Kotaku shares its "Gun Week" -- "Gaming's Fixation With Firearms: Praise the games and pass the ammunition." It is a "week-long exploration of video games' signature obsession: guns. Even gamers who wouldn't own a gun usually love to shoot the virtual ones. Here are the stories, images and videos that attest to that..."
EducatedEarth shares a 46.75 minutes YouTube video showing a National Geographic documentary titled "StarCraft: World Cyber Games" -- "The World Cyber Games 2005 was hosted in the repressive state of Singapore, at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 November to 20 November 2005. There were over 800 players from 67 countries. Over 39,000 spectators turned up at the games to cheer for the players. The grand prize for the game is US$435,000..."
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This World of Warcraft (WoW) comic strip explains why one shouldn't ride his/her mount
This three pages Bit-tech.net article talks about "why everything is trying to be an role playing game (RPG) now" -- "Twenty years ago, the idea of levelling up in a game was confined to a very specific genre: the role-playing game, whose systems were based on pen-and-paper games such as Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Today, you can still level up in an RPG such as Dragon Age, but you can also level up in far wider variety of games, from sports titles to first perspective shooter (FPS) games... The vast majority of modern games monitor, quantify and reward your skills in a way that would only have been familiar to the biggest geeks in the 1980s.
This two pages GamesRadar article compares the fantastic computer/video game weapons and their real-life equivalents -- "There are certain things we just accept in video games. An overweight pipe technician can jump five times his own height. A first aid kit will instantly heal bullet wounds and replace lost blood. And any theoretical physics model can be cleanly packaged into a lightweight, handheld weapon with the minimum of fuss. But in certain cases, that last one isn't too far off the truth.