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Fresh out of Tokens

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A Weekly podcast addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and feminism in gaming.

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A Weekly podcast addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and feminism in gaming.

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Great podcast wow!

By RaffyAloFukit - Apr 22 2017
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Talk about self care in the morning commute to work! So informative, and I feel affirmed as I listen to each episode :-)

This podcast is neccesary and amazing.

By SylviaVT - Oct 19 2016
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Whew! Where to start! I follow a lot of the traditional game media and i really do like it. However, there are so many cringeworthy moments or times where I am screaming at my car radio that issues of race, gender and heteronormativity are never addressed. Discovering this podcast was both the breath of fresh air I needed and the slap in the face about how far gaming still needs to go. #INeedDiverseGames indeed! Must listen to for any gamer!

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15 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
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Great podcast wow!

By RaffyAloFukit - Apr 22 2017
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Talk about self care in the morning commute to work! So informative, and I feel affirmed as I listen to each episode :-)

This podcast is neccesary and amazing.

By SylviaVT - Oct 19 2016
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Whew! Where to start! I follow a lot of the traditional game media and i really do like it. However, there are so many cringeworthy moments or times where I am screaming at my car radio that issues of race, gender and heteronormativity are never addressed. Discovering this podcast was both the breath of fresh air I needed and the slap in the face about how far gaming still needs to go. #INeedDiverseGames indeed! Must listen to for any gamer!

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Fresh out of Tokens

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A Weekly podcast addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and feminism in gaming.

Renee Blair talks about accessibility, HCI and more in the Key of Boss

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We chat with Renee Blair of Bosskey about her work, accessibility in games, level design and Lawbreakers!

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Renee:

@TimpoAdante: What accessibility features do you consider so basic that there's no excuse to not include them?

How much development time would be saved by building in accessibility from the ground up?

What accessibility considerations do you feel are most frequently overlooked?

What we’re playing/reading:

Tanya: Mass Effect Andromeda, Injustice 2

Renee: Transmetropolitan, Persona 5

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @heptad777

http://ecgconf.com/renee-blair/

http://reneeblair.me/

Renee's games on Itch.IO

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Jun 01 2017

42mins

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Dylan Zaner came through with 8bits, and a lot to say on streaming

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There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

We finally had a chance to chat up Dylan Zaner, also known as 8BitDylan about that out stream life, creating an inclusive twitch community and more.

Questions for Dylan

@GarrickWinter: What are some of the differences in how you experience games between streaming them and playing them alone?

And are there any kinds of games you stream but wouldn't play alone, or play alone but wouldn't stream?

@TimpoAdante: What's one of your most unexpected challenges about streaming?

Do you have a favorite game to stream, or has there been a favorite moment when streaming?

What we’re playing/reading:

Dylan: (Off stream) The Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3/(reading) La Perdida

Tanya: Mass Effect 3, Herald

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @EightBitDylan

twitch.tv/8bitdylan

8Bit Dylan on YouTube

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Mar 01 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rhadamus brings the salt as we discuss race fail in cosplay, the lack of Asian represenentation and more

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Listener questions for Rhadamus:

@ZeusTyrone: What are your thoughts on normalized diversity and are there any examples of characters or games that have this quality?

@Jacsnapper:
What's your fav game? What do you love about it? What do you dislike about it? How could it have been better?

Were there a series of events, or an exact moment when you realized that this is what you wanted/needed to do?

When did you decide to step into your role as an educator and speak publicly about diversity?

@GarrickWinter:

Are there any games that stood out to you as having costume or industrial design that exceeded your expectations going into the game?

What was the most challenging cosplay costume you've ever created?

@ImAaronJ: What is one cosplay you’d like to gender bend in the future?

@TimpoAdante: Who is your favorite Bioware romance, and do they come from your favorite Bioware game?
   
What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Jeff: Overwatch, Ladykiller in a Bind

Tanya: Mafia III, CIV VI

David:  Reading Guards, Guards by Terry Pratchett, TMNT mobile game.

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @Rhadamus

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon:  patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Nov 17 2016

55mins

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Mafia III Special Edition - A conversation with Charles Webb

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Our questions for Charles:

Tell us a little bit about you, who you are, what you do?

What’s your gaming origin story?

I love that you have Senior Black Writer in your twitter bio. Is there a story behind that?

So Mafia III, and Lincoln Clay. How did you get involved with the game?

Is there any of you in Lincoln and how he’s written?

The game does not flinch from racism, how hard did you (and the team) have to push to get this to happen?

Do you think other games will start to address racism rather than half-stepping around it as they usually do?

There’s a mission in the game where you have to get blackmail material on a rival. Turns out he’s making gay porn. That seems really high risk for the time period the game is set in. Why make the blackmail material about being gay? Why not something else?

There’s been an “interesting” disparity in reviews of the game. I’ve noticed a lot of white reviewers noting they feel fatigued by all the racism, and don’t understand why it’s there. Did you expect once reviews started dropping?

Will the blunt way racism is presented in the main game continue with future content for Mafia III?

Do you find that trying to have discussions about race and racism in games tiring, especially with all the pushback from people who can’t understand why this is important?

We’re seeing more black male leads in games finally. Do you think Mafia III and other games are a turning point for more representation?

Aside from being senior black writer, what’s next for you? (that you can talk about of course)

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Charles: Nothing right now, small human and working on Mafia III DLC is taking all his time.

