philosophy

Magic: The Gathering Is So Complex It Could Stump A Computer

Anyone who’s ever tried to play Magic: The Gathering or listened to a friend explain it to them has had to reckon with the learning curve of all its intricate rules and even more confounding cards. Human players might not be alone in feeling overwhelmed: A new research paper argues…

Can Game Characters Die?

“This cart is now a coffin”, posted UK games writer Richard Stanton, adding “RIP Hamlet the best Labrador in the world :'(“. I can’t help but wonder what’s happened to Hamlet, trapped inside that little plastic bit.