Gaming


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.

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Not horrible rendition! I’m impressed!

Community episode – Advanced Dungeon and Dragons

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