06:58:20 PM Jun 18th 2013
Is there a variation for non video game examples? Such as reading a book and not putting it down despite it being a doorstopper?
06:57:12 PM Oct 14th 2012
In computer programming there is the 'just one more bug' syndrome, where a programmer keeps working on fixing a program, and there's just one more bug to track and correct. Even Charles Babbage was supposed to have been afflicted with this in the sense that he kept thinking of improvements to the design of his analytical engine and so never finished it. Which would make this trope older than what?
12:03:02 AM Jul 24th 2010
Hi, I'm new here — [waits for cheers] — slinks back to corner.... Umm, anyway — while the "just one more level" trope might have existed before Civilization, it seems to me that this entry downplays its importance. As someone who looked up at 5:30 in the morning after just a few too many "one more turn"s, I think I have some standing to make this claim. If documentation is needed, I think I could probably submit my sophomore year grades.... Because this site is made of awesome, I don't want to just stick my nose in, but — really?
04:18:34 PM May 7th 2010
Odd. I swear The Tetris Effect used to be about this subject. I see it isn't any more.