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Jane McGonigal @avantgame San Francisco

I make and play games. My New York Times bestselling book is Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World http://t.co/uGdztwUw

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@batuwarrior @kiyash @dolluxe although maybe if I stop watching that will bring them luck :)@batuwarrior @kiyash @dolluxe I think I can watch the first couple of innings tomorrow and maybe the last few innings on Sunday.@batuwarrior @kiyash @dolluxe to make it worse I'm working during the next two games (in LA)!!!@cganiere @batuwarrior well that makes me feel better already :)@cganiere @batuwarrior nice one :)@flantz that's what I get for haranguing you into following me ;)@flantz @batuwarrior grrrrrrrr :)I need someone to tweet me encouraging thoughts about this World Series game - encouraging for a Giants fan (ahem @batuwarrior)Patreon backers have funded 98 new game mechanic icons. Free and CC-BY licensed. Enjoy! http://t.co/Y38FMUSXzj http://t.co/93rKqJ2CWU
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalLeading evangelical ethicist @dpgushee is now pro-LGBT. Here’s why it matters. http://t.co/3ZxfFYSs5l via @RNS #HRCReligionFaith
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalDo we want an augmented reality or a transformed reality? http://t.co/1Wo0NYGCyI
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@avantgame @dolluxe yay! Happy birthday!!!🍰 http://t.co/2k1y0aJWmB
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@NAMT @kateshindle yes!@batuwarrior @dolluxe thank you for a great birthday visit!! Xo http://t.co/rCWAcjLU8zI bet whoever created Monopoly thought "This'll be a crushing indictment of capitalism" & the 1st people who played were like "I GET THE CAR
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalstat of the day- the peak age of #selfesteem is 51 years old - based on 12-year longitudinal research by Richard Robins and colleagues
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10/24
2014
@dine_and_dash YAY! I know you can do it and I can't wait to learn from you as you go.@dine_and_dash a 50K!!!!! will that be your first ultra distance??Nice: @wklondon makes a game controller built for two - http://t.co/O14WWG04M0 //cc @avantgame
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@HalluxHarbinger lol :)@kateshindle @NAMT in that case I start singing Falsettos until Mr. Ed tells us to be quiet.@HobbesQ @thetownshalf oh man... brutal!@ognus @iampete @thetownshalf me too! my first, on 12/7@ognus @iampete @thetownshalf discovering new limits to smash is awesome@HobbesQ @thetownshalf :)@iampete @thetownshalf awesome!!! Holy cow :)Lol #VEGAN "Japan's famous Burger Tower does not look as good in real life. http://t.co/Ai4K6eOnNL http://t.co/wQtevmpX7W@kateshindle @NAMT am I sitting next to 12-year-old you on the bus to William Allen Middle School when this happens? :)What was your proudest running moment? #tbt
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@thetownshalf first time I successfully fueled on along run (16 miles) eating while running is a crazy thing!!@mollywood our friend John @FestoonSalon keeps telling me to call you for advice about it :)@davehogg I am sure just because I tweeted about it now it will never get picked up by the network :)@Akelaa not yet... I can't wait until I can though :)Can't say anything until the show is officially picked up (fingers crossed) but it is definitely a show for people who love games!filming a pilot for a new TV series at Universal Studios this weekend!!! how fun is that? if it gets picked up, I'll be on every episode!@DaddyPher9999 I follow 820!! :)@LProtano lol :) i DO like your avatar!So, uh, thanks for following?????So I thought I'd check out some of the folks who followed me today, see who they are. First profile I click: every tweet is a dick pic. :o@toddkashdan @FastCompany @SarahFKessler the absolute best part about it is that a normal videogame tested better than brain gamesHow do you respond when 69 scientists & Stanford say your product might be shite? http://t.co/8LDLdc2iXO @FastCompany
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalthis hedgehog is cheering 4 u bc u can do anything http://t.co/kKwWvDkNL8
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalOnly 10 people? We locked 500 in @nypl! “Airbnb hosts sleepover in largest #London bookstore http://t.co/J29ZnOAcuV http://t.co/3cZNofkJMnbig NYT Magazine story: Can Video Games Fend Off Mental Decline? http://t.co/gLx824bg3p
10/23
2014
@mayenedesign I LOVE YOUR DONUTS!!!Pls RT! Want to participate in #concussion & #CTE research? Sign up for the SLI Research Registry today! http://t.co/7f9ZtPANLr
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@mink_ette @lauraehall I know how to play that game!#endofthesurveyVia @cheeflo:. Games for cats. No lie. This is by Friskies http://t.co/nImhXGEHCl #ir15
10/22
2014
he just wants to come in! http://t.co/MgqvAEx61r
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@meilufay are you watching the affair? :)@robdelaney @lenadunham I giggled out loud.I'm lucky #13! ---> The New Guard: The 47 Most Connected Women in America http://t.co/Zp4FLk9ic5 via @marieclaireI find it interesting that so many people think war creates collective pride. I have no positive feelings associated with war.@arielwaldman that's a much better answer than war, which is what everyone else is saying :)@avantgame Durkheim called that Collective Effervescence.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@avantgame War?
