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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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Seattle, WA

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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 16: When Bananas Make You Cry

10/29/2018
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It's almost Halloween and we can't wait. The biggest news from the world of gaming is the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 and how much the developers had to work on it. In movie news, a couple of horror franchises are getting a reboot. In the world of TV, Forever and The Good Place tackle the same premise in very different ways. Mortal Engines isn't quite as confusing after reading the book. The Girl with the Red Balloon does a good job giving kids a history lesson, without them realizing...

Duration:01:34:12

Geeking Episode 15: Mario Party and Marriage

10/12/2018
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New York City Comic Con just happened and we got lots of goodies, like trailers for Star Trek: Discovery and Mortal Engines. We also got details on the original content coming to DC Universe Online. Telltale Games has unfortunately shut its doors. The Fallout 76 Beta is starting soon. And we've played a bunch of games. For questions email geekingmoms@gmail.com or tweet @geekingmoms

Duration:01:17:39

Geeking Episode 14: Swinging Through New York with Wu Tang Clan

9/15/2018
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All of our kids are back in school now and we talk about ways to deal with the lack of information our kids sometimes give about school. PAX West and Rose City Comic Con happened in the past couple of weeks. Spider-Man for PS4 is a really, really good game. A new trailer dropped for Kingdom Hearts 3. The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end and bringing up lots of discussion about geek culture. For questions email geekingmoms@gmail.com or tweet @geekingmoms

Duration:01:30:51

Geeking Episode 13: A Mass of Humanity in Black T-Shirts

8/31/2018
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A black cloud has been hanging over the video game industry the past couple of weeks. A tragic shooting at a Madden qualifying tournament left three people dead. Riot Games has come under scrutiny for widespread sexual harassment after numerous employees have shared their stories. Microsoft announced a new financing deal for consoles called Xbox All Access. Fandango surveyed people about the most anticipated movies for the fall and Amazon is talking with movie studios about creating original...

Duration:01:14:31

Geeking Episode 12: Don't Plagiarize

8/19/2018
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An editor from IGN was fired for plagiarizing other people's game reviews. The new Spyro game has been delayed. Lots of new details about Smash Bros. for Switch have been announced. Patrick Steward is returning to Star Trek. The Oscars have added a "Best Popular Film" category.

Duration:01:23:36

Geeking Episode 11: The Dice Are Mad

7/28/2018
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San Diego Comic Con wrapped up last week, and while there sadly wasn't a Game of Thrones trailer, there were quite a few others. We talk about Star Trek Discovery, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, and Shazam. Both Fortnite and No Man's Sky got huge updates. No Man's Sky is like a full game now. No, really. Folks on the Internet keep saying EA forced BioWare to make Anthem, but that's just not the case. However, BioWare's perception has changed a lot all due to that thing they did...

Duration:01:11:13

Geeking Episode 10: What Can We Do with a Hamster?

7/6/2018
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Season 2 of Westworld has ended, but the confusion has not. Bethesda takes jabs at Sony and sues Warner Bros. Overwatch's latest character is a hamster. No, really. Principal filming for Game of Thrones has wrapped. Now we just have to wait for CG.

Duration:00:57:42

Geeking Episode 9: You're Like My Daughter When She Wants Mac and Cheese

6/22/2018
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E3 is officially over. We talk about all of the news and announcements that came out of the show, in addition to some hands-on impressions of a few games. Nicole has finished The Alchemy Wars, Regina has just started, and Stephen is reading Crushing It. We offer thoughts on The Incredibles 2 and the tear-jerking short film at the beginning. Principal shooting has started for Wonder Woman 1984 and lots of goodies are already floating around the internet, including a shot that hints the...

Duration:01:21:23

Geeking Episode 8: Robots Robots Everywhere

6/9/2018
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E3 is next week, and we know a lot about what's being shown already. We'll talk about all the details and some of the things we're most looking forward to. Robots are dominating Nicole's entertainment these days. We talk about Detroit: Become Human, The Alchemy Wars trilogy of novels and Westworld. We also give you a lowdown on the slew of movie trailers that have hit in the past couple of weeks, including Wreck-It Ralph 2, Bumblebee and more. Everyone is talking about Solo: A Star Wars...

Duration:01:28:00

Geeking Episode 7: Infinity Wars Fake-Out

5/14/2018
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God of War continues to be wonderful and is a must-buy for PS4 owners. Nintendo has finally announced details for the Switch online service. Wal-mart Canada may have inadvertently leaked a bunch of unannounced games, and a few companies are starting to detail their E3 plans. But movies and TV is where it's at this week. We offer our thoughts on Avengers Infinity Wars and the third epiosde of Westworld. For questions or comments email geekingmoms@gmail.com or tweet @geekingmoms.

Duration:01:26:51

Geeking Episode 6: You Just Mommed All Over That

4/28/2018
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The latest God of War game has just been released and it is amazing. Stephen's kids got to play with the Nintendo Labos and apparently they're a bunch of fun. The latest Hearthstone expansion has dropped and we're happy all the shudderwock nonsense has calmed down. The upcoming Destiny expansion is leaving some fans pretty disappointed. The Avengers: Infinity War is upon us. We speculate about who will or won't die. We give our thoughts on the first episode of the second season of Westworld....

Duration:01:15:54

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:01:14:19

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:01:16:56

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:01:14:54

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:01:08:44

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:01:20:00

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:01:06:25

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:01:14:58

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:01:20:47

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:01:29:54