Archive for May, 2009
May 18th, 2009

Have you heard about Joydick? It’s a nifty project from SF Media Labs, i.e. two guys who work for Instructables and had a little extra time — and creative perviness — on their hands. The DIY ring/sensor turns a penis into an arcade controller, letting players stroke in various directions to move and shoot. You […]

May 14th, 2009

Ah, Sarah Palin. The lady we all love to hate. Or at least we did, back in the fall, when we still feared she might get the chance to rule our country with her iron… -rimmed sexy librarian glasses. At the time I wrote an interview with editor and all-around awesome individual Rachel Kramer Bussel […]

May 13th, 2009

I’ll admit right off the bat to never having played a Onechanbara game, most of which have only been released in Japan. I’ll also admit to not seeing the movie, which showed at the New York Asian Film Festival last year. However I have, admittedly, been doing some reading on the Japanese, zombie hack-and-slash series. […]

May 12th, 2009

Attending Twestival, in all its micro-blogging night club glory, sparked my interest in writing my latest PC World feature, “From Tweet to Meet: Social Media Fans Get Together in the Real World.” Here’s the gist: “A rising wave of community gatherings sparked by Web 2.0… have been taking the tech world by storm over the […]

May 11th, 2009

At GDC this year Eric Zimmerman ran a game design challenge entitled “My First Time,” which charged establishing designers with the task of turning their earliest sexual experiences into gameplay. As I reported back in March, the resulting ideas capitalized more on awkwardness than sexiness — though I appreciate any attempts to inject new blood […]

May 8th, 2009

Researching my “How the Recession Is Hitting the SF Sex Industry” piece earlier this year gave me an excuse to go on behind-the-scenes tours of some of my favorite San Francisco institutions. In addition to using that material for the Spot.Us article, I also wrote a (short but sweet) series of “Sex SF” profiles for […]

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