Stacy and Mari collectively form Geek Remix, a popular YouTube channel in which the two women Let’s Play and analyze mainstream and indie video games. They don’t stray from terrible or problematic games, acknowledging the challenging aspects of gaming and using them as an opportunity to engage in dialogue about how to make them better. Their channel is designed as a safe space, offering both entertainment and social justice.
In this podcast, Ken chats with Mari and Stacy about how they approach playing problematic games such as Detroit: Become Human and Super Seducer; why Mari’s Firewatch theory video is the channel’s post popular video; the role of analytics in determining future content; Stacy’s Instagram cosplay; their collaboration with animator and thumbnail artist Tess Young; interacting with their Twitter and Patreon communities; imposter syndrome; and more!
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