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Posted by Alexander Jhin on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 02:12:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Using game design principles, we can make learning how to code a lot more compelling.

Posted by Alexander Jhin on Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:40:00 EDT in Design, Serious
If gamification is evil aren't video games evil, too? An analysis of how gamification is only a harmless tool, how it can be successfully ditched, and how acknowledging this can make games better.

Posted by Alexander Jhin on Wed, 10 Nov 2010 05:14:00 EST in Design
With Black Ops competitive multiplayer, Treyarch's design decisions heal Call of Duty by ruining it.

Posted by Alexander Jhin on Thu, 25 Mar 2010 07:19:00 EDT in Art
A scientific exploration of the trivial benefits of 3D glasses.

Alexander Jhin's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/30/2015 - 01:28]

Sorry if it seemed like ...

Sorry if it seemed like I veered means I didn 't communicate well . I meant to be in wholehearted agreement with your overall point, just presented differently: Artists provide some piece of art which viewers interpret. Games are even more open to interpretation because they allow user input which ...

Comment In: [News - 06/30/2015 - 09:26]

We need more histories like ...

We need more histories like this one: entertaining and insightful. Thanks, Gabe

Comment In: [Blog - 06/24/2015 - 10:30]

I 'm curious exactly how ...

I 'm curious exactly how you 're using Xamarin. Are you using it with MonoGame Have you run into any compatibility issues with Xamarin 's somewhat restricted version of .NET when trying to use external libraries How do you work around them r n r nThanks

Comment In: [News - 06/25/2015 - 10:58]

On NPR, they asked an ...

On NPR, they asked an African American why he was buying a Confederate Flag. His answer: To burn it. Context matters: A Confederate Flag can be pro-Slavery, simply historic, or even used in protest of everything the Confederacy believed in. To ban it simply makes it harder to talk about: ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/18/2015 - 07:43]

Whenever I think about game ...

Whenever I think about game names, I go back to these two articles: r n to name a video game in 5 steps.php r n matters/2004/02/the name of the.html r n r nAnd I add: 1 Is it pronounceable 2 Does it imply what you 'll be doing r n ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/08/2015 - 06:02]

Even if Hearthstone is pay-to-win ...

Even if Hearthstone is pay-to-win a little debatable since you can earn cards if you play long enough and Legendary cards are somewhat balanced by their mana costs players don 't seem to mind: Hearthstone is ranking around 50 in US Games, while World of Tanks Blitz is ranking 300-400 ...