Virtual Worlds

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    Rage Against the Machinima

    As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks who contract with them battle for money and creative control.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention: Inside the World of Wank-Craft

    Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Manipulate And Control A Captive Katy Perry (As A New Sim Character That Is)

    Huh-huh-huh-huh ​Today the makers of The Sims 3: Showtime announced that Katy Perry will be a playable character on this expansion pack off of The Sims 3, coming in March for whatever it is you play The Sims on. We haven't played the game in years, becuase all we did was build houses for avata ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    All Your Protein Bars Are Belong to Us

    Nothing like guarana and essential vitamins to help you kick ass at Halo.​Nerds don't tend to eat well. Whether you are watching an epic Dr. Who marathon or trying to vanquish your mortal enemy (i.e. Kenny in accounting) in World of Warcraft, it's tough to take your hand off the controls or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Comment Of The Day: Second Life Represent!!

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Before Networking Was Social: Ten Early Social Websites That Are Dead or Dying

    Who needs when we have Facebook?​Social networking today is a foregone conclusion. Many of us wake up and check Twitter on our smart phones or pull up Facebook on our laptops. We surf YouTube videos in our spare time, find dates on and spend hours reading music, politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Lauri Price: Arrested For Sexing Up A 16-Year-Old, Now Sues Authorities

    Lauri Price: Now she's taking them to court​Remember Lauri Price, the former substitute teacher and mother of four who was arrested earlier this year at Bush Intercontinental Airport after returning home from Canada, where she was visiting her 16-year-old lover? Well, in case you didn't hear, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Rice Getting Plaudits For Teaching Video Game Design

    Photo by Hallie JordanRice senior Giacomo Ferrari with his game Box Wars​Computer gaming--usually a top procrastination activity -- has landed Rice University a spot in the Princeton Review and GamePro magazine's top 50 schools for computer game design.Computer science professor Joe Warren star ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 24, 2009

    Site Scavenging

    Internet content is the "found object" of the 21st century.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Fight Obesity By Sitting Around Playing A Computer Game

    Some Houston obesity researchers are hoping that overweight people using the Internet will at least visit their virtual clinic to exercise and diet online. If that's tough to understand, it's probably because it doesn't make sense. Actually, Second Life is apparently very popular and virtual peopl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007