Posts tagged "video games"

Japanese Women Realize Digital Boyfriends Are Easier Than Real Life Boyfriends

My roommate and I joke that her cat is kind of our joint boyfriend. Like a human boyfriend, Boo is very affectionate, loves to pick food off our plates, and throws the occasional temper tantrum which can only be quelled with cooing and snuggles. Hmm. I just re-read that last sentence and it screams "CAT…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2012

Not Even Serena Van Der Woodsen Can Abide This “Upper East Side Makeover” Video Game

If I was a rich girl ... I would play with eyeshadow all day? That seems to be the idea behind "Upper East Side Makeover," an online video game by Girl Games. The "game" — yes, I "played" it — involves such brain-twisting tasks as exfoliating skin and applying makeup. It's one of many "games"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2012

Girl Gamer: Don’t Patronize Me With Your Video Game’s “Girlfriend Mode”

You’d think that by 2012 game designers would have stopped insulting our intelligence by giving us female characters with gigantic conical boobs and tiny there’s-no-way-she-has-any-internal-organs waists. You'd think they would have created some virtual woman we can get behind. You’d especially think that since it’s been shown female gamers outnumber male gamers, designers would respect…
By: Lauren Hunter / August 15, 2012

Gamer Couple Meets For First Time In 5 Years, Won’t Let Each Other Go

I really don’t know whether to laugh or cry after watching this couple embrace each other for an excruciatingly excessive amount of time. I feel a huge amount of secondhand embarrassment for having what I presume is someone's friend videotape their first schmoopy moment. But my heart also melts when they kiss for the first…
By: Daley Quinn / July 18, 2012

Jay Smooth Calls On Men To Challenge Anti-Feminist Internet Trolls

All feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian wanted to do was create a new project aimed at examining common tropes in video games through a feminist lens. Sarkeesian, who blogs at FeministFrequency.com, was hoping that the new web series "Tropes vs. Women in Video Games," would offer a new, in-depth view on gender representatio…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2012

Here’s A Video Game With Sexy Nuns Being Punched And Shot For You To Be Offended About

Much like the hair and costume folks for Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, the marketing folks for video games know exactly what they're doing when it comes to getting attention for their product. And as we've seen all-too-often with video games, the go-to advertising strategy is sex, sex, more sex, followed by a healthy dollop of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2012

Super Mario Brothers + Lana Del Rey = Awesome “Video Games” Parody

This is absolutely genius. Princess Peach of Super Mario Brothers fame rocks this parody version of "Video Games."And that duck face. Wow. I can't stop watching.  [Buzzfeed]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 26, 2012

Macho Urinal Game Makes A Splash In Japan

Three years ago the "Toylet" was just a pipe-dream for developers at Japanese video game maker Sega, but now the urinal video game has been rolled out at pubs across the nation. Users target their urine at a sensor inside the toilet which measures volume and speed, with software then matching that to progress i…
By: The Huffington Post / January 22, 2012

Contrary To Stereotype, Online Gamers Are Actually Women

Gamers get a bad rep: They're typecast as plump, basement-dwelling man-children who lead reclusive lives and collect actions figures. Apparently, that's way off base. A study by GameHouse says that 55 percent of online gamers are actually female. Not only that, but in comparison to female non-gamers, they are happier, more social, and get it on more often!
By: Stefanie Blejec / December 2, 2011

Video Games & Boobs: Hooters Opens An Arcade In Vegas

Food, sex and video gaming: it's the ideal trifecta for any run-of-the-mill male and Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas is making it a reality. The Joystixx (yes, that's really the name) is 21+ and calls itself the "best new place to score in Vegas." Joystixx opened last month in the infamous chain's casino, offering "classic…
By: Stefanie Blejec / December 1, 2011

7 Reasons Why Gaming Is Great For Your Relationship

At some point in time, “gamers” got a bad rap. Let’s stop stereotyping the “gamer” world as a place exclusively for basement dwelling social pariahs in dingy underwear who subsist on Hot Pockets microwaves with love by mom. Those of us -- yes, women game too! -- who play video games also enjoy socializing with friend…
By: Sophie Leon / October 17, 2011

New Video Game “Catherine” Is All About Cheating

Wow, this new video game "Catherine" sounds pretty twisted. Here's the concept of this anime game: the player is Vincent, age 31, a boy-man whose girlfriend Katherine (left) is smart and hot, though a little stodgy—as denoted by her glasses, naturally. Basically, Vincent just isn't ready to commit to her. He is at a bar…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 27, 2011

Check It: Angry Birds On A Math Test

Everything I know about physics I learned playing Angry Birds. (Physics is all about different types of birds divebombing mean green piggies, isn't it?) And now the youth of America can learn from everyone's favorite iPhone game, too. Boing Boing found this question on a math test — worth seven points — to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Apparently, Duke Nukem Spanks Women, Too

So, allegedly, the new, soon-to-be-released "Duke Nukem Forever" video game doesn't just involve slapping a woman "to get her to calm down," but spanking her, too. Now, I'm all for spanking. But I'm for consensual spanking. Honestly, "Duke Nukem Forever" gets more pervy every week. [Kotaku] House Republicans want to use a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2011

Angry Birds’ Easter Edition Is Here!

We might be just a little obsessed with Angry Birds here at The Frisky. I can even do a halfway decent "heh heh heh" piggy impression when asked! Well, the Easter bunny has a present for us all. The app Angry Birds Seasons (which puts out seasonal versions of the addictive game)…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2011

“The Boyfriend Trainer” Video Game Teaches Tweens To Slap Their Boyfriends

Given all the video games that depict women in sexist and degrading roles, it's about time someone made a video game offensive to men. (Sarcasm, people.) Meet "The Boyfriend Trainer," in which a chick "trains" her boyfriend to behave by slapping and tasing him, is wholly inappropriate to be marketed to impressionable tween girls.
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2011

Kristen Schaal Makes Us Wanna Play Video Games

  Commercials are usually those things I fast-forward through on the DVR because they're loud and try to get me to buy things I don't need. However, every once in a while, there is one I love. Take, for example, this campaign for Sony Ericsson's Experia Play smart phone, starring Kristen Schaal, totally crack…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 26, 2011

Duke Nukem Game Lets Gamers Slap Women Silly

Real men may have been pussified by man-hating, hairy-legged feminazis, so it's a good thing they have XBox 360 games as an outlet for lady-slapping, alien-killing machismo. The much-anticipated Duke Nukem Forever game from Gearbox Software is where enlightened gender relations go to die. The "Be The One Man Army Who Always Gets The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2011

Does The Internet Need A Geek Culture Site For Women?

The Mary Sue, a new geek culture blog, just launched a hot second ago, and in one of the very first posts, a staff blogger explains to readers why a geek site "for women" is really necessary. It was an explanation I needed, frankly, because at first blush, I saw…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2011

Stripping, Spanking, Girls Kissing: It’s A New Wii Game

Sex and video games are two of God's greatest inventions, so it's only natural they'd come together. As you can see in this NSFW commercial, WeDare is a silly-looking game in which friends/random geeks strip, spank and kiss at the direction of the Wii. You know, like Truth Or Dare but…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2011