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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Terrorists turn to gamification to create more devoted followers

You might roll your eyes at the idea of using gamification to sell children sugary cereals -- but this news will really furrow your brows. Recent reports show that terrorist organizations, such as Al Qaeda, have been actively employing gamification tactics to acquire members and inspire deeper engagement.

May 1, 2011 by Libe Goad

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Sony confirms PlayStation Network hack exposed user info

Sony Computer Entertainment on Tuesday admitted that user information on its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services has been compromised, and that credit card information may have been compromised, as well.In a post to the PlayStation blog, senior director of corporate communications and social media Patrick Seybold relayed the message following a six-day outage - and an outage of information for which Sony has been strenuously criticized.

April 26, 2011 by Peter Cohen

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Adver-gaming for children: Is this gamification gone wrong?

There's one part of the games-meet-advertising space that seems to be working quite well -- maybe too well. Food companies, such as General Mills, Post and others are engaged in the marketing of sugary cereals and other less-than-healthy fare to children through advergames, which are advertisements dressed up as games.

April 24, 2011 by Libe Goad

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Gamification godfather plans day-long mini-summits across the US

If you’re interested in the whole gamification concept, but are not sure really what it can do for you -- outside of slapping a few badges on your website and hoping for the best -- you might want to check out one of Gabe Zichermann’s (pictured right) new hands-on workshops.

April 12, 2011 by Libe Goad

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