Archive for May, 2005
May 27th, 2005

There are no video games in France. That’s a giant lie. But not for me. I’ve gone crazy! Anyways, the point is this: I’ll be in France for the month of June as part of an intensive language program, eating cheese, wacking people with baguettes and using a beret as a frisbee. So, while video […]

May 26th, 2005

What happens when women dress up like video game characters? What does it say about the idea of girls in gaming culture? What are the implications of SonyâEURTMs The Quest for Antonia? Girl gamers vs girls in games – whoâEURTMs for real? You know you want to check it out: âEURoeDressing the Part,” posted today […]

May 26th, 2005

Yesterday Jane over at Game Girl Advance posted a rebuttal of sorts to an article up on games.net called “Bosom Buddies” which she titled “Reacting to Nothing.” The original piece is little more than an air-filled (though not poorly written) attempt to explain why men deserve to want and see busty, stupid female characters in […]

May 24th, 2005

Video game forums, it should be said right off the bat, deserve their own ethnography. Or, at the least, they deserve a thick chapter in some fabulous study on culture and the formation of society through the internet, right after the section on massive multi-player RPG’s and before the part about Xbox Live. Forums have […]

May 24th, 2005

A brief note to video game forum-users (of which I am, occasionally, one): I’m aware that most of you already revel in butchering the English language. Maybe I missed that memo, the one that says in order to talk about games we have to write like fools. Forum-users, you throw all care for grammar and […]

May 22nd, 2005

It appears from their website that Agetec’s “unattractive” women have turned out, in reality, to be unshaven men in slapdash drag. It does make the whole thing slightly funnier, I’ll give them that. And now, at least, there are probably knowledgeable gamers under the blond tresses (fake or otherwise) that grace the E3 show floor. […]

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