Wednesday, February 19 2014
Free-to-play game developers are playing a game of their own. The object of that game is to gain ownership of your time.
Wednesday, April 3 2013
On reflection, I feel like I know why I want to catch 'em all. I feel as if I have been programmed from birth to collect, and even more specifically, to associate play and entertainment with collection.
Wednesday, October 5 2011
League of Legends contains all of the basic elements of role playing, combat with foes both great and small, developing a character's skill sets on your own terms, and generating enough loot to make yourself a god, just served up really, really, really quickly.
Monday, August 29 2011
For all the articles discussing what the relationship between player and game is or how a title uses a certain trope, there are few essays about “just games.” If there’s a modern instance of “just a game,” it’s League of Legends.