The ladies are back this week with chats about current video games, TV shows, movies, what the kids are playing, and more!
Marcia and Mike team up for another episode of The Mommy Gamers Podcast this week! Video game chat is extra heavy with discussions about Apex Legends, Trials Legends (how many legends games are there?) Atlas, ToeJam & Earl, Fallout 76, and more. They also chat about how Bowser has taken over at Nintendo. Marcia complains about how Tetris 99 tricked her into using their online service, and Mike chats about his new gig at Microsoft!
So now that we’ve got a hang of this podcast thing, with over a year of podcast episodes under our belt and the new year among us, I’d like to highlight this year’s 10 most downloaded episodes. With that being said, it’s important to also note that “most downloaded” doesn’t necessarily mean “best episode”, cause lets be honest, if that were the case our Vampire Diaries Special would have definitely made the cut.
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and special guest Whitney Avalon
Synopsis: Whitney Avalon, actor (Big Bang Theory, Days of our Lives, Monday Mornings, Perception), writer, singer and comedienne joins Marcia and Desirai this week. Whitney also starred in a controversial cereal commercial. The ladies discuss how female protagonists are (or are not) displayed in video games, Tropes vs. Women, GenCon highlights, Visions of Gamepocalypse, and just so that the entire podcast didn’t sound incredibly intelligent and interesting…Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMA’s.
*DISCLAIMER: We left in an f-bomb because it was appropriate in context. You’ve been warned.
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and special guests Jake James, and Troy Starrett
Synopsis: After Desirai took some time off to deal with life, the ladies are finally back and ready to kick ass. This week they are joined by Jake James (VenimousFatman) and Troy from Joypad and Me. They talk about the new pokemon game, GTA V, Desirai’s urgent family room remodeling, her interview with FOX 35, Extra Life, Poo~pourri, Once Upon A Time and lots more. Are you excited we’re back? Great! Go listen!
*DISCLAIMER: We might have said “shit” a crap ton during this podcast. You’ve been warned.
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and special guest Anne Marie Wilson (Spectra FD)
Synopsis: This week Marcia and Desirai are joined by Anne Marie Wilson also known as Ubisoft Fragdoll Spectra FD. The ladies chat about Watch Dogs, Pax Prime, hoarding Cards Against Humanity card packs, losing weight by playing video games, which actors have been cast in the 50 Shades of Grey movie, The Vampire Diaries and lots more.
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and Elaine Stryker
Synopsis: This week the ladies discuss Lego City Undercover, The Old Clockmaker’s Riddle, Go Home Dinosaurs, kids with gadgets, Playtex “Fresh + Sexy” Wipes, the magazines on Marcia’s bathroom floor and more.
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and special guest Jeff Hanna
Synopsis: Marcia and Desirai are joined by Daddy gamer Jeff Hanna, a veteran in the gaming industry. Jeff’s prior works at EA, Sony and most recently Volition still fail to impress Marcia as much as the fun “weapon” he created for Saint’s Row: The Third. This weapon is also part of the reason for the explicit tag on this episode. The strange trio of gamers discuss some great indie games such as Monaco and Kerbal Space Program, Plants vs Zombies 2 (Finally), and if WOW seems lonelier after losing nearly two million subscribers. Because this is a podcast by parents, for parents, they also discuss micromanaging your children’s lives and what video game ratings mean for different parents. There is more, so very much more, but you will have to listen for the rest.
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and special guest Kelly Brown
Synopsis: It’s Marcia’s birthday! Join us on our celebratory podcast with special guest Kelly Brown from The Married Gamers. This week the ladies discuss the Marvel Heroes open beta, Rift, Free Comic Book Day, Iron Man 3, pissed Starbucks customers and more. They also listen to a few glorious birthday voicemails. Don’t miss out!
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and special guest Bonny Paz
Synopsis: This week the ladies are joined by mommy gamer and industry veteran Bonny Paz. They talk about Duck Tales, Disney Infinity, Ingress, GTA V, Cortana to compete with Siri, World War Z, the new Sleepy Hollow tv show, an update on Desirai’s detox and more. Tune in for some good talk and great laughs.
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and special guest MightyMeCreative
Synopsis: The Mommy Gamers are joined by MightyMeCreative, aka MMC, a Kinect Game Play Dancer, Fashion Product Designer and mother to an adorable 7-month-old baby boy. With over 10 million views on her YouTube page, we decided to pick her brain about how to make a great video. Marcia and Desirai are really excited about the fall TV show lineup, but not as excited about the new trend of dressing homeless people in Abercrombie & Fitch clothing. With summer vacations coming up the ladies discuss their thoughts on the moral aspects of paying handicapped people to get you to the front of the lines at theme parks, and how “Pinterest Stress” is affecting many women.
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and special guest Jonathan Coulton
Synopsis: Marcia and Desirai interview Jonathan Coulton, singer, song-writer (Still Alive for Portal), Daddy gamer, house musician for the NPR game show Ask Me Another…the list goes on and on. Special thanks to our amazing listeners for coming up with great questions such as: Would Jonathan ever consider doing another “Thing a Week”, what’s it like to be on a JoCo Cruise, and did any legal action arise from his song Tom Cruise Crazy? Tune in for conversations about the joys of being a gamer and passing the love of gaming on to the next generation.
Hosts: Marcia Webb, Desirai Labrada, and special guest Susan Wilson
Synopsis: Elaine took the week off so that Desirai and Marcia could chat with Susan Wilson, an amazing mother of three who is helping her nine year old daughter raise money to create her very own RPG! Susan shares her experiences, both the good and the bad, and is finally able to speak out about some of the controversy surrounding this Kickstarter, and how this project has led to the creation of PinkieSquare.com, a website that encourages and supports children who want to create their own indie games.
The ladies also discuss less serious matters, such as a study about which console players are better in bed, EA being voted the worst company in America for the second year in a row and what’s coming up this week with the new video game/TV show Defiance.
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Marcia and Desirai are joined this week by their friend Joanna, a Mommy, a gamer and an Extra Life 25 hour marathon weekend survivor. The ladies discuss their marathon experience, who lasted all night, what games they played and how they’re all way too old for gaming that long ever again. But hey, it was for a good cause right? You’ll be entertained with discussions about Ingress coming out of Beta, new television shows and Joanna’s mother-in-law’s gentle snoring in the background.
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The ladies considered taking a week off but realized they didn’t celebrate their 50th podcast milestone. This isn’t a full podcast but they wanted to take a moment to update everyone and thank you all for listening. Onward and upward to more great things! Thanks again for listening.