Epic Win and the rise of pervasive gaming

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmKwF_Si734 Epic Win is a role-playing productivity app that brings pervasive game mechanics to aspects of real world behaviour. In other words: it gives you points of doing your everyday chores. It also allows you to compete with others. There's been a lot of talk about pervasive gaming behaviours over the last few years. Foursquare is arguably the first of these pervasive games to reach anything like a mainstream audience (figures in June 2010 report it now has over 1 million check-ins per day). Whether or not Epic Win will repeat the success of Foursquar...

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Play Machinima Law

I've been following the goings-on at the Stanford Law's Play Machinima Law conference (well, I'm following the PML hashtag in Tweetdeck as there isn't much info on their website). For those that don't know, Machinima (a misspelled portmanteau of machine and cinema) uses 3D rendering engines and screenscrapes of in-game footage from Halo, WoW or the Sims, etc, which are then scripted and cut to make small films. Still confused? Then you should watch this: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb8rdc-0OpQ The first machinima, Diary of a Camper by United Rangers Films, appeared in 1996. By today...

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