Welcome to Sexy Videogameland, an Interview with Leigh Alexander

October 24, 2010


SVGL’s Current Banner   Welcome to Sexy Videogameland, the blogging world of Leigh Alexander.   “My name is pronounced ‘Lee’ and I am indeed a female, but I don’t mind if people don’t know this.”  According to her Sexy Videogameland’s FAQ, this successful female game journalist is the news director at industry news site Gamasutra and […]

Posted in: People, Video Games

Nature’s Influence: Sonic & Animal-Powered Robots

October 16, 2010


Animals are prevalent in many video games. Some, like Sonic the Hedgehog, have animals as the main protagonists and as victims. In Sonic the Hedgehog, gamers can play as the world’s fastest hedgehog and have their friend join to control Tails, the two-tailed copter-fox.  Your goal is to defeat the baddie, Dr. Robotnik, aka Dr. […]

BP vs. Mario

October 10, 2010


The BP oil spill is a terrible disaster.  The leak was finally plugged on July 15th, but not before 4.9 million barrels of crude oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico.  This was even worse than the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.  We could have really used Mario and FLUDD. If you played Super Mario […]

Toxic Consoles

October 1, 2010


In Greenpeace’s May 2010 edition in Guide to Greener Electronics, the organization ranked the top 18 manufacturers “of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.”  Who will be the first to turn over a greener leaf? “It certainly won’t be Nintendo,” an article […]

Nature’s Influence: Pokémon

September 25, 2010


Virtually any video game you can find has been impacted by nature.  From Animal Crossing to Zelda, video game environments have taken cues from Mother Nature and our understanding of her. The different environments a gamer explores are vital to bringing the game’s story to life.  This is especially true considering that the current consoles […]

Utilizing Your System’s Graphics- 101

September 19, 2010


For many video game and media enthusiasts, great graphics is a must-have. There are plenty of options to choose from: PC monitors, LED screen, LCD screens, plasma screens, projectors, etc.  The list goes on and on-especially when you need to consider finer details such as resolution, size, contrast ratio, and refresh rate. Of course, don’t […]

Is Your Game Really Yours?

September 13, 2010


Selling your old games helps out the environment, but a Court decision could ban the reselling and purchasing of used games. Many of us know of the three conservation “Rs”- Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce.  Many of us also know that every dollar counts in this economy.  So when it comes to old video games we […]

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