Archive for November, 2008
November 19th, 2008

Gender is a tough thing to get right in an open-ended game. Sadly, I haven’t had time to play as much of Fallout 3 as I’d like, but what I’ve seen so far I’ve enjoyed. Still, I can’t help but gripe about the treatment of my character’s gender. At the literal moment of your first-person […]

November 18th, 2008

I know, I drank the cool aid, right? Blame Microsoft, not squishy, impressionable me. They’re the ones who made it so cool. The New Xbox Experience, which launches to the public on Wednesday, is more than a new interface for the 360. Actually, the new interface is probably the least exciting part of the release. […]

November 17th, 2008

I guess it was bound to happen eventually. My entire life is on my computer: all my writing, all my accounting, all my graduate school applications. So imagine my sheer panic yesterday when — 15 minutes before a grad school professor was supposed to call to chat about my future — the screen of my […]

November 14th, 2008

This week has been full of guilt, mostly because of the review copies of awesome games have been piling up in front of my TV — which now kind of includes an early release of the New Xbox Experience (expect a glowing review post early next week). It has also, as per usual, been full […]

November 13th, 2008

Does having sex online make you sad? What about looking at porn? What about sending erotic emails? According to a new study to come out of Australia, men who engage in those activities have a higher tendency to be depressed and anxious. Trouble is, lots of news outlets have been running with this story as […]

November 11th, 2008

If we gamers love anything more than games, it’s awesome, game-related merchandise. That’s why Women in Games International is hosting a holiday auction — with yours truly as the organizer — which will kick off next Saturday the 22nd. All auctions will be open for public bidding on eBay, and all proceeds will go to […]

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