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Office Rage: Biometric Emotional Manipulation

One wanky reason why I'm not excited by this virtual reality fad is that it's currently focused on shunting people off into virtual worlds, whereas I feel my life right now needs to be deeper in actual reality. I'm more into games using biometrics, tapping into unseen realities of our own bodies. (Not that there isn't room for both, mind--or ideally combining the two.) Dear…

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Feature: Beyond The Joystick

Of Mice And Gamepads: The Future Of Controllers

If I’m going to be dull and reductive about it, playing videogames works like this: we tell a game something through an input device – say, a gamepad, motion contoller, touch screen or keyboard – and get a response back in the form of images or sound. It’s like a conversation, but it’s shaped by the devices we use to talk. Without the Wiimote, there…

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Feature: GDC 2012 Gems

The Bleeding Edge: Experimental Gameplay Workshop

One of the annual highlights of GDC is the Experimental Gameplay Workshop (EGW). Although not a workshop, and featuring the nonsense word "gameplay" in its title, it's an excellent afternoon of developers showing a big crowd some of their more esoteric ideas. I've never been in a room where excellent game mechanics receive a delighted round of applause before. Below is a summary of what…

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