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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  • BombStopper

    great presentation but Life is gonna suuuuuuuuuuuck

    Posted: February 18, 2010 6:39 PM
  • greenboom

    On the topic of the XP and leveling up in a classroom environment, I would be especially interested in seeing the impact it would have in younger students and in male students. One of the great concerns in education is how to engage boys and this might be a powerful tool.
    As to the idea of "points" for everything, having worked at the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) I have seen the impact that bonus "Air Miles" points have on purchasing trends from week to week. When you put 4 extra bonus miles on a bottle of wine it will easily sell double the amount that it normally does. And the number of times that I hear people say, "I've never even used any of these Air Miles points before," well, it is scary.
    I really liked how he ended it with the optimism of people striving to be better. However, this future society that measures and records everything seems to have lost trust, which is essential to society.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 6:31 PM
  • Tyrant Warriors

    Kudos to you, professor Jesse Schell! What a wonderful presentation, genuinely astonishing and mind-changing. Wonderful ideas going on there, I can't do anything but wish the professor the best, hopefully those present at DICE, along with those who were not, listen to what you have to say, I know I'll keep all I've heard in mind.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 6:29 PM
  • mschex05

    so eventually every one's tombstone is just going to have a list of their best achievements.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 6:22 PM
  • killer_cow

    Wow very interesting i never thought of the entertainment around us like this! iit gets me wondering cause i bet that everything will reach this kind of ideal of life being a big points system (not literally as he said it but close enough). almost everything he described had some kind of points system and a connection to reality and all of that has an aspect of competition and that gets me wondering if people in this future setting will get tired of it. In life as it is there already is enough competition in the real world
    so i wonder if there will be a turning point where people will abandon this social virtual reality stuff in the future and actually start doing things to get away from reality like he described how entertainment was in the 90's

    Posted: February 18, 2010 6:21 PM
  • merivigian

    Dude this is scarring me. I just want to play my XBOX I don't want points for my tooth brush. This reminds me of the world in the movie "Gamer". The future looks a bit weird folks. Btw I just commented on a G4 video. +10 points.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 6:19 PM
  • Timcago

    He is wrong. Once these point systems get to the "too much" stage people will get annoyed with it and reject it and will desire something different.

    People always make future predictions like this based on what is happening in the present and they always end up looking silly down the road.

    For example, my friend and I are already annoyed with the dungeon and dragon inspired experience and perk system in MW2 and would rather play a shooter without them that is actually good; like Halo Reach.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 6:17 PM
  • kayderek18

    Jeez, this is mind blowing. Not sure i want every part of my life to be a game. so if this were to happen, it'd better be optional.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 6:07 PM
  • Kazu_Lexi

    One of the best presentation I have ever seen in a long time this truely was very amazing. I mean there is just some much truth in what all he was saying cause we do live in such a consumer based society. Life will become nothing more then a rpg... honestly it all is very scary but so true in so many ways.
    Definitely going to watch this a second time because it is very eye opening.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 5:58 PM
  • Heretech-135

    I think I echo pretty much everybody else on this link when I say WOW! I would become the healthiest schmuck on the planet if it meant tax incentives and better health insurance rates. But then, how much would making life itself into a game detract from video games? Like the guy said, the people in the video game industry aren't really very fond of reality. If there are better incentives for living healthy and responsible lives, and (supposedly) therefore happier lives, wouldn't that reduce (to a greater or lesser extent) the incentive to play video games? Food for thought, I think.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 5:51 PM
  • ComePartyWithMe

    I would like to have a beer with him.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 5:45 PM
  • Heretech-135

    It's simply mind blowing to think about my life becoming one big RPG. I'm absolutely terrified and enamored with the concept. If the government didn't have such a penchant for screwing things up or lagging significantly on getting critical issues resolved quickly, then I'd say I'd feel most save if they pioneered this emerging technology first. I do not trust private corporations with that level of personal information.

    But WOW! I echo SBanks when I say what an amazing presentation. Rest assured, I'm going to work my butt off to get tickets for next year.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 5:44 PM
  • Pejoe

    I liked this guys style it is unique and engaging. That being said i thought it was kinda just kurzweil + Pavlov w/gaming twist. I cant help but be disturbed by this stuff even though I agree it is/will be our future/fate. Was anyone else disturbed by his conclusion of "if the games are designed right"....and who decides what is right humanities collective consciousness. Is this really any different than corporate or government control of our lives. If history has taught us anything it is that large groups of people acting this way or that way because it is morally right has always worked out great....yup. "We're being watched,judged...maybe i should change my behavior because of this...it might make me a better person". Sounds very religous...thought provoking though I'll give it that.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 5:33 PM
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    Posted: February 18, 2010 5:14 PM
  • Matt731

    i know everyone else has already said it, but MIND BLOWN!
    i am sending this to EVERYONE i know.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 5:08 PM
  • frankurban

    that just sounds... tiring..

    Posted: February 18, 2010 5:05 PM
  • Vesipham

    This seems to tie in with that story about the kid who lost weight by pretending he was playing an RPG. Well, the guy is on to something, that's for sure.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 5:00 PM
  • SBanks

    That was a GREAT presentation! Man would I love to sit with this guy for a day just to absorb a little of what this guys got.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 4:58 PM
  • buiman11

    This video Left me Stunned. I would have never expected I would watch that entire thing. But it's just, unfathomable.

    Posted: February 18, 2010 4:52 PM
  • Pyrrhus

    i think my mind is about to be blown. He looks like a younger version of my psych professor

    Posted: February 18, 2010 4:51 PM