Archive for June, 2007
June 28th, 2007

Can’t get enough of gender roles in Odin Sphere? I know, my neither! My Joystiq column on topic was a (hopefully) good introduction–though a friendly reader did point out there’s a flaw in that whole “getting tired while fighting as a feminine trait” thing, namely that all the playable characters, both male and female, get […]

June 27th, 2007

GameSetWatch has an interesting post up about Brooktown High and Western (vs. Japanese) dating games–of which, if you think about it, there aren’t very many. Of that short list, Simon does mention Sprung. I never thought I’d admit it, but I actually have played Sprung, and really enjoyed it. Why can’t I convince the hot […]

June 26th, 2007

As frequently as I find myself roaming Second Life these days, I’m always surprised by the variety of things I see. I don’t mean the normal stuff: detailed re-creations of real-life towns, or stunning, palm-tree dotted views. What I’m talking about it is the amazingly endless array of odd, misplaced, or otherwise abnormal tidbits users […]

June 25th, 2007

A game-cake related post up at Kotaku made me remember recently: I’m supposed to be co-authoring a site about game cakes, aren’t I? The truth is, poor has fallen into a state of disarray–or maybe just disinterest. It seems gamers keep on making cakes, while the site sits there, un-posted-to by my fellow contributor […]

June 24th, 2007

A busy week indeed. With a purse full of Altoids and condoms (and a head full of dreams about Altoid-flavored condoms), I’m just back from today’s Gay Pride Parade. Yesterday, I got cheerfully burnt standing outside at Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade, complete with under-the-sea themed strippers. Have I mentioned that I recently became a real […]

June 23rd, 2007

“Playing Dirty,” the Joystiq column I’ve been writing for the past nine odd months on sex and gender in video games, ended this Thursday (or at least went on hiatus) with a piece called, “Women Warriors and Fairy Queens.” The piece takes an overarching look at gender roles in the gorgeous, pseudo-RPG Odin Sphere. It […]

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