video games

I am the rat in the skinner box

Posted on 22 October 2012 by jose

I've been readin' a number o' articles recently concernin' games, their reward systems, an' addictive behavior. Some talk about classics like Everquest (Evercrack) or somewhat more recent games like World o' Warcraft, Dance the Hempen Jig Others discuss Facebook games like Farmville an' Mafia Wars. Today, I read an article by a game developer about extrinsic vs. intrinsic rewards in a game, and how putting in quests in their game nearly ruined it.

Following up on books

Posted on 27 August 2012 by jose

Six more books since last update, so I'm a bit behind me projected curve, we'll keel-haul ye, by Blackbeard's sword! I'm gettin' Richard Kadrey's latest Sandman Slim tomorrow, an' I've just started a book I acquired from me college roommate, but I've also got a nice list o' books (an' comics/graphic novels) I've culled from wanderin' through bookstores an' pillagin' me Wishlist that I hope t' acquire from th' library.

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