Frank Lantz, the designer of “Drop7” and the director of the New York University department of game design, talks about why “Crackdown” is his favorite game, why video games are worth studying, and which games (“World of Warcraft”! “Galcon”! Poker!) he has spent the most time playing.

NEXT WEEK, WE HOPE:

“Magic and Loss” author Virginia Heffernan: What I Play

SHOW NOTES:

Zeke Virant’s “Soft Body”

McKenzie Wark’s “Gamer Theory”

 

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