March 19th, 2009

We’re back with more “best of” from the 36 straight months I was amassing those “In the News” links — fun, relevant, or simply bizarre tidbits on the (then) current state of sex and games. This is the second in my three-part “Hey, remember when that happened?” series.

As I’ve been going through old links, I’ve been surprised at how many now lead to defunct sites. Maybe I shouldn’t be, given the topic at hand, but I’ve also had plenty of “Hey, remember that?” moments myself. A lot of the sites I used to read and enjoy have totally disappeared.

On with the spring cleaning…

  • Microsoft hires pretty ladies to pose as attractive gamers. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Microsoft (5/05).
  • em>WoW higher-ups ax an LGBT guild, then give the gaming community a well-deserved apology (1/06).
  • In another wave of Blizzard brilliance, a bug in World of Warcraft sets loose an unintended wave of crossdressing (9/06).
  • Boy who likes boys exist in Bully. Boys who like boys rejoice (10/06).
  • Police catching predators in virtual worlds enlist the help of gamers (12/06).
  • Wow, looking at these dates, I’m starting to feel super old. How did it get to be 2009? Have I really been doing this job for four+ years? I can already see myself old and wrinkly, sitting in a rocker and telling my grand kids “I remember when stories” about sex and games. Will they care? Probably not. Will I care whether they care. Heck no.

    Also see: Best of “In the News” part 1.

    Tags: housekeeping

    2 Responses to “Sexy nostalgia: best of “In the News” continued”

    1. Zara Says:

      Hi Bonnie,
      It’s great to see all these old links thanks for compiling them. I especially love the one about Microsoft prettifying up their conference!

    2. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

      You’re very welcome. It’s half fun to look back and see how much things have changed, half fun to look back and see how much they haven’t :).

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