2014 Jun 24, 3:51
game video-game game-theory valve
Applied game theory 101: Valve’s Steam Summer Sale involves a meta game with teams of Steam users competing for daily prizes. On Reddit the players join together to take turns winning daily.
Valve gets wise and performs an existential attack, changing the rules to make it harder for players to want to coordinate.
Still, that all the players joined together to game the system gives me hope for humanity. Its a self organized solution to a tragedy of the commons problem. Only in this case the tragedy is by
design and is updated to be more tragic.
2010 Feb 1, 8:39
"Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most
peaceful time in our species' existence." Working up towards Forever Peace?video history violence culture ted steven-pinker game-theory
2009 Feb 10, 11:22
Game theory analysis of the opening scene of Dark Knight.game-theory analysis economics movie batman
2008 Jul 9, 5:37
Moore proposes magical divination fills function of generating random outcomes. E.g. shaman reading cracks in caribou bones determines where to hunt avoiding over hunting particular areas or the game
picking up hunters patterns. Wish this wasn't pay site.random game-theory anthropology divination magic
2007 Apr 23, 1:31
As noted in the title, an interesting result from researchers who find that a third result which is clearly worse than the two other options will influence people picking from those two.article raymond-chen business game-theory decoy-effect