Thumbstick Mafia

Creating a Safe Space for Black Girl Gamers: Black Girl Gamers Pax East Panel

Black Girl Gamers (BGG) is presenting a panel on Creating a Safe Space for Black Girl Gamers  at Pax East and we’re happy to announce that we’ve been asked to be a part of this awesome discussion!

Want to support us but won’t be at Pax East?! Use our hashtag: #BGGatPax and if you’ve got it – throw some love our way in the form of coins.

BGG Patreon

Watch this space for more details soon!

Thumbstick Mafia Podcast: Ep 8 – Thumbstick Holiday

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanza, Happy Hanukkuh, Happy Winter Solstice. Hope we covered everyone. Happy day off to the folks not celebrating. 

Sharky and I are back to tell you that this is our final episode of the season.  Don’t kill us. Before we wrapped, we wanted to help get you ready for the Holidays with a few black businesses and artists you that we love, that we’re getting gifts from.  We discuss why it’s important to buy black and what we’re thankful for this year.

Our Round Table this week :
Sharkyshood: Twitter | Twitch |Tumblr
Seeker: Twitter | Twitch | Tumblr

Listen to the Episode here

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS


Show Notes: Here’s our Retailer List.
Bevel: Specializes in Men’s grooming and skincare. You can find them on twitter: @bevel

Pear Nova: Amazing nail polish colors that change every season.  You can find them on twitter: @pearnova

Aminah Abdul Jililih:  Beautiful, shoes that make a statement. Perfect for your stand out occasions and stuntin’ on folks. You can find them on twitter: @aminahjililih

Haute Butch: Tom Boy Style. Everything we love about a masculine cut without the boxy lines and unflattering pairings.

Ambiance Couture: Stylish, one of a kind bowties. Comes in a lovely wood box – perfect for gift giving. Check them out!

Want Les Essentiels: High end leather totes, luggage, bags, shoes and accessories. A bit on the pricey side but these are classic pieces that won’t need a replacement for some time. Great investment.

Lost Queens: Accessories and Jewelry that steals the show. They have something for you regardless of if you like delicate chains or bold chunky statement pieces. Twitter: @lostqueens

Absynia Shop:  Made by hand, these one of a kind pieces are perfect for gift giving or for treating yourself. YOU DESERVE. Twitter: @absynia

Just Like Me Box: Book subscription service for the young readers in your life. Just Like Me focuses on books from diverse authors with diverse stories so that the child in your life can see themselves reflected in a positive way. Twitter: @justlikemebox

PlaiPen: Their business is simple and adorable; kids clothes that look like they can hold up to a bit of weather with cute designs. Really wished they came in adult sizes. Twitter: @plaipen

KrissiScribbles: A multifaceted artist that makes everything from custom cards to coloring books. Her most recent collaboration is with her son. Twitter: @krissiScribbles

Kashmir VII: Accessories, jewelery, paintings, art – You naaaammmeeee it. You can find it at her store. She’s known for art with your favorite throwback, black Sitcom stars from the 90s. Twitter: @kashmirvii

We’ll throw these business on twitter and maybe even add a few more of our faves. Don’t forget to use and check the #TMPod hashtag.

Thanks for an amazing year. We’ll be back soon. ❤

Thumbstick Mafia Podcast: Ep 6 – The Scary-i-scode

Happy Halloween!

Sharky and Seeker byke with a Scary-i-sode. We talk #RIP vine, Giphy being the Hero that Vine deserves, Bethesda not sending out game preview copies, streaming services being native to PC and X1 with the new Windows 10 update and finalize our horror recommendations! Special Shout Out to: Lost Queens – a dope, business that’s definitely worth your coins.

Don’t forget to send us your thoughts, questions, funny video game clips to us using the #TMPod an we’ll definitely share and shout you out!

