Archive for March, 2006
March 23rd, 2006

Today I found myself explaining to a Scottish girl the parameters of American geek-dom. We had been talking about how real life in the states differs from the version Hollywood experts en masse overseas. What are dorks really like? Well, we obsess over tv series, we fancy it would have been fun to live in […]

March 20th, 2006

Should games be working for the greater good? Some games allow us to vent our frustrations; others offer us the chance to meet new people. Still others teach us life skills… like how to share, how to manage money, or how to fake an orgasm. The team over at Molleindustria, the same socially-conscious people who […]

March 18th, 2006

Would you like some? That pick up line confused me for the longest time. Anyways, a belated Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone out there! Here’s a holiday with no religious obligations, just booze. Rock. Also, my apologies for being so absent around here lately. I could give you some excuses about exploring Europe, drinking […]

March 13th, 2006

Maybe you’ve noticed if you’ve been clicking through the latest “In the News” links, but, recently, a nice little bird flew by and told me about an academic publication called Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. Their current issue, “The Play’s the Thing: Games, Gamers, and Gaming Culture” is all about — you guessed it — […]

March 10th, 2006

Cybersex is an art. To do it well requires a sensitive grasp of language, an earnest attention to detail, and a good ear for rhythm. Perhaps in real life we can simply lie back and enjoy the show. But online, without the responses of our physical flesh to keep us interested, we must remain constantly […]

March 6th, 2006

Some might say us gamers are fetishists. After all, we spend a serious portion of our collective day playing, designing, and writing about video games. They’ve become – in our obsession with them, in the time we dedicate to them, and in our insistence that they are something more than what they seem – like […]

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