Episode 93: Geek Girl in the News: Rest in Power, Chadwick Boseman, Enola Holmes, & The BEST Online Games for Women

Geek Girl in the News looks at the awesome or not so awesome news that will make you go either: “YAY” or “OMG I can’t believe that.”

The latest and greatest geek girl news from August 2020 covers the heartbreaking passing of Chadwick Boseman, an absolutely quintessential list of the top 25 games women play (shame on you, E3!), Warcraft’s Shadowland’s release date, Kelly Marie Tran donning her Disney Princess crown, and us absolutely losing our SHIT about the Enola Holmes trailer.

We open this episode with a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. The devasting news of his death came just last week, revealing that he lost his four year long battle with bowel cancer. Chadwick brought so much to the world, especially the Black community, and will live on in our memories and on our big screens.

Chadwick is one of the most inspirational men we’ve ever seen (and no, we’re not talking about cancer – get your inspiration porn elsewhere, kthanks). His tenacity, character, and genuine love and desire to support others has been a guiding light and should remain a model for others to strive to.

Rest in Power, King.

Next, we absolutely berate an article entitled: 25 Online Games That Women Enjoy. Insert major eye roll here. Thanks to E3 for retweeting this devastingly SHIT article that perpetuates negative stereotypes of female gamers.

Yes, the tweet has since been deleted. Yes, E3 has issued an apology. And yes, the article is been gone and now redirects to a different listicle.

BUT STILL. Like, y’all. What? Let’s get better, E3, kthanks. Oh – and if you’re going to write an article like this… let’s actually talk to some female gamers, okay!?

But some good video game news came out for all us Warcraft Nerds! We have an official release date for the next expansion, Shadowlands. It drops October 26th/27th worldwide. Amanda gives us the perfect update and all the information YOU need to know about this expansion.

You remember our favourite underrepresented Star Wars heroine, Kelly Marie Tran, and how she was totally undervalued and not given NEARLY enjoy screentime in The Last Jedi. WELL. Disney might be making up for lost time by casting Kelly in an upcoming Disney cartoon: Raya and the Last Dragon. This film looks cute as shit and we can’t wait to see her bring this badass babe come to life!

Finally. You heard us mention this the other day, but the first trailer for Enola Holmes has dropped and we LOST. OUR. SHIT. We watched the trailer live together on Twitch (you can totally come hang out with us and see us react live over on Twitch, too!), cut out our reactions from the episode you hear here, and talk about it.

Let’s just say – Millie Bobby Brown as the non-conformist protagonist we NEED + Henry Cavill as the swole Sherlock Holmes brother who encourages her = the biggest thing we’ve been excited for all of 2020. It releases September 23 (cannot BELIEVE how close that is!). We’re recording a review episode on October 6 LIVE on Twitch, complete with clips of our fave scenes! So come hang out!

What do YOU think about these news stories? We’d love your take! Let us know in the comments of wherever you see this episode!

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