Author Archives: Brad

Jan 29
2013

Brad’s Media Reviews: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

This will be the first in a series of posts where I review the media that I consume.  These will differ a bit from your standard critques in that I’d like to use them as a forum for documenting techniques … Continue reading

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Nov 14
2012

Borderlands 2 & Social Media

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a Borderlands 2 addict. I think something about the oodles of loot to be collected speaks to my hunter-gatherer caveman brain. Gearbox Software did a lot of things right with this title, but they did one … Continue reading

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Nov 02
2012

A Slower Speed of Light

The MIT GameLab has just released a new game highlighting the effects of relativity called A Slower Speed of Light.  The game uses a very simple mechanic (object collection a la Pacman) but employs a variety of real physics phenomenons in … Continue reading

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Oct 31
2012

Gamification of Healthcare

University of Pennsylvania recently held a competition for multi-discipline student teams to create serious games that help solve real world problems related to healthcare in the city of Philadelphia. http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/blogs/david-raths/gamification-healthcare?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+healthcare-informatics+%28Healthcare+Informatics%29 I personally believe that we are right on the cusp … Continue reading

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