Gamification is bullshit.
By focusing on three central components—pleasure, rewards, and time—games have become one of the most powerful forces in all of humanity. Uniquely, games are able to get people to take actions that they don’t always know they want to take, without the use of force, in a predictable way.
The view we take […] is that culture arises in the form of play, that it is played from the very beginning.
How did it happen that I ever allowed myself to believe that winning the game was a more meaningful victory than my enjoyment of how we were playing together?
Life is more fun if you play games.