FGS: Fragging Gamer Stereotypes Panel

At this year’s PAX East I got the chance to be part of a panel with my fellow site mate Dianna Lora and our friends from 2D-X.com and the Examiner. This was my and some of the other panelists’ very first panel so it was really exciting.

There are a lot of prevailing stereotypes about gamers both within the gaming community and outside of it so we wanted to dispel some of them in a positive manner. This was a great experience for both the panelists and the audience who saw us that day.

FGS - Fragging Gamer Stereotypes

Video games are a hobby that we both enjoy and love, but some of the perceptions associated with it (both from within our community and without) can prove most vexing. Be it the platforms on which we play or gender issues, there always seems to be a hot-button topic. Let’s talk and hug it out to foster a better video game community


Tim Torres [Editor-in-Chief, 2D-X.com] – @pleasedtomeetya
Gabriel Zamora [New York Video Game Examiner, Examiner.com] – @Dracozombie
Dianna Lora [Community Manager, Dualshockers.com] – @GrlpantsGR
Isaac Rouse [Community Manager, 2D-X.com] – @JokermanUno
Tony Polanco [Staff Writer, Dualshockers.com] – @Romudeth
Johnathan Gibbs [Production Manager, 2D-X.com] – @blasianFMA

Special thanks to Jeffrey Wilson (@jeffreylwilson) for putting this panel together.

Join the Discussion

  • Delsin Rowe

    You look cute tony 🙂
    you are one of the most favorite person of mine in this industry ! ( you know why ? because for that awesome review. i’ll give you a hint. inFAMOUS: Second son 😀 )

    • Tony Polanco

      Thanks man! I do my best! 😀

  • blasianΦΜΑ

    Tony, it was an honor to be on a panel with you. This was a much needed conversation that must continue, and I’m glad that we were able to get/keep the ball rolling. Thanks to Dual Shockers for recording it!

    • Tony Polanco

      It was most definitely an honor to be up there with you. I’m glad that we’ve become really good friends. I’m sure that we’ll have many more in depth discussions through the years.

  • Masoud House

    I love seeing you guys on here. Tony, Dianna, you guys are two of the most passionate gamers I know. I hope to see you all in more panels!

    • Tony Polanco

      Thanks, Masoud! I hope we do more panels too.