Past Glory

More than 15 years ago, I wrote this paper about the economies of games. The nice people at Today I Found Out recently made a video about it. Thanks to former student Sami Stegall for the heads up!

Why Do Games Have Gods?

“Why God?” is often asked about the real world. It seems like a hangover from our goat-herding days. How odd, then, that Gods are everywhere in fantasy worlds. Why?

Big Games, Big Research

“While we might believe that society operates a certain way, and we might have small-scale experiments that support our beliefs, it has generally not been possible to observe whole societies under controlled conditions. Now, however…”