Tanya: Mafia III, CIV VI, Skyrim Special Edition

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @TheCharlesWebb

Mafia III Reviews by POC:

Tanya DePass – Ontological Geek

Tauriq Moosa – MWeb GameZone

Terence Wiggins – Paste Games

Justin Jones – I Need Diverse Games

Jonathan Ore – CBC News

Justin Carter – Twinfinite.net

Mafia III Articles by POC:

Austin Walker interview with Charles Webb, head writer on Mafia III – Vice

Why Mafia III should tackle race head on – Austin Walker, EIC Waypoint/Vice

From New Bordeux to Harlem: Strong Women in Service to Men – Not Your Mama’s Gamer

It’s a Family Affair – From Father to Son – Not Your Mama’s Gamer

Be Real Black For Me – Luke Cage and Lincoln Clay as the Heroes We Need – NYMGamer

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

Nov 14 2016

43mins

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NYMGamer drops some knowledge about being invisible in gaming and more

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Listener questions for Sam & Alisha:

@GarrickWinter:

Is there a genre you're just not interested in, even if specific games in it draw critical or fan attention? If so, what keeps you away?

Is there a genre you find yourself drawn to regardless of what developer or franchise is involved? What about that genre draws you in?

@TimpoAdante:

What do you wish more students coming into game studies knew already?

What are some of the most memorable moments you've had in the classroom?

What booze pairs best with your favorite games?

@Nebula63: Have you learned to love Andraste's favorite beer, IPA?

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Sam: Mafia III, Ginger: Beyond the Crystal, Stardew Valley, Pokémon Sun/Moon demo

Alisha: Hearthstone, hate-playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Hacknet, Left 4 Dead 2, Night Terrors: The Beginning (demo)

Tanya: Mafia III, CIV VI

David: TMNT Legends, Pokemon Go, Discworld Noir

Where to find our guests online

Twitter: @NYMGamer // @saffista // @onlyalishak

NYMGamer on Twitch

Invisibility Blues - YouTube

Invisibility Blues - NYMGamer Site

NYMGamer Podcast

NYMGamer article on Women in Mafia III

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon:  patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Nov 09 2016

1hr 21mins

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The devil was in the details

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, feedback, feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us at @OutOfTokensCast or drop us a line at freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Listener question for Tim:

@JarrydHuntley

What is your favorite instrument and what is your least favorite instrument? Either to play or to listen to.

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Tim: Revolution 60, Jotun, WWE 2K15/16, A House of Keys and No Doors (Emmie Mears)

Tanya: Dragon Age Inquisition, Masquerada

David: Star Trek Online, Fallout 4

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @TimpoAdante

SoundCloud: http://soundcloudcom/timpoandante

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Sep 28 2016

58mins

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Shattering Glass Level Caps, Dragon Age 2 and more with Jennifer Brandes Hepler

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Jennifer Hepler joined us for talk about her games writing work, Dragon Age 2, Breaking the Glass Level Cap and more.

We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show at outoftokenscast.com. If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Jennifer

@NKJemisin

Were you consciously interrogating terrorism in the construction of Anders?

Were you consciously interrogating the willingness of authorities to benefit from oppression? (e.g. Elthina)

Does the "resolution" to the Mage-Templar war in DAI fit your original intentions? (I'm fine w/a yes/no.)

Do you have any non-game prose work out there? If so, where?

@cynixy (Anna McGill)

Q: How are you so awesome?

Follow-up Q: How do you STAY so awesome?

@ImAaronJ

Who was your favorite character to write for? Who was your favorite character that you didn't write for?

What are you currently reading?

When writing characters, how do you find a voice for them? Do you look at designs for the character or do you read a description of them? What's your technique for this?

@Thain1982

What kind of good can games/interactive media be used for if we stop insisting that they "just" be games

What project are you proudest to have worked on?

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Jennifer: Her Story, 1979 Revolution, (reading) Kate Elliot’s Black Wolves

Tanya: Sims 4 with Dragon Age Mods, Moon Hunters, Fossil Echo

David: Fallout Shelter

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @jbhepler

Women in Game Development: Breaking the Glass Level Cap [Buy on CRC Press]

Review of Women in Game Development on I Need Diverse Games

The Game Narrative Toolbox [Buy on Amazon]

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Aug 31 2016

1hr 14mins

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On the importance of Ana in Overwatch, wanting more ladies in our gaming, and more with Appleciderwitch

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On the importance of Ana in Overwatch, wanting more ladies in our gaming lives and more with Appleciderwitch

We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, feedback, feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Nico

@Thain1982:

What other franchise(s) would you like to see add an older woman as a playable character or protagonist

What kind of story would you love to play in a game that (as far as you know) has never been done before?

Do you think any games have achieved "timeless" status or is the medium still too young?

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Nico: Overwatch, World of Warcraft, No Man’s Sky, Penny Dreadful

Tanya: Sims 4 with Dragon Age mods

David: Still just Starbound and Pokemon Go. I did watch Stranger Things recently tho.

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @appleciderwitch

ciderandlemonade.com

The Importance of Overwatches Newest Hero, Ana Amari

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Aug 24 2016

1hr 14mins

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Johnnie Jae watched Far and Away in a High School Class

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David's flying solo behind the mic this week as he chats with Johnnie Jae of a Tribe Called Geek about indigenous representation in geek culture.

We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Articles/Links:

Indigenous ComicCon

Questions for Johnnie:

From @Thain1982

What are some of the worst tropes media creators won't seem to stop using?

What are a few of your favorite examples of good indigenous representation in geek-centered media?

What story would you love to see done right in a game?

