Archive for May, 2007
May 11th, 2007

This week in games, we hang our heads and mark the anniversary of the old-school Electronics Entertainment Expo, which would have been going on now in L.A. E3, with all your flashy lights and half-naked booth babes and swag swag swag, you will be missed. This week also marks the beginning of my new, weekly […]

May 10th, 2007

Yesterday, Scott pointed out a BBC article about child abuse claims in Second Life. (Wow, SL really is in the hot seat these days, huh?) The article reports that authorities in Germany are headed into the world to uncover the trafficking of real and “virtual” child pornography. A recent TV investigation, says BBC, “also uncovered […]

May 9th, 2007

Last week Wired.com’s Regina Lynn gave her two cents on rape in Second Life. In her column, which calls virtual rape “traumatic, but not a crime,” Regina’s explains that Brussels police are supposedly sending a task-force into the game to investigation allegations of in-world rape. The story has raised questions about applying real-life law to […]

May 8th, 2007

The other day, sex columnist Dan Savage finally poked his head into the realm of cyber love. A middle-aged, Second Life player asked him whether kinky SL sex counted as cheating. Dan’s answer? No way. Not only are online romps not real enough to count as adultery, there not even real enough to warrant telling […]

May 7th, 2007

Maybe you’ve noticed that things are looking a little different around here. That’s because, as of today, Heroine Sheik has officially become a Village Voice blog! But don’t be alarmed. Be happy. I’ll still be bringing you regular news/takes on sex, games, and technology. They’re just getting more regular. That’s right, Heroine Sheik is also […]

May 3rd, 2007

Well, it’s the beginning of May. My theses are officially handed in (hooray!), and now I finally have time to frolic in the sunshine and figure out life. I also have time to talk about the conference I attended two months ago. That’s right, it’s GDC 2007, and it’s better late than never. Hopefully this […]

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