A list of my contributions to the public debate
Ludologist Once again rambling on for evolutionary psychology as the way to investigate
09/03-04 the experience of computer games.
Reality Panic Comment to a post regarding the rating and censorship of games. Unfortunately I
27/01-04 have been forced to reconsider my previous attitude towards games as non-harmful.
Fiction of any kind serves to teach us action-patterns and their consequences, and these
action-patterns necessarily define how we view the world and how we can act in it.
Spiludvikling.dk Debate on a Danish site, regarding AI and the cognitive approach to game-design
25/01-04 in general.
Ludologist Comment in a debate regarding the definition of games. To my mind the definition
23/11-03 should be based on how and why we play, which can be answered through evolutionary
psychology. Games allow for the practice of behavior and strategies, and as a result
games can be defined as consisting of resources to be manipulated, rules regarding this
manipulation, and a goal to be achieved through this manipulation.
buzzcut Comment in a debate called 'The Idea Game', regarding the computer games
14/11-03 ability to create emotions. I explain in brief why the computer game of today is so
inept at the task, and how the future combination of narrative and game hold