Libe Goad

Texas native Libe Goad resides in New York City and has spent the past decade covering technology and video games for publications including Blender, PC Magazine, Bust, Seventeen and Sync.

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Google 'Zerg Rush' and let the game begin

If you head to Google today and search for 'Zerg Rush,' you’ll get the appropriate search results and soon find your page bombarded by an onslaught of 'O's that will eat away at your results.

April 27, 2012 by Libe Goad

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Green gaming for Earth Day

It’s hard to argue about the evils of gamification when it’s being used to inspire people and corporations to act responsibly, whether that’s to improve your waistline, learn basic mathematics or, in the spirit of Earth Day, to go green. There have been many programs, both online and in the real world, that have offered cash for recycling cans, or discounts in exchange for used ink cartridges.

April 22, 2012 by Libe Goad

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Nike Fuelband’s quest to 'turn every day into a game'

The Nike+ FuelBand has appeared on my radar several times from several sources over the past few weeks. In each case, this high-tech exercise-tracking wristband has so inspired the people who use it that they're inventing their own games to play with it.

April 1, 2012 by Libe Goad

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Draw Something seems to be onto, well, something

Unless you've been hiding out under a rock (and even then) chances are you're at least aware of the hit new mobile/social game called Draw Something. From casual game-maker OMGPOP (now officially a part of Zynga), this iOS game is best described as Words With Friends meets Pictionary.

March 21, 2012 by Libe Goad

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It's game on for iPads in NYC taxis

A recently approved proposal to allow iPads to be installed in NYC taxis offers some very interesting possibilities, putting what may be the world's most popular game-playing gadget potentially in front of millions of taxi riders.?? Before getting too excited, note that this is just a year-long pilot program, currently approved for 30 cabs in New York (out of about 13,000 total).

March 3, 2012 by Libe Goad

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Gamification Summit 2012 promises new 'inspirational format'

The conference entirely devoted to the topic of using game-like mechanics to enhance real life is back, and will be held in San Francisco June 19-21.The three-day conference, called The Gamification Summit 2012, will include a new 'inspirational format' where there will be no panels.

March 3, 2012 by Libe Goad

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Game makers play the Kickstarter game

Over the past week we’ve witnessed a fascinating phenomenon in games. Double Fine, a game developer run by lauded game maker Tim Schafer (Secret of Monkey Island, Psychonauts), asked fans to directly invest in its next big project.

February 19, 2012 by Libe Goad

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