Welcome to the end of JD's childhood! Just kidding. But also this episode really is about childhood. In this episode you'll hear a lot about what growing up with games was like for JD and Kyle. JD and Kyle can trace their different styles of gaming back to when they were wee gamers, with JD leaning more towards solo play and Kyle preferring to maximize the power of friendship. Of course, the lack of ladies in multiplayer and public gaming spaces is nothing new, but JD questions whether harassment is the only reason women don't want to whip out the ol' voice chat mic. Could there be other reasons behind the lack of women and girls gaming in public? Kyle really does ruin JD's childhood, though. Like. Really bad. "More than one dead kitten" kinda bad.
Stuff we mentioned...
The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Barbie Riding Club
Super Smash Brothers
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Pokemon Red & Blue
Play by Post Role-Play-Games (An example of one that's a Horse RPG)
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Donkey Kong Country
"Teenage Girls Are Playing Video Games. You Just Might Not Hear Them" by Chris Suellentrop on Kotaku
Keep Talking and No One Explodes
"Women in Gaming: A Study of Female Players' Experiences in Online FPS Games" by M Allison McDaniel
Tales from Borderlands
World of Warcraft
Interviews with Miyamoto about LoZ being about exploration outside and also internal exploration
Nintendo Power Magazine
Lara Croft GO
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