Anyone for Tonsil Tennis?

This is pretty cool I guess. The idea is that your partner “helps you” to play a video game by letting you snog them in different ways (while you’re looking at a computer screen and therefore not really paying attention). It’s a bit gross, but it’s still a novel idea, so have a look: What’s the mechanic here? The Kiss … Read More

Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future

Here’s a total re-blog of some interesting thoughts from Get Degrees. It’s lifted wholesale from their article Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future: We know where the jobs are now… but where will they be ten years from now? Twenty? Some job descriptions will always be in need, but many others are evolving to fit the ever-changing course … Read More

Web Discoveries for June 16th

These are my del.icio.us links for June 16th Layar – Criminy. This is the future I predicted two years ago in my dissertation finally coming to life. The phrase ‘Game Changer’ comes to mind. SPRXMobile Mobile Service Architects » Home – Makers of the awesome sounding Android App – Layar; home of @Rhymo, a fave #AR Twitter Follower. Social Media … Read More

Addictive Interactions

Can Digital Games Create A Dependency? Late in 2001, 21 year old Shawn Woolley shot himself to death in his apartment. He was an EverQuest addict, clocking up to twelve hours a day inside the game’s expansive online world. Shawn had epilepsy, and would often have seizures directly linked to the time spent staring at his brightly-lit computer screen, yet … Read More