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Old 09-07-2009, 10:29:52   #1
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The Illusion of Accomplishment

http://blog.wolfire.com/2009/07/crea...ccomplishment/

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.
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Old 09-07-2009, 15:15:42   #2
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I'm nearly immune to the achievement one, but the other tricks work fine on me.
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Old 09-07-2009, 15:17:10   #3
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I love achievements.
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Old 09-07-2009, 15:19:02   #4
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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.
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