Archive for August, 2007
August 16th, 2007

This review of Rock the 80’s reminded me of our discussion about men vs. women when it comes to loving Guitar Hero. The piece opens: “Think back to when this whole Guitar Hero craze kicked off — that moment when, standing there in front of the TV, plastic guitar in hand, it hit you: […]

August 15th, 2007

So Boogie is apparently not only boring, it’s also practice for jerking (someone) off. That, of course, makes me giggle. At the same time, it makes me wonder whether sex game developers shouldn’t be looking toward the Wii as a medium for titles that allow you to act out sex acts. Of course, they’d never […]

August 14th, 2007

I was talking with a friend recently who not-so-lovingly described furries as “those freaks dressed up like the Philly Phanatic.” He also sent me a link to this photo, which probably pretty accurately sums up what a lot of people think goes on at furry conventions. (Then again, I’ve never been to a furry convention […]

August 13th, 2007

A friend sent me this Wall Street Journal article about a Second Life user who, much to the chagrin of his real-life wife, is married to another woman in-world. It seems Ric “Dutch” Hoogestraat has not only diabetes and some Mormon-style spouse balancing to do, but also a Second Life addiction. He started playing in […]

August 10th, 2007

Maybe (probably) I’m taking this too far, but I’ve always wondered what theories we could come up with if we tried to analyze the Russian-ness of Tetris. Granted, this isn’t the first time I’ve tugged Tetris in a direction it was probably never meant to go. Still, there must be some just-for-fun connections we could […]

August 9th, 2007

In case you missed it, be sure to catch the YouTube footage of game designer Ian Bogost on this Tuesday’s Colbert Report. Colbert, with his faux-Republican act, can be a tough host when it comes to letting guests speak their piece, however progressive. Bogost, however, does a more than admirable job of explaining the potential […]

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