Reality Is Broken : Happiness and Profit

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Posted by: cowdery

Reality Is Broken:
Before I begin I would like to say that I liked this book. What you will read below has a tone of disagreement, however, there is a lot to agree with in her book. Reality is Broken. This is a very thought provoking title, but is it true and if it is, [...]

‘Gamification Is Bullshit’

Friday, January 25th, 2013
Posted by: Sara

I was reading this hilarious article by Ian Bogost, about gamification and bringing games into real life issues, and since we just finished reading the Reality is Broken I thought it might be  interesting to share this with you.  Ian Bogost  has a great blog as well. He writes on game and game theory. Also writes [...]

“Let the Games Begin”

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Posted by: mtozer

This week, my post is made up of quotes from the book and follows with some comments I make towards McGonigal’s statements.
I find it crazy this idea that overseas troops playing online games to win virtual awards and medals. Where I think she was exaggeratedly how boring reality is and how games are the most [...]

Repairing Reality?

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Posted by: AdonayGC

In Reality is Broken Jane McGonigal makes an exploration of how the game culture can not only help the people to achieve happiness and fulfillment, but also even to apply the inner logics of game to “fix” reality, I take it that particularly all the aspects from reality that makes people want to escape from [...]