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  • How teams (and Riot) are recreating the Korean boot camp (Video gaming/E-Sports)

    09/19/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Sports ^ | September 19, 2018 | Daniil Volkov
    There's no better way to practice than going to South Korea. But this might very well change, as teams are already trying to recreate the Korean boot camp experience. The 2018 World Championship is coming! With that, many Western teams have already taken the first customary step to prepare for the event. Of course, I’m talking about the Korean boot camp. The boot camp practice is widespread, and competitive powerhouses like TSM, Fnatic, Immortals, G2 Esports have all spoken out on how much better it is to train in South Korea compared to their home regions. For one, Korea has...
  • Esports is hiring and you dont need to be a player

    09/03/2018 5:31:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | August 30, 2018 | Rich Huggan
    Chances are youve heard about how huge esports is becoming. Its on TV channels like ESPN and TBS, it has hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in prizes. And its the industry thats drawn investment from a number of mainstream brands, and even A-list celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Shaquille ONeal. And while you might be aware of the gigantic sums of money these players (often teens) are playing for, youre probably not aware just how many other career paths exist in esports. Gone are the days where you could only make a living in professional...
  • Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump 'Resistance' - Referred to Trump Supporters as ...

    08/26/2018 10:01:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Complete Headline: Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump 'Resistance' - Referred to Trump Supporters at "Trumptards" - Murdered 4 People Sunday afternoon, police responded to a 'mass shooting' at Jacksonville Landing in Florida which left 3 dead and 11 wounded. According to witnesses, the killer, David Katz, began shooting shortly after he lost the Madden NFL gaming tournament. [snip] Killer David Katz was a member of the anti-Trump "resistance." He referred to Trump supporters as "Trumptards" on his Reddit page.
  • Pro-gamer, 24, who shot dead two and injured 11 after LOSING: Florida tournament killer [Tr]

    08/26/2018 7:43:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2018 | EMILY CRANE and KEITH GRIFFITH
    On Sunday night, FBI and ATF agents raided a home in the upscale Federal Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore. It is believed to be the home of Katz's parents, where the shooter himself also lived...As a child, Katz had 'significant health problems', according to court records in his parents' divorce. At the time of the 2014 court filing, the shooter's father worked for NASA, and his mother worked for the US Food and Drug Administration.
  • Jacksonville Landing shooter David Katz described as gamer angry after losing in tournament

    08/26/2018 5:42:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/26/18 | Nicole Darrah, Samuel Chamberlain
    The gunman who opened fire during a Madden 19 NFL tournament at a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday afternoon, killing two people before turning the gun on himself, has been described by witnesses and people who knew him as a gamer who erupted in anger after losing the event. David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, was believed to have fired shots during the event at the Chicago Pizza restaurant and bar in The Jacksonville Landing, Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference. Williams did not speak about a possible motive.
  • The game changers: meet the creatives shaking up the gaming world

    08/19/2018 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Simon Parkin
    Just as the kaleidoscopic dramas of Leo Tolstoys novel Anna Karenina, the pseudo-non-fiction murk of Alan Moores comic From Hell and the domestic pragmatism of Jamie Olivers 15 Minute Meals meet under the fat banner of prose, so the body of video games becomes an ever broader church. It is impossible to enforce orthodoxy in a medium where shifting technology defines the canvas. The artform now embraces work from a dizzying spectrum. A challenging time, then, for the Victoria and Albert Museum to stage its first major video game exhibition. Rather than reach into the primordial digital soup of the...
  • Chill your outrage. Parents should hire 'Fortnite' tutors.

    08/01/2018 10:14:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 1, 2018 | Adam Rosenberg
    Maybe it's time we stopped with the pearl-clutching over video games. Fortnite was big news on Tuesday, when the Wall Street Journal published a feature looking at parents who hire tutors to help their kids (and themselves) get good. The article itself is a fine example of non-biased journalism: There's no agenda, and the story works to inform and help people understand this growingly frequent practice without casting any judgments. But the response has been something else. In 2018, folks are still freaked out by video games. The revelation that parents hire video game tutors has prompted a mixture of...
  • SJW Culture is RUINING GAMING

    07/07/2018 6:13:59 PM PDT · by kanawa · 56 replies
    Upper Echelon Gamers ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | n/a
    SJW Culture is Ruining Gaming Upper Echelon Gamers (1 week ago) Youtube just DEMONETIZED this video... AGAIN. I am appealing.
  • Nine-year-old girl placed into rehab for her Fortnite addiction

    06/10/2018 10:04:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    TechSpot ^ | 06/10/2018 | Rob Thubron
    The Mirror reports that the girls parents bought her an Xbox One in January and she downloaded Fortnite. But by mid-March she was showing signs of addiction. "We got called in by her head teacher asking if everything was OK. She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping," said mother Carol. "When we asked our daughter what the problem was, she became unusually argumentative and aggressive, which we just put down to her hormones." The family also started noticing regular payments of 50 ($67) per month on their credit card, which the daughter said could be...
  • Battlefield V is Right to Include Women They Were Vital to World War II

    06/10/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 177 replies
    Fandom ^ | May 25th 2018 | Dom Peppiatt
    The internet is in uproar (again). Developer DICEs decision to include a woman on the cover art for this years Battlefield offering has, for some reason, antagonised the most vocal parts of the gaming internet. Within minutes of DICE revealing its new game, detractors on reddit, Twitter and various online gaming forums were spouting their vitriol, furious that DICE had sacrificed authenticity in favour of political correctness. Heres the thing, though: it hasnt. Women have always played a vital role in the Worlds wars, and to ignore that is to be willfully ignorant. From soldiers enlisted in active duty to...
  • Why South Korea's Gaming Giants Are Storming Into Cryptocurrencies

