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Moms Linda Breneman and Nicole Tanner (plus non-mom Simone de Rochefort) talk and laugh about video games and kids. Tune in every week to learn what's new in family gaming. We're all avid gamers, and we write about the intersection between games and family life at Pixelkin.org. The site is a resource for parents who want to learn more about kids' gaming, and figure out how games fit into their family. On the show we talk about the latest gaming news, chat with our special guests (including game developers, parents, journalists, the whole gamut!) and laugh a lot. And loudly (in Simone's case). We also answer your questions! Email them to hello@pixelkin.org and get a shout-out on the show.

Moms Linda Breneman and Nicole Tanner (plus non-mom Simone de Rochefort) talk and laugh about video games and kids. Tune in every week to learn what's new in family gaming. We're all avid gamers, and we write about the intersection between games and family life at Pixelkin.org. The site is a resource for parents who want to learn more about kids' gaming, and figure out how games fit into their family. On the show we talk about the latest gaming news, chat with our special guests (including game developers, parents, journalists, the whole gamut!) and laugh a lot. And loudly (in Simone's case). We also answer your questions! Email them to hello@pixelkin.org and get a shout-out on the show.
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Moms Linda Breneman and Nicole Tanner (plus non-mom Simone de Rochefort) talk and laugh about video games and kids. Tune in every week to learn what's new in family gaming. We're all avid gamers, and we write about the intersection between games and family life at Pixelkin.org. The site is a resource for parents who want to learn more about kids' gaming, and figure out how games fit into their family. On the show we talk about the latest gaming news, chat with our special guests (including game developers, parents, journalists, the whole gamut!) and laugh a lot. And loudly (in Simone's case). We also answer your questions! Email them to hello@pixelkin.org and get a shout-out on the show.

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Episodes

Geeking Episode 5: Ruined Rigramole

4/13/2018
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We start things out with Stephen's report on PAX East where he played a lot of indie games, most notably the Messenger and Sky Noon. Hearthstone's newest expansion is live now, and Stephen plans to have his daughter open all of his card packs. We've got new details on the upcoming PS4 Spider-Man and the Spyro the Dragon Trilogy. The creators of Westworld did something totally awesome. Ready Player One was ok. A new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer has hit and the book, Leia: Princess of...

Duration:01:12:47

Geeking Episode 4: Throwing Pizza at Geishas

3/23/2018
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The next Tomb Radier game has been announced. It's coming in September and we'll get more details in April. Also coming in April is a new Hearthstone expansion called The Witchwood. This also marks a new year for the game, which means lots of cards are rotating out of Standard. We talk about Scribblenauts Showdown and why throwing pizza can be lots of fun. Nintendo has had not one, but two Nintendo Directs announcing a slew of games, most notably a new Smash Bros. In movies, we gush about...

Duration:01:15:23

Geeking Episode 3: The White House, Loot Boxes and Winnie the Pooh

3/9/2018
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The ESA is meeting with the President and trying to temper the loot box controversy, a second edition of Pathfinder is on the way. Spellbound is game from the makers of Stardew Valley that's set in a magic school, and you can get a miniature Oregon Trail console at Target. The Oscars had terrible ratings and the first trailer for Christopher Robin dropped this week. Marvel is rebooting its whole line. And the Annihilation book is really good. For questions or feedback email:...

Duration:01:13:51

Geeking Episode 2: Where Did All These Wookiees Come From?

2/17/2018
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Host: Nicole Tanner, The Geek Embassy Co-Hosts: Dr. Regina McMenomy, The Geek Embassy Stephen Duetzmann, Engaged Family Gaming Games: Kingdom Hearts 3 - Monster’s Inc. Hearthstone Wild Event Mayfair shutting down and sold their IP to Asmodee Movies/TV: Solo Trailer Game of Thrones creators making Star Wars movies Star Trek: Discovery Books and Comics: DC Graphic novels for kids New book in All Souls universe For questions and feedback send an email to geekingmoms@gmail.com or tweet...

Duration:01:08:27

Geeking Episode 1: Let's Do This

2/3/2018
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Hello and welcome to Episode 1 of Geeking With the Moms! Yes. I said 1.We’ve done some spring cleaning and rebranded our podcast so we can spend more time talking about ALL of the geeky things we love. But, don’t worry… we’re still starting with the games! Host: Nicole Tanner, The Geek Embassy Co-Hosts: Dr. Regina McMenomy, The Geek Embassy Stephen Duetzmann, Engaged Family Gaming Games Breakdown The Xbox Game Pass had an HUGE update. God of War got an release date and an new trailer!...

Duration:01:19:57

Episode 123: Nintendo, DICE and Daisy Scouts

1/19/2018
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The DICE Award nominees have been announced. Can you guess which games are leading the list? Nintendo announced lots of new Switch games during the latest Nintendo Direct. The Explore Mode for Assassin's Creed Origins will be relased in February. It can be bought alone on PC. Teachers are you listening? We also have some non-game related discussions about Game of Thrones, what it's like to be a "cookie mom" and things you can cook in the Instant Pot. (Spoliers: It's a kitchen pot, not the...

Duration:01:04:52

Episode 122: Most Anticipated Games of 2018

1/12/2018
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With 2017 out of the way, we can now look forward to lots and lots of great games. After a lengthy discussion about The Last Jedi, we dive into our lists. Some of the games we're really looking forward to are God of War, Spider-Man, Detroit and much much more. For questions email gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms Also interact with our other endeavors: The Geek Embassy http://www.thegeekembassy.com/ @thegeekembassy Engaged Family Gaming http://www.engagedfamilygaming.com...

