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My friends and scholars at Not Your Mama’s Gamer are streaming Video games on Twitch and taking donations for the National Breast Cancer Foundation which provides mammogram, education and support for women in need. 80% of donations goes directly to help patients–compare that to some other breast cancer charities! Click here to learn more and …

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Have you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try the Lexy Cooper mystery series? There’s no time like the…present. From December 7 through 11 the digital version of Schooled (Lexy Cooper 1) is absolutely FREE! What’s Schooled about? Lexy Cooper is a Community Manager at Xenon Corporation, maker of the Xenon24/7 videogame console and …

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When I made my most recent blog post, I saw this: Yeah, NINE HUNDRED posts. Crazy, right? I guess not so crazy when you consider that I started blogging on Windows Live Spaces on December 2, 2004. Back then I started the blog for one reason: Windows Live Spaces was about to get Xbox Live …

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Last week marked the debut of my new column at TheMarriedGamers.net. It’s called Crawl, Walk, Game, and it’s all about my experiences gaming with my youngest child. I’ve had great feedback so far, so give it a read, won’t you? Next week I’ll be writing about educational apps from Duck, Duck, Moose, and in June …

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Lexy Cooper is the protagonist of my mystery series set in the videogame business. You’ll notice I didn’t use the word “heroine.” There’s a reason for that. She’s not heroic. She’s not a role model. I don’t want Lexy to be a good girl. To always do the right thing. To know all the answers. …

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If Meaghan Marie’s recent post about the sexism she’s encountered in the games industry was at all shocking to you, you either don’t work in the games industry or you’ve had your head up your ass. I applaud her for writing it—it took guts. But she’s just shedding light on attitudes and practices that are …

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Some of my very best gaming memories are PAX-related. From my first encounter with gamerstench back at PAX #2, to my Freedom Fest/Re-Bachelorette/Bad Behavior I Don’t Remember Party in 2007 to showing off my hawt Marine fiance in 2008, a good time was had by me.  After bringing an infant to ’09 and skipping  ’10, …

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