Posts Tagged ‘gaming’

Are eSports really sports?

In this image: hands holding a white Xbox controller.

eSports generated 655 million globally in 2017. By 2020, eSports are expected to generate almost 1.5 billion, quadrupling its present value.   Surging interest has led to sponsored tournaments, arenas and opportunities to compete on a grand stage.   Some universities across the United States are trying out giving eSports scholarships, amounting to $9 million. A few Canadian institutions have followed in suit.  Emerging leagues, competitions and awards encourage video games in the…

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Replay value

Last week saw the release of “The Witness,” the new game from indie developer Jonathan Blow, which has so far received positive reviews. In commemoration of the occasion, let’s look back at the game which put Blow and his studio on the map in 2008 with its inventive gameplay, interesting story, and beautiful art. Let’s…

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