She's baaack! While game exec Perrin Kaplan left Nintendo back, she hasn't totally left gaming. Kaplan left the company when Nintendo of America shifted is base from Washington to Northern California. She's started her own company, Zebra Partners, and plans to expand into gaming once her non-compete contract with Nintendo is up this December. At PAX, she told Game|Life's Chris Kohler:

I have not left the gaming industry for good. I love it.

Kaplan says she has stayed in contact with folks like Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto. In the PAX panel she participated in (along with What They Play's John Davison, Grand Theft Childhood co-author Cheryl Olson, and Newsweek's N'Gai Croal), Kaplan was quoted as saying, "Parents who use video games as a babysitter shouldn't have sex to begin with." Perrin Kaplan: I'm Coming Back to Gaming [Game|Life] [Pic]