-Who doesn’t like jumping to their death while wearing a latex body suit? Feministe brings us this handy write-up of indie PC game “Mighty Jill Off,” in which
a queen a queen’s servant in BDSM gear has to leap back up to power, avoiding painful obstacles. The message: gaming’s inherent masochism. “Hemmed in by the demands of an almost arbitrary system of constraints and rules, you willingly submit in search of an elusive and transitory experience of ‘fun.'” See, gamers, we’re all subs at heart.
-Personally, I’ll be bringing voluntary pain upon myself in the coming days by heading up the Women in Games International’s annual fund raiser. In all seriousness, I’m really psyched to be getting off my butt and actually working with an awesome organization like WIGI–instead of just writing about it. Now who’d like to hand over some cash? Huh? Huh?
-And in unrelated, though downright impressive news, Wonderland reports that there are now more than 100 virtual worlds specifically oriented at players under the age of eighteen. That’s a lot of Club Penguins, people. Uncomfortable as it may, it’s also all the more reason for researchers to head into those world and observe first hand whether they really are as sexually “safe” as they’re supposed to be. Also, it’s an excuse to player Connect Four with nine-year-olds.