Archive for June, 2012

Foursquare says goodbye to gamification with new redesign

By Chloe Della Costa With its recent redesign, Foursquare has shifted its focus from check-ins and badges to social updates, deals, and algorithmic recommendations. The app was long overdue for a revamp. Once popular with users wanting to check in to locations, compete, earn points, and even reach “mayor” status, Foursquare’s success has certainly fallen […]

How gaming can teach you decision-making skills

By Chloe Della Costa Games and gaming elements are becoming useful for a variety of industries. Rather than solely providing amusement, “serious” games from WILL Interactive are meant to help players make better life choices. The company creates Virtual Experience Immersive Learning Simulations (VEILS), which are interactive movies in which users make serious decisions for […]

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