Nerdificent
In Nerdificent comedians, Ify Nwadiwe and Dani Fernandez break down all that is nerdy. Whether you’ve spent years rolling dice in a friend’s basement or got hooked after seeing a comic book movie, they’ve got something for you. Each episode Dani and Ify deep dive into a nerdy subject or subculture and break down the history, culture, and future of it; all while making you laugh.

Episode 44: A Conversation with Women in Gaming

February 12, 201964 min
Hello friends and welcome to another episode of Nerdificent. This week the gang is joined by Sam Maggs of Insomniac Games and Janel SantaCruz of Hyper RPG to discuss Women in the world of Video Games. Dani and Ify with help from Sam and Janel talk about their struggles of wanting to work and participate in the world of video games and nerd culture as a whole with toxic masculinity and gatekeeping being the main factors of stifling that desire. This episode we share the many avenues women have entered, evolved, and conquered the world of Video Games as well as ways you too can find and support people with similar dreams and goals. No matter your gender everyone can learn something on today’s episode of Nerdificent! FOOTNOTES:LifeWire: The Most Important Women in the History of Video GamesHeadStuff: A Brief History of the Female Representation in Video GamesPolygon: "No Girls Allowed" - Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boysTwine: an Open-Source Tool for Telling Interactive, Nonlinear StoriesLearn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices