Brain.fm Has Ruined My Mornings

I’ve been using Brain.fm as a subscriber for 13 months (a Christmas present from Jesse :)). I tested it for two months before that. For over a year it was used in the mornings at my desk, it did help my mind focus. When I write or find that I need to pay more...

The Downward Slide of Pokemon GO

All games follow a life cycle. The rise, peak and fall differs based on popularity but all follow the standard bell curve. Pokemon GO seems to resemble Everest with it’s steep assent to gaming dominance and now it’s nearly  as drastic decent. There are a...

Social Aspect of Pokémon Go

With a few days of Pokémon Go under my belt I can say that the interest is fading. Interest in my gameplay, not in the game and its effect on players and its design. First, I can only spend so much time ‘hunting’ creatures. Also I’ve found out that the balls used to...

Pokémon Go and Socialization in Gaming

Wednesday evening I became aware of a wave, a title wave apparently. My family and I were having dinner with friends when one started talking to Caleb, my 14 year old, about Pokémon Go, a new game app that was recently released (July 6th in the U.S.). “It’s a what?”...

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