Archive for April, 2009
April 15th, 2009

Ira Glass, my personal hero of successful Jewish dorkiness, made a very valid point about the current state of journalism in a recent “This American Life.” The economy may be suffering, but at least one type of story is still selling: the “check out this unusual result of the recession” article. That, Mr. Glass, is […]

April 14th, 2009

I’m torn somewhere between snarkiness and sentimentality. On the one hand I could give a long speech about how quickly time flies, how I’ve grown since I started this blog back in 2005, the freakish amount I’ve written since then. Then again, I could also cut to the chase, quit the nostalgia, and just say […]

April 9th, 2009

Making a list of the top 20 anything is always hard. When that something is the careers of a whole pool of excellent game writers, things get even tougher. This feature of mine, “The Gamasutra 20: Top Game Writers,” ran last month. It’s the second such top 20 list I’ve written for Gamasutra.com — last […]

April 8th, 2009

While going back through my four years of articles for the site update, it occurred to me I could make a whole list of posts that have caused controversy. I’m not talking pieces that stirred up a few disgruntled remarks. This is writing that’s gotten me hate mail, email tirades, web stalkers, and even death […]

April 7th, 2009

Longtime Heroine Sheik readers know I’ve been wrestling with my love of game cakes for over two years now. That’s why I was psyched to tackle the topic head on in a recent Forbes.com article (and slideshow) called “Gamers’ Sugar High.” My main question: why have gamers, and geeks in general, become increasingly obsessed with […]

April 6th, 2009

Peggle should be perfect for the DS. It’s quick to play, simple in premise, and totally addictive. And yet Peggle Dual Shot disappoints – at least it disappoints me. Having arrived a few weeks back on my doorstep with yet another box of Popcap swag — this batch: a mug and a set of metal […]

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