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Thursday, February 16, 2012

I Clicked A Cow And I Liked It

Posted by on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Check out this great Q&A with ferociously smart—yet accessible!—video game designer and critic Ian Bogost over at Slashdot. Bogost famously devised the Facebook game Cow Clicker as a distillation of everything that's wrong and terrible and anti-human about social games. He writes clearly about the absence of politics within games as a political statement, his own gaming preferences, and how we might one day be able to move beyond Farmville. Even if you don't have a burning passion for collecting trophies or clicking cows, he delivers the goods on what your friends and coworkers are doing all day.

Bling Cow. Cost: 10,000 Mooney. This is your cow.
  • Ian Bogost
  • Bling Cow. Cost: 10,000 Mooney. This is your cow.

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Will in Seattle 1
Damn, another batch of virtual cookies just burnt, again!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM · Report this
Amnt 2
There is a good story on NPR about this:

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/18/142518949/…
Posted by Amnt on February 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM · Report this
Karlheinz Arschbomber 3
It's like parodying American cuisine by getting rich selling deep fried sticks of butter.
Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arschbombe on February 16, 2012 at 9:13 PM · Report this
TheRain 4
He came off like a total prick in Wired a few months back.
Posted by TheRain on February 16, 2012 at 9:14 PM · Report this

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