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eSports Is Real, Really Big, And Serious Business Worldwide (Video)

Okay, so we thought we were talking big sporting with the earlier post on ‘Fantasy Football’ but DAMN…

Today, there are more people in the world who play the online multiplayer battle game League of Legends than there are people who live in France.

Wowwww. More folks playing one game than the number of folks that live in a country! We have slept; but VICE is going to wake us up and hip us to the world of competitive gaming — also known as eSports. So real, and really exciting. Really lucrative, too… but really brutal at times.

Start with Part 1 above. Continue after the jump. A deep, multi-part story from VICE.

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Game Over: The Rise & Fall Of Atari (Documentary)

Dope! Holler all you want about your PlayStations, Xboxes, and whatevers, young’uns. Back back in the day, Atari was king! The console gaming system of the 1970s, game graphics on the set were low-grade – not even comparable to the video games in the arcades of the day

See kids, to play the hottest games out, like Pac-Man, you had to go to an arcade (a room full of big dedicated video game machines, aka a game room, probably in a mall or shopping strip). Through much of the 1980s you took quarters to the arcade, or a trip to a friend’s house to play video games (unless you were that friend with the game set-up). Hours of fun to be had sitting around a dinky TV, holding controllers with joysticks and “fire” buttons until your hands ached, and your legs cramped, and your eyes were a blur.

What ever happened to Atari systems though? New and more advanced home gaming came along for sure. But did you know there was a mass burial of Atari games – thousands upon thousands buried somewhere out Mexico way? Plenty more to the story – “Atari: Game Over” – and all you have to do is click play above for part 1 of it. Part 2 after the jump.

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Detroit Lions Calvin “Megatron” Johnson To Cover Madden ’13 (Video)

Check out video of the ceremony that took place in Times Square below as Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson beats out Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton by fan voting for the cover of Madden ’13
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David Banner – “Let Me In” feat. Tank (Video)

David Banner drops another new video from his upcoming project called “Let Me In” featuring Tank. This joint sounds like a winner right here on the R&B side of thangs & the smoothed out video obviously was shot in Atlanta. Look for this song on David Banner’s upcoming project “Sex, Drugs, & Video Games”….