Archive for September, 2005
September 16th, 2005

Friday – the day when people across the world get out of doing real work with that universal mantra: “Ah, come on, it’s Friday.” So, in typical Friday spirit (and early weekend celebration), I’ve decided to put off actual thinking for a bit in order to explain, as you may have guessed from the title […]

September 14th, 2005

Who am I? Who are you? No, this isn’t another drawn out Nintendo campaign, complete with Zelda’s SD head pasted on my body. It’s a question about women (specifically, women gamers), art, and identity. Identity, gender expectations, societal roles: if you’ve ever checked out Heroine Sheik before, you’ve probably been seeing a lot of these […]

September 12th, 2005

This October, for the second year running, Playboy will be featuring not just naked, surgically-altered women, but naked, computer-generated ones. That’s right, full nudes of female video game characters, apparently coming to a newstand near you via magazine trading cards. (Collect them all, boys and girls!) So let’s talk about this for a second. On […]

September 9th, 2005

An article of mine went up a few days ago over at Slashdot, and a friend, who has been browsing the reader comments, told me about one gamer who was disappointed that, despite my normal gender and sexuality bent, this piece had “nothing to do” with either. Normally, I don’t visit the forums for my […]

September 7th, 2005

Lesbian gamers… Boys and girls, wouldn’t you like to know more? Shucks, I sure did. That’s why I put together this piece for Killer Betties, which went up yesterday, called “Girl-on-Girl Gaming: Exploring Communities, Questions and Concerns of Lesbian Video Gamers”. Do check it out. It’s an in-depth look at the issues surrounding gaming girls […]

September 5th, 2005

Welcome, in advance, to those of you who may wander this way from my article over at – “Realism vs Style: the Zelda Debate”. Or, if you’re just bumming around Heroine Sheik, feel free to send the traffic flow the other way and check out the piece. The article tackles that age old gaming […]

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