It’s @bioware month on @OutOfTokensCast! Enjoy these episodes with @allanschumacher & @davidgaider

We were lucky enough to have two Bioware devs on our show this month! Enjoy the bounty of almost four hours of audio.

Interview with a Fennec Slayer, Allan Schumacher

Schumacher profile_picWe chatted with Bioware’s Allan Schumacher on what SDET actually means, diversity in the industry, what life is like on the QA side of the house and interacting with fans.

Listen to the show on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download the MP3

Question for Allan:

Via @thain1982 on twitter: @AllanSchumacher What kind of professional environment does Bioware foster to remain so responsive to fan feedback?

Article:

Eight Tactics for Engaging with Players on Social Media – Gamasutra

Where to find our guest online

An Altus for All Seasons, How Dorian Pavus Came to Be with David Gaider

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A long, fun conversation with Bioware’s David Gaider on how Dorian Pavus came to be the Altus we know and love, life as a lead writer, and a few trips around the meta rail.

Listen to the show on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download the MP3

Question for David G:

Tyler Pollock ‏@cyberpunkwarlok asked: @davidgaider Who has the best butt in each Mass Effect and Dragon Age game? For example: Garrus in ME1, Bull in DAI etc etc.

Articles:

Where to find our guest online

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ICYMI – An Altus for all seasons, on how Dorian came to be with @davidgaider

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An Altus for all seasons, on how Dorian came to be with David Gaider

A long, fun conversation with Bioware’s David Gaider on how Dorian Pavus came to be the Altus we know and love, life as a lead writer, and a few trips around the meta rail.

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.wordpress.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well.

Question for David G:

Tyler Pollock ‏@cyberpunkwarlok asked:

@davidgaider Who has the best butt in each Mass Effect and Dragon Age game? For example: Garrus in ME1, Bull in DAI etc etc.

Articles:

What we’re playing:

  • David G: Arkham Knight, Crusader Kings 2, Pillars of Eternity
  • Tanya: MGSV, DAI Trespasser
  • David R: Star Wars: Uprising, Shadowrun: Hong Kong

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @davidgaider

GDC 2013 – Sex In Videogames Panel

GaymerX2 – Meet David Gaider Panel 2014 YouTube 52 min

Where to find your hosts online:

Repost- Guest updates etc

Have some more recent guest updates!

We’re booked through the end of 2015! We couldn’t have done this without your support. Thank you!

We’ll also be taking Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s weeks off recording. Please listen, rate and review! We’re on iTunes, Stitcher or nab the RSS link to add us to your favorite podcast listening app.

Current Episode as of this post:

An Altus for all seasons, on how Dorian came to be with David Gaider

Prior to this post:

Future Episodes (already recorded):

  • Megan Condis; air date 11/4
  • Timothy Lewinson; air date 11/11
  • Chachi Bobinks; air date 11/18
  • Deborah Budding; air date 11/25
  • Cicero Holmes & Kahlief Adams; Spawn on Me; air date 12/2
  • Carolyn VanEseltine; air date 12/9
  • BrothaDom; air date 12/19
  • Bonus episode: #TokenWhiteGuys – Air date TBA

Future Guests:

  • Veerender Jubbal; recording 11/4
  • Jeremy Yoder; recording 11/11
  • Brianna and Frank Wu; recording 11/17
  • Rachel Kronick; recording 12/2
  • PyunPyun Chan; recording 12/16

While you wait for new content, enjoy past episodes via Stitcher.
http://app.stitcher.com/splayer/f/67968?el=1&refid=stpr

#FemHypeIC: FemHype Goes to IndieCade15!

Very happy to be sharing space in the #GamingForEveryone Pavilion at #IndieCade15!

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IndieCade Festival 2015
Gaming For Everyone Pavilion

We are super thrilled to announce that we will be featured at the IndieCade Festival: Gaming for Everyone Pavilion from October 23rd to October 25th! We are so excited to meet with some of the FemHype crew while we’re there. ✌ Here’s where we’ll be:

IndieCade Village [Map]
9300 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Definitely stop by our booth if you can! We will be handing out EXCLUSIVE buttons for free, so don’t miss us. Not only that, but we will be asking visitors to help us create an upcoming article! Stay tuned.

