Archive for July, 2007
July 20th, 2007

It’s official. After four years of plodding along with my Dell laptop, I have finally been converted. More specifically, I have finished shelled out the cash to be converted. More more specifically, I just bought a MacBook. I just picked it up today, and it’s so shiny. I mean, really shiny. I haven’t even had […]

July 19th, 2007

GDC 2007 is now more than four months past, and I still have a note to myself to finish my event coverage. Yeah right. I had plans to talk about all the people I met, how it seemed like conferences were sprouting out of GDC left and right, how the word “innovation” got thrown around […]

July 18th, 2007

Birdo has always struck me as, well, a weird character. I know her best through the Mario Kart series, and I’ve got to admit, there’s something about her gaping pink maw that makes me pick the female mushroom every time. It was only recently I heard about her interesting gender history. The way I was […]

July 17th, 2007

There’s been talk around the Terra Nova water cooler about this tidbit of an article published by New Scientist last week, “Gender-bending Avatars Inspire Less Trust.” Drawing on a recent study, the article talks about how androgynous avatars in worlds like Second Life appear less trustworthy to other users than clearly gendered avatars. The study […]

July 17th, 2007

Well, technically they love the fancy electronic equipment owned by big games company area/code. More specifically, they love it when this equipment is stolen by a customer/janitor and given to them as presents. Well, at least these two transvestite prostitutes seemed to like all that a lot. What the heck am I talking about? The […]

July 16th, 2007

My apologies, I know it’s been pretty slim pickings here at Heroine Sheik for the past week or two. That’s because, after-school special style, I’ve been going through some changes lately–some of them personal (like I moved to New York City, twice), and some of them just awesome. What I mean to say is, as […]

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