What's your favorite part of working with @tribecalledgeek

What we’re playing/reading/recommending:

Johnnie: The Outsider by Jay Odick, Treaty Shirts by Gerald Vizenor 2

David: Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Where to find our guest:

Twitter: @johnniejae

A Tribe Called Geek / @tribecalledgeek

http://successnativestyle.rocks/

Where to find your hosts online:

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

Jul 13 2016

56mins

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Things we learned about PUGs, Overwatch and more with Marcus Garrett

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Marcus Garrett came through to talk about PUGs, Overwatch, diversity and the need for better representation in all aspects of gaming.

We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Articles:

Nigger and Other Words I learned Playing Overwatch

Watch Dogs 2 Announcement - Top Shelf Gaming

Why Game Dev Barbie is Important

Questions for Marcus:

From @Thain1982

Out of everything shown at E3, what are you most excited for?

Are there any other online games you're interested in trying or is Overwatch your only choice for now?

What's the one game (or series) you think no one should miss?

What we’re playing:

Marcus: Overwatch

Tanya: Witcher 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, Talos Principle

David: KOTOR2, Star Trek Online

Where to find our guest online

@Marcus_Media

http://topshelfgaming.net/

Marcus' Author Profile on Top Shelf Gaming

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Jul 06 2016

1hr 6mins

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Pop Culture Covens and Hipster Holy Priestesses

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Tzufit Allen joined us to discuss Bioware feels, AI, her origin story along with her new podcast, Pop Culture Coven, along with Holy Priests

We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Articles:

http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/04/27/when-robots-are-an-instrument-of-male-desire/ by Katherine Cross

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2016/04/why-do-we-give-robots-female-names-because-we-dont-want-consider-their Laurie Penny

Questions for Tzufit

@Thain1982:

If you could bring one crew member along into Andromeda, who would it be?

Warden, Hawke, or Inquisitor? And which companion (from any game) to accompany them?

If you invited @cypheroftyr on Pop Culture Coven, who would you talk about?

What we’re playing:

Tzufit: Overwatch

Tanya: Fragments of Him, FenQuisitor edition of DAI

David: Morrowind and work mostly

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @soetzufit

Tzufit on Patreon

Pop Culture Coven

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

May 11 2016

58mins

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We cast a temporal spell and landed at Midnight with Eve Eschenbacher

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We chatted up Eve Eschenbacher about her work in localization, gaming, translation, mental health issues in the industry, and about being a Young Adult author. Somewhere along the way, a spell was cast and we wound up at the witching hour.

We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Eve:

@Thain1982:

Do you feel like your localization work has helped or informed your writing?

What has been your greatest challenge in localizing for an English speaking audience?

Have you ever played a Japanese-developed game and wished you had been on its localization team?

What we’re playing:

Eve: Fallout 4, Lego: Dimensions, Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Tanya: Aurion: Legend of the Kori-Odan, 80 Days, DAI

David: Deus Ex: Invisible War, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X (android version)

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @MidnightRem

http://www.eveewriter.com/

Buy Midnight

Eve’s Author page on FB

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Apr 27 2016

48mins

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We got our dose of blerd goodness when Jamie Broadnax of @BlackGirlNerds dropped by!

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Jamie Broadnax stopped by to discuss Black Girl Nerds, her diversity in gaming series, community building and more. We even tweeted out to one of our faves, Idris Elba in the hopes he'd come by our podcasts!

We’re part of the Geeked.fm network along with Geeks in Sneaks, Chromatic Life and More than Bits. We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show!

Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Jamie:

From @Thain1982:

What are some of your favorite cons to attend both for general nerdery and welcoming/acceptance?

Do you have any developers/studios whose games you always consider must have?

Have you had any big surprises with the gaming diversity series (or with BGN in general)?

From @SpacedOutGenius:

How do you plan on preserving the Culture? #BlackEnterprise #BlackCulture

What we’re playing/reading:

Jamie: Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Saga, Bitch Planet

Tanya: Tom Clancy’s the Division, Street Fighter V, Galak-Z, Mage Killer (DA Comic)

David: Starbound, Fallout 4

Where to find our guest online

@BlackGirlNerds

blackgirlnerds.com

BGN Podcast

BGN on Facebook

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

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Martin Sahlin swung by to spin a yarn about Unravel game!

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Coldwood Creative Director Martin Sahlin swung by to spin a yarn about Unravel game, our fave bit of red fluff being afrayed of the epic tale ahead of him and more!

We’re part of the Geeked.fm network along with Geeks in Sneaks, Chromatic Life and More than Bits. We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. We’ve got a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note at freshoutoftokens@gmail.com as well. Follow us on Twitter; @OutOfTokensCast

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Martin:

Via Nadia C:

  1. How many design iterations did Yarny go through before he was finalized into the character we ended up playing?

  2. Crabs, birds, machinery, electrocution! You monsters! ;) Seriously though, how difficult was it to animate those grisly death/fail scenes?

  3. What does Coldwood have in store for us in the future?

Via Shareef Jackson:

  1. Did you design the platform mechanics first and then add visuals later? Or vice versa?

  2. How did you choose the length of the yarn? Was it longer / shorter in earlier versions?

  3. Have you played yoshi's wooly world? If so, what do you think?

Via KalliMuse:

Could there ever be another game featuring Yarny? Or did Unravel cover everything that needed to be said?

Via Jay:

What was it like creating such detailed digital versions of real life environments?

