Games and Gaming

Psychology

“We feel mental inertia to keep our thoughts in line with our behaviors, and if one changes we’ll often nudge the other so that they match. This means that faced with the fact that you’re a Marketplace user (even just that once), you’re more likely to change your attitude about how dumb the whole thing is.”

The Psychology Behind Steam Trading Cards

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Alternative “Civilization V” Quit Messages

Games and Gaming

Every Civilization game ever released is notorious for the “One More Turn Syndrome”. A wretched disease that has lead to a 4% dip in Computer Science degrees conferred as well as a 10% increase in Google searches for “video game + addiction” and “shut-in life expectancy”.

So it was with some surprise that, when I tried to quit Civ 5, it actually asked me if I was sure. Yes I’M BLOODY WELL SURE, it was hard enough getting to this screen WHY ARE YOU MAKING IT HARDER ON ME?

Without further ado.

  • It looks like you’ve contracted scurvy from lack of personal attention and would like to quit riiight before getting your third Wonder, are you sure?
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Space Plus Minecraft Equals Spacecraft — A Modest Proposal

Games and Gaming

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

Let’s face it: I’m addicted, you’re addicted, we’re all sucking on the sweet smoky crackpipe that is Minecraft. In every single web community or forum I’m a part of, non-gamers are either getting sick of hearing about Minecraft, or the scales have dropped from their non-gamer eyes and they are nipples deep in it, nodding out in a pile of block, a diamond pick deep in their main vein.

The game’s far from perfect, and far from finished, but Mefight Club at least has taken to it like nothing since TF2, back in the misty days of our founding, and the creativity on our multiplayer server is truly, literally astounding. It makes me proud to be a part of it.

But I want more. I want…. SPAAAAAACE.

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