Archive for August, 2009
August 12th, 2009

I’ll admit, the first thought that came to mind as I sorted through the videos of contestants for the recent casting call for two new Frag Dolls wasn’t, “Wow, there are so many talented, spunky female gamers out there today.” It was, “Wow, these girls are all hot. I wonder where they’re hiding the normal-looking […]

August 11th, 2009

One of the most interesting things that emerged from my research on the Frag Dolls was the nature of the community that has grown up around Ubisoft’s all-female, pro-gaming PR team. Sure, I figured they have fans, but a dedicated horde? This is a group of hardcore gamers, to hear Frag Doll leader Morgan Romine […]

August 10th, 2009

The very first post I ever wrote for Heroine Sheik, all the way back in April of 2005, was about Ubisoft’s all-female, pro-gaming PR team, The Frag Dolls. It ran along with a column I wrote for Planet GameCube, my very first gig, where I often published multi-thousand word rants on subjects like sexism and […]

August 7th, 2009

I know I’m a little behind on the recommended reading, but here’s a piece I wrote for Topless Robot, Village Voice Media blog and sister site to my old friend Heartless Doll, back in the spring. At the time Harrah’s casinos were hosting a Rock Band tournament, wherein the winning band got $10,000 and the […]

August 6th, 2009

All the way back in February, when my friend and fellow tech journalist Cyrus Farivar was off living my life as an English assistant in France, he sent me a copy of Virus Gamer Magazine. Like a number of glossy game publications on the shelves both here and abroad, I wasn’t familiar with Virus, but […]

August 5th, 2009

I know I said I didn’t want to write anymore lists, but this one has been sitting in my drafts since before the wedding and I can’t seem to turn it into complete thoughts — possibly because I’m so burnt out on real life my mind is like a Jell-o mold. You know, the kind […]

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