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For their 100th episode, and Ryan's last, the guys take a look back at their favorite moments from the show.

Duration: 1:25:13

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_100.mp3
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff discusses the legacy of Allan Calhamer and his game, Diplomacy.

Duration: 07:02

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_99_-_Allan_Calhamer.mp3
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Ryan and Geoff talk about Gamification, the application of gaming techniques to real world tasks. Why do it? What are some good and bad examples?

Duration: 1:21:30

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

In this ALL NEW GameTek, Geoff interviews Dr. Michael Bowling of the University of Alberta. Mike and his team put together computer hardware and software to 'solve' Heads-Up Limit Texas Hold'Em. So how does it work? And what does 'solve' really mean in a game with so much hidden information?

Duration: 38:00

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_98_-_Solving_Poker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EST