DICE 2010: "Design Outside the Box" Presentation

Posted: February 18, 2010
DICE 2010: "Design Outside the Box" Presentation
Carnegie Mellon University Professor, Jesse Schell, dives into a world of game development which will emerge from the popular "Facebook Games" era.

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  • ghettoe

    That is a thought I don't want to entertain, but listening to him at the begining of the presentation when he was talking about talking about games, I was taken back to when I was 11 and everyone had a tamagotchi. That was the dumbest thing ever yet everyone had one! I mean it was like a tamagotchi cult. You were not cool if you did not own one of these virtual pets with three buttons to make it perfom actions. You'd like compare your pet with your friends and marry off your pet with someone else's and stuff like that. It was insane.

    Posted: February 26, 2010 5:24 AM
  • shi-nobi

    Guys, have U noticed you get points for your comments!? :)

    Posted: February 25, 2010 11:59 PM
  • metapede

    Sounds like Idiocracy to me. Brawndo! What Plants Crave... It's got electrolytes!

    Posted: February 25, 2010 4:24 PM
  • Samthorian

    Awesome presentation, this guy really knows how to make an entertaining and informative speech.

    Posted: February 25, 2010 2:40 PM
  • pb0o6

    im surprised his life-insurance hitech shoe walking rebate idea hasnt been developed yet. just give it some time...

    Posted: February 24, 2010 9:33 PM
  • geekbomber1

    i love imagining what the future will be like. Its fun to think of possible improvements or whether or not the world will even change. Also, what will win? Economics, or morality? If the world he described is on the way, will there be anyone who will stray from this; ones who would deem it to be unnatural or alienating to be "plugged in" all the time? How does one escape? Can one even escape at all, or is this parents deciding to "plug in" their child so they can keep a closer eye on their children? if so, ones only hopes would seem to be if they had parents who didn't want their children to suffer so in such a system or extreme surgery to remove themselves from this system.

    I also love that so many words (especially questions) can come from a simple idea. I would like to see other peoples extensive input on this topic. Btw i feel that peaceful contemplation is easier found with music (preferably without singing as not to have someone esle put words into your head and bring you off topic; classical, techno, jazz, etc...).

    Posted: February 24, 2010 7:22 PM
  • Khatie

    All the world's a game, and we are merely players.

    Posted: February 24, 2010 2:49 PM
  • PixelPerfect

    This is why I love the time we live in. We are seeing the future of gaming shape before our eyes, the birth and development of something we grew up with, just like people saw with other mayor things like tv and movies. Awesome presentation.

    Posted: February 24, 2010 2:36 PM
  • aduecey

    Hands down the best presentation of the conference

    Posted: February 24, 2010 2:18 PM
  • RoxnSox

    Interesting speech. Some of his comments remind me of Jennifer Government by Max Barry. A great book that follows the same theme - if it went awry.

    Posted: February 24, 2010 12:56 PM
  • Whirlwind3

    That was just an amazing speech, like that was definitely worth my time

    Posted: February 24, 2010 11:07 AM
  • clevijoki

    I found it fascinating, and while I'm sure that games will move in this direction, if this current desire for 'authenticity' is really a reaction to an overabundance of fantasy, I'm sure we can move the other direction too. Eventually everything will be 'too real' and fantasy games will be blindsiding people with their popularity again.

    I for one would never get a tattoo with advertisements, I don't even wear clothing with branding on it now.

    Posted: February 24, 2010 8:54 AM
  • jujuman11

    wow that was amazingly interesting and informative. somebody give him his own show right now and i would watch it religiously.

    Posted: February 24, 2010 8:36 AM
  • black_towers

    Those experience points he talks about already exist. It's called "money".

    Posted: February 24, 2010 8:13 AM
  • Jason.Derrick

    Scary... when he was talking about Facebook games and I thought to myself what morons do that... Then I realize it is the same thing as me playing World of Warcraft... So I just cancelled my subscription... time for some more human interaction. This stuff is eye opening and very scary.

    Posted: February 23, 2010 10:47 PM
  • WantHL2e3

    That blew my mind. It was a real eye-opener. I agree that this stuff is going to happen and we need to be aware of it. I'm not saying that it's necessarily bad (though I have no idea what sane person would allow a REM advertisement in their head), but we need to be careful of what is going around and what we want to participate in. It starts with what we participate in now. A lot of what they're doing can have a positive impact on society, if the creators do it right.

    Posted: February 23, 2010 9:53 PM
  • Budskee420

    This presentation was probably one of the most eye opening presentations I have ever heard/seen. This man has I think, truly discovered, or helped to discover, an amazing tap into a psychological part of what makes us, us. And the technology that could, some day, be used to manipulate, that part of us all that loves gratification. I didn't fully follow him until he started in about the tooth brush.

    That is one of the most genius ideas I have ever heard. The toothpaste companies keeping track of how much you brush, and rewarding you with "points" and "rewards" according to how many times you brush/use the toothpaste. So something as mundane as brushing, sort of turns into a game for the consumer, and a steady, comfortable, predictable cash flow for the toothpaste company, encouraging the behavior of using their product. The strange thing is, this doesn't necessarily scare me, and could, like he said. Give us ALL a sort of accomplishment/sense of well being for doing the most mundane of tasks, or consuming. Pretty much from then on, I just kind of sat slack jawed, trying to absorb everything he was saying, because I was just mesmerized by it's actual, eerie probability of almost every single thing he talked about, coming true. Truly my mind has done gone got blowed. I just joined the site right now, just to say that.

    Posted: February 23, 2010 9:36 PM
  • SirPukey

    I loved that

    Posted: February 23, 2010 7:03 PM
  • Wanderlustr757

    Man i couldn't even begin to believe a future like that, but he's got great points,(Points!!) and i could actually see some of that stuff becoming reality. Reeeediculous, maybe impossible, but man its so hard to tell. No one can predict the future but pretty much everything he said about society and summing the whole organic thing up is on point.

    Overall great video, some serious food for thought

    Posted: February 23, 2010 6:35 PM
  • JingJang

    It's sounds very nice and all, but i'm still a skeptic. There are a lot of things that could go wrong with this system, most of which are probably unforseeable. The few that I do see, conservatists, the recession, the sheer amount of resources and money to finance these as well as the feasibility of this technology, all seem to have a fairly good chance at seeing this doesn't ever go through, not through choice mind you. I won't go into detail about what each of those things stand to impede the progress of such technology, but I am open to questions and/or debate. *bleep bloop* 100G - Intelligent comment on the Feed. (yeeeeeeees!)

    Posted: February 23, 2010 5:17 PM