Via Thain1982

  1. The soundtrack is perfect all the way through. Are there any plans to release it for sale?

  2. Is Yarny officially part of the Inquisition now, and will he be traveling to Tevinter?

  3. Was the epilogue planned from the beginning, or was it demanded after seeing the ending?

  4. Was there a deliberate attempt to make players want to protect Yarny?

What we’re playing/reading:

Martin: Gravity Rush: Remastered, FF7, Warframe, Alien: Isolation, Uncharted 4 Multiplayer

Tanya: Unravel, Dragon Age Inquisition, Dragon Age II

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @monkeybeach

coldwoodstudios

macopaco on tumblr

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Mar 23 2016

56mins

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Night of the living Memes, Academics and Political gaming bodies with Megan Condis

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We talked with Megan Condis about academics & research in regard to gaming, writing about games for Al Jazeera America, memes, and political gaming bodies. Listen to an interesting discussion on all these topics and more!

We’re part of the Geeked.fm network along with Geeks in Sneaks, Chromatic Life and More than Bits. We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks.

We’ve got a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.wordpress.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well.

Question for Megan

From @thain1982 on Twitter:

•What themes would you most like to see games explore?

•What themes are they least suited to explore?

•Are there any (alt)games that you feel handled a difficult theme well? Papo Y Yo, Minority Media

Articles:

http://www.polygon.com/2015/9/2/9247231/jimmy-kimmel-gamers-death-threats-youtube#

What we’re playing/reading:

Megan: Chime Sharp Demo, League of Legends, always

Tanya: Fallout Shelter

David: The Secret World, Shadowrun: Hong Kong,

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @MeganCondis

Site: https://megancondis.wordpress.com/

The Game of Trolls and how to Win it

The Online Game that proves the web is not a post racial utopia

Original Games by Megan

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDiverseGames

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Music:

The intro is from Magical Girls Can Trap by MGC.

The song at the end is Kawaii Streets by MGC.

Both are from the album Magical Girls Run the World.

You can listen to the show at freshoutoftokens.simplecast.fm, email us at freshoutoftokens@gmail.com and follow us on twitter at @OutOfTokensCast.

Nov 04 2015

1hr 36mins

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We go back in the crates of our gaming past & more with Lauren Warren from Black Girl Nerds

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Lauren Warren of Black Girl Nerds talked with us about gaming, diversity, old school games we loved, projects she's working on to help spread diversity in the gaming space; and more. We’re part of the Geeked.fm network along with Geeks with Sneaks, Chromatic Life and More than Bits.

We’ve got a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.wordpress.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. Don't forget about the Fresh Out of Tokens section on the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop! Logo designed by @ChachiBobinks!

Question for Lauren:

Chicovia on twitter: @OutOfTokensCast @iamlaurenp ask her why she hates ps4 so much 😂😂😂

What we’re playing:

Lauren: Halo Reach, Dying Light, GTA V

Tanya: Witcher 3, Mortal Kombat X

David: Morrowind

Where to find our guest online:

Twitter: @iamlaurenp

http://blackgirlnerds.com/lauren-warren/

thelaurenwarren.com

Twitch! denizenoflossantos

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDiverseGames

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Aug 19 2015

59mins

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Games Critique as POC; pitfalls, perils and pearls of wisdom

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Our fabulous guests! Katherine Cross, our dapper scholastic games critiquer extraordinaire whose work appears in Feministing and Gamasutra, next we have Tauriq Moosa, who loves the Witcher 3 while giving it a critical side eye, is wicked smart and writes for Polygon, Guardian, Daily Beast, Mary Sue, an and quite a few other places. Last but certainly not least, we have Austin Walker, who recently joined Giant Bomb, congrats on the newish gig! Apologies in advance for some audio issues. Technology turned on us mid-recording so there's been some editorial finagling done to bring you this episode.

Articles:

Colorblind: On The Witcher 3, Rust,and Gaming's Race Problem - Tauriq in Polygon

More On Race, More on Witcher and how to Move Forward - Austin, Giant Bomb

Witcher 3, Race and Histriocity - Austin, Giant Bomb

Opinion: Finding Meaning in Darkest Dungeon’s Narrative Design - Katherine Cross, Gamasutra

GDC 2015 #1 Reason to Be - Katherine Cross

Rust Dev Blog on randomly Assigned race in Rust - Garry Newman

Rust Game - Penis size randomly assigned, tied to your Steam Profile - Nerdist NSFW

POC in gaming critique that people should be reading, listening to and hiring to write?

Gita Jackson (Paste Games & Match 3 Podcast)

Evan Narcisse (Kotaku)

Sidney Fussel (@Sangfroid_San/ sidneyfussell.com)

Patricia Hernandez (Kotaku)

Shareef Jackson #GamingLooksGood (Youtube, Twitch, Twitter)

Spawn On Me (Cicero Holmes & Kahlief Adams)

Leigh Alexander (Offworld)

Imran Khan (Paste)

Mike Williams (US Gamer)

Where to find our guests online:

Katherine Cross: http://quinnae.com Twitter = @Quinnae_Moon

Austin Walker: Austin on Giant Bomb! Twitter = @Austin_walker

Tauriq Moosa: is back on twitter, @tauriqmoosa

Where to find your hosts online:

David L. Reeves - Patreon, @RedConversation, twitch [twitch.tv/red_conversation]

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGms

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDiverseGames

Jul 04 2015

1hr 49mins

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Not Having Racism In Your Campaign, Settings, Or Table - PAX Unplugged 2018

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Tabletop is growing and expanding, and with it there’s an increased need for diversity at the table. Let’s talk frankly about why racism at the table shouldn’t be a thing you do as a GM or player. Also, let’s get real about racism in our settings and campaigns, talk about what we can do to stamp it out as much as possible in a land where elves, orcs, and dragons roam but racism seems to be a neverending boss battle.