We know that not everyone can make it to the event, so for those of you at home, we are dedicated to keeping you updated through social media. Follow along with us on the following platforms! (We’ll be most active on those that are starred.)

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ICYMI ~ Interview with a Fennec slayer, @AllanSchumacher

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We chatted with Bioware’s Allan Schumacher on what SDET actually means, diversity in the industry, what life is like on the QA side of the house and interacting with fans. 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.

Listen on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download the MP3

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 Allan:

Via @thain1982 on twitter: @AllanSchumacher What kind of professional environment does Bioware foster to remain so responsive to fan feedback?

Article:

Eight Tactics for Engaging with Players on Social Media – Gamasutra

What we’re playing/reading:

Allan: Shadowrun Hong Kong, Payday 2, Invisible Inc.

Tanya: Dragon Age Inquisition: Trespasser, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

David: Shadowrun: Hong Kong

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @AllanSchumacher

Allan on YouTube

Allan on Twitch

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.tv/red_conversation / davidlreeves.com / patreon.com/redconversation

Music:

Musical accompaniment provided by MGC from the album Magical Girls Run the World.

The intro is from Magical Girls Can Trap.

The song at the end is Magical Girl Rap Attack by MGC.

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

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ICYMI @gadgette listed us as 1 of 8 great gaming podcasts by and for women!!

8 great gaming podcasts by and for women

Listen up!

By Emma Boyle October 12, 2015
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Not long ago, we had a look at YouTube gaming channels run by women that we thought deserved your attention. Unfortunately we don’t always have the time to sit and watch YouTube videos, or even sit and actually play the games themselves. But why shouldn’t we be able to indulge one of our favourite hobbies on the go? That’s why we’ve put together a list of some gaming-related podcasts run by women and for women. For your commute, or in the office, or even just when you’re lying in bed before you drift off to sleep, these podcasts are interesting, witty, and most importantly, mad about gaming.

8)Bitch Team Alpha

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image via bitch team alpha site
Bitch Team Alpha is a network of podcasts started in 2014. Their bi-monthly gaming-specific podcast is called Heroine, hosted by Katey Lee with various guests. The podcast promises to be “all videogames all the time”, covering news, reviews, gaming events, and more complex topics such as race representation in gaming. This podcast has diversity of content on its side, and it’s always a good listen, with episodes usually running between 45 minutes and an hour and 45 minutes. The rest of the Bitch Team Alpha is also worth checking out, as their video game content has expanded into articles and reviews. If you want to broaden your listening to geek culture generally, with shows covering everything from smutty fanfiction, to comics, to pen and paper role playing games. All your nerdy bases are covered by these women.

7) The Heroine’s Journey

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The Heroine’s Journey is a fairly new podcast, hosted by LC Brown. The Heroine’s Journey is all about women’s stories and female characters. It’s not limited to video games, covering books, TV, film, and comics, although pretty much every episode mentions at least one videogame or board game. The podcast aims to “broaden awareness of positive, interesting and complex portrayals of women in fiction, and of creators who are doing it right” and it’s just wonderful. The aim is to release 45-60 minute episodes bi-weekly, but LC has been ill lately so although the release time of the content isn’t as reliable, you can always guarantee it’s of a good quality.

6) Justice Points

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image via patreon
Justice Points is one that you’ll have fun getting caught up to date with, considering it has over one hundred episodes. The aim of the podcast and its creators Tzufit and Apple Cider is to use “social justice and feminism to cut a swath across videogames.” Tzufit and Apple Cider are outspoken feminists who critique videogames with intelligence and humour, and their conversations are always great to listen to, because they’re able to look objectively at games that they love. Their latest cast that discusses the importance of acknowledging the emotions games make us feel is incredibly interesting and highly recommended. Unfortunately, Justice Points is planning to come to an end in December, which is massively disappointing, but we’ll enjoy listening to new episodes while we can.

5) Fresh Out of Tokens

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image via Facebook

Fresh Out of Tokens started in June of this year and it’s still going strong. The podcast is run by Tanya D. and David Reeves. Tanya D. is the women behind the hashtag and movement #INeedDiverseGames and now she’s turned her wave making attention to podcasts. Casts are released weekly and focus on “diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and feminism in gaming.” The best thing about this podcast being so new is that it’s easy for you to start from the beginning and get fully caught up. Episodes vary in length, usually running between and hour and an hour and 40 minutes.

