My colleague Yu-Hao and I have a new article out in Computers in Human Behavior about how cultural orientation affects people’s motivations to play social network games and how they […]
Check out my interview with designers/researchers of Pig Chase at Play As Life: Designing games for pigs (and humans!): Interview with team behind the “Playing with Pigs” project.
The media is constantly blaming violent video games, claiming that they make children violent. Although there is not much scientific evidence proving this is true– some people would argue that […]
This NYT article talks about how the aggressive culture at Zynga may pressure employees to leave. In short, the article suggests that employees of Zynga are unhappy because of: Long […]
(cross-posted on Play As Life) Let’s talk about faux-social: if you thought Zynga was being “bad” by encouraging social interactions among players, EA should be arrested for making social interactions […]
I’m currently at Casual Connect, an industry conference for casual game developers. I’m here as a photographer, but mostly attending sessions that pique my interest as a researcher. Here are […]
I don’t do research on games and violence, but I can’t help but get so annoyed when I read about so-called “disputes” on whether or not violent games make kids […]
Ed: I was extremely disappointed to find out that the archives of my old articles when I was writing at the JoongAng Daily-International Herald Tribune have been wiped. Digital death! […]