Publicity

31
Dec

Recently it was revealed that the National Security Administration has been spying on people playing video games online. Agents recorded text, chat, and biometric data on the Xbox Live network, World of Warcraft, Second Life, and more in what was billed as a way to gather information on terrorists, although the leaked documents show that no actionable terrorism intelligence has been found in the half dozen year history of the program. Needless to say, I was not happy about ...

25
Jul

Interview on Live on Three

Wednesday afternoon I was invited to talk with Slasher, DJ Wheat, and SeltzerPlease on Live on Three, one of the biggest live web shows in competitive video gaming. We talked about my piece on the potential regulatory issues that may come from the sportsification of video games and some additional hypothetical scenarios. Unfortunately I misspoke in some of my answers, but that's live media for you! After discussing the paper, we move on to talk about Evolution 2013 and talk about ...

18
Jul

A couple days ago I did a Skype interview with Anne from Tech Feed about the recent news that Riot had secured P-1 athlete visas for League of Legends players from the US State Department. This is huge news, since it marks the first time that the US government explicitly endorsed competitive video gaming. In this interview, Anne asks me to talk a bit about the legalities of P-1 visas, other countries that recognize competitive video gaming before, and the difficulty ...

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