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...

Another look at Zynga

on Dec 14, 2010
Travis's recent post on games taking advantage of evolutionary psychology reminded me of a conversation he and I had a few weeks ago. I had recently read this short article in Wired Magazine, and it brought up some interesting questions I'd like to...

Are social games abusing evolutionary psychology?

on Dec 2, 2010
Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time. So hopefully Jared and James will comment on this phenomenon as well. A couple recent articles have been released that discuss the ethics of game design. These articles seem to be the result of the...