When it comes to our Thumbstick Mafia Twitter account, we are consistently in talks about the best ways to promote Black Women, and Women of Color, video game content creators. When we initially started, we would retweet and shout out Twitch links whenever someone was live. Slowly, we started to notice that the account was … Continue reading Thumbstick Mafia Now Accepting Clips!
Hey Ladies! We wanted to formally announce our Destiny 2 Clan. Join Here. The clan is both on Xbox 1 and PlayStation 4. We will have sherpas available to help you through the game or assist if you have any questions etc. For those of you looking to generally connect, outside of Destiny 2 - … Continue reading Thumbstick Mafia: Clans, Communities & Clubs
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.
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
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
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
Diversity is a topic we continue to talk around - yes, we have seen some change - with the advent of movements that hope to bring that conversation to the consumer, as well as turn it inward to the developers, writers, gamers and the Game Industry at large. This is not a post debating whether … Continue reading Active Support
Introduction. The Sims and Me By Source, Fair use, WikipediaThe Sims have been a staple in my gaming gallery for about 17 years now. Wow, 17 years. Which means my gaming experience with the Sims is about to reach the status of adulthood. When I first started, I assumed the possibilities were endless when it came to game … Continue reading Cooperation Makes It Happen: How The Sims Can Fix Their Representation Issue
This is our first Halloween! As a horror fan, I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to create a Halloween Movie List. Thank you to Peoplescritc and SunnyAijou for their suggestions. Behold - The List; I tried to keep it short. Family Friendly Hocus Pocus (This is essential watching - I don't care how old … Continue reading #TMPod Halloween Movie List
ThumbstickMafia is dedicated to supporting and promoting diverse women in gaming - we’re happy to introduce a spotlight to gamers, content creators, streamers, developers and members of the industry. Today’s Spotlight is on Junae Benne - a multifaceted Gamer, Content Creator and Natural Hair Enthusiast! You identify as a Natural Hair, Gamer - tell us … Continue reading TM Spotlight: Junae Benne