Duration:01:13:25

Episode 121: The Best Games of 2017

12/30/2017
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In our final episode of the year, we talk about which games were our favorites. But that's not all. We also talk about holiday shenangins with our kids and have a very spoiler-free conversation about that little Star Wars movie that just came out. For questons: send an email to gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration:01:20:45

Episode 120: It's Not a Motorcycle

12/16/2017
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Special guest Marcia Morgan from the Mommy Gamers joins us this week. We give a rundown of the winners from the Game Awards, and some things we think the show needs to do better. Then we talk about the PlayStation Experience and some of the cool new demos and trailers we saw there. Finally, the Switch is selling like gangbusters and Animal Crossing Pocket Camp will be getting an update soon. For questions email gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration:01:29:51

Episode 119: Video Games in Cereal Boxes

12/2/2017
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The final, at least for now, word on Star Wars Battlefront II comes from EA's CFO. Turns out they couldn't make loot boxes out of cosmetic items because they don't own Star Wars. It's a great point no one thought about. Player Unknown Battlegrounds is coming to mobile, bu just in China for now. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp has been released and has taken over our lives. Some Animal Crossing fans are complaining about it, but we think they're just wrong. Also there is going to be a Mario...

Duration:01:12:14

Episode 118: There's a Word for That

11/23/2017
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EA has tried to save face with Star Wars Battlefront II. Despite turning off microtransactions we're skeptical that the game can recover from the backlash of the past few weeks. A new Pokemon GO event is happening now. This event will see Pokemon appearing outside of their home regions. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp has been released and we're already addicted. For questions or feedback email gamingeiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration:01:12:45

Episode 117: IT'S NOT OUT YET

11/17/2017
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Star Wars Battlefront II is grabbing all the headlines, but not in a good way. Since the game became available on Early Access, its multiplayer component has left a sour taste in lots of gamers' mouths. What will it mean for the game? Nominees for the third game awards have been announced and Nintendo is dominating the list. In addition Player Unknown Battlegrounds has been nominated in a couple of categories, despite the fact that's still in Beta. What does than mean in terms of what can...

Duration:01:06:46

Episode 116: Chicken Powers

11/3/2017
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Seems like everyone loves Super Mario Odyssey and it shows. The game has sold more 1 million units in tthe U.S. alone. That makes it the fastest selling Mario game in history. But sales aren't the only thing going for it. It's also garnering almost universal good reviews. The success of Odyssey offers a contrast to Nintendo's mobile game Super Mario Run. While that game has tons of downloads, it's not making enough money to make Nintendo happy, but the mobile Animal Crossing game could...

Duration:01:13:43

Episode 115: Bored and Confrontational

10/27/2017
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Electronic Arts closed their studio, Visceral Games, last week. The studio had been working on the new Star Wars game. EA says they need to "pivot" the design of the game to "keep players coming back." The move has spawned discussions about the future of single-player games. In other controversial news, some gamers are saying that loot boxes or their equivalent in games are gambling. We say they're not. Plus the Switch now supports GameCube controllers. Can you say Smash, anyone? For...

Duration:01:20:08

Episode 114: Star Wars Exemptions

10/13/2017
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You may already know that Star Wars: The Last Jedi tickets are on sale, but we get into a discussion on spoilers and media blackout. The SNES Classic has already been hacked. Destiny 2 is about to have its first Iron Banner event, lots of games with female protagonists are on sale through Humble Bundle, Stardew Valley has a missing character, and there's new Halloween splat fest happening this weekend. For questions or feedback, send an email to gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet...

Duration:01:17:30

Episode 113: Why You Gotta Be So Extra?

10/6/2017
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The Xbox One's Groove music service is shutting down. In more Xbox One news, game gifting is on the way. Overwatch is getting ready to celebrate Halloween again with another event. Turtle Rock studios is making a turn-based VR RPG (what?), Stardew Valley has hit the Switch and Destiny's first Faction Rally has just wrapped up. For questions, email gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration:01:18:30

Episode 112: Video Game Lists of Shame

9/29/2017
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Ubisoft announced that there will be an educational mode in Assassin's Creed Origins. This is something teachers and other educators have been clamoring for. We've got some more details on the Ataribox, and boy is it expensive! The SNES Classic is out now. Were you able to get one? Also there's a huge sale going on in the Xbox Store, and Warner Bros. tries to do good from a employee and botches it a little. For questions and feedback, email gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration:01:22:19

Episode 111: Mario Has Nipples

9/16/2017
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Nintendo hit us with a ton of new announcements in their most recent Nintendo Direct. We thought the Nintendo 3DS was dying, but it's totally not. And we saw some more Super Mario Odyssey where, yes, we see what Mario looks like without a shirt. Outside of the Nintendo Direct we got some other announcement like the return of the NES Classic Edition and Nintendo swears there will be a lot more SNES Classics on the market when it's released later this year. Destiny 2 is getting a ton of...

Duration:01:05:47

Episode 110: PAX West Roundup

9/9/2017
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PAX West was last weekend and there were a bunch of cool games there. Nicole made the indie rounds and found some creative and fun ideas. Destiny 2 is out now, and it seems to be everything everyone wanted. There's going to be game made about George Orwell's Animal Farm, and the gaming community once again shows its ugly side. For questions or comments email gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration:01:03:53

Episode 109: You Can Slap Any Two Games Together

9/2/2017
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Nintendo put out a Nintendo Direct all about upcoming indie games for their platforms, also called Nindies. Gamescom wrapped up last week and there was a fair bit of news that came out of the show. Also wigs are apparently a big thing there. Final Fantasy XV is getting a weird crossover with Assassin's Creed Origins. Deathmatch has come to Overwatch, and the Miiverse is shutting down. Send any questions or feedback to gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration:01:24:56

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