Appearances

RTL Late Night appearance on GTA5

  Rarely are games a subject of debate on Dutch TV. Until Grant Theft Auto V that is. The recently launched show RTL Late Night picks up the tradition of American TV late…

An in-depth look at Candy Crush

After some trepidation I decided to pick up Candy Crush Saga this Summer. My goal was to understand not only its success but also how its business model (the freemium/free2play/microtransaction) was implemented. The…

Jeugdjournaal (TV) interview on the new Xbox

It sounds kinda cheesy, but it has been a life long dream to appear in Het Jeugdjournaal (Kids News). As a kid I regularly watched the Jeugdjournaal and it’s still a very well…

Live interview on Radio 1’s Het Oog op Morgen

Yesterday evening I was invited back again for a live interview on Radio 1’s renowned Het Oog op Morgen. We talked about serious games, the Dutch game industry and the Festival of Games.

Podcast guest at Onder Mediadoctoren

There is this great podcast by my colleagues dr. Linda Duits, dr. Vincent Crone & dr. Chris Aalberts who have a podcast on media related issues and research. This week we talked about…

On TV to promote my book chapter on winning

There is this wonderful book series by the EDGE foundation. Every year they ask “thinkers” (academics, journalists, artists etc) to all answer the same question. This year that question was: “What is your…

Radio 1 interview on The Sims

For KRO’s morning show Goedemorgen Nederland on Radio 1 I did an interview/monologue on the impact of The Sims, celebrating its anniversary. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/77919299″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Interview for FHM

There are these kinds of publications you just want to appear in (as an academic). My #1 & 2 goals in the “must appear in section” still are Rolling Stone Magazine and Playboy,…

Radio 5 roundtable discussion on play

What a treat! To spend a full hour with three fellow academics to talk about play, games and gamification in a very groovy location (the Anatomisch Theater at Museum Boerhaave, Leiden). The evening…

TV interview on Google’s new game

Google launched an ARG (alternate reality game) called Ingress and I contributed to a clip on the current state of ARGs, gamification and why Google would do this. While ARGs are nothing new,…

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