GDC Online - Moving past 90-9-1 with Vanished

on Oct 11, 2011
The 90-9-1 principle, alternatively known as the 1% rule, is a (supposed) truism that of internet behavior. It states that, for a given collaboratively-generated content repository (say, Wikipedia, or even the internet at large), user participation...

Better, Stronger, Faster: How Games Will Change Wh...

on Jul 27, 2011
For a few years now I’ve been interested in the idea of cybernetic systems – that is, systems of information communication and control that typically include a human controller, a machine enhancement, and regulatory feedback between the two....

Review - Jane McGonigal's Reality is Broken

on Apr 12, 2011
This review has been a long time coming (grad school isn't always conducive to keeping a regular blogging schedule). My apologies, but here it is finally. So, Reality is Broken. That's the attention-grabbing title of Jane McGonigal's new book, at...

Jane McGonigal on The Colbert Report

on Feb 4, 2011
I've been talking about Jane McG a lot lately, I realize, but she was a guest on on the Colbert Report last night and I figured it was worth posting. If you're curious to see a (not-too-serious) overview of what she's all about, it's worth a look....

Update on McGonigal Book

on Jan 20, 2011
Just a quick little post today, guys. My copy of Jane McGonigal's new book, Reality is Broken, arrived in the mail this morning (note the totally unnecessary unboxing image). I wrote a post a couple weeks ago about the ARG designer, and mentioned...