1. Good read. This flavor of approach terrifies me; calculating the most efficient way to make an individual become addicted to a game. This system isn’t even exclusive to social games, MMOs rely on this system to keep people playing their games as well.

    The one nice thing about this system is that it is training nongamers to be gamers. One day people are stop and realize they can’t turn up their nose at gamers because now everyone is a gamer.

  2. First thought — “Insert Credit”! THAT’S the name of that old gaming site that recently got revived that I haven’t been able to remember! Cool! Bookmarked!

    Second thought — Ruh roh. It’s by Tim Rogers. Sometimes that guy really pisses me off even when I agree with him. ESPECIALLY when I agree with him.

    Third thought — This reminds me of Zubon’s musings on sphexishness.

    Fourth thought — I should probably finish reading this before I comment on it….

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