• Why Overwatch Needs a Watchdog: E-sports Faces Its Behavior Problem

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    FOR YEARS, THE IDEA OF MAKING A CAREER out of playing video games seemed to be little more than a pipe dream. Then the rise of e-sports leagues made it real. Today's professional gamers enjoy salaries, benefits, retirement plans, and the envy of many a cubicle dweller. Yet as gaming has grown into a proper profession, so have its harassment problems-enough so that today's virtual workplaces could use an HR department of their own.
    Consider the case of F?lix Lengyel, better known by his digital moniker "xQc." The 22-year-old Canadian gaming pro gave the Overwatch League , a division of...
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  • When anyone can make games, ‘soul' will make some rise to the top

    When anyone can make games, ‘soul' will make some rise to the top

    4 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    OPINION: Forty years ago, making a video game used to require an engineering background - early developers had to invent tricks to display primitive objects and backgrounds on TVs. Today, anyone with a laptop can afford the software to create nearly photorealistic games, and by year's end, Sony's Dreams will let PlayStation 4 owne...
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