So good! I have to say, I didn’t know the titles or artists to all of them, but I knew the words to all except the Tool song.

A village designed for dementia

An interesting idea of how to set up a place that’s comfortable for the aging population with dementia.

I follow a blog for psychology, and couldn’t help but making a connection with much of the advice of parenting to that of player interactions in game design. Change the situation to that of a quest, and many of the situations (Prevention, Distraction, Explanation, Appreciation) described can be applied. Just an interesting cross-over.

4 Effective Alternatives to Punishing Your Kids

An interesting article summarizing many thoughts regarding the gamification hype and the need for player experience as it moves forward.

Messification: Why Games Should Be Designed To Be Games First

Great short piece on games by PBS:

Two very interesting reads regarding gender and games culture:

To My Someday Daughter

Poignant reflection of state of gaming culture and gender, by Geordie Tait.

The Other Women Of Magic: Dating a Pro Player

Great read on what it’s like when a geeky passion may cause issues with relationships, and things to keep in mind for any geeky personality, regardless of gender.