Anticipated Games Of 2022 – Episode 222

Linda and Rey talk about the games they are interested in playing, and watching people play, coming up this year.

Video Games:

Tabletop:

Upcoming RPGs 2022: 10 tabletop RPG releases you should play | Dicebreaker

The most exciting new tabletop RPGs of 2022 – Polygon

A Stabby New Hobby – Episode 221

 

The Grills have a chat about the stuff that caught our interest at the Consumer Electronics Show of 2022

The Boyfriend Squad/We Love Lucy-Episode 220

The Grills Book Club! We read/listened to Brom Stoker’s Dracula.

Here’s the versions we used:

NineOf12: https://www.amazon.com/Dracula-AmazonClassics-Bram-Stoker-ebook/dp/B073QS9M8M/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1MI2O6LYWFE83&keywords=dracula+amazon+classics&qid=1642519993&sprefix=dracula+amazon%2Caps%2C70&sr=8-1

Linda: https://www.overdrive.com/media/784518/dracula

Rey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcfffzyL-hA&t=13933s

Here’s some other stuff we talked about during our episode, and came across in researching for notes:
https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2011/01/comic-sans-promotes-better-reading-comprehension/339234/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/teakvetenadze/2021/11/11/hellofresh-workers-claim-retaliation-for-unionizing-according-to-report/?sh=7a0d00a55a02

That’s My Secret, I’m Always Hungry – Episode 209

NineOf12 and Reiaino are joined by Author J-F Dubeau in this episode.

We catch up on what’s new in our lives, and then chat about J-F’s upcoming book Song Of The Sandman, which is a sequel (2/3) to A God In The Shed.

You can read a bit about J-F here: https://www.jfdubeau.com/

To purchase the latest book: https://bookshop.org/books/song-of-the-sandman-9781713626114/9781942645962?fbclid=IwAR0gw9HKGTuTqVtbCciiM_GbSonBE88ly6gDEfFsJujOk-oJM4OioT-LiYU

Other works we talked about are a podcast he is on: 40K Radio Podcast | The Freebooter’s Network (freebootersnetwork.com)

Of course, there’s also Achewillow, which you’ve heard about before either because J-F (the show’s writer) and Amy (who narrates it) have been on our show before-or because we talk about it all the time. https://www.achewillow.com/

We hope you enjoyed our conversation, and tell your friends!

OH, and here’s that pierogi festival Rey mentioned: https://pcaaa.org/pierogi-festival/

Star Trek Lower Ducks – Episode 205 with Hammond Chamberlain

  • The Grills have a chat with @jhammondc (Hammond Chamberlain) – Host of Beyond the Playlist and Soundography, Producer of Women Kick Ass and America’s Next Top Podcaster, and More!
  • If you’re interested in our little “grilling” session where Hammond answers some rapid fire Q&A, check out our Patreon at patreon.com/grills

The Angriest Crocheting – Episode 204

This is a difficult conversation about the content of the lawsuit brought against Activision/Blizzard, and their response so far.

It’s emotional, it’s potentially triggering, but it’s a discussion we feel we MUST still have (unfortunately) over and over again.

As promised, here are links to a lot of the content we referred to in our talk:

The Lawsuit: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/aug/08/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-women-sexual-harassment

Contract based employment:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/video-game-contractors-receive-poor-treatment-and-low-salary-as-business-booms

Unionization: https://www.axios.com/games-industry-unionization-4e63a526-ae3a-4f7c-8946-c9a765d6958c.html

This is an episode we did in april of 2019. We talked a lot about how we thought the state of streaming and podcasting for women had gotten better…women getting seen as “real” gamers and becoming less objectified. Too bad the actual development industry didn’t keep up!

The Instance Episode with Jules Scott: https://www.frogpants.com/blog/the-instance-suplimental-scott-and-jules

“No Way Home” Merchandise by Scott Johnson/Frogpants:  https://www.frogpants.com/store

Townsend: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-07-under-fire-activision-blizzard-exec-frances-townsend-steps-down-from-companys-womens-network

iilluminaughtii: https://youtu.be/c54ZM_WgBYE
https://youtu.be/ItpnCfArBZE

The Actual Lawsuit: YJw (aboutblaw.com)

Creators’ POV: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/08/09/activision-blizzard-asmongold-content-creators/

 

The Emperor’s New Art – Episode 200

The Grills talk about Modern Art, and what we think it is and is not.

NecroFashionista – Episode 197

Join the Grills to discover the MANY worldwide holidays that are celebrated on May 31st.

May 31 – Wikipedia

May 31 – Fun Holidays (timeanddate.com)

http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/may-31.html

A 12 Step Program, For The Murders – Episode 195

The Grills catch up on our geeky goings on, and then have a chat about the BIG list of upcoming Marvel movies and shows that have been announced. Some we are looking forward to, some? not as much…

Will you be headed to a theatre?

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