Americans Love Football (and why its a bad thing)

The video game Madden Football comes out every year in August signalling the start of both the virtual and actual football season.  Training camp news pours in, we wonder whether Brett Farve will play football and we hear about the latest holdouts.  For me it is a reminder of the worst part of the sporting …

Facebook Credits – Game Over, They Win

The micro-transaction economy is just beginning.  In the last two years we’ve gone from “no one is going to pay a dollar for a tiny digital image” to “Holy shit! People are paying $10 for a picture frame in a digital dollhouse!”   New companies popped up like poppy plants in Afghanistan to handle the …