAX East was held last year in Boston, MA and it was a huge success, in no small part due to the keynote address delivered by Wil Wheaton. He knocked it out of the park. Way out. So far out that it probably it flew past the Enterprise, who ignored it on the off chance it was an alien lifeform and they'd be violating The Prime Directive. It has just been announced that Jane McGonigal will be giving the keynote address at PAX East this year. In a previous post I wrote about her fantastic book called Reality is Broken in which she challenges the idea that gaming is a waste of time. Too often gamers are accused of being a lazy, anti-social bunch, but the author argues that the opposite is true. If ever there was an audience receptive to this idea, it would be the one at PAX. I know I'll be there to hear what she has to say, what about you?
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Awkward Embraces, the show about the perils of dating when you're a Nerd Girl. You will never look at donuts the same way. Download the episode and head to the 2hr 22min mark to hear the Total Fan Girl segment of the show.
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Download D6G Episode #72
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Also, the contest is still running strong. We’ve already had amazing submissions, keep ‘em coming!
Make Geek Girls Network Podcast a Bump Contest:
We need music to use as the intro for the show, instead of the usual borrowing of other well-known tracks. What will you get if your track is chosen? Recognition, our geek girl admiration, and some awesome swag just for you!!
Other important stuff to know:
Entries must be 100% completely original.
The contest will run through the end of January.
Please make sure tracks are in their final or near final edits.
More than one entry is permitted.
Send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Download D6G Episode #71
Monday, January 10, 2011
The Mighty Eagle, but only because I finally managed to pass the level I'd been stuck on forever and my urge to throw my phone across the room subsided. I even relinquished my phone for awhile this weekend to allow my kids the chance to play. Hey, it's my phone, it's my game, they have to wait their turn. While they were playing, I checked out previews of the Angry Birds board game that was shown at CES last week. My first thought when I heard about this was "OMG, I have to have it!" but then I saw it and thought "OMG, what did they do?".
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
One of the first games we learn as kids is Rock, Paper, Scissors. I think it comes shortly after Candyland and Chutes and Ladders. The rules are ridiculously simple, it's quick and it will settle arguments of any kind within just a few seconds. Although sometimes it does escalate into a best 2 out of 3 situation, but nothing good can come from following that route. Where does it end? At what point do you just accept that you have lost and move on? Let's just stick with the premise that in a matter of seconds, any argument can be settled with this spiffy little game. And then came Sheldon.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Angry Birds and spend a ridiculous amount of time playing this adorable game on my iPhone. It's not a big deal when I'm stuck waiting for an appointment, but it becomes a bit of a problem when I'm supposed to be feeding my children dinner. I'm not even really good at playing and have just one star on most of the levels, but I'm okay with my one star. As long as I kill all the pigs and complete the level I am happy. I sometimes get stuck on a level for days and only break through when I get really angry (just like the birds) and start flinging them willy-nilly until they hit the pigs. Yet, I still play, one level at a time, in order, due to some obsessive compulsive urge I can't clearly define. Here's my problem. They have now introduced The Mighty Eagle as a way to destroy a level that you are just tired of trying to complete. How am I supposed to work that into my world-view? Do I use the eagle to complete the level? Is that cheating? Argh! Now this game is not only addictive, it comes complete with moral dilemmas! Darn you, Angry Birds!