Moderator: Tanya DePass ~ @cypheroftyr

Panelists:
Omari Akil ~ @OmariAkil
Adam Koebel ~ @skinnyghost
Nadja Otikor ~ @Trist_Chi
Carlos Luna ~ @CarlosCrits
Surena Marie ~ @SurenaXMarie
APoisal ~ @APoisal

Dec 06 2018

1hr

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It's so hard to say good bye

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This is it y'all, the final episode of Fresh Out of Tokens. It's been two years, 95 episodes, numerous amazing guests but it's time to say farewell.

We've had a great run over the last two years, and it's been amazing for a show that started out as a happy accident to run for so long, to have so many amazing folks grace the mic . Thank you to every single guest, guest host and fan of the show. Thank you to everyone who's said a kind word about the show after the announcement came out about Tokens ending.

The show might be ending, but the episodes will remain on Simplecast, archived. We'll leave Fresh Out of Tokens merch up in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop, and the twitter will be here even if it serves as more of an archive.

Thank you to everyone who listened, who took a chance on a fledgling show to come on and be a guest, or promoted the show, or talked us up on twitter, Facebook or anywhere else. Special thanks to Shareef Jackson for rocking out with a Tokens mug early on.

Don't be strangers, keep up with our outgoing EIC on twitter, tumblr, facebook, and her site; if you got a little coin to spare; Tanya is on Patreon to keep doing I Need Diverse Games as a full time gig.

Also! Check out these other shows that are doing amazing work and having some great conversations.

Jul 19 2017

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Ian Hamilton stopped by to talk Games Accessibility with us!

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Ian Hamilton, one of the co-founders of the Game Accessibility Conference came by to talk about accessibility in games, GA Conf, things devs can do better to account for accessibility and more.

We have tees, and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com or on tumblr. If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast.

Questions for Ian:

@TimpoAdante:

What games (if any) would you point out as exemplars of how to do accessibility?

Are you seeing more studios taking accessibility seriously than in the past?

Older Game Box Art that Ian mentioned during the episode:

Shadow of the Beast

Shadow of the Beast 2

Turrican

Awesome

Federation of Free Traders

Anarchy

Baal

Gods

What we’re playing/reading:

Tanya: Injustice 2, The Sims 4

Ian: Thimbleweed Park, With Blood Upon the Sand

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @ianhamilton_

GAConf: www.gaconf.com

GAConf 2017 talks

Game Accessibility Guidelines

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Jun 21 2017

41mins

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Not Having Racism In Your Campaign, Settings, Or Table - PAX Unplugged 2018

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Tabletop is growing and expanding, and with it there’s an increased need for diversity at the table. Let’s talk frankly about why racism at the table shouldn’t be a thing you do as a GM or player. Also, let’s get real about racism in our settings and campaigns, talk about what we can do to stamp it out as much as possible in a land where elves, orcs, and dragons roam but racism seems to be a neverending boss battle.

Moderator: Tanya DePass ~ @cypheroftyr

Panelists:
Omari Akil ~ @OmariAkil
Adam Koebel ~ @skinnyghost
Nadja Otikor ~ @Trist_Chi
Carlos Luna ~ @CarlosCrits
Surena Marie ~ @SurenaXMarie
APoisal ~ @APoisal

Dec 06 2018

1hr

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It's so hard to say good bye

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This is it y'all, the final episode of Fresh Out of Tokens. It's been two years, 95 episodes, numerous amazing guests but it's time to say farewell.

We've had a great run over the last two years, and it's been amazing for a show that started out as a happy accident to run for so long, to have so many amazing folks grace the mic . Thank you to every single guest, guest host and fan of the show. Thank you to everyone who's said a kind word about the show after the announcement came out about Tokens ending.

The show might be ending, but the episodes will remain on Simplecast, archived. We'll leave Fresh Out of Tokens merch up in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop, and the twitter will be here even if it serves as more of an archive.

Thank you to everyone who listened, who took a chance on a fledgling show to come on and be a guest, or promoted the show, or talked us up on twitter, Facebook or anywhere else. Special thanks to Shareef Jackson for rocking out with a Tokens mug early on.

Don't be strangers, keep up with our outgoing EIC on twitter, tumblr, facebook, and her site; if you got a little coin to spare; Tanya is on Patreon to keep doing I Need Diverse Games as a full time gig.

Also! Check out these other shows that are doing amazing work and having some great conversations.

Jul 19 2017

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Ian Hamilton stopped by to talk Games Accessibility with us!

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Ian Hamilton, one of the co-founders of the Game Accessibility Conference came by to talk about accessibility in games, GA Conf, things devs can do better to account for accessibility and more.

We have tees, and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com or on tumblr. If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast.

Questions for Ian:

@TimpoAdante:

What games (if any) would you point out as exemplars of how to do accessibility?

Are you seeing more studios taking accessibility seriously than in the past?

Older Game Box Art that Ian mentioned during the episode:

Shadow of the Beast

Shadow of the Beast 2

Turrican

Awesome

Federation of Free Traders

Anarchy

Baal

Gods

What we’re playing/reading:

Tanya: Injustice 2, The Sims 4

Ian: Thimbleweed Park, With Blood Upon the Sand

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @ianhamilton_

GAConf: www.gaconf.com

GAConf 2017 talks

Game Accessibility Guidelines

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Jun 21 2017

41mins

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Catt Small & Chris Algoo return to talk up Game Devs of Color Expo

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Catt Small and Chris Algoo return to talk about this years Game Developers of Color Expo, what prompted them to create the event with other folks at Brooklyn Gamery, work/life balance either with a dayjob or as a freelancer and more.

