TL Taylor (author of Raising the Stakes: E-Sports and the Professionalization of Computer Gaming) talks about competitive gaming and e-sports in this short PBS documentary.
Video games rake in a lot of dough nowadays. Typically, when the conversation of video games and profit comes up, the focus almost exclusively revolves around triple-A titles like Grand Theft Auto and Halo. I mean, it wasn't too long ago that Grand Theft Auto V became the most successful entertainment product of all time. However, people often overlook… READ THE REST
The concept of mastery will always captivate the human mind. Being able to assert total control over a tool or profession in a world as chaotic as ours stimulates the innate human desire to influence and shape reality to our liking. We value mastery in whatever form it inhabits. For those with refined tastes, the… READ THE REST
Harry Reid, a longtime politician in his native Nevada, died Tuesday. He was 82. Reid, in his capacity as chair of the Nevada Gaming Commission, was famously depicted in Martin Scorsese's 1995 movie Casino sandbagging mob-linked casino executive Frank Rosenthal, himself portrayed by Rocky and Bullwinkle star Robert De Niro. Reid, a Democrat, was also… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If there's one thing we hate doing, it's listening to dumb people say dumb things. In fact, it's unreal what great lengths we go through to avoid small talk, awkward political conversations, and… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If we've learned anything from the great Sriracha shortage of 2022, it's that nothing is safe and sacred anymore. Even if your troubles are beyond hot sauce, the least you can do… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Communication is the key to, well, almost everything. Understanding and being understood is so core to the experience of life that species will do almost anything to make sure they're heard… READ THE REST