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Work august 29, 2012

How Are Companies Using Gaming To Improve The Way We Work? [FUTURE OF WORK]

As we explore the ways companies are using game mechanics to boost employee performance, PSFK asks our readers how games improve their workday.

Technology june 28, 2012

Overcome Illness, Lose Weight & Quit Smoking Using A Smartphone

Jane McGonigal's new app helps players overcome health challenges and meet goals through game mechanics.

Luxury december 28, 2011

Game Lets Players Trade Their Personal ‘Online Stock’ [Future Of Gaming]

Empire Avenue is ‘Social Stock Market’ in which members are given an initial ‘share price’ based on their activity on social networks and blogs.

Mobile december 12, 2011

App Turns Any Outdoor Activity Into A Competitive Race [Gaming For Good]

PSFK discussed the Future of Gaming with the founder of Explorence, a start-up that develops mobile games which turn outdoor recreational activities into real life video games.

Retail november 1, 2011

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we've learned about this past week.

Gaming & Play july 8, 2011

Hit The High Score Or This Video Game Will Cease To Exist

An unconventional take on traditional game mechanics inverts user expectations to make art out of video game.

Advertising may 24, 2011

Cracked Twitter Code Rewards Fans with Peak of New Batman Film

Warner Bros. creates an enigmatic game out of the new site for 'The Dark Knight Rises' - leaving fans to figure out that the site essentially is a treasure hunt.

Advertising may 4, 2011

Local Currency Project Aims To Be Game Changer In Social Dynamics [Video]

Game dynamics and local currency initiative meet in the middle to foster harmony and community.

Work may 3, 2011

Why The Future Of Work Is Play [Video]

Aaron Dignan, the CEO of Undercurrent and author of 'Game Frame' talks about how to make life more interesting and engaging through the use of game mechanics at the 2011 PSFK Conference in NYC.

Technology april 25, 2011

How to Facilitate Long-Term Behavior Change

In short? Start small, remember that ability trumps motivation, enlist the motivated - and try to out-game Facebook.

Gaming & Play april 13, 2011

Pioneering A Passive Path Through Online Gaming

Several instances of 'playing outside the box' in online gaming environments point the way to rewarding experiences beyond traditional game mechanics.

Luxury april 4, 2011

Educational Video Gaming: Pros And Cons

The days when video games were solely lambasted as a waste of time seem to be slowly fading as more people wake up to the potential for good nestled within the video gaming environment.

Sustainability march 15, 2011

Blossom Bristol Brings Farmville To Farmers’ Markets

Mobile Pie have combined game mechanics and open data into a social gaming platform which encourages engagement with real world information.

Arts & Culture march 8, 2011

Online Gaming Helps Index Finnish National Archive

Digitalkoot provides a platform where participants can play Mole Hunt and Mole Bridge: in both games players offer solutions to words which the computer can't recognise. It's all part of a larger effort index the National Libraries archive of newspapers.


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