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Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency - XOXO Festival (2014) - YouTube
At this year's XOXO festival, Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the "Tropes vs. Women in Video Games" series of videos, gave a presentation on all the various ways online trolls and harassers attempted to intimidate, threaten and discredit her work as a cultural critic.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Blizzard Game Director Dustin Browder Explains Why StarCraft II Pro Gamers Are Athletes - Forbes
We’re building on the original StarCraft, which had a lot of the values that made it really work as an eSport. It was easy to learn, relatively speaking, but very difficult, even impossible, to master. That’s very important for a sport.

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It’s very much like real-time chess, but with monsters, aliens, and ray guns. These guys are outthinking each other; they’re trying to get in each heads, and trying to understand what the other guy’s strategy is so they can be one step ahead of them. It’s very much like a chess game. The other big difference, of course, is it is real time; it’s something happening live. All these moves are happening simultaneously, so it’s not just your ability to think, it’s your ability to think quickly that makes all the difference in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_sports
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january 2013 by asterisk2a

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