Archive for September, 2007
September 25th, 2007

Warning: linguistic dork out imminent. Okay, usually stuff doesn’t just happen because we say so. But that’s actually the basic idea behind something called a “speech act.” “Speech act” is a linguistic term for the things we say that are completed just by saying them. Take, for example, “I baptize you,” or “I marry you.” […]

September 24th, 2007

I have cybersex all the time. Sometimes it’s to research people’s sex language. Sometimes it’s to research people’s sexual taste. Sometimes it’s to research how people orgasm online. But rarely–okay, basically never–is it for my own enjoyment. So a strange thing happened the other day when I tried cybering with my fiancé. Normally I cyber […]

September 21st, 2007

No game consoles and limited internet access make Bonnie something something… Go crazy? Don’t mind if I do! As loyal Heroine Sheik readers may remember, my upcoming move to La Belle France isn’t the first time I’ve picked up and headed across the pond. Last year, I lived in Ireland for five months–and let me […]

September 20th, 2007

While I was working in-house at the Voice, hanging out in the East Village each day, I got to thinking about what it means to be an “urban gamer.” Normally, it doesn’t mean much of anything. That’s to say, the way we play video games usually isn’t affected by where we live: urban, suburban, rural. […]

September 19th, 2007

We all love games. We all love sex. We all love animé (seriously, if you don’t think Eva is the shit, go self-flagellate in a corner–unless you enjoy that kind of thing, in which case specifically don’t). So why wouldn’t we love hentai games? Hentai, for those among us who didn’t spend their teenage years […]

September 15th, 2007

As much as I hate to open up this can of worms all over again, I admit I did write a follow-up response to the Resident Evil 5 controversy (read: onslaught of angry comments) over at the Voice’s Runnin’ Scared blog. In addition to quoting some of the more constructive reader responses, the piece points […]

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