Archive for February, 2012
Saturday February 25th saw the first instalment of BarCraft in New Zealand. Quite frankly, it was awesome. Over the course of the 7 or 8 hours of the day, there was a live stream of the MLG Winter Arena event’s first round matches, people drinking beer and other various concoctions, and me walking around with a microphone in my hand. I’d love to tell you who won games, and what happened in those games, but see, I have absolutely no idea what did happen, who won, or even how any matches were played. But I chatted to a lot of people and enjoyed my afternoon hugely……..
Just under three weeks ago, I wrote an article which outlined a concept on Semi-Professional Gaming and how this could be integrated in to gaming based on the current state of most competitive organisations, the players who compete, and their teams. The ideas and foundation for this concept when introduced were largely lost on many given I probably gave gaming communities too much credit for one thing – thinking outside the box. What I mean by this, is that the concept was all about the bigger picture, and in writing that concept article, I forgot the reality that 80% of gamers I see in action on a day to day basis are only concerned with themselves and short term wants or solutions. So given this, I thought a follow up article would be a valid piece of writing to give extra depth to the whole concept of semi-professional gaming in this part of the world.
With so many things happening around the gaming space of late, I thought what better than to give everyone an update of what I’ve been involved with. Sometimes small tid bits of information can be interesting to many, so I thought I’d do a regular piece on my typically mundane, but sometimes cool!