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    How Video Games Satisfy Basic Human Needs

    Psychologists found that video games that allowed players to play out their “ideal selves” (embodying roles that allow them to be, for example, braver, fairer, more generous, or more glorious) were not only the most intrinsically rewarding, but also had the greatest influence on our emotions.Illustration by Ferino Design / Flickr Grand Theft Auto, that […]

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    How Designers Engineer Luck Into Video Games

    The responsibilities and challenges of programmed luck.