Reflections on hoarding, evolution, and Fallout: N...

on Jun 1, 2011
So my latest gaming obsession is Fallout: New Vegas, the latest action RPG release from Obsidian and Bethesda. And I don't use the word "obsession" lightly (okay, maybe a little, but still). When I heard last year that there was a new Fallout game...

Explicating gamification: Reflections on CHI 2011...

on May 14, 2011
Last week I had a great time participating in the Gamification workshop at the 2011 annual CHI Conference. After having some time to digest, I wanted to post a quick summary of the experience and some thoughts on where it appears the conversation...

Government Uses of Games and Virtual Worlds

on Jan 23, 2011
Back in the autumn Byron Reeves, James Scarborough, Leighton Read and myself co-authored a briefing paper for the Science and Technology Policy Institute, part of the White House OSTP.  The piece was made public this week and – blatant...

Know Thyself... And Then What?: Using Games to Pr...

on Jan 15, 2011
We’re hardly two weeks into 2011 and, undoubtedly, many of us are already struggling to maintain a hold on our New Year’s resolutions.Every year we make new promises to ourselves to take X in moderation or to do Y more often. But it seems we...

On the Power of Gamification

on Dec 7, 2010
Gamification is the word on the lips (or keyboarding fingers) of all those making, playing, leveraging, and studying games this year (thanks, in no small part, to a series of presentations that academic-designer Jesse Schell has given in the last 12...