Menu

New college degree created from gaming revolution

19 Comments

New college degree created from gaming revolution


DOWN 10 CENTS ON THAT NEWS.>>>THE WORLD OF COMPETITIVE VIDEO GAMING. I THINK IT’S A BRAND NEW SPORT, I THINK IT IS, A NEW COMPETITIVE SPORT, A PACKED CROWD AT AN ESPORTS TOURNAMENT OVER THE WEEKEND IN NEW YORK CITY. 10,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED. THEY PAID AN AVERAGE OF $100 A TICKET. THAT WAS THE PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE AT THE BARCLAYS CENTER. 15 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED ONLINE. NOW ONE UNIVERSITY IN ENGLAND IS OFFERING COURSES ON ESPORTS MANAGEMENT. BRING IN GAIL DICKEY, GAMER WORLD NEWS ENTERTAINMENT CEO. THIS IS A BRAND NEW INDUSTRY. YOU JUST ARRIVED IN IT. NOW THIS DEGREE, IT IS NOT TO TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO BE GOOD GAMERS, IS IT, IT IS HOW TO MANAGE THE INDUSTRY, ISN’T IT?>>YES. CONTRARY TO BELIEF YOU WILL NOT PLAY VIDEOGAMES FOR FOUR YEARS. WHAT STAFFORD UNIVERSITY IS FOCUSING ON MANAGEMENT. EACH STUDENT WILL SPONSOR THEIR OWN EVENT, ACTIVATION, SOCIAL MEDIA AND THAT WILL BE THEIR CLASS AND TEACHING THEM — STUART: THAT IS A SIGNAL, ISN’T IT? A SIGNAL THAT YOU HAVE ARRIVE. IT IS A VALID INDUSTRY.>>YES. STUART: IT IS NEW AND IT NEEDS ORGANIZING?>>YES, BUT, I WILL TELL YOU I SPOKE TO ALAN RETOCO AT BECKER COLLEGE HERE IN THE U.S., THEY HAVE A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO THE ESPORTS MANAGEMENT DEGREE, THEY WILL TEACH STUDENTS TOP TO BOTTOM, HOW TO RUN A COMPANY, BUSINESS PLANS, A BROADER FOCUS OFF THE ESPORTS BUSINESS AND I THINK THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. WE’RE GOING TO SEE THE REAL COOL ENTREPRENEURS COMING ALONG WITH THE ESPORTS MANAGEMENT DISEASE. IT WILL GIVE MORE FOCUS TO GAME DESIGN, GAME DESIGNERS. IN FACT IN PART OF MY CONVERSATION WITH ALAN WE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT UNIVERSITIES NOW RECOGNIZE THAT THE FEMALE AUDIENCE IS THE BIGGEST CROWD. SO DON’T BE SURPRISED IF FEMALES APPLY FOR ESPORTS MANAGEMENT DEGREES AND COME OUT BIGGER AND BETTER GAMES FOR FEMALE AUDIENCE WHERE THE DEMOGRAPHIC IS 40 TO 65 YEARS OLD. STUART: NOW THERE IS A STUDY, ANALYSIS OF 24 STUDIES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD AND IT FOUND THERE IS A LINK BETWEEN VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES AND PHYSICAL AGGRESSION. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?>>WELL, WHAT I MAKE ABOUT IT IS WE WILL BE DEBATING THIS FROM NOW UNTIL ETERNITY. I THINK YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO APPROACH THIS FROM THE STANDPOINT OF WHAT MAKES SENSE. IF YOU HAVE A STUDENT IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL THEY’RE PLAYING VIDEOGAMES BEFORE THEY DO THEIR HOMEWORK, THAT IS A PROBLEM. I STILL DON’T BASICALLY LEADS TO AGGRESSION. THERE IS COUNTERBALANCE. THERE THEY PROVE IT HELPS WITH AUTISM AND HDHD AND ALZHEIMER’S FOR THE OLDER CROWD. I THINK IT IS ABOUT TAKING A STEP BACK LOOKING AT THIS WHAT MAKES SENSE IN TERMS OF HOW MANY HOURS AND THESE AGGRESSIVE GAMES, I HEARD AN 11-YEAR-OLD TOLD ME LAST WEEK HE IS LEARNING ABOUT WORLD WAR II PLAYING CALL OF DUTY. I THINK IT IS HIM WANTING TO PLAY THE GAME. I DON’T MEAN TO MAKE LIGHT OF IT, AT AT THE SAME TIME, IT WILL TAKE A LOT MORE TO PROVE IT IS A LINK TO PLAY A VIOLENT VIDEOGAME AND COMMIT SOME ACT OF AGGRESSION. STUART: INTERESTING TAKE THERE. I HAVE TO GO INTO ONE OF THESE TOURNAMENTS. I’M NOT GOING TO PLAY. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE THE ATMOSPHERE, GET THE FEEL FOR IT. WHAT AVERAGE AGE IS. I THINK I WOULD BE OLDEST GUY IN THE ROOM.>>I DON’T THINK SO. STUART: GAIL, THANKS FOR BEING