We have tees, and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com or on tumblr. If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Catt & Chris:

@TimpoAdante: what resources would you recommend for kids who want to learn game design?

What is your favorite book that you've read in the last year?

What we’re playing/reading:

Tanya: Mafia III DLC - Stones Unturned, Tekken 7, SFV

Catt: VA-11 Hall-A, SFV, Super Smash Brothers

Chris: Hitman 2016

Where to find our guests online

Twitter: @cattsmall // @chrisalgoo

Cattsmall.com

brooklyngamery.com

Being the Change I Want to See: GDOC 2017

Game Developers of Color Expo

Buy tickets: http://gdocexpo2017.eventbrite.com

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Jun 14 2017

1hr

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.@BioFanOfficial comes back to talk about queer issues in Mass Effect: Andromeda, we dish on Reyes, Gil & more!

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Bio Fan Official comes back to talk about Mass Effect: Andromeda, same sex romances in the game, what's lacking & what's good re: queer content and more!

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for BioFan:

@Lil_Miss_Trancy: How do you think the romances in MEA compared to those of the trilogy in terms of emotional content, structure and characterisation?

@GaymerQueen: Bioware fans have been asking for poly romance options for a long time. What did you think about the options for polyamory in MEA?

@TimpoAdante: Is Reyes worth it? (Full Disclosure, I didn’t take his side with my full Ryder)

Who do you wish was romanceable/hope will be included in the patch?

Romance aside: Who is your favorite character in Andromeda?

What we’re playing/reading:

BioFanOfficial: Mass Effect: Andromeda, Dragon Age Origins, Nexus Uprising by Jason M. Hough and KC Alexander

Tanya: Mass Effect:Andromeda, Injustice 2

Where to find our guest online

BioFanOfficial on Youtube

Twitter: @BioFanOfficial

Tumblr: http://biofanblog.tumblr.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BioFanOfficial

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Jun 07 2017

54mins

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Renee Blair talks about accessibility, HCI and more in the Key of Boss

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We chat with Renee Blair of Bosskey about her work, accessibility in games, level design and Lawbreakers!

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Renee:

@TimpoAdante: What accessibility features do you consider so basic that there's no excuse to not include them?

How much development time would be saved by building in accessibility from the ground up?

What accessibility considerations do you feel are most frequently overlooked?

What we’re playing/reading:

Tanya: Mass Effect Andromeda, Injustice 2

Renee: Transmetropolitan, Persona 5

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @heptad777

http://ecgconf.com/renee-blair/

http://reneeblair.me/

Renee's games on Itch.IO

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Jun 01 2017

42mins

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Justin Saint talks representation, queer cosplay and more with us!

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We're finally sitting down with Justin Saint, known as GaymerQueen for their amazing queer cosplays to talk about Asian representation, Mass Effect Andromeda, their role in Krem's creation and more!

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Justin:

@TimpoAdante: who is your definitive Hollywood Glam performer, and which film defines Hollywood Glam for you?

What has been your favorite cosplay to put together?

What we’re playing/reading:

Tanya: Mass Effect Andromeda

Justin: Mass Effect Andromeda (Lol)

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @GaymerQueen

Instagram: @GaymerQueen

Facebook - Justin Saint Makeup

How a trans mage named Mae could change Dragon Age [YouTube ]

Donate to GX East so Justin can be this year's Cosplay host!

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

May 24 2017

1hr 38mins

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Tinglers, Cyborgs and Unburnt Witches, Part the First

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The amazing Zoe Quinn hangs out with our EIC Tanya to talk about the new game based off Chuck Tingle's works, new book that's out soon, becoming a cyborg and more.

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Note: Though the questions sent in by listeners are in the show notes, we had some technical difficulties and have to re-record the Q&A portion of the show. Part II will air later in May.

Questions for Zoe

Jarryd Huntley: What's your favorite metal band(if applicable😉)? Jk, but what's your favorite band(s)?

Jamie Jeans: Sorry if this is so simple but... how are you? Are you doing okay?

What was behind the decision to go old school for the live action video game design of the Chuck Tingle Digital Adventure game? I hadn't seen that in a LONG long time.

TimpoAdante: You have done a lot of incredible things, and you constantly advocate for others even in those moments when most people would just be seeking to shore up support for themselves. What is something you've done (that you can actually talk about) that you are proudest of, whether a lot of folks already know about it or not?

Out of all the folks you've worked with, who do you still hope you'll get the opportunity to work with, and what kind of thing would you like to make or do with them?

What was the most surprising thing you were able to notice or do after getting your magnetic implant? Is this implant the harbinger of the cybernetic revolution?

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @UnburntWitch

Kickstarted in the Butt - The Tingler

Pre-Order Crash Override on Amazon

Zoe's GDC Talk on Comedy in Games Video autoplays on open

Crash Override

UnburntWitch.com

Zoe on Patreon

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Apr 26 2017

51mins

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Fresh Out Of SideQuests

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Kyle-Steven Porter drops by to discuss FlameCon, his own podcast about RuPaul's Drag Race, photography and LGBTQIA geek spaces.

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Kyle:

@TimpoAdante: What are some of your favorite subjects to photograph? (and do you prefer film or digital)

In your mind, who makes the @FLAMECON theme music?

What do you hope people take away from @FLAMECON?

