Archive for August, 2006
August 16th, 2006

Ever tried floating things with your mind? It’s harder than it looks. Lots of squinting, and it gets you nowhere. How do superheroes do it? Lucky for us, we don’t need mutant powers, we have the world of first-person perspective games–where objects float through the air with the greatest of ease. Because, when the introduction […]

August 14th, 2006

Wikipedia has been the talk of a lot of intellectual media lately. After all, wikis are pretty unique projects with a unique approach to creation–and Wikipedia as an elaborate source of common knowledge, a collective cultural written consciousness: That deserves some serious attention. But let us not forget, however impressively massive Wikipedia may become, there’s […]

August 11th, 2006

Yes, I’m off on a safari. Well, kind of. It doesn’t involve any real wild life. Plus, I’m not actually going anywhere. Okay, I admit, it’s not a safari, it’s just a new bout of Second Life research on the furry community for American Sexuality. But there will be claws involved, that I can bet. […]

August 9th, 2006

At the Sex in Games Conference a few months back, one of the big points that got stressed about sex-based games was that interactivity gives games a sexy edge over straight pornography. It seems a title like VirtuallyJenna should be a prime example of that: porn 2.0, thanks to interactivity. We’ve talked a lot about […]

August 7th, 2006

Perhaps you stopped by the site last week, looking for your regular dose of sex and games babblings, complete with Hello Kitty “back massager” and naughty pictures of an electronic Jenna Jameson. And perhaps you were taken aback to find instead a more subdued Heroine Sheik, with a “tech culture blog” slogan, and safe-for-work Hello […]

August 4th, 2006

A question of cultural perception: Is it possible to be bisexual without actually having sexual interactions with members of the same sex?  Bisexual people can get a lot of guff from both the gay and straight communities.  But it seems, to top it all off, they’re often held under a general lense of suspision. Maybe our reluctance stems from the […]

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