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Heather Chaplin: gamification’s worst nightmare?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… more “design public healthcare for the zombies”). Back in 2009, she made big waves at GDC when she accused game-developers of being “a bunch of stunted adolescents” . Her views on gamification are equally controversial. In an article published in Slate earlier this year, Chaplin claimed that (despite her epic enthusiasm) Jane McGonigal is not advocating any concrete change but only a change in perception: adding game mechanisms to reality just to simulate feelings of …

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GDC 2011: Angry birds, happy Finns

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… year is exciting for other reasons: SXSW festival in Austin, and the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.

This year I was sadly unable to attend SXSW because of other commitments (the organizers of SXSW refused to change its date for me on such short notice). With all that is currently happening in the gaming industry and the prominence of Finnish companies at the GDC, there was no way I was going to miss this as well.

Fringes in fashion

I was not disappointed: my …

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Breakfast of Champions – Jesse Schell talks about how games will dominate our lives in the future

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Breakfast tomorrow may be quite a ride.

That’s because in the future, technology and games will permeate every facet of our lives. At breakfast, you won’t need to turn on your PC to play computer games against friends. You won’t even need to turn on your iPhone. All you’ll need to do is turn over your box of cornflakes. Instead of boring factoids or the same old …

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Madmen join the game

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Health failing, he cowers behind the bombed-out shell of an armored tank. The enemy is getting close. Too close. There is nothing else for it. He has to move, and move now. Lobbing his last grenade high over the tank to distract his tormentors, he bolts for the safety of the abandoned bunker. Just meters from the entrance, he cops that final, fatal bullet. Lying prone, his …

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