Archive for June, 2006
June 29th, 2006

A few weeks back a piece of mine, “Sex in Games: It’s a Turn On,” went up at Wired News.  My assignment for the article was to investigate “what turns people on”–and over the course of the two-day Sex in Video Games Conference I tried to do just that, shoving (okay, gently prodding) my recorder into semi-uncomfortable […]

June 25th, 2006

Is cybersex really sex? It’s a much debated question, and attempting to answer it has only left us with more questions: Is virtual cheating really cheating? Can virtual encounters have meaning? Or is virtual fucking just porn? As for answering those questions… Well, nothing’s so simple. Besides, if it was, what fun would it be? […]

June 20th, 2006

A little while ago (okay, like eight months ago) I started a train of thought I never really finished, about current gender expectations and a game format that might, at the least, shake things up a bit.  “The Truth about Little Girls,” out today at The Escapist, picks up around where I’d left off.  The piece focuses […]

June 19th, 2006

Thanks to the party favor bag that got handed out at last week’s conference, I was recently in possession of a copy of Computer Games magazine–and thanks to our delayed flight back from San Francisco, I actually read it. While the magazine in general was largely lackluster, I did have momentary hope for a piece on gaming and drugs.  True, […]

June 16th, 2006

At long last, a few moments for some retrospective thoughts on the Sex in Games Conference: First off, let me set the scene for you (cue melodramatic music… now). The third floor of a classy hotel right off Union Square, a floor normally designated for “The Elks Club”–whatever that means.  So you have to remember, all throughout, that there are indeed elks’ heads lining […]

June 13th, 2006

My article on the so-recent-it’s-still-wet Sex in Games Conference went up today at Wired News.  The piece focuses on the question, “What turns people on?” — as you may well know if you’re one of the dozen or so good sports into whose unsuspecting faces I shoved a tape recorder this past week.  Highlights include inflating breasts, sexy […]

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