‘We Need to Have Our Stories’: The Black Girl Gamers Fighting for Inclusion via Vice Broadly

Our Sister Community Black Girl Gamers has been featured on Vice Broadly! Here's the interview with BGG Founder: Jay aka Supadupacurl Jay-Anne Lopez. Screenshot via YouTube channel BlackGirlGamers   I was just like anybody else. I got a Super Nintendo, then I had a PS1, then I had a PS2, I skipped PS3 and moved onto … Continue reading ‘We Need to Have Our Stories’: The Black Girl Gamers Fighting for Inclusion via Vice Broadly

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Thumbstick Glo Up: The Next Phase of TM

Sharkyshood and I, as you know are very passionate about gaming culture from the perspective black women and woc in the industry. We recently announced our Mid Season break from the Podcast as we would like to take a step back and re-analyze what  the next steps are as our vision is growing and expanding along with the community we support.

Toxic Stream Culture: Why I won’t support 24 hour streams

24 hours. 1440 minutes. 86400 seconds.  I won’t pretend that I haven’t done ridiculous things for the love of video games and community but I personally believe that a gaming stream lasting 24 hours - for charity or not - is severely pushing the limitations of what is safe and healthy for a gamer. What’s … Continue reading Toxic Stream Culture: Why I won’t support 24 hour streams

Thumbstick Mafia at PlayNYC

We are happy to announce that Thumbstick Mafia will be at Play-NYC as Press, covering this inaugural event.  What is Play-NYC? New York's first and only dedicated gaming convention for creators and players alike. Featuring the latest releases from studios large and small and from developers old and new; Play NYC celebrates every facet of gaming … Continue reading Thumbstick Mafia at PlayNYC

#TMPOD S2E8 – Building Your Team

We are back with our special guest Simply Undrea. In this podcast episode, we talk about building your team, evaluating your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to your team, and the importance of setting boundaries.

#TMPOD S2E7 – Lying Ass Pollsters + Networking

We are joined again by Special Guest; Undrea of Simply Undrea | an experienced streamer and content creator as well as Brand Ambassador and Community Manager as we continue the conversation on Community + Team Building and lead into Polling, Statistics and Networking. Listen here:  Podcast:     Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple … Continue reading #TMPOD S2E7 – Lying Ass Pollsters + Networking

#TMPOD S2E6 – Team + Community Building

On S2E5 we discussed vision. This leads right into developing your vision into a community and the importance of Team and Community Building.  We are joined by Special Guest; Undrea of Simply Undrea | an experienced streamer and content creator as well as Brand Ambassador and Community Manager. Podcast: Play in new window | Download … Continue reading #TMPOD S2E6 – Team + Community Building

#TMSHARE- Working to Find Each Other!

As previously stated [Twitter thread], Thumbstick Mafia will never be spam/repost account where we just tweet links to various channels from Twitch, Youtube, Mixer,  ::insert your favorite platform:: We want to provide a space where people can truly find content creators that they can rock with, become fans of and possibly support. In our opinion, … Continue reading #TMSHARE- Working to Find Each Other!

Cooperation Makes It Happen: How The Sims Can Fix Their Representation Issue – Part 2

This is the second and final part to Sharkyshood’s article; Cooperation Makes it Happen: How the SIMS can fix their Representation Issue.     Working Together For the Sims team to create a gaming experience that is inclusive of various identities, they should focus on building a system that allows them to work directly with … Continue reading Cooperation Makes It Happen: How The Sims Can Fix Their Representation Issue – Part 2