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Tiger’s Shot | Five Players
"While everyone else is going sleek and elegant and natural, Tiger is all experience points and loading screens and instant challenge pop-ups and club-tuning holodecks. Skate feels like skating, Fight Night feels like boxing, and Tiger feels like a game about golf." I don't like golf; I love computerised golf. I don't like Tiger; I love Links in all its forms, and before that, Leaderboard. This is a brilliant - if long - piece of writing on a short history of PC golf, and what's wrong with Tiger in this day and age. (Apart from, you know, the whole sex-addict thing).
tigerwoods  games  golf  links  accesssoftware  leaderboard 
august 2010 by infovore
Sci-Fi Hi-Fi: Weblog: (via bradleyallen) If it looks like a leaderboard, and quacks like a leaderboard...
"’s become apparent to me that social software is a medium turns all communication into a self-representation game whose ultimate goal is popularity."
play  design  representation  socialsoftware  score  statistics  leaderboard  popularity 
december 2008 by infovore

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