Posts tagged "video games"

Girls, Unlike Boys, Are Too Busy To Game

Girls have less leisure time to play digital games than boys, according to a Michigan State University study, the findings of which could shed light on the technology gender gap. The study of 276 undergraduates found that female students spent about 16 hours more per week doing homework, working, or performing other activitie…
By: Annika Harris / July 27, 2009

A Marriage Of Video Gaming And Burlesque

Most guy gamers have dreamed of getting with one of the scantily-clad female characters, whether it's Princess Zelda, Chung Li, or Bloodrayne. Now their fantasies have been answered. The burlesque group Devil's Playground performs a show featuring these characters and others doing "things 'suggestive' doesn't begin to describe," according to Gossip Gamers. To…
By: Annika Harris / July 6, 2009

Who’s Gonna Play A Fashion Video Game?

Fashion Week won't roll around again until next September, but the people over at 505 Games are hard at work on a video game that simulates the experience for peasants like us who won't be sitting front row inside those hallowed tents. With a little help from IMG and uber-famous makeup artist Pat McGrath, 505…
By: Lily Q / May 21, 2009

Gaming Gore: Four Non-Violent Video Games

Whoever said that gaming was a guy thing obviously never met the ten-year-old me. Forget Barbie—I was in love with my Nintendo, along with Paperboy, Tetris, and Super Mario 3. I was obsessed with video games, and constantly exasperated my mother by refusing to go to bed until I got through just one more level…
By: DivineCaroline.com / April 25, 2009

Porn Is Getting Real About The Economy

The best things in life are free. Unfortunately, the porn industry is learning that lesson the hard way as sales go soft (zing!). Down 20-30%, Larry Flynt and Joe Francis have asked for a financial fluffer to help adult entertainment companies in their time of need. But it’s not just magazines and DVD…
By: Simcha / February 24, 2009

Video Game Allows Players To Rape And Force Abortions

Sure, we've seen other video games, like Grand Theft Auto, where players can sexually assault the female characters, but as offensive as that is, at least it's not the objective of the game. But a Japanese video game called "RapeLay" has the sole purpose of allowing players to virtually rape women. The player stalks the…
By: Persia Ali / February 24, 2009

Digital Time Capsule With Superstar Sperm Is Being Sent To Space

Space, the final frontier, is getting a new voyager and some sperm that’s outta this world! Richard Garriott, the video game visionary behind Tabula Rasa, is going to be the sixth private citizen to be sent to outer space. How’d he get so lucky? Well, he’s started a program to collect, create, and carry digital…
By: Simcha / September 8, 2008

Playing Video Games Naked Is More Popular Among Men Than Women

For some reason Microsoft conducted a survey in Canada about how people there play video games. They asked whether people play video games at work (30%), in the bedroom (27%), in public (19%), and in the bathroom (7%). They also asked whether those in the survey have ever played in the nude, and 17% of…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 1, 2008

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Grand Theft Auto IV

Earlier we posted a poll about the hooker screwing and killing in Grand Theft Auto IV. I wasn't entirely sure how I felt about this game, so I haven't voted yet, and instead asked the guys on my IM why I shouldn't be horribly offended by them having virtual sex for money with…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2008

Poll: Is Grand Theft Auto IV Super Duper Offensive?

Grand Theft Auto IV came out on Tuesday and made bajillions of dollars in sales. However, some people are up in arms because the video game allows you to have sex with prostitutes and then kill them afterwards. Boinkology has an excellent post up about the line between video game fantasy and real,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2008

Crave (For Him): Wiimotes Around His Wrists

The Wii is the one video game system in my apartment that I can stand, because the games are basic enough for me to play and the sound effects don't give me a headache. These cuff links are really cute and a fun little gift for the dude in your life that just can't live…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2008

Today In Terribleness: Polygamists, Evil Dads, And Girl Hating Gamers

More than half of the teen girls taken from the polygamist compound in Texas earlier this month have children or are pregnant. A total of 463 children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services. [CNN] An Austrian man kept his daughter prisoner for 24 years, raped her, and fathered all six of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2008

Bejeweled: A Nintendo Engagement

When you find a girl that loves her Nintendo DS as much as you, even a gamer knows not to play games -- that is, unless you’re trying to propose. Bernie Peng knew the way to his woman’s heart was through her favorite video game, Bejeweled, so it seemed fitting that he recreate…
By: Simcha / April 22, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Carla Bruni’s Increasing Value, Video Games, And A Sick Hamster

A nude photo of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy from 1993 sold at Christie's auction house yesterday for $91,000 -- more than 20 times its expected price. And Carla has improved her Amazon.com sales rank significantly since we first reported on her relationship with Nicolas. Back in December, her album No Promises wa…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 11, 2008

Star Couplings: Virtual Reality Will Let You Kill Speidi!

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are making a video game starring themselves. Yes, you can kill them. Hooray! [Us Weekly Some friend of Tony Romo, who previously told Us Weekly that Romo and his ex, Sophia Bush, "could go the distance", is now telling the magazine that he thinks Romo and current squeeze,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 21, 2008
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