Every week, moms Nicole Tanner and Linda Breneman, along with Stephen Duetzmann, a dad, talk about video game news, kids, and what we’re playing. This week Nicole is back, along with Stephen and Regina McMenomy, the author of the book “Mothering: The Game.”
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- Stephen has taken up the quest to become a Pokémon Master.
- Nicole is a big fan of the Game of Thrones show.
- Civilization is a terrific classroom game already, and now there’s CivilizationEDU to make it even better.
- Will Zelda: Breath of the Wild break even? Stephen did research on how many copies all past Nintendo games have sold.
- Song of the Deep sounds like it’s going to be great, and the female protagonist is based on the daughter of one of the developers.
- Nicole’s excited about the forthcoming Bioshock release. Everyone talks about scary games and what they’re scared of.
Mothering: The Game
Regina McMenomy, Ph.D., she of unassailable gamer cred (Zork, anyone?), is a Top 10 contestant in The Nerdist’s Inkshares contest with her book “Mothering the Game.” If you like mothers and you like games, you’ve got to go to the Inkshares site and sign up. Listen and geek out to talk about games of yore and funny parenting stories. (Lots of talk about World of Warcraft.)
What We Played
- Everyone’s been playing Hearthstone.
- Nicole played Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Stardew Valley.
- Stephen played Stardew Valley and Mighty Number 9.
- Regina’s daughter played My Very Hungry Caterpillar and Endless Numbers.
- Stephen recommends Tiggly stuff for kids. Nicole recommends Toca and Sago Mini apps.
Our music is by Pat Goodwin at Novelty Shop Creative. Participating in this podcast were Nicole Tanner, Regina McMenomy, and Stephen Duetzmann. Look for Stephen at Engagedfamilygaming.com, on his other podcast, and on Facebook, Instagram and all the usual social media channels.
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