214 episodes

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.

Not Your Mama's Gamer Not Your Mama's Gamer

    • Video Games
    • 4.7 • 39 Ratings

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.

    Episode 214: Oh Ye of Little Hope: Let's Talk About The Dark Pictures: Little Hope

    Episode 214: Oh Ye of Little Hope: Let's Talk About The Dark Pictures: Little Hope

    This week we talk about the latest installment in the The Dark Pictures Anthology, Little Hope by Supermassive Games. Is there hope? Will it live up to our expectations? And just for fun there is a spoiler segment after the main podcast! Have fun!

    What We're Playing:
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
    Bugsnax *
    Pikmin 3
    Unrailed *
    Marooners
    Darksiders Genesis
    Phasmophobia
    World of Warcraft
    *Sam received PR codes for these titles, but as always her opinions are her own and totally unbiased.

    What We're Reading:
    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
    Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis
    Slayer by Kierstan White
    Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

    What We're Drinking:
    Kings of Prohibition Cab/Shiiraz blend
    California Roots Moscato
    Apple Cider with dark rum and cinnamon schnapps

    • 2 hr 39 min
    Episode 213: Romancelvania: A Conversation with Amanda Gardner

    Episode 213: Romancelvania: A Conversation with Amanda Gardner

    This week we talk to Amanda Gardner, the narrative director at The Deep End Games about their new project, Romancelvania over on Kickstarter.

    What We're Playing:
    Fall Guys
    Star Wars Squadron
    Pandemic Legacy Season 2
    Nexomon Extinction*
    Genshin Impact
    Little Big Workshop*
    Going Under*
    Warframe
    World of Warcraft

    *Sam received PR codes for these titles, but as always her opinions are her own and totally unbiased.

    What We're Reading:
    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
    Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
    Gaming Sexism by Amanda Cote
    Intersectional Tech by Kishonna Gray
    Into the Motherland (TTRPG Campaign)

    What We're Drinking:
    A Mid-Winter's Night Dram (bourbon)
    Ace Pear Cider
    Whiskey Ginger
    Barefoot Cabernet

    Important links:
    Romancelvania http://www.thedeependgames.com/
    Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thedeependgames/romancelvania

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 212: Last Gen, Next Gen: Same Tune?

    Episode 212: Last Gen, Next Gen: Same Tune?

    This week are the next gen console release dates are looming we talk about what we're excited for, what frustrates us, and more!

    What We're Playing:
    FFXIV
    Fall Guys
    Dungeons and Dragons
    Among Us
    Craftopia
    Eco*
    Genshin Impact
    Jenny LeClue*
    Mario 3D All-Stars
    RPG MAker MX
    World of Warcraft

    What We're Reading:
    Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
    The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
    Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee
    An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

    What We're Drinking:
    Vandermill Totally Roasted
    Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda (Grapefruit)
    Barefoot Cabernet

    *Sam received PR codes for these titles, but as always her opinions are her own and totally unbiased.

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Episode 211: Spiritfarer: A Cozy Conversation About Dying with Jo Gautier (Thunder Lotus Games)

    Episode 211: Spiritfarer: A Cozy Conversation About Dying with Jo Gautier (Thunder Lotus Games)

    This week we talk with Jo Gautier, Art Director at Thunder Lotus Games about their new game Spiritfarer (2020), a cozy management game about dying. We talk about hugging mechanics, consent, working from home and more in this amazing conversation.

    What We're Playing:
    Spiritfarer
    Garden Story
    A Short Hike
    FFXIV
    Marvel Avengers*
    Dying Light
    Journey to the Savage Planet
    Fall Guys
    Dungeons and Dragons

    What We're Reading:
    Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
    Intersectional Tech by Kishonna L. Gray
    Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee
    Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

    What We're Drinking:
    Coffee
    Ace Pineapple Cider
    Cabernet
    Water

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 210: Gamer Trouble, A Conversation with Amanda Phillips

    Episode 210: Gamer Trouble, A Conversation with Amanda Phillips

    This week we talk with Dr. Amanda Phillips (Georgetown University), author of Gamer Trouble: Feminist Confrontations in Digital Culture about games, feminism, and getting in trouble.

    What We're Playing:
    Overcooked 2
    AC Odyssey
    Binding of Isaac
    Ooblets
    Story of Seasons
    Grounded
    FFXIV
    The Sims 4
    Infliction
    Man of Medan
    Until Dawn
    Ghost of Tsushima
    Blackout Club
    Hunt: Showdown
    We Were Here Together

    What We're Reading:
    Gamer Trouble, of course!

    What We're Drinking:
    Homemade Pineapple Shandy
    Ciderboys Limencello
    Brewery Vivant's Tropical Saison
    Barefoot Cab

    • 3 hr 17 min
    Episode 209: How Big Is Your Experience?: The Future of "Next Gen" Gaming

    Episode 209: How Big Is Your Experience?: The Future of "Next Gen" Gaming

    This week Sam and Jordyn talk about larger vs smaller game experiences and the future of "next gen" gaming.

    What We're Playing:
    Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Remake)
    Ooblets (Early Access)
    Diablo III
    Overcooked 2
    Minecraft Dungeons
    Borderlands 3
    FFXIV

    What We're Reading:
    We're ashamed to admit it

    What We're Drinking:
    Coke Energy and Jack Daniels
    Barefoot Sangria

    • 2 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

SweetBoyCap ,

Entertaining and Brilliant Criticism

This show is such a perfect blend of relaxed, fun round-tabling and sharp, vital games criticism. Samantha and Alex are brilliant, engaging hosts. Where so many gaming podcasts are simple reviews or fancasts, NYMG isn't afraid to get dig into the important ways that games impact our lives and culture.

KaiDorothy ,

This is My Kind of Academia

I love this podcast - the centering of feminism, PoC, and lbgtq issues produces each week an exciting, thought provoking, and important critique of an entertainment industry and art form that impacts so many and yet is often treated as “child’s play.” Thank you to all the wonderful contributors to this podcast!!

SylviaVT ,

Smart, funny, and refreshing

As a female gamer, I have just resigned myself to the fact that I will be listening to male dominated and centered views on the things I care about. I have only been listening for the past 6 months and I am still find myself shocked how different, carefree and intellectual this is from the other gaming media i consume regularly. This crew knows what they are talking about, they aren't afraid to go deep and call out the BS. Please, keep up the amazing work!

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