Videogames and the Spir­it of Cap­i­tal­ism (by pao­lo ped­erci­ni)

Pao­lo Ped­erci­ni on videogames and cap­i­tal­ism is rather good and thought-pro­vok­ing. I am grate­ful he’s will­ing to dis­cuss gam­i­fi­ca­tion (most “seri­ous” thinkers in games have start­ed to ignore it, but that doesn’t mean it has gone away). His sug­ges­tions for steer­ing com­put­er-assist­ed gam­ing and play­ing away from a super-ratio­nal and util­i­tar­i­an mode remind­ed me of soft gam­i­fi­ca­tion and are worth explor­ing fur­ther.

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.