Apr 24, 2011


Alphabetizing books on a shelf can be a very soothing activity. But when some cretin gets books out of place, it can be years before anyone notices. Enter ShelvAR -- the system that gives instant videogame feedback about the placement of every book in the library! Thanks to Mk Haley for the tip.

Apr 23, 2011

Shadow Government

Crawling out of the flophouse
I saw the mayor stealing my junk
I doth protest, citizens arrest!
Now my body's in his trunk. 
Where's the Shadow Government when you need it?
Here it is! It's here! Playmatics has teamed with the Millenium Institute to create Shadow Government, a game based off of real world economics, sustainability, and other data that will allow players to play the whole world as a game. TechCrunch article here.

Playmatics is super smart -- but like Dr. Evil found out, conquering the world with $1M is a lot harder than it used to be!

Apr 21, 2011

Manipulating the Planet for the Sake of a Good Game

A new article from Popular Science about geoengineering projects to help facilitate sporting events. Remote controlled clouds, weather control, and (seriously) monkey guards, all brought to bear to make games more enjoyable.

Apr 20, 2011

IntoNow and Pepsi

That's right! Whenever an ad comes on for Pepsi Max, the first 50,000 people who tag it using the IntoNow app get a free Pepsi Max! Check out the Mashable article, and enjoy this deliciously aspartame rich, double-caffeinated introduction to the televised portion of the Gamepocalypse! Special thanks to Matthew Copeland for the tip!