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....

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...

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...