Archive for October, 2005
October 17th, 2005

It’s October, and there’s something in the air. Literally. Maybe it’s dead leaves; I’m not sure. All I know is I go outside and things are just, well, electric. Here in New England the leaves are changing something awful, and everything is crisp and orange and fall. Heck, even Halloween’s coming – the greatest holiday […]

October 14th, 2005

The first rule of video games is you don’t talk about video games. I recently played Indigo Prophecy for a review for The Onion‘s AV Club. Sometimes I jumped, sometimes I laughed, but every so often I just cringed. Why? Forget the suspense, this game is littered with tacky video game self-references. Tyler smugly informs […]

October 12th, 2005

Having come within moments of posting a nice little piece on self-reference in video games, I came across this New York Times article, as linked through GameGal, and I just can’t hold my tongue. “A Game Console for the Rest of Us” tells us readers about how Microsoft is taking a new direction with the […]

October 10th, 2005

First off, a question to all: does pornographic machinima exist? Even if no one’s done it yet, I imagine it’s only a matter of time – especially considering how many sex-based MMO’s have recently come out… The idea itself raises a lot of questions. Would pornographic machinima have the same implications as normal pornography? Machinima […]

October 7th, 2005

I noticed this today after following a link from Game Politics to Jack Thompson’s new book. It’s very strange; check it out. It appears, for one reason or another, that most of the Amazon books and fan lists associated with Out of Harm’s Way have to do with gay male sex. They include titles like […]

October 5th, 2005

Check this out: the following is a tiny selection from the list of “bad words” that VIPER, the guestbook program I use for this site, is preset to watch out for. Hmm, let’s see if we can find a trend here. ——————————————— ! WARNING ! ———————————————- English Badwords The following lines contain rude words and […]

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