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Gamification Outside of Games

In Otacoolism by Andre Bastary9 Comments

What is gamification? It’s is the use of game play elements for non-game applications. More specifically, they’re targeted online platforms to enable user experience and engage interactive activities with the users while at the same time rewarding the users to gain more goods. One of the best example of this is Farmville. They provide the users with a lot of …

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Magic: The Gathering

In Otacoolism by Andre Bastary4 Comments

Once upon a time, I was introduced to the world of magic by a friend of mine. Yes, you know it’s you~! And I’m still in awe with this game. Sure, it’s not your computer game where you shoot anyone else with your rifle or maybe gather your team in a League of Legends or DotA game, but it has …

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Killing Floor

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I was being dragged again, dragged to gameville by my friends. Worst even, Steam Summer Sale was going on, an amazing thing really, for those of you that love games, the featured games for the day will get 50 – 75% discounts, or even more~! Such a blast considering a lot of Steam games are quite fun. In fact, I …

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Fighting Games United

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With the not so new release of Marvel vs Capcom 3, I truly believe in the unification of all fighting games characters. Let’s talk about it for a while. the most famous fighting games are tekken series, street fighter series, and marvel series. For a while now there have been a lot of excitement on the next match up between …

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The Walking Dead

In Otacoolism by Andre Bastary7 Comments

Boooo, zombie has been one of the most exposed genre lately, not only in games, but also in movies. Zombie was originally a term to denote a hypnotized person that’s being controlled by someone, but later on the term changes to that of which we know nowadays, the undead (a.k.a. the dead walking). More specifically, one who likes to feast …

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Two Sides of a Coin

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Right and wrong are not what separate us and our enemies. It’s our different standpoints, our perspectives that separate us. Both sides blame one another. There’s no good or bad side. Just 2 sides holding different views. -Squall Leonhart One of the thing that’s always true about people is their different opinions. I understand we’re all unique and created not …

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Duodecim, Final Fantasies United

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Exclusive to PSP, again, Duodecim is the second installment of the Dissidia series. Dissidia is an enactment of good vs bad in the world of Final Fantasy. A classic between night and day, it tells the story of how whenever one side falls, everything will be reenact again in a new cycle. Cosmos, the Goddess of Harmony, and Chaos, the …

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PSP was created solely for this…

In Otacoolism by Andre Bastary3 Comments

Okay, okay, I must not forget to mention my favorite PSP game of all time, especially since this is also one of the best games available out there. Can you guess what is it? Haha, of course you can, there’s a big ass poster all around this post. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsGVYFBxY88] Yes, yes, yes, the game that’s designed in a theme to conquer …

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Web Based Board Game, Have Fun Together!

In Otacoolism by Andre Bastary2 Comments

I have mentioned before about how an amazing board game brings people together. The only unfortunate thing about board games is that you need to be together in the same room to play them. Of course, there are other alternatives, such as the online versions. However, they won’t usually be available for heavy board games such as Puerto Rico or …

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Reality is Broken

In Motivational by Andre Bastary2 Comments

Gaming for a better future! The author of Reality is Broken speaks for TED on how games will make a better future.   Related articles Say YES to GAMBARU~! (andrebastary.com) Socialism and Collaborative Consumption (andrebastary.com) Changing Education Paradigm (andrebastary.com) Khan Academy’s Founder Journey (andrebastary.com) Steve Jobs’ Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish (andrebastary.com)

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