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eBook Game Boys: Triumph, Heartbreak, and the Quest for Cash in the Battleground of Competitive V ideogaming ePub

by Michael Kane

  • ISBN: 0452295440
  • Category: Exercise and Fitness
  • Subcategory: Fitness and Nutrition
  • Author: Michael Kane
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (June 30, 2009)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1701 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1961 kb
  • Other: mobi docx mbr doc
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 713

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Competitive videogaming is ready for prime time. The author follows two video-gaming teams, Team 3D and CompLexity, as they battle for supremacy in the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL), which was formed in 1997.

Competitive videogaming is ready for prime time. In this excellent book, Michael Kane masterfully draws on the emotion, excitement and backstage drama that helped e- sports hit the major leagues. Whether you play video games or not, Kane will convince you they could be the main event of the 21st century. For a sport that many consider to be marginal (if a sport at all), gaming is highly competitive and full of players who are just as idiosyncratic, determined, and flashy as any other pro athlete.

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Game Boys: Triumph, Heartbreak, and the Quest for Cash in the Battleground. Game Boys: Triumph, Heartbreak, and the Quest for Cash in the Battleground. Michael Kaneis an entertainment features writer for the New York Post, where his greatest contribution to tabloid journalism was giving Arnold Schwarzenegger the title Governator. Библиографические данные.

Game Boys: Triumph, Heartbreak, and the Quest for Cash in the Battleground of Competitive Videogaming. Malone, Michael (March 30, 2008). Gearing Up to Dominate the World, and Prove Parents Wrong". Retrieved October 28, 2015

Game Boys: Triumph, Heartbreak, and the Quest for Cash in the Battleground of Competitive Videogaming. Shields, Duncan 'Thorin' (April 2, 2012). Classic teams: 3D 2002-2003 (with steel)". Retrieved October 28, 2015.

Game Boys : Triumph, Heartbreak, and the Quest for Cash in the Battleground of Competitive Videogaming. A year inside the fierce rivalries and big business of competitive videogaming A technology-fueled spin on a classic sports tale, "Game Boys" profiles "cyber-athletes" who compete for dominance in the professional gaming circuit, a world populated with rivalries, big egos, corporate sponsorships, and large cash prizes.

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Kane, Michael (2009). Game Boys: Triumph, Heartbreak, and the Quest for Cash in the Battleground of Competitive Videogaming. "Valve announces counter-strike: global offensive (CS: go)".

A year inside the fierce rivalries and big business of competitive videogaming A technology-fueled spin on a classic sports tale, Game Boys profiles "cyber-athletes" who compete for dominance in the professional gaming circuit, a world populated with rivalries, big egos, corporate sponsorships, and large cash prizes. Michael Kane's pioneering account of the lifestyle and business of gaming takes readers to the heart of "e-sports," what many consider the successor in sports entertainment to the X-games and competitive poker. Following the top teams-3D and CompLexity, a rivalry as bitter as the Yankees versus the Red Sox-Kane profiles the star players as they cheat, strategize, sign with rival teams, and get berated by sideline-pacing coaches. Are gamers really the athletes of tomorrow? They act like they are. A lively tour of the quirks and dramas of a subculture on the cusp of big things, Game Boys is a tale of sports glory and a glimpse into the lucrative business of gaming.

Comments

Darksinger Darksinger
Game Boys: Professional Videogaming's Rise from the Basement to the Big Time by Michael Kane covers the rivalry between the two biggest organizations in North American eSports history: compLexity gaming syndicate's vs Team3D. The book details the event directly after 3D's second win at the World Cyber Games and compLexity's win at ESWC - during that winter during the CPL.

However if you are looking at this book at a detailed breakdown of strategy or games, look elsewhere. This book is primarily a look at the two organizations and the drama between them. Team3D's status at the time as possibly the second biggest organization in terms of money in the western world - only trailing behind Sk-gaming - competing against the poor house compLexity gaming. Think Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees - except instead of baseball they played counter-strike.

The book describes the characters and the storyline quite well. The loud, boisterous managerial style of Jason lake, owner of compLexity, versus the calm cool and collected Craig Levine, owner of Team3D. These caveats towards developing a feel for the characters, however, does not stop the overall progress of the narrative. The writer even goes into player transactions, sponsor deals and player salaries while still pushing the story forward in a good, tangible narrative. The book even mentions the dollar amount that was given Team3D and to the then startup Evil Geniuses, even giving out the player salaries which is generally a no-no in eSports journalism.

Some of the stories, about the founding of CAL i was not even aware of until the reading of the book. Others, like why and how Dave "Moto" Geffon and Sean "bullseye" Morgan were forced out of retirement, are a well told tales but still does bring some of the drama to the book and really does push the plot along.

Although the author does show that he is not of the gaming world - describing compLexity as a team that could never do it on LAN and was more of an online team when they won the biggest event in CS(ESWC) and did quite well, placing top 10 at CPL winter 2004. Furthermore when describing Team3D as the "best CS team in the world" may be a good narrative device, it was far from truthful. At the time of the book compLexity was force on the field - 3D had the best sponsors - and they weren't even the biggest organization in terms of dollar amount in eSports - that was, and is, SK-gaming.

Then you go into his descriptions of the action, it's clear his understanding of the game is not at the level required to really be giving a blow by blow, let alone go for a strategic breakdown of the events which are happening in the games themselves.

Overall i'd recommend this book to those which are not very well acquainted with counter-strike, and it's long storied history, but for those who already know it in depth, it leaves much to be desired.
Punind Punind
One of the best books I read last year and essential reading if you're interested in the subject or if you are interested in how to make nonfiction every bit as dramatic as fiction.