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

19 thoughts on “New college degree created from gaming revolution”

  1. Skythos says:

    Sorry… but I call bs on the study they referenced. Those claims that there is a link between increased aggression and video games has been thoroughly debunked many times… not to mention that, as someone who plays 'violent' games (ie Dark Souls, Destiny, Elder Scrolls, Nioh), since my teens, I've never once had any inclination to be aggressive towards someone or go shoot up a place. The only time I ever felt anything like what they're talking about was when a sleazebag of a manager at my old fast food job thought it would be funny to make a sexual innuendo joke regarding my mother… and even then I didn't resort to violence.

    If you want to do something constructive that would actually help… how about parents actually start paying attention to games ratings? I used to work for GameStop, and I lost count of the number of parents who bought Grand Theft Auto (rated M, 17+) for their young teenager children… because it was the latest and popular game of the season. Or how about actually parenting their children… considering how many times I've had to mute 'squeakers' who use language that would make a sailor blush. If I ever spoke like that, my parents would have washed my mouth out with soap… immediately after confiscating my gaming devices.

  2. crashweaverda says:

    Another degree in underwater basketweaving.

  3. Nick Aiken says:

    This is so dumb

  4. Master Chief 00117 says:

    Poor man Business degree…But cost the same…. I don't get it.

  5. Sharif Sourour says:

    True success inspires real scams.

  6. Peter Brydon says:

    Gross.

  7. Donovan says:

    Lol, this is ridiculous. Although it’s still better than gender studies.

  8. Sanmay Chakrabarti says:

    Better than Gender studies. Also the only sport were the women competition is actually fun to watch not pathetic, so yeah I don't have a problem.

  9. realmenwearcamo says:

    Better than "Gender Studies" LOL XD

  10. Confucius Say says:

    so much haters. Sports used to be thought of as a waste of time too back in the days.

  11. realmenwearcamo says:

    Video games don't cause violent behavior, but single mothers and biological father absence do.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Bad tap water and psychiatric drugs lead to aggressive behavior?

  13. mattiedashark says:

    The ESL probably represents .01% of the actual gaming population (Involved – not watching)… So, lets create a college curriculum for the 99.9% of gamers that think they can build a career out of it that don't actually have the skill to get to that level let alone be worried about managing it. Making money from gaming at a high level is no different than any other professional sport and everyone at a lower level isn't making anything let alone paying for the degree.

  14. some body says:

    more malarky, these companies have trapped mind energy for the dark forces.

  15. Jay Jay says:

    This is good finally, the gaming industry is massive

  16. Place Holder Profile says:

    Getting lost in these fantasy programs reprograms what you could have been into a seriously limited thinker. Don't do it. Don't start.

  17. *gsts* says:

    It's moments like these where I question my Millennial Generation, and ask are we really any different than the lame ass Generation X? We went from Slackers to Gamers. This society is going more and more in the shitter. I blame the younger Millennals. They are the ones that treat Gaming like a fucking career. Pathetic.

  18. Austin Aiken says:

    Varney at evo 2019

  19. Mainstream Commercial Nihilism says:

    Video games and smartphones are the leading causes of autism.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *