Will The 21st Century Be Defined By Games?

On Monday, Kotaku ran Eric Zimmerman's Manifesto for a Ludic Century, a treatise on the importance of games as a paradigm for understanding the 21st century. Eric outlined systems thinking, play and design as crucial future literacies and argued that games as an art form should not have to be justified. » 9/11/13 3:00pm 9/11/13 3:00pm

How Humanity Can Beat That Jeopardy Super-Computer (Maybe)

The IBM super-computer Watson that obliterated its human competition on the trivia show Jeopardy last night has one more chance to humiliate the species tonight. Game designer Frank Lantz, however, believes we can strike back at Jeopardy-winning machines. » 2/16/11 3:00pm 2/16/11 3:00pm

What Video Games Can Be

Frank Lantz, the man who brought you iPhone time-sink Drop 7 provides a bravura take on gaming's potential — during a TEDx talk mostly about poker and probability. Spend a good 20 minutes and watch the talk. » 8/02/10 1:40pm 8/02/10 1:40pm