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Comment: Not Surprising (Score 2) 116

by doctor woot (#47532583) Attached to: eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

Video games are better to spectate than sports. Broadcasters have known this for decades, doing what they could to compensate. Gimmicks won't stall change forever though, sooner than later they'll have to face this fact. The real interesting stuff will be the cultural shift when video games start to challenge the popularity of athletic sports.

Comment: Re:And seeing the reactions so far... (Score 1) 962

by doctor woot (#47512083) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Ignoring the petulance of some of the comments here (there's no point addressing them) the reception the article got isn't entirely unreasonable. Wu speaks with an undeserved sense of authority, comes across as a smug supremacist hand waving away criticism. She uses the article as a platform to broadcast her frustrations and masquerades it as a piece on culture. She can decide not to take her audience seriously if she likes, but sulking over the response is demanding you have your cake and eat it, too.

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