Our Round Table this week :
Sharkyshood: Twitter | Twitch | Tumblr
Seeker: Twitter | Twitch | Tumblr

Listen to the Scary-i-sode here

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

A Special thank you to those who sent in submissions via the #TMPod hashtag. The Horror Recommendations list is already up, you can find it here: Thumbstick Mafia Halloween Movie List

#TMPod Halloween Movie List

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 you are – this is a must watch every single year.)
Monster House
Billy and Mandy’s Big Boogey Adventure
Harry Potter Movies (All of them, yes)
Practical Magic
The Craft
Scooby Doo 1-2 (Live Action)

Fright Night
Nightmare on Elm Street
Resident Evil
Jeepers Creepers
Tales from the Crypt: Bordello Blood
Tales from the Darkside
Bride of Chucky

General Horror
You’re Next
The Forsaken
Deliver us from Evil
As above, So below
Rec (Movie Series)
ABCs of Death
The Babadook
The Taking of Deborah Logan
Come Back To Me
The Girl in the Photographs

Lots of these titles are available on Netflix and will be in rotation on Sy-Fy, Chiller or your favorite movie source.

Happy Halloween from Thumbstick Mafia!


An Extra Fif – #PerformanceMatters ft Danielle McCrae

Voice Actor, Content Creator and Gamer Extraordinaire: Danielle McCrae stops by to talk to us about the SAG-AFTRA strike and how we can lend out support as well as how she got into Voice Acting, her most memorable experiences on stream, Waifus of Overwatch and more.


#PerformanceMatters – Click Here
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Danielle’s Website
Waifus of Overwatch Podcast
More on the SAG-AFTRA Strike 

TM Spotlight: Junae Benne

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!


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Thumbstick Mafia Podcast: Ep 5 – The Black Renaissance

Sharky and Seeker are back!

We’re on Episode 5 ya’ll, can you believe it?! On this episode we talk our first impressions of Mafia III, The Park playthrough and the possible Red Dead Redemption teaser. We also touch on the idea of respectability politics in Luke Cage and start building our Halloween Movie List!

Our Round Table this week :
Sharkyshood: Twitter | Twitch | Tumblr
Seeker: Twitter | Twitch | Tumblr

Episode 5: Listen Here

Not so Netflix Recommendations – Build your Halloween Movie Playlist
Hocus Pocus
Monster House
Harry Potter Movies (All of them, yes)

Nightmare on Elm Street
Resident Evil
Jeepers Creepers
Saw 3

Don’t forget to send your Halloween Movie Suggestions and your Mafia III, clips to us via the #TMPod hashtag and don’t forget to give us a review on Stitcher and iTunes. We’ll definitely shout out your recommendations, add them to the list and post the funniest / best vids!
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Thumbstick Mafia Podcast: Ep 4 – Get Your Black On

Sharkyshood and Seeker are back with another duo episode – we discuss Twitch Prime+ Upload, The Dudebros getting mad, What we’ve enjoyed this week and the flourishing beauty of black entertainment.

Don’t forget to use hashtag #TMPod on Social Media to leave feedback, suggestions or comments! We love hearing from you!

Our Round Table this week :
Sharkyshood: Twitter | Twitch | Tumblr
Seeker: Twitter | Twitch | Tumblr 

Episode 4 – Listen Here

Articles Discussed This Week:
Why you Mad?
witch Upload
Twitch Prime which is really Amazon Prime
October’s Game Release Schedule

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Thumbstick Mafia Podcast: Ep 3 – Sharky & The Sims

On this episode Sharkyshood and Seeker talk The Sims, EA, Black Simblr, YouTube Changes, Rise of Iron, Netflix Recommendations and more!

Our Round Table this week :
Sharkyshood: Twitter | Twitch | Tumblr
Seeker: Twitter | Twitch | Tumblr 

Episode 3 – Listen Here

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS 

The official hashtag when discussing the podcast or leaving a review is #TMPod – please use it so we see all of your feed back!

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