    05/30/2018 9:50:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 30, 2018 | Elaine Ramirez
    When South Korea rode the cryptocurrency wave in 2017 to become one of the world's largest markets for Ether and Bitcoin, it was clear the craze was here to stay. The country’s leading companies and even the government threw their investments behind blockchain, the technology underlying digital tokens that promised to revolutionize everything from information distribution to logistics processes. The country’s tech and gaming leaders like Nexon, Smilegate, Netmarble and NHN Entertainment took a special liking to the technology, pinning hopes on blockchain to create new business models for their companies in one of the world's fiercest gaming markets. Nexon...
  • The day zero was banned from British roulette how times have changed

    12/29/2017 2:40:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 29, 2017 | by Leighton Vaughan Williams, The Conversation
    <p>On December 30, 1967, senior detectives from Scotland Yard sent owners of gambling clubs into a proverbial spin. Anyone operating a roulette wheel that contained the number zero would be prosecuted, they warned. From now on the whirl of numbers would all be reds and blacks starting with the number one.</p>
  • 'Gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated' - Improbable CEO

    11/03/2017 9:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Tech World ^ | November 3, 2017 | Scott Carey
    The CEO of London startup Improbable spoke about the possibility of virtual worlds and gaming being an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated. Herman Narula, the co-founder and CEO of Improbable Worlds Limited, a London startup building the infrastructure for massive virtual worlds to be developed, says that "gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated". While speaking at Wired Live in London yesterday the CEO directly referenced science fiction from The Matrix, author William Gibson and Ernest Clines 2011 novel Ready Player One. It is this last reference which seems the...
  • Las Vegas Gunman Chased Gamblings Payouts and Perks

    10/04/2017 9:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2017 | Serge F. Kovaleski, Sabrina Tavernise and John Branch
    LAS VEGAS The video poker machines that Stephen Paddock liked were the ones that did not draw attention. They had few look-at-me flashing lights or listen-to-me bells. He would sit in front of them for hours, often wagering more than $100 a hand. The way he played instinctually, decisively, calculatingly, silently, with little movement beyond his shifting eyes and nimble fingers meant he could play several hundred hands an hour. Casino hosts knew him well. Not a lot of smiles and friendliness, said John Weinreich, who was an executive casino host at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa...
  • Want a job at MGM Springfield? Casino company launches hiring push ahead of fall 2018 opening (MA)

    09/25/2017 1:16:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Republican ^ | September 25, 2017 | Dan Glaun
    MGM Springfield is launching a push to attract job seekers, as the company prepares to fill thousands of jobs ahead of the $950 million gaming complex's opening in the fall of 2018. The campaign, which already includes billboard, radio, digital and print advertisements and will feature television ads in the coming months, is designed to raise awareness of hundreds of posted job descriptions to local workers, MGM said in a statement. "We want MGM Springfield employees to reflect their community, which will ultimately enrich our property and the customer experience," MGM Resort's Vice President of Talent and Workforce Development Wanda...
  • Resorts World Casino to begin $400M expansion to add 400-room hotel in South Ozone Park (1,000 jobs)

    07/14/2017 5:59:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    QNS ^ | July 14, 2017 | Anthony Giudice
    Queens only casino will be building brand new amenities for the over 10 million annual visitors to Resorts World Casino New York City in South Ozone Park as they broke ground on a $400 million expansion project on Thursday, July 13. Excitement was in the air as members of Resorts World, including President Scott Molina, and elected officials from across the borough gathered outside the casino located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., for the honorary groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the expansion that will bring a 400-room four-star hotel, four new dining outlets including a signature restaurant concept by a celebrity chef, new...
  • Why More Young Men Arent Working Video Game

    07/08/2017 1:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | uly 5, 2017 | Maria LaMagna
    Before young American men get back to work, they should switch off the video console. Younger mens working hours have declined more than those of older men over the last 15 years, according to a working paper by researchers at Princeton University, the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester and distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based research group. The researchers analyzed how people spend their time when they are not working. Older men are more likely to be employed than those who are younger. Some 66 percent of men looking for jobs aged...
  • Island View casino starts big expansion on Mississippi coast (250 new jobs)

    05/25/2017 5:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | May 25, 2017 | Bob Warren
    South Mississippi officials gathered Wednesday (May 24) to break ground on a big addition to the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, south Mississippi media outlets reported. The addition will push the casino's floor space to 123,000 -- the largest on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, WLOX television station reported. The new, smoke-free venue will be on the south side of U.S. 90 and provide an additional 43,000 square feet of gambling space. Floor-to-ceiling glass will give visitors a view of the water in the Mississippi Sound....
  • AG cant intervene on behalf of Gaming Control Board? Cortez Masto did

    05/11/2017 3:06:26 PM PDT · by VegasVictor · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | May 11, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    Theres nothing unprecedented about a Nevada attorney general intervening on behalf of the Gaming Control Board in litigation between private parties, even when one of the parties is a licensee. You wouldnt know that from legislative Democrats hyperventilating over an affidavit from Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journals Sean Whaley, Burnett admitted to secretly recording a 2016 conversation with Attorney General Adam Laxalt. They talked about whether the board should file an amicus brief defending the confidential nature of licensee records submitted to state gaming regulators. Burnett stated he was shocked and in...
  • Siletz tribe bets on plan to build casino in Salem (1,500 FT jobs in Oregon)

    05/03/2017 6:24:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | May 3, 2017 | Andrew Selsky, The Associated Press
    SALEM A confederation of tribes in Oregon announced plans Tuesday to build a casino in the state capital and draw in crowds of gamblers from Portland. The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon said they hope to open the 140,000-square-foot entertainment, gaming and hotel facility in 2021 on reservation property at the northern end of Salem and that they want to partner with other tribes....