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The Play issue

July/August 2024

In this issue: Did you know you could surf in the desert? New pools make it possible–but at what cost? Learn how AI is bringing an unprecedented expansiveness to computer and video games and how high-tech supershoes are helping athletes run faster and more safely. Plus: Gamification was always a dubious concept–so how did it take over the world?

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Letter from the editor

Do you want to play a game?
Nick Little


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