Jesse Schell, author of The Art of Game Design (Amazon link), builds upon his presentation from DICE by discussing his views on the so-called Gamepocalypse. A fascinating speech with some interesting follow-up questions. You’ll want to set aside an hour and a half for this; even if the only games you play are Bejeweled or FarmVille, the Gamepocalypse will profoundly affect us all. Actually, if you’re primarily a Facebook gamer, you’re probably more aware of the situation than we so-called “core gamers” are.
(Original post at The Long Now Foundation: http://www.longnow.org/seminars/02010/jul/27/visions-gamepocalypse/; via Andrew Krause)