Gamifying My Life

How video game principles can make adulting much more epic

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ave you ever wanted to hit the master reset button on the console of life, blow the dust off your cartridge, delete your saved game slots, and see if you can create something new and more awesome?

Well, in the summer of 2012, I decided to play a new game—and you can too. This is the story of how I blended…