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The Con of Control

The hiccups have stopped for a bit!

Maybe that’s the end of them.

They started yesterday afternoon. I was hiccupping all the way to work, at work, on the way back from work and up until now. 422 more words


In Response to Extra Credits: Humane Design

by: @wvmauthor

On April 15 2015, Extra Credits released a video on Humane Design in video games. In short, it’s decrying the present tendency to create skinner box exploitative experiences that nudge players to stick with a game long past the end of enjoyment. 501 more words


1K a Day - "Just One More Level"

Fourth in the 1K a Day Motivational Series, in which I talk about something that happened in the previous week that could have or did prevent me from writing a minimum of 1,000 words on a given day, or possibly talk about something that provided support to get me through the day. 672 more words


Skinner Box Mechanics: The Unaware Gamer

Booting up my Shield, I quickly opened my app drawer and launched Modern Combat 5. As the game loads up I am greeted with my profile stats. 754 more words


Day two: Cookie Clicker

“A hundred days of writing” is a challenge many would-be writers face, one dealing with creativity, commitment, consistency, and experience. Since writing has been a pastime of mine for some years now, yet I never strove to improve myself, always relying on what little talent I have. 1,035 more words

A Hundred Days Of Writing

The Digital World Skinner Box

The digital world Skinner box

Tightly closely in

In moments of clarity we take stock

Of where we are, but have not been

The time Twitters away… 33 more words


My Journey Into the Skinner Box (With Dinosaurs)

As I’m sure you can tell by the sort of rambling I do on this blog, I hold video games in pretty high esteem. What I haven’t spoken too much about are games and design practices that I… 1,765 more words