Can games change minds?

on Jun 30, 2013
Pop quiz: For each of the following descriptions, can you name a person (fictional or real, living or dead) who meets the criteria? You have 30 seconds: go! Generous president Hispanic lawyer Visionary underwriter Female computer...

Games, numeracy, and uncertainty

on Jan 7, 2013
Take a look at this word problem, quoted from Gerd Gigerenzer's Calculated Risks. Before you read on, try to come up with a ballpark estimate of the answer; what does your gut tell you? The probability that a woman of age 40 has breast cancer is...

From Bungeling Bay to The Sims

on Sep 16, 2012
The Sims is the immensely popular "life simulation" game that has set itself apart not only by its unique gameplay and commercial success, but by its ability to cross demographic boundaries in way few other videogames have. As such, it's fascinating...

Killzone 3's Moves

on Feb 7, 2011
I haven't tried the PlayStation Move out yet - I couldn't justify making the hefty investment ($100 for the PlayStation Eye camera and the motion controller, plus another $30 for the navigation controller) for what I was worried would be a just...

How I got cheated: A Modern Warfare story – Part 2...

on Jan 24, 2011
You can find the first half of this post here. So yeah, I'm pretty bummed about what happened. Maybe it sounds a bit silly, but I continue to feel a palpable sense of anger towards these hackers and their complete disregard for the game experience...