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TEDx: The Myths of Gaming

So last month I was asked to give a talk at TEDx about gaming. Besides being so nervous I thought i’d pee my pants, it was a really cool experience. Sadly, (although I understand why) I couldn’t talk about the research I did about morality, since it’s unpublished. Maybe next time I’ll be up there […]

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Gamer Morality: The initial results

A few months ago I invited you all to take part in my thesis experiment. Finally, the grades have been handed out and I’m able to share my initial results with you. I won’t bore you with all the academic necessities included in the thesis, but if you do wish to see the final product […]

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Mars One Mission: Big Brother in Space?

The Mars One mission has the ambition to send a team of humans to Mars on a one-way trip by 2023. CBC News recently reported that Mars One will begin recruiting people for this mission later this year. The first impression is that it sounds awesome. Human beings haven’t left the Earth’s gravitational pull since […]

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European Commission Female Science promo offends all

The “Science; It’s a Girl Thing!” campaign was designed to get more females into various fields of science, but instead generated a plethora of angry responses. In less than a few weeks, the negative responses caused the YouTube commercial to be removed. If you missed it: From the description: This video was published by the […]

CNN blames gaming

Oh CNN, you so silly

As if the Anders Breivik case needed to have headlines beyond the horrific events, CNN decides to shine the spotlight on the evils of gaming: These silly headlines were noticed immediately and accusations of fear pandering started. Soon after, CNN changed the headline ‘Killer Breivik trained on video games for massacre’ to something less sensationalist. […]


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Gamer Morality: The initial results

A few months ago I invited you all to take part in my thesis experiment. Finally, the grades have been handed out and I’m able to share my initial results with you. I won’t bore you with all the academic necessities included in the thesis, but if you do wish to see the final product […]

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Are Americans terrible shags?

Social science research shows that 20% of Americans, between 18 and 34 years old, have used their smart phones during sex. From a survey of 2000 participants,  almost 10% of the sample population admitted to looking at their phones in intimate moments, with the majority of culprits embarrassingly belonging to my cohort. Since this research […]

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Introducing Dr. Schrödinger

I knew it could be done, and so I did it. I taught our kitty to use the human toilet, thus earning his PhD status.

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Interview with PURRI and Damiah

As part of a Quake Live team deathmatch (TDM) interview series, this time “Nukm” decided to go with a couple of Quake 2 legends; Mikael “PURRI” Tarvainen and Jarkko “Damiah” Liukkonen. The two who are normal rivals in Quake 2 duelling finals have teamed up together to form part of “Xenotorium”. This Finnish Quake Live […]

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Recent Articles

TEDx: The Myths of Gaming

So last month I was asked to give a talk at TEDx about gaming. Besides being so nervous I thought i’d pee my pants, it was a really cool experience. Sadly, (although I understand why) I couldn’t talk about the research I did about morality, since it’s unpublished. Maybe next time I’ll be up there […]

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Are Americans terrible shags?

Social science research shows that 20% of Americans, between 18 and 34 years old, have used their smart phones during sex. From a survey of 2000 participants,  almost 10% of the sample population admitted to looking at their phones in intimate moments, with the majority of culprits embarrassingly belonging to my cohort. Since this research […]

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Gamer Morality: The initial results

A few months ago I invited you all to take part in my thesis experiment. Finally, the grades have been handed out and I’m able to share my initial results with you. I won’t bore you with all the academic necessities included in the thesis, but if you do wish to see the final product […]

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STFU, “GTFO”

Warning: strong language I hate that this documentary exists. This is just more fuel to the fire. This whole gender thing actually has little to do with gaming and more to do with the fact that prejudices and social stratification exist in the western world. Just that now with the connectivity afforded through gaming, we […]

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Introducing Dr. Schrödinger

I knew it could be done, and so I did it. I taught our kitty to use the human toilet, thus earning his PhD status.

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Morality

Do you pull a lever to rescue 5 people on a runaway trolley, yet in doing so, you will take the life of an innocent bystander? I’m writing my thesis on moral decision making. Basically, I want to investigate if exposure to certain types of media content can shape certain (cognitive) aspects of decision making, […]

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Mars One Mission: Big Brother in Space?

The Mars One mission has the ambition to send a team of humans to Mars on a one-way trip by 2023. CBC News recently reported that Mars One will begin recruiting people for this mission later this year. The first impression is that it sounds awesome. Human beings haven’t left the Earth’s gravitational pull since […]

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eSports at the Olympic Games?

There is currently a petition being circulated in an attempt to get gaming in the Olympic games. Gaming as in eSports. Olympics as in the thing with athletics. Dubbed the “Torch for Gaming”, the manifesto on their website takes the Olympic philosophies and puts them… well… out of context. I just don’t see it happening, […]

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CNN, when are you gonna stop being so silly?

A recently published article on CNN takes a weird spin on pro-gaming, turning something which could have been a wonderful, poetic story into a fear-mongering article about gaming addiction. The article is loosely based around pro Starcraft II player MarineKing (also known as MKP) and the ‘gaming addiction’ he faced, which almost tore his family […]

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European Commission Female Science promo offends all

The “Science; It’s a Girl Thing!” campaign was designed to get more females into various fields of science, but instead generated a plethora of angry responses. In less than a few weeks, the negative responses caused the YouTube commercial to be removed. If you missed it: From the description: This video was published by the […]

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