Archive for August, 2014

In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds And Big Money

Courtesy of the New York Times, a report on e-sports:   A video game tournament in Seattle in July. Pro gaming, called e-sports, is becoming a lucrative worldwide spectator sport. A bewitching creature — half woman, half deer — battles a shaman and a sentient tree. Lightning bolts strike. Weapons explode. Nasty spells are cast. […]

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Amazon’s Play: Videogames As Sport

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a look at Amazon’s recent acquisition of Twitch Interactive, a popular Internet videogame streaming site: Amazon has acquired Twitch Interactive, a popular Internet video channel for broadcasting and watching people play video games. WSJ looks at the rapid growth of video games as a spectator sport. As videogames become […]

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Living Like the Kardashians, Via Smartphone

Via the New York Times, an article about an interesting virtual work fantasy game that was among the top 10 most recently downloaded apps for the iPhone in June: It was quite a glamorous weekend. First, I flew to Los Angeles to star in a commercial for athletic wear. Then I flew right back to […]

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