First place winning entry 2011Leigh Alexander is news director of Gamasutra, author of the Sexy Videogameland weblog, and writes reviews, features and cultural commentary for a variety of outlets including Variety, Wired, Slate, The Escapist, Kotaku, and Paste Magazine.
She has previously served as Kotaku's Associate News Editor and run Worlds in Motion, covering the business of online games, social networks and virtual worlds.
In her spare time she volunteers as an advocate working to prevent cancer and dating violence.
She lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her two children and family dogs. Ian Bogost is an award-winning videogame designer and media philosopher.
Virtual world becomes more “real” with every passing year.