Video Games as Slot Machines

Slot machines in a casino

I stumbled across this podcast the other day, TrailBlazers, while I was doing research about a related topic. The episode, titled Jackpot, that popped up first for me was about gambling, in particular slot machine.  I’ve actually written a fair amount about gambling in my series on lock-boxes so I was really interested in this particular episode and it didn’t disappoint. I highly recommend you give it a listen — I’ll cite a few quotes here, but the full piece is worth a listen.

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Plague, Inc. Creator to Give Lectures at CDC


Plague, Inc Banner from Google Play
Plague, Inc Banner from Google Play

A few months ago I did a review of the mobile game, Plague, Inc. and it seems the game continues to impress not only me, but even the folks down at the CDC as the Plague, Inc. creator was invited to give a series of private lectures at the CDC (Center for Disease Control) on the mechanics in game.

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