The problem of abuse in online gaming

Recently someone did a survey that said 1 in every 2 people that plays online games have faced abusive interactions, a report that was then headline news at BBC. That report just tells me that 50 percent of the people who took the survey blatantly lied – the 50 percent that didn’t report abuse. I have been playing online competitive games for 11 years now, and I am yet to meet a single individual who hasn’t faced online abuse. Now is it a problem? yes it is. Is it a new problem or a problem unique to online activity? to a small extent yes, but mostly no. So, why no? Continue reading

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Gaming: Time To take it seriously

With the rerun of the “Why you heff to be mad” meme coupled with a a few recent observations in the esports industry I was reminded that the discussion of whether it’s time to start take gaming seriously is still going on. Some would argue that this discussion has already happened, but there are some indications that people even within gaming are conflicted on this. So here are my thoughts. Continue reading

The Korean way of Dota

Today I was watching the Dota Asian Championships match between MVP and Newbie, and I couldn’t quite believe my eyes as MVP first dominated Newbie and then defeated the TI4 world champions. Here was a team that didn’t make it into TI4 defeating the champions handily. So how did this come to happen? Continue reading