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@avantgame War.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalIs there anything else in the world that creates as much mass-scale vicarious pride as pro sports? Could there be? It's such a great feeling@caryl_shaw this team just seems like such great game players this year :) they win by playing the game well.I hope Hunter Pence has lots of babies so there are lots of little Hunter Pences someday #SFGiants #WorldSeries #3-0 in the first inningI like how this game is starting! GOOOOO #SFGiants! #WorldSeries #evenyears@runnersworld have some pity on those of is running later fall marathons please :)The list of international speakers coming to @Montreal for the next #C2MTL event in May 2015 http://t.co/7HldNJvAcn http://t.co/tEqk6as7wU
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalGot my Grand Master of Peggle listening to @avantgame's Reality is Broken (again). http://t.co/R242bCW2ub
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@mink_ette @kellymcgonigal yay CAKE!!Happy birthday @kellymcgonigal !!! 🐣🌻⭐️👯 #twinsRuleHawaii wins with gamification of state online services -- GCN http://t.co/JuTQdL4uBu via @GCNtechGamers: The new face of scientific research? http://t.co/M7DZDuMHmo
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@untamo thank you!! :)
10/21
2014
@OneMrBean @IndieCade wow!! it's about time!!! :)"Serious games" isn't a great term... It may imply fun is the wrong outcome. @jesseschell likes "transformational games" #mplay
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@deseraestage fixed!@deseraestage totally fair.@avantgame I'm still loving Super Better! Thanks for creating it! #grateful #health #beyourownsuperhero
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@deseraestage woooo! look what you've done...@DanielPink well, NYT got one thing wrong anyway... Gmail did exist in 2004. That's when I got my account.... late spring 2004.@S_Shot Awesome!! can't wait.@S_Shot if there's any matchmaking for single players that would be fantastic! :)@S_Shot Oh good! I have a ticket for Oct 30 7 PM. Excited to play again. I won't have a working smartphone so hoping to meet a team :)@jiutha yes use whatever you can find on flickr!@LeilaHishmeh yes! rhawkins@worldbank.org I am sure it will not be a problem!
10/20
2014
Great talk by @vandercaballero creator of Papo & Yo on how to tackle difficult subjects in a meaningful way http://t.co/F1ZcoVdFA3 #gamedev
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@PaulDarvasi @KQED @criticalplay really great new examples of gameful education! thank youHappy to see my educational ARG piece as the #1 story on @KQED right now! @avantgame @criticalplay cited.#gbl http://t.co/kJOWtOPXYY
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalHere is an awesome study. Soda May Age You as Much as Smoking http://t.co/L6HYG0LWYl
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalFor South Korea, Host of #LeagueOfLegends Championship, E-Sports Is National Pastime http://t.co/opHPr96sh6
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@dine_and_dash packing a ton of runningn clothes though!! :)@dine_and_dash yes will do a half marathon trail race in the UK,trying to find somewhere in Rome to do easy runs.Hawaii is the big challenge@dine_and_dash I think we peaked too soon :) now we just have to hang out to our fitness level for dear life until back in Bay Area!Your password must contain at least two female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalBeijing's Marathon Marred By Terrible Pollution http://t.co/evGCxgoFIt@CT_blog yes but nothing open to public unfortunately!I really needed to hear that today. Also, the epitome of grace under fire. https://t.co/W9Sytc98UR"Few things in the universe show the necessity of feminism more than the comment sections of any article that dares to mention it." AMEN.
10/19
2014
@G33kGrrly the last miles I was yelling at @kiyash "Think about all the food we're going to go eat!!!"@G33kGrrly never made it to pancakes got stuff after the 1st round of brunch, plus a cinnamon roll and a cookie :) having popcorn for dinner@babette_babich that is a very good hashtag :)@G33kGrrly thank you!!! i am sooooo tired now though. slightly past "exhausted in a good way" to "very taxed physically" but that's ok!@kellymcgonigal @ShadowQuill yes fantastic! thank you Kelly ^_^ always getting the rights science to the right people :)@Ben_Rand ... but not today, today I just ran us 30 seconds/mile faster pace than I told him I was going to, lol :)
10/18
2014
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