The Michael’s spend the morning at BeanTraders Coffee talking about this week’s interesting stories around gaming technology and play…We also throw in a few other stories we found while surfing the interwebs. What do you think about a fitness tracker in your glasses? What about pointed ears? How about short – little cars?
Michael M. then gets us up to speed on the idea of Pop-Up Chorus, and shares his most recent event singing some They Might be Giants. If you are local you can join him at MotorCo in Durham to sing some Cure and ABBA songs. While you are there, if you bring your laptop – don’t forget to bring you Laptop Butler!
We end up having fun talking about watching Let’s Bowl and Strip Mall. So drop us a note, comment, or rating about your favorite show, game or technology, we’d love to hear from you.
The Michaels look at the overlap between some of our favorite sci-fi technologies, and how many of them already exist today. Michael M. gives us the details of his recent gaming trip to Colonial Williamsburg. We also discover we have gone back to playing the same games… What game are you playing?
While many people are taking the day off in the U.S. to recover from all the sounds of the fireworks, the Michael’s take the time to check out some new glasses which you can wear via your iPad.
We then look at how a blog post by Ramin Shokrizade over at Gamasutra, where he discusses the tips and tricks that Free to Play game designers use to get money from players. We decide it would be put to much better use if we can take these techniques and use them to help business and employees improve their skills and efficiencies. Can you identify who will use a game for the best outcome verses those who may just be using it to pass time? What about how some games or businesses use progress gates to help self select players. When do you decide not to play any more? We answer all of these questions.
We then look at how Tesla is changing the rules in how long it takes to tank up your electric car! Will this help change the buying behaviors of car shoppers?
Finally, we want to hear about how you think gaming can be used to help more young women and girls become engaged in Engineering and Science. We’ll be talking about it next week on Games At Work dot Biz!