Archive for December, 2005
December 30th, 2005

Up today as part of The Escapist‘s Casual Friday, you’ll find an article of mine called “Puppies Aren’t for Sissies,” all about how, over the past year, Nintendogs has defied cultural, economic, and gender expectations in the video game industry. Hardcore gamers shutting down Halo to drool over virtual puppies… Who knew?

December 28th, 2005

Do we sexualize Christmas? Not that it’s a good thing or a bad thing, or even an usual thing, but it’s something that doesn’t get talked about much. Is Christmas a sexy holiday? Halloween we recognize, at least in part, as an excuse to look and act hot — and maybe that’s because, among other […]

December 26th, 2005

First off, a belated Merry Christmas, a continuing Happy Hanukah, and a general Have a Nice Holiday to all. Here’s to hoping your days are full of sweet, sweet presents. A few months back, around Halloween time, we talked about holidays in games. Since we’re all a little sobered up (and hung over) from holiday […]

December 22nd, 2005

Today over at Wired you can find an article of mine titled “Cyberporn Sells in Virtual Worlds.” Sounds all newsy and everything. The piece talks about a pornographic magazine mentioned on the site a few months back called Slustler, which is being produced and sold through Second Life. It also features some memorable quote from […]

December 19th, 2005

An article of mine went up today at The Escapist, “Video Game Merchandise: Fandom, Gender, and Gamers as Shoppers.” It talks about what we buy, why we buy, and what it all means… just in time for the holidays! It also includes some of your survey quotes, lovely Heroine Sheik readers. Also, in case you […]

December 15th, 2005

Taking noted video game characters and sticking them in sexy situations is still a new and somewhat odd concept for us. The powers of machinima and the minds that produce them have certainly made it possible. Then again, would we really want to see our beloved favorites in sexual positions? Link on Samus? Ice Climber […]

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