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Can Gamification Be Saved?

I ultimately think no, but the debate should probably be had. I originally made two posts about Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken when I read the book, and you can find them here: First, second. On the second post, a thoughtful … Continue reading

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On Bifo’s The Soul at Work

So I have started reading Franco Berardi’s (“Bifo’s”) book The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy, and it is amazing. While I’m not necessarily into the historical bits about Italian workerism, I am incredibly interested in the things that … Continue reading

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Pigs Playing Games

There is a game that human beings can play with pigs.  (Thanks to Scu for sending me the link.) So let’s get a few basic things out of the way: 1. I think that humans and animals playing games together is amazing. 2. … Continue reading

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Jamestown

I really liked Jamestown. Kill Screen reviewed it a while back. Let me give you a little background on the game. It is a top-down, “bullethell” game. What that means is that the screen often fills with enemies. They are … Continue reading

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On Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal 2

You can first my first post about Reality is Broken here. Second Critique: The Role of the Game This is more of an elaborate analysis of the way that McGonigal thinks about the way that games shape human interaction. We have … Continue reading

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On Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal

I finished this book last week, and I have a couple criticisms that I need to get out there before they break my brain. First Critique: The Role of the Player McGonigal begins her book Reality is Broken with an anecdote … Continue reading

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