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Ever get "ghost hands," where you're always trying to take the smartphone away from a novice to show them how it's done? Well, Sony is working on something a little more polite. The company has announced Evolution UI, an intentionally hobbled Android launcher that forces you to perform perfunctory...

April 30th 2014 at 8:21am 0 Comments
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Leadership development is one of those corporate buzzwords that gets thrown around enough to make my eyes glaze over and my mind wander. Large businesses have complex organizational hierarchies and are always looking for ways to make themselves and their employees perform more efficiently. I have h...

September 30th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Some colleagues and I were discussing roleplay in MMOs the other day, and the conversation briefly touched on our preferences for MMOs as games or MMOs as virtual worlds. One of my co-workers explained that mass gamification and an inability to affect the world or other players isn't a detriment to...

May 6th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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One of the aspects that I like about MMOs is the sense of accomplishment when it comes to achieving specific goals. Maybe they're my goals or maybe they're goals set by the game, but checking things off a list and knowing that I've made progress is satisfying. That's why I often look at real worl...

April 21st 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Everything they learned, they learned from World of Warcraft -- or in this case, everything they taught. Congratulations are in order for WoW players and educators Lucas Gillispie and Peggy Sheehy, whose WoWinSchool program has earned a GAward for Best Use of Engagement Techniques in Education at...

April 18th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Athletes wanting to motivate themselves with Fitocracy's game-like ranking system have had to carry an iPhone to get the full experience, at least if they wanted to go beyond the website. They've got their solution now that the Android port has arrived. Like before, it lets smartphone owners log t...

January 10th 2013 at 6:25am 0 Comments