As one of the first career researchers into the video game culture, Dr. Kowert joins us this week. She began her studies by looking at the perceived stereotypes of gamers at the time the MMO universe exploded. The questions she asked included, “Did the game create the socially awkward gamer stereotype that lived in the basement or did the new medium tap into something already there?” and “Do online skills translate into offline skills?” Drew and Chris also ask the good doctor to weigh in on the video game violence discussion in addition to her book, “A Parent’s Guide to Video Games.”
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Executive Editor at Penguin Random House. Author of Know Thy Gamer: A Parent's Guide to Video Games and founder of Love Thy Nerd.
Chris is the Chief Executive Nerd of LTN and co-host of Humans of Gaming. He loves his wife and games. He lives in Ventura, California with his wife and his games.
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the '90s, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audiobooks and podcast production services.