What we’re playing/reading:

Kyle: Fire Emblem Heroes, Soul Hunters

Tanya: ME:Andromeda, FFXV - Episode Gladiolus

Where to find our guests online

Twitter: @YMISoAmazing

http://www.kylestevenporter.com/

Instagram: @kyled4nger

FlameCon - August 19 & 20, 2017

FlameCon on Twitter

Twitter: @TSOIA_Podcast

TSOIA on Tumblr

TSOIA on iTunes

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Apr 05 2017

1hr 7mins

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Fandom follies, fic and more with Flourish and Elizabeth of Fansplaining!

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We had a visit from the fine folks behind Fansplaining to talk about fandom, gaming, fic and more as Tanya turns the tables after a visit to their show

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Flourish and Elizabeth:

@GarrickWinter: In your experience, do different kinds of media (books/TV/games/etc.) tend to lead to different kinds of fandoms and fan experiences?

Have you had any especially memorable encounters or interactions with the creators of works you're fans of?

@TimpoAdante: Where have you found the most welcoming fandoms?

What's the most memorable fic you've ever read?

Is there any fan community that killed something you might have loved otherwise?

What we’re playing/reading:

Flourish: Currently reading every Star Trek novel ever written. This is not a joke. You can see my progress here. I’m currently playing the Witcher

Elizabeth: Currently reading “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, and next in my TBR pile is “Grace and the Fever” by Zan Romanoff. I’m playing...Candy Crush Soda

Tanya: Final Fantasy XV, ME:Andromeda MultiPlayer (at PAX East)

Where to find our guests online

Twitter: @Fansplaining

Fansplaining on Patreon!

http://fansplaining.com/

Elizabeth: @elizabethminkel

Elizabethminkel.com

Flourish: @flourish

Flourishklink.com

Flourish on Tumblr

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Mar 22 2017

1hr 41mins

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Dylan Zaner came through with 8bits, and a lot to say on streaming

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There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

We finally had a chance to chat up Dylan Zaner, also known as 8BitDylan about that out stream life, creating an inclusive twitch community and more.

Questions for Dylan

@GarrickWinter: What are some of the differences in how you experience games between streaming them and playing them alone?

And are there any kinds of games you stream but wouldn't play alone, or play alone but wouldn't stream?

@TimpoAdante: What's one of your most unexpected challenges about streaming?

Do you have a favorite game to stream, or has there been a favorite moment when streaming?

What we’re playing/reading:

Dylan: (Off stream) The Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3/(reading) La Perdida

Tanya: Mass Effect 3, Herald

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @EightBitDylan

twitch.tv/8bitdylan

8Bit Dylan on YouTube

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Mar 01 2017

1hr 12mins

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Souha Al-Samkari runs with Truant Pixels

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Souha Al-Samkari, VP of Truant Pixels joins us to talk about Akash Game, Otome life, a bit of fanning out over Bioware games and more.

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Souha:

@ofclsarahjay: NO REALLY what is the most rewarding aspect of video game dev?

@Villpanh: What's your role in making themes for truant pixel?

How do you come up with such beautiful and intricate designs?

What hobbies do you especially favor? Does anything inspire you?

What we’re playing/reading:

Souha: Final Fantasy XV, Mystic Messenger

Tanya: Mass Effect 3, ME3 MP

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @sousourocket

Akashpathofthefive.com

Akash Reveal Trailer [YT link]

Akash Game Tumblr

truantpixel.com

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Feb 22 2017

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We caught a Labmouse!

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Laura Simpson talks tabletop, LARP, UX design and getting ready to launch a Kickstarter

We have tees, and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast.

A Companion's Tale is now on Kickstarter!

Questions for Laura:

@TimpoAdante

What's one of the most memorable moments you've had while running or testing a game you've designed?

How do considerations differ when designing for tabletop play vs designing for LARP play?

What we’re playing/reading:

Laura: FF15, Stardew Valley, various mobile games, (Otome games, Reigns, Two Dots), gamifying, learning to play violin, just finished reading Obelisk Gate- NK Jemisin

Tanya: Mafia III, For Honor Open Beta, FFXV

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @labmouse

laura-simpson.com

Sweet Potato Press (Games that I’m publishing)

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Feb 16 2017

1hr 23mins

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Vivek and Roy of Herald Game took us along for a ride on the high seas

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Vivek Bhurtun and Roy van der Schilden join us to talk about the upcoming Herald Game from Wispfire studios, casting voice actors and dealing with imperialism in the 19th century. Vivek voices the games protagonist and Roy is the lead writer.

We have tees, and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Vivek and Roy:

@TimpoAdante:

Vivek: Is this your first time voice acting for a video game?

How does it compare to other voiceover work?

Vivek & Roy: What are some of your favorite classic point-and-click adventures?

What we’re playing/reading:

Vivek: The Magic of Thinking Big

Roy: Never Alone, Long Way North

Tanya: Herald Demo, For Honor Closed Beta

Where to find our guests online

Twitter:

Vivek - @NVBMusic

Verbatim VO

Roy

@Wispfire // @RoyvdSchilden

Heraldgame.com

Herald on Steam - Add it to your wishlist!

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Feb 08 2017

1hr 21mins

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Avonelle inducts Tanya into the Cred Bureau, talks LARP and diversity in the industry

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We have tees, and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can follow us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Questions for Avonelle:

@TimpoAdante:  What's one of the most memorable experiences you've had while LARPing?

What is your favorite way to introduce new players to tabletop or LARP gameplay?

What we’re playing/reading:

Avonelle: Lots of prototypes. Gems of War on my iphone. Red 7.  

