Archive for May, 2007
May 21st, 2007

Last week we talked about making celebrity Miis. Personally, as a word dork, I’ve always had more fun making Mii celebrities from literature. Then you can figure out what characters look like you’ve never actually seen. From my collection, my favorites are Lolita (or Dolores, if you like) from Nabokov, and Justine and Juliette, the […]

May 18th, 2007

This week we’ve been hit with a smack of post-GDC (we’re talking like two months post) catching up. Two of my interviews from the conference ran on Gamasutra.com, one with Raph Koster, and the other with Clint Hocking. In the first, Raph talks about Club Penguin, his role as a writer, and doom doom doom. […]

May 17th, 2007

As one of our new regular features, Heroine Sheik is a starting up a weekly “5 Questions” segment. This isn’t your grandmother’s “5 Questions” though. [Note: the “5 Questions” segment was actually inspired by Brenda’s Sex SIG blog, which are themselves pretty un-grandmotherly.] These are the questions no one else is willing to ask, or […]

May 16th, 2007

Eurogamer ran an interesting article last week about playing Hentai games. Inspired by the recent release of English-translated titles in Europe, they decided to see what all the fuss was about and test out three Hentai games from Play-Asia.com. Their verdict? “More amusing than arousing, and not very entertaining as videogames.” Thumbs down. I’m not […]

May 15th, 2007

Over at Cnet there’s a fun feature up about celebrity Miis. Some of the examples in the photo gallery include Michael Jackson, Harrison Ford, and Peter Jackson, and most are spot-on. At least among my Wii-owning friends, it’s definitely true that making celebrity Miis is a regular pastime. One friend alone has sent over Hitler, […]

May 14th, 2007

ARG puppet-master extraordinaire Jane McGonigal‘s newest game, World Without Oil, is now officially live. This time, says McGonigal, players get the chance to control their alternate-reality experience, all while addressing the possible future of a real-life crisis, the oil shortage (the game’s motto is “Play it — before you live it”). Like previous ARG’s, World […]

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