A Game in the Woods

27 Apr
So today I was sent a link to the kind of educational game that typically makes me want to bang my head into a wall: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/26/walden-woods-video-game-based-on-philosopher-thoreaus-life/ In this case, part of my reaction is through no fault of the game...
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Gender Games

18 Apr
So recently a friend brought this comic from The Oatmeal to my attention. What is interesting about it – speaking as a female gamer who doesn’t always “suck” – is that regardless of the sexist nature of the reactions being...
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Work or Play

14 Apr
The design of the work flow is key here: the game constantly challenging you to try something just a little bit more difficult than what you’ve just accomplished. These microincreases in challenge are just big enough to keep sparking your...
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8 Apr
The term “utility” keeps coming up in my readings and research, both leadership studies and gaming. David Hume mentions “utility” in “Of the First Principles of Government.” Garry Wills mentions it in Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership. And it...
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