The most boring culture on Earth
jkottke: The Baining, an indiginous group of Papua New Guinea, shun play and basically don’t do anything but work. According to Fajans, the Baining eschew everything that they see as “natural” and value activities and products that come from “work,” which they view as the opposite of play. Work, to them, is effort expended to overcome or resist the natural. To behave naturally is to them...
smarterplanet: Learn Science While Playing Video Games? Video Game Maker Valve Makes Dreams Comes True | Singularity Hub Valve is bridging the gap between video games and science education with its ‘Teach With Portals’ program. For decades, video games and education have gone together like oil and water. No matter what attempts were made to merge the two, it seems students and...
It’s easy to see Slots as an admission that Zynga’s design philosophy of...– 0 XP: The Zynga Counterrevolution (via dropouthangoutspaceout) Didn’t Jese Schell make a suggestion about this in his DICE Net talk?
@HuffingtonPost: Video game sales plummet for 7th consecutive month...– July 13, 2012 at 11:51AM via http://bit.ly/SjyGIc (via stoweboyd)
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Eric Zimmerman shares 21 Essays and articles →
ESSAYS AND ARTICLES Over the years, I have written a great number of essays about game design, from highly practical articles about the design process to theoretical rants. A selection of my favorites are below, with a bit of context for each. Jerked around by the Magic Circle – Clearing the Air Ten Years Later (2012) • This infamous essay sets the record straight about all of the...
Some notes on the occasion of being moved to tears...
barthel: This morning, I finished Mass Effect 3. It took me two hours to do the final section, about the length of your average movie these days; only about half of that time was spent in gameplay. I’d taken much of the previous afternoon getting to that point in the game, doing the penultimate mission and beginning the last. I’d expected to write a post today about how finishing up a great game...
Yeah, all Isms (sic) feed off one another but at the top of the food chain is...– (Kurt Cobain, Journals, 117) Blogging this because actually it goes hand-in-hand with the Tosh disaster in general. I grabbed the quote from this blog. Yet again, we turn to Kurt Cobain. (via heartbarf)
Table 1 – Difference between a “Liha” and a Sandwich rubber ...– Sandpaper - LIHA - Cary Table Tennis Association
SANDPAPER RESURGENCE aka ‘LIHA’ FORWARD: By Mike Babuin - The...– Sandpaper - LIHA - Cary Table Tennis Association My family played table tennis until late into the morning July 4-5th. We have paddles that are so old that the rubber surface has dried and vulcanized over time. It made me think of the fine touch necessary to play with sandpaper paddles. A quick...
Tiny Wings 2.0
jkottke: Uh oh, this is bad news for my productivity after this Thursday…Andreas Illiger is set to release the sequel to the mega-fun Tiny Wings on July 12th. In the meantime, watch the adorable handmade trailer:
If you don’t get a chance to fail, if you don’t get a chance to try things and...– Adam Savage: Permission to Make | MindShift (via paperbits)
In that respect, one possible strategy of opposition is to infiltrate the...– Ian Bogost: Worthwhile Dilemmas (via dropouthangoutspaceout)
The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have...– Arthur C. Clarke (via notgames)