No matter how difficult or absurd you make a puzzle, your players will find an even more impossible and preposterous way of solving it.
Trashing the Heap
What does it mean when a program crashes, and why does it happen?
A programming project where I set out to make a gigantic and complex world from simple data.
The Terrible New Thing
Fidget spinners are ruining education! We need to... oh, never mind the fad is over. This is not the first time we've had a dumb moral panic.
There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.
The Loot Lottery
What makes the gameplay of Borderlands so addictive for some, and what does that have to do with slot machines?