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Debaser
09-07-2009, 10:29:52
http://blog.wolfire.com/2009/07/creating-the-illusion-of-accomplishment/

Quite a good article about the techniques used by developers to keep people playing their games. Or how developers are using your tiny basic stupid brain to make a monkey out of you.

MDA
09-07-2009, 15:15:42
I'm nearly immune to the achievement one, but the other tricks work fine on me.

Funko
09-07-2009, 15:17:10
I love achievements.

King_Ghidra
09-07-2009, 15:19:02
i am a sucker for this kind of thing

but then challenges, no matter how meaningless or inconsequential, are meat and drink to my mind

it's like flipping beer mats in the pub. sure it's pointless but it's fun to see how many you can do.