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Gaming psychologist Jamie Madigan explains what ‘surprise mechanics’ actually are

We're all familiar with the "surprise mechanics" incident, the absurdist argument in defense of lootboxes from EA's VP of legal and government affairs...

For Science: A deeper look at the Proteus effect and Toronto’s game dev mental health summit

We once more have a couple of science and gaming news pieces to share, so let's bundle them up like last time and

The Daily Grind: How much MMO game info should be hidden from the players?

A blog post on The Psychology of Video Games blog a few weeks ago seems relevant to our interests: It explores the "pleasure paradox,"...

How video game lockboxes use psychology to manipulate you

We here at Massively OP can't get rid of lockboxes, but by gum, we're not going to roll over and give up on fighting...

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