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Moving Pixels Podcast: Gaming Without the Geek

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Monday, Mar 5, 2012
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This week the Moving Pixels discusses the changing face of the gamer, a term that perhaps is no longer so easily coupled with the concept of "the geek."

This week the Moving Pixels podcast is joined by former Digital Cowboy and current host of the Digital Gonzo podcast Alex Shaw to discuss the changing face of the gamer.


When a game full of dungeons and dragons can sell to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars on release (yes, we’re looking at you, Skyrim), it seems that what was once perceived as a hobby for freaks and geeks may “belong” to a slightly broader slice of the general culture than it used to.  We consider generational shifts in attitudes towards gamers, the advent of social gaming, and the inclusivity and exclusivity that gaming as a past time may or may not have come to represent as a cultural practice as we have moved into the twenty-first century.
  


This podcast is also available via iTunes.


 

More discussion of the gamer and the geek:


Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” and, Well, Video Games by G. Christopher Williams


Geeks Sneering at Geek by Alex Shaw


 

Our podcast contributors:


G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com.  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.


Jorge Albor is a contributor to the Moving Pixels blog at PopMatters.com.  You can also find his writing and podcasts at ExperiencePoints.net.


Alex Shaw is the host of Digital Gonzo, a show about movies, games, and all things digital and, well, gonzo.  Check it out.


 

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