Winnipeg Envy

This week is the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, which I, sadly, am not attending.  An unfortunate side effect of being a poor grad student is the fact that I have to pick and choose which conferences I’ll be attending.  While a week long trip to San Francisco certainly sounded appealing, I decided that […]

Making Losing Fun

This weekend, I won a game of Monopoly against my wife and her sister.  For me, this was somewhat significant, as it may be the first time I’ve ever won a full game of Monopoly…ever.  Of course, that’s partially because getting through a full game usually takes much more time than I have to play […]

Money Making Game

I got a survey about game development in my inbox today.  The questions were mainly focused on economics and employment, but they made me think.  Of course, as an academic, my research deals primarily with the videogame industry, so I think about it all the time.  This survey, however, wasn’t asking the academic me, but […]