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I don't know if the NBC news story linked, so here's the address for it: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/17175353/ns/technology_and_science-games/t/forget-reality-tv-korea-online-gaming-it/
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2017 on Esports? at I Want a New Left
It boggled my mind when I first moved to South Korea (about 2006) that two of the most watched TV channels were strictly devoted to WOW (aka World of Warcraft). Here's a NBC news piece on the e-sports action back in those days. Only in today's 2017 world, professional South Korean gamers are pulling in bigger bucks than those playing what is thought of as traditional sports (baseball, soccer, archery, and figure skating in South Korea). Not only that but at the recent world eSports Championship in China, South Korea once again fielded the best of the best teams, of which the same top two faced off against each other once again in the finals (SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy).
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2017 on Esports? at I Want a New Left
I guess I'm not the only old fogey these days, as even the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris are discussing adding eSports to the Olympic Games in order to keep them relevant to the video game-raised youth of today as even the Big Ten Conference has already done. Some ex-sports stars are also getting in on this billion dollar plus action and owning teams like Rick Fox and Shaquille O'Neal. And as this sporting phenomenon began in earnest in South Korea, it's not surprising that the love of archery in South Korea is also being exported abroad with their KPop and drama fever like wildfire to the youth of the world on their Samsung and LG smartphones, tablets, and televisions. Hell, this year's surprising new United States drama on ABC, "The Good Doctor," is just a recycled version of South Korea's 2013 drama, "Good Doctor" or "굿 닥터." However, the world of eSports is far from all fun and games. Google it and read some of the horror stories of the deaths and the physical and psychological side effects this sitting on your rear end sport has produced. But in the long term, eSports will probably have one hell of a detrimental effect on the world when it comes to obesity and poor eyesight, but luckily we won't have to worry about the likes of soccer hooliganism as eSports spectators mostly watch and compete in their parents' basements.
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2017 on Esports? at I Want a New Left
Here's part one of "Bitter Lake": http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2hdcji
I just wish the Left would open their eyes realize just how much FDR did to help spread Islamic fundamentalism and to set up the "Decline of the West" due to his selling out U.S. interests to Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia's use of the U.S. as a force for the spreading of their vile version of Islam, Wahhabism, but this documentary shows just how forward thinking the kings were while the U.S. presidents were nothing more than their pawns thanks to U.S. dependence on oil. Here is 'Bitter Lake" - part 1. It has great reviews, but I found it extremely disjointed and hard to continue watching at times. "Bitter Lake" - part 2 "Bitter Lake" - part 3 Sadly, this is not fiction and people are still dying to this day because of this while Saudi Arabia sits on all its piles of cash and oil reserves while using the United States as its instrument to continue spreading their vile Islamic religion, Wahhabism. I hope I am long gone when the heads start being lopped off and rolling down the streets of Main Street America because it is on its way, especially if the populace is disarmed.
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