Disclosure: I’m involved with an organization that has virtual goods and currency — and yes, you can exchange real money for virtual goods in it. The virtual economy is heating up. GigaOm reports that Facebook Could Make $250M From Virtual Goods Next Year; make money from stuff that isn’t tangible. Stuff you can’t hold in […]
It looks like someone tired of playing Pac Man and decided to try and calculate how many hours of lost time could be attributed to that ’80s arcade classic reimagined by Google: This weekend, we took a hard look at Pac-Man D‑Day and compared it with previous Fridays (before and After Google’s recent redesign) and […]
Earlier today Google decided to see how much it could influence the economy and productivity of first and second world nations by unleashing a viral online attack against Internet-connected office workers world wide. Ostensibly promoted as a 30 year anniversary of a classic video game, Google is, in reality, bringing workplace activity to a crawl. In […]
This week I started using Gowalla — a check-in application/game for mobile devices similar to Foursquare, which means nothing if you’ve not used FourSquare either…so let me explain. …more This post is an excerpt from one of my weekly posts on the Future Shop Techblog. Check out the full post here.
The movie is Aliens — the James Cameron action flick that spawned all sorts of video-game and cultural cliches. But it also spawned some interesting ideas in casual gaming. Consider this scene: Ripley and the Marines are bunking down for the night in the terraform complex on LV-426. But first they have to secure the […]