On Wednesday the New York Times Magazine published a really interesting article that talks a little about gamification and a lot about specifically the type of games, often found on Facebook and mobile devices, that capitalize on the snippets of “free” time everyone has between doing other things. It’s definitely worth a read; go check it [...]
I mentioned in an earlier post how the developer of Draw Something was purchased by Zynga, but I wanted to talk a little about my experience with the game. I did order a stylus, by the way; it should arrive this week sometime.
So Draw Something is cool. I want a stylus for my iPhone now. Zynga bought OMGPop (the makers of Draw Something) this week (only 6 weeks after the game was released), for $180 million plus $30 million in retention payments to keep the small developer’s 40 employees. In cash, not shares.
Picked up “Kard Combat,” which is an badly-themed, badly-named version of Spectromancer. Spectromancer is fun, and this is it for $3, basically. So it’s fun.
Almost everyone seems to have an opinion about the recently-announced Apple iPad.1 If you don’t, I may surmise that you either a) live under a rock, or have been distanced from the internet and tangential media and people enough that you have not yet heard about it, or b) you do not have any opinions at [...]