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Cyber athlete

August 26, 2007

Well, I am not exactly sure where a post about the world of gaming fits between Abraham Kuyper and Richard Mouw; But after watching these interesting 60 minuets clips on gaming prodigy “Fatal1ty”, I thought it was worth looking at just how elaborate the gaming world has become. Personally, I am completely in the dark when it comes to video games and gaming culture. Undoubtedly, gaming is big business. Hundreds of millions of people game worldwide, and recent reports show that worldwide sales of video game consoles and software are expected to reach $30 billion this year – that’s more than twice the revenue of the NFL, the NBA, and Major League Baseball combined. What do we make of this massive industry that adds thousands to its revenues and devotees daily? Some evangelicals have called the gaming a cultural a harmful epidemic, and many are critical of the gaming community for what seem to be good reasons. However, after watching these clips I am thinking more openly about the hobby or sport that has millions of followers. Maybe there is something to be said for the cyber athlete like Jonathan Wendel who refines his skills and takes seriously his training and commitment to gaming excellence…see article.

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  1. August 26, 2007 3:38 pm

    funny, i just sold my 360 a few weeks ago. thinking i could read more, pray more and all that.

    but i now regret the move-i did not get to play a lot, but it did help me get my mind off all the things we pastor/parents got to do.

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