Watch The Stellar 2013 Sequel To 2010's Most Provocative Talk About Video Games

In 2010, professor and game designer Jesse Schell gave an amazing talk at the DICE gaming summit that went viral. His topic: the gamification—the adding of points and play systems—to everything imaginable. He imagined a crazy future where we got points for everything from brushing teeth to giving each other high fives. » 2/08/13 1:53pm 2/08/13 1:53pm

An Ever-Changing Game, Designed and Written By its Players? Sounds Good.

The idea of user-generated content is nothing new, and success at implementing the concept has ranged from the niche (inFamous 2) to the wildly successful (Minecraft). Just this week, game designer/Carnegie Mellon professor/all around interesting and smart guy Jesse Schell launched a kickstarter campaign to support… » 12/16/11 6:30pm 12/16/11 6:30pm

People Who Like Science and Other Thinky Pursuits

It can be a challenge to buy a gift for your brainy, science-obsessed friend. What kind of games might he or she like? The science brains among us can be so intimidating, partly because it's always scary buying things for smart people, but partly because who knows what those science people even like? Do they want… » 12/06/11 8:30pm 12/06/11 8:30pm