GeekGirlCon 2016

Game Dev, D&D, and VR: Exploring Games at GeekGirlCon 2016

I spent last Saturday, October 8 doing “research” at 2016 by attending panels, buying awesome geeky stuff I don’t need, gawking at the costumes, and exploring virtual reality. The popular Seattle-area convention, now in its sixth year, attracts…

Machinima Documentary Your Place or Minecraft Explores Players as Much as The Game

Machinima, or films created using video game engines, has existed in some form or another ever since Doom (1992) included the ability for players to record demos of their own games. While these early films were short and usually…
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Study: Local Co-Op Games Most “Enjoyable” Kind of Social Gaming

Quantic Foundry, an organization that studies gamers, conducted a survey where they asked gamers to rate their enjoyment of different forms of social gameplay. They were specifically interested in how people enjoyed local co-op with friends, co-op with friends and…
coffee break

New Vlog Series BitByBit Features Two Women Chatting About Video Games

Two women, Janet and Jess, have started a new video series on their YouTube channel BitByBit. The concept of the videos, called Coffee Break, is simple: the two women sit down over a cup of coffee and just talk about…
PAX East

PAX East 2016: “Competition for All” and the State of Women in eSports

eSports are here to stay, and that was made especially clear at PAX East 2016, where games like League of Legends, Overwatch, and Battleborn had a massive presence. While much of the convention was looking forward to the exciting future…
Gaming PC

Meet Women Gamers Building Their Own Rigs

Building a computer is a labor of love. Researching, shopping, and assembling can be a months-long process and can bear a months-long bill. But the first time you hit that power button, you’re met with an overwhelming sense of…

Is It Necessary to Complete a Game Before Reviewing It?

Pam examines the factors involved in determining whether it’s OK to review a game you haven’t completed, including the game’s technical stability, the length of time you have to play the game before reviewing it, and whether you’re a professional reviewer.
iamfallfromgrace on YouTube

iconHow to Make Gaming Videos for YouTube

iamfallfromgrace goes over what audio and video software and hardware you need to create your own gaming videos for YouTube, why you should start with a simple USB microphone, whether to use a green screen, and why quality matters.
How to Gain Twitch Followers >> Daylightful

How to Gain Twitch Followers >> Daylightful

Daycia aka Daylightful discusses what she’s learned from growing her Twitch channel.

Why Women Love Augmented Reality Game Ingress

“The world around you is not what it seems.” That’s the tagline for the augmented reality game Ingress. Truth be told, it’s not a very original tagline, but Ingress has proved to be anything but boring for a number…
Shirley Curry

Age Is No Barrier for YouTube Gamer Grandma Shirley Curry

With her positive demeanor and soft hint of a southern drawl, Shirley Curry seems like an unlikely YouTube star. And yet, the 79-year-old gamer and grandmother from Virginia has amassed a following of over 100,000 subscribers and 2 million views…
New All-Female Board Game Show “Girls Game Shelf” Launched

New All-Female Board Game Show “Girls Game Shelf” Launched

A new video series where a group of women play and review board games called Girls Game Shelf has just launched on YouTube, and they’re off to a great start. The videos so far last around 10 minutes, starting with a quick explanation…

Starlit Citadel Reviews is Ending

One of the few all-female team of game reviewers on YouTube is calling it quits. Kaja Sadowski and Joanna Gaskell originally started their series of 10-minutes video reviews of board games as a way to try to raise awareness for the e-commerce…
Women making commentary videos

Women Aren’t Making Gaming Commentary Videos on YouTube, and That’s a Problem

Women are 50%-55% of U.S. gamers overall, but only 30% of U.S. gamers on YouTube, according to the just-released results of a survey YouTube conducted with market research firm Ipsos MediaCT. That female gamers are underrepresented on YouTube should come as no…
Emily Kelley on Twitch

11 Twitch Tips for Streaming Newbies

I’m sure most of us have watched at least one or two Twitch streams since the platform blew up into this gaming phenomenon. And as someone still fresh to the YouTube gaming space, it was incredibly intimidating to try…
Twitch and YouTube Streaming Tips >> OMGitsfirefoxx

iconTwitch and YouTube Streaming Tips >> OMGitsfirefoxx

Popular Twitch and YouTube streamer OMGitsfirefoxx talks about how she got into streaming, and answers questions about how to advertise your streaming channel, which hardware and software to use, how to choose moderators, and how much personality factors into success.

Attention Video Creators. YouTube’s Got Your Back

YouTube has announced that they’re going to be standing up for creators who use copyrighted content in a way that falls under “fair use.” What’s fair use? I’m going to try to explain it without making your eyes gloss…

The 19 Most Subscribed Female YouTube Gamers

When people think of YouTube gamers, most likely the first person that comes to mind in PewDiePie. With more than 40 million subscribers, he is the undisputed king of YouTube and YouTube gamers—but who are the queens? Now that…

Are Female Streamers Ruining Twitch?

I recently attended TwitchCon in San Francisco and was drawn into a conversation with a fellow booth worker about women on Twitch. We ended up chatting about that myth that we all hear brought up every once in a…
Sherry Jenix

Fighting on the Streets with Sherry Jenix

Since the days of the arcade, fighting games have long been a popular form of competition within the gaming community. Players lined up alongside Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter machines, challenging each other and the so-called “pros” who knew…

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