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NYMGamer’s podcast hosts and guests past and present include scholars, writers, and professionals from a variety of industries, but the focus is always the same: unpacking games from a feminist perspective, and having a good time while we’re at it.

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This week we had an amazing conversation with the fabulous Elizabeth Lapensee, Indigenous scholar, artist, and game designer who talks with us about (among other things) her latest game, Thunderbird Strike. She shares with us... more

This week we talk to games journalist motion designer, Yussef Cole (@youmeyou) about his lastest research and article in Unwinnable, ?Cuphead and the Racist Spectre of Fleischer Animation?, Dishonored: Death of the... more

This week we talk about Supermassive Games' Hidden Agenda for Playstation 4. This is a true spoilercast. If you don't want to know key parts of the game you may want to save this episode for after you play the game. We talk about story,... more

This week Alisha wanted to title the episode "That Tenure Money", but we really talked about Jen and Trea's new edited collection Gaming Representation and the ways that we see (or want to see) our scholarship as activist work. The title... more

This week we talk about doing podcasts (and other non-traditional work) as a form of scholarship and what that means for us as academics and members of the communities that we write and podcast about using Hannah McGregor's... more

This week we talk our favorite horror games and films as well as other gaming experiences that scared us (even if they weren't supposed to be scary). It's a great conversation to get you ready for Halloween. Kick back with a pumpkin ale... more

This week we talk with Hazel Monforton about her work as a writer on Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider (Arkane Studios). Hazel is also a PhD candidate at the University of Durham finishing her degree in English Literature. We talk about... more

This week we chat about the perils and pitfalls of having a particular history of a the field of game studies laid out in a journal special issue when there is an apparent lack of diversity, disciplinary representation, and more. The title ?The... more

This week we chat about always online games that don't offer a single player experience. We talk about the positives and negatives (and the in-betweens) of this newly (?) popular experience. We also talk about Uncharted: The... more

Episode 156 Pizza Party is the Best Party...Oh, and Our Video Game Summer Run Down This week we chat about what we've been playing this summer and what we are going to be playing to close the summer out before school starts... more