Tanya: Herald Demo, Catlateral Damage, Sims 4

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @avonelle, @dexenvoy, @de_gaming

Avonelle on Facebook

Double Exposure

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya's other work via Patreon

Feb 01 2017

1hr 19mins

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We all rolled for initiative and Quinn Murphy got a nat 20 on CHAR

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can follow us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Article: Drow Reimagined

Questions for Quinn:

@TimpoAdante: Which of your games do you think plays best for a group that has little-to-no pen-and-paper experience?

What's one of the most memorable experiences you've had seeing other people play(test) your games?

What is your favorite generation of Magic: the Gathering, and do you play M:tG with family?

What we’re playing/reading:

Quinn: Overwatch, Dragonball Xenoverse 2, Android Assault Cactus

Tanya: Skyrim SE

David R: Endless Sky, Fallout 4

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @qh_murphy

Quinn on Patreon

Thoughtcrimes

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDiverseGames

Support Tanya's other work: patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Support David's work as an editor on Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Jan 25 2017

1hr 23mins

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Lee brings us the art of the long game plan, talks about diversity in conventions & more

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can follow us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Lee:

@TimpoAdante: Given that your art spans multiple mediums, what is your favorite medium to work with?

Your portfolio is lovely. What are a couple of your own favorite pieces?

Are there any artistic trends in games that you'd like to see go away for a very long time?

What we’re playing/reading:

Lee: Tyranny, Pokemon Moon

Tanya: Watch Dogs 2, Mass Effect 2

David: Endless Sky

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @decertatio

leeflores.com

The Bullshitters Of Avila: A D&D Broadcast

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDiverseGames

Support Tanya's other work: patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Jan 18 2017

1hr 23mins

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Deb Budding comes back to get brainy with us about games, neuropsychology & more!

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Deborah

@TimpoAdante: What's something you've never seen a game do that you would really like to see?

Do you think games (AAA or not) have improved in their representation of Mental Health over the past year?

What's something you've never seen a game do that you would really like to see?

@The_Doc_Webb: Any characters that proved to be a pleasant surprise (i.e., initially appeared to be a "gimmick" or worse but eventually proved to be a nuanced representation?

@Jaysla_: a lot of games (esp horror) use sanity as a mechanic - is there a way to do this well, accepting that scary situations will have a mental toll without being reductive or gross?

@BreenIsTerrible: Same question for The Sims series Insane trait. It seems to be a huge mess right now.

Article: Brain Games Fail a Big Scientific Test

What we’re playing/reading:

Deborah: Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy Explorers, Witcher 3, Alphabear, Gummy Drops (I’m a shameless match 3 addict)

Tanya: Final Fantasy XV, Witcher 3, Watch Dogs 2, Mafia III

David R: Endless Sky, TMNT Legends, Morrowind

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @Nebula63

deborahbudding.com

theoryandpractice

NeuroCurious Podcast

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

INDG Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // Personal patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Jan 11 2017

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A Tale of Butts, more Butts and a GOTY by Laura Kate

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Listener questions for Laura:

Via email from DarthRadar: Have you tried the Switch, and if so?  How does it feel (does it feel good in the hands, is it tiring to look at, what do you think of the screen, etc.)?

@TimpoAdante: LPVG broke some of the biggest hardware news of the year. How bad has pushback been from Sony and Nintendo?

What do video games need to do to top Overwatch's butts and should they even try?

Article: Tracer is Queer - OW Fans Rejoice - Waypoint

Tamriel Rebuilt - Mod Pack for Elder Scrolls Morrowind

GOTY Picks:

Tanya’s Picks: Mafia III, Watch Dogs 2, XCOM 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider & Unravel (mobile is Reigns Game)

David’s Picks: Pokemon Go, TMNT Legends, Starbound

Laura’s Picks: Pokemon Go, Dark Souls 3, Firewatch, Superhot, Final Fantasy XV, Pokemon S&M

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Laura:  Final Fantasy XV, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Rogue One

Tanya: Final Fantasy XV, Watch Dogs 2, Mafia III

David: TMNT Legends, Fallout 4, Arcanum

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @laurakbuzz

Let’s Play Video Games

LPVG on Patreon

Jimquisition - Podquisition

Lets Play Videogames Podcast

Laura on YouTube

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon:  patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves - @RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

Dec 28 2016

1hr 27mins

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Shareef Jackson returns to tell us how he makes Math Look Good & more

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Article: The Sin of Mainstream Videogames - Gamasutra

Questions for Shareef:

@TimpoAdante: What's one of the most common misconceptions you have to teach past when tutoring math?

What is the most fun you've had making a gaming looks good video?

@GarrickWinter: What relationship do you see between different games genres and efforts to foster diversity and inclusion?

Have you ever had any especially funny bloopers while recording podcasts?

@GeekMelange: How did he come up with the idea for the math tutoring service he's started? How long did it take to go from planning to implementation?

Does he have a favorite novelization/novel tie-in for a game?

@Nebula63: Can you talk about links between music and math? How did you come up w using hip hop to help learn coding?

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Shareef: Super Mario Run, Watch Dogs 2, I Expect You To Die, Superhot VR, The Climb

Tanya: Mafia III, Final Fantasy XV, Watch Dogs 2

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @ShareefJackson

ShareefJackson.com

Math Looks Good

Gaming Looks Good

Science Looks Good

Spawn on Me

Operation Cubicle

Shareef on YT

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D. - @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon:  patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

Dec 21 2016

1hr 27mins

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