Archive for October, 2007
October 31st, 2007

It’s that time of the year again. Which is to say, the most amazing time ever. Which is to say, it’s Halloween! Sadly, I currently live in a land where Halloween is just one more fist-shaking-worthy commercial import from the good old US of A. I daresay I miss Halloween so much even this Babeland […]

October 30th, 2007

Normally I’m not one to post adorable, game-related things as news. Not that I don’t love adorable things. Anyways, this one was just too adorable to pass up. It’s an Xbox360 plushie, and it looks so happy and wide-eyed sitting there on someone’s console shelf. It’s even got rosy little cheeks. And a little mouth. […]

October 29th, 2007

I promise this will be my last post about Bioshock. At least, I promise it’ll be my last post for now. What I want to talk about today isn’t sex, or gender, or even the reverberating scream of a plastic surgeon telling you you’re ugly (’cause that makes a first-person avatar feel so warm and […]

October 26th, 2007

Pretend it’s the year 2007. Oh wait, it is that year. Okay, pretend it’s August, and Bioshock just came out. You go to The Village Voice website, and you read a review. It starts something like this: Little girls roam ruined halls with giant needles. Old-time records fade in and out of blood-spattered bathrooms. Outside, […]

October 25th, 2007

I don’t know how many times I can say it: I need to get posts written when they’re fresh–and not when they’ve fallen to the bottom of the blogging pile. These tidbits on sex and gender in Bioshock were supposed to be part of a piece for The Village Voice online. Then I moved to […]

October 24th, 2007

Being a high school girl comes with game mechanics all its own. Taunting, eavesdropping, forming girl gangs and powering up to become not only the most popular but also the most glamorous. And being a high school girl in a 1920’s era mystery… Well, let’s just say cattiness has never been so useful. I’m not […]

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