Archive for June, 2007
June 20th, 2007

A post up at Wonderland gives us the latest numbers for active users in today’s biggest virtual worlds. World of Warcraft still ranks highest–and Raph Koster’s darling, Club Penguin, is only in number four (“only,” as if four million users weren’t enough). With 500,000, Second Life just squeaked in at number ten. What surprises me […]

June 20th, 2007

Now that I have Guitar Hero, I can appreciate the fun of rocking out. But I’ve got to say, for a while there while my fiance was ranting and raving about how awesome it was (I eventually bought it for him/us as a graduation present), I was definitely feeling a gender divide in Guitar Hero […]

June 19th, 2007

Thanks so much to everyone who was kind enough to pat my virtual back after my fourteen minutes of fame (read “minor TV appearance”) last week. If you just can’t get enough of the event, I think the full segment can be found here on YouTube. To be honest, I just don’t know; I still […]

June 15th, 2007

This week we talked about SexChess, naked men on arcade machines, and getting carsick on the road of rock. Also, this week I was on television for the first time (well, not counting all those public access poetry contests from back when leggings were cool the first time around). If you haven’t already caught the […]

June 14th, 2007

I think I have a problem. Maybe you remember, in the past I’ve admitted to feeling queasy when I play first-person shooters (not particularly hardcore of me, I know). But I never expected to hit a similar wall with Guitar Hero, of all games. To tell the truth though, when I play, I feel distinctly […]

June 13th, 2007

Remember how we’ve been talking about LoveChess, the game that combines sex animations with the classic strategy of war? Remember how we were bummed (okay, mostly I was bummed) to figure out that the sexual interaction had almost nothing to do with fighting, it was just a visual reward? And remember how I said someone […]

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