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If you love gaming but detest the console supremacy, Unconsoleable might just be for you. This podcast run by Anna Tarkov and Jessica Dennis is a show all about mobile games. Mobile gaming is a touchy subject amongst gamers, what with the frankly incomprehensible hate for “filthy casuals” that use their smartphones. Unconsoleable is of the opinion that you don’t need a console or a PC to be a gamer, and they want to bring an atmosphere of fun and accessibility to gaming, which is welcome, frankly. Every Wednesday you can hear Anna and Jessica’s news, reviews, and general gaming discussion.

3) Game On Girl

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image via facebook
Game on Girl used to be a weekly show where hosts Regina McMenomy and Rhonda Oglesby would interview gamers, discuss games, gaming and game culture generally. Unfortunately they no longer do the weekly cast, although they do do monthly hangouts with their fans. It’s absolutely worth going back through the archives, which run all the way back to 2012, to listen to some of the weekly episodes because they’re fantastic.

2) Girl Tribe Gaming

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image via girl tribe gaming
If you’re an Xbox fan and you’re looking for your niche, Girl Tribe Gaming has your back. Zen and Jen run the show, which focuses on Xbox, mobile gaming, and plenty of other geeky topics. Girl Tribe Gaming isn’t only a podcast, it has its own forum that aims to provide a hostile-free zone where female gamers (or male gamers) can discuss the things in games that are important to them in an open and positive environment.

1) Not Your Mama’s Gamer

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image via facebook
Not Your Mama’s Gamer is a website dedicated to unpackaging our favourite games from a feminist perspective, encouraging scholarly critique of the industry and its products. So it only makes sense that they have a podcast as well as articles. The podcast is biweekly and usually runs between an hour and a half to two hours in length. Content is always interesting and often very funny, with intelligent and wonderful guests for interview and discussion contribution. We loved episode 106 which interviewed voice actress Ashly Burch and talked all things Life is Strange, Adventure Time, voice acting, writing, and representations of mental illness in video games.


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Great feedback on our Asexuality in games episode with @defira85!

Via fairerluminosity on tumblr: Can I please thank you from the bottom of my heart for your podcast with Kirsty about asexual representation in games? As an asexual gamer, I have felt so many of the things that you two talked about. Fresh Out Of Tokens is just so awesome. Please keep asking the controversial questions! There are people out there that finally have their voices heard because you haven’t been afraid to speak up. You’ve started a landslide and given confidence to a lot of people who will no longer accept less.

ICYMI this episode is here:

Navigating the Grey Areas of ACE Representation in Games with Defira85

And here’s some additional linkage via our friends over at FemHype:

Really wonderful discussion! Some reading for you, once you’re done listening:

  1. “Coming Up Aces: The need for Better Asexual Representation in Games
  2. Asexuality & Cole’s Humanity in the ‘Dragon Age’ Trespasser DLC

Let’s always, always make an effort to listen to the voices in this community who are directly affected by the representation (or lack thereof) found in games. 🙏

ICYMI @defira85 dropped by to navigate the Grey Areas of Ace representation in gaming this week!

Kirsty for FooT

Kirsty Connor joins us to talk about Asexuality in games, the lack of representation, what’s being done well and what isn’t. We’ve also got a lot of resources in the notes below.

Listen on FreshOutOfTokens.simplecast.fm or Download the MP3

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.

What are resources for people to learn more about Asexuality, especially if they are thinking they might be on the ACE spectrum?

Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)

queenieofaces.tumblr.com

thingsthatmakeyouacey.tumblr.com

ace-muslim.tumblr.com

defira85.tumblr.com

Articles:

Coming Up Aces: The need for Better Asexual Representation in Games – FemHype 8/14/15

Resources:

f Age – Huffington Post 08/22/2013

How to not do 101 on Asexuality, Sex Repulsion and Sexual Activity – The Ace Theist 02/18/2015

6 Actual Facts About What It Means To Be Asexual – Mic.com 05/01/2015

What we’re playing:

Kirsty: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Child of Light

Tanya: Ultra Street Fighter IV, DAI: The Descent DLC

Where to find our guest online:

Twitter: @defira85

Tumblr: defira85

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

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

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDiverseGames // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

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

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