Right, that’s it. I’m pissed off, honest to blog. Recently someone I was corresponding with warned in grave fashion that video games were eating their children, that they enhance addictive tendencies and unchecked will consume all spare time to the exclusion of any other form of play. Here’s a medium that’s arguably more powerful than […]Read more "Rant: Oldtimers Unbellyfeel Gaming"
Richard Bartle is one of the Elders of the Univesrse when it comes to Game Design. He had a good rant in the Guardian the other day. I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about it before. But there you go . . . I’m talking to you, you self-righteous politicians and newspaper columnists, you relics […]Read more "Attention, Non-Gamers: Extinction Approaches"
You think that headline is a joke? It may seem funny, but check out the best thing to come out of GDC this year: this rant by Jane McGonigal. Here are her slides. Watch it. Awesomeness. It has catalyzed a deep vein of enthusiasm in my mind, now pumping out with caffeine-accellerated energy. More coherent […]Read more "Design Game, Save World"