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Fatal1ty on DirecTV's Pro Gaming League, Retirement and Windows Vista

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January 19, 2007 4:09:39 PM

Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, perhaps the world's best known professional gamer, has signed on as a play-by-play commentator for DirecTV's new league, the Championship Gaming Series. Wendel talked with TwitchGuru at CES 2007 about DirecTV, pro gaming's evolution and what he's looking forward to this year.

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January 19, 2007 4:13:33 PM

I think it would be good to see gaming become a popular sport like baseball or basketball. If it goes mainstream then a lot of the misunderstandings about it will begin to fade away.

We will see if this has wings or not I suppose.
January 19, 2007 4:48:03 PM

phhff.

You can be a pro gamer. That does not make you anywhere near the likes of a pro athelate.

I don't like the things being compared.

calling playing video games a sport, is like calling chess a sport, poker a sport, blackjack a sport.

your playing a game... sports require SWEAT.

and I play 20+ hours a week.
January 19, 2007 5:11:14 PM

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your playing a game... sports require SWEAT.


Not playing hard enough, eh? :wink:
January 19, 2007 5:13:57 PM

Hehe. . . Obviously not. Besides, most of the best gamers are athletic as well. (Martial Arts, Weights, Running, Sports) Being fit does aid your mental fitness and makes your response time quicker. Unless your a South Park WoW player! :p 
January 19, 2007 6:20:49 PM

The only thing that bothers me a lot is that he's supporting multiplatform stuff. The primary source of gaming's current downfall is mostly located around the games moving from PC to Xbox/Xbox 360. Consoles are good at what they do. PC is good at what it does. Why make compromises when you can have it all?

On the other hand, it does provide some Grade A entertainment along the way, and I'm not actually forced to play the crap even if I am deprived of a bit of gold along the way.
January 19, 2007 6:26:34 PM

I'm still waiting for gamings "Bad Boy" You know a Barry Bonds of sorts who wins all this dough and pops a piss test. Wait, it was my CAL teamate's.... :roll:
January 19, 2007 7:35:47 PM

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phhff.

You can be a pro gamer. That does not make you anywhere near the likes of a pro athelate.

I don't like the things being compared.

calling playing video games a sport, is like calling chess a sport, poker a sport, blackjack a sport.

your playing a game... sports require SWEAT.

and I play 20+ hours a week.


Opfreak, you're certainly entitled to your opinion. But I have to ask: have you ever seen a professional competition? I have a feeling that the answer is no, and if that's correct, I encourage you to check one out. It may change your opinion on pro gamers not being athletes. It certainly did for me.

Oh, and these guys do sweat. A lot.

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The only thing that bothers me a lot is that he's supporting multiplatform stuff. The primary source of gaming's current downfall is mostly located around the games moving from PC to Xbox/Xbox 360. Consoles are good at what they do. PC is good at what it does. Why make compromises when you can have it all?


Gyro, you're going to hate Vista -- Microsoft is making a huge push for cross platform gaming between the PC and Xbox. I tend to agree with your point: games like Call of Duty 3 being console only and titles like Splinter Cell being developed for consoles first and then PC (which led to the PC version being AWFUL) are illustrating a disturbing trend.
January 19, 2007 8:29:00 PM

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Oh, and these guys do sweat. A lot.


I remember a friend telling me about the Quake 3 tour bus. It was apparently kept at a steady 50 degrees in there. I doubt anyone complained. :wink:

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The only thing that bothers me a lot is that he's supporting multiplatform stuff. The primary source of gaming's current downfall is mostly located around the games moving from PC to Xbox/Xbox 360. Consoles are good at what they do. PC is good at what it does. Why make compromises when you can have it all?


Gyro, you're going to hate Vista -- Microsoft is making a huge push for cross platform gaming between the PC and Xbox. I tend to agree with your point: games like Call of Duty 3 being console only and titles like Splinter Cell being developed for consoles first and then PC (which led to the PC version being AWFUL) are illustrating a disturbing trend.

This reminds of another story, when a console port led to great things... I don't enjoy living it, but I don't mind people experimenting when several others are sticking with what we know and love.

Gaming is still in its infancy, and experimentation isn't only inevitable, but necessary. Either it will work or it won't. If it does work, it won't be a bad thing. (How could it work if it was?) If it doesn't work, things won't change, so there's really nothing to worry about.

There are plenty of parallels in computers. Many games work on across multiple OS's, Final Fantasy XI even allows playing across Windows, PS2, and the 360. Still, most of the one's we enjoy play off the strengths of their systems. I don't see this changing, even with backing/pushing from Microsoft.

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On the other hand, it does provide some Grade A entertainment along the way, and I'm not actually forced to play the crap even if I am deprived of a bit of gold along the way.
January 19, 2007 11:03:53 PM

It's okay to hold competition for gaming. But, professional gaming is like a sport? Get the heck out of here.. That's a bunch of B.S. I'm sorry it's too vain for me. I've never dreamed of becoming a professional gamer. LOL. Maybe if they were giving college scholarship funds as prizes to promote "computer science and engineering majors", or "education", It will still be hard for me to understand their purpose.
January 20, 2007 1:33:50 AM

Gaming is not and never will be a sport. A professional slacker is more like it. This and all the people who are spectators should consider reevaluating their lives, meals on wheels is always looking for volunteers.
January 20, 2007 6:00:09 PM

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Gaming is not and never will be a sport. A professional slacker is more like it. This and all the people who are spectators should consider reevaluating their lives, meals on wheels is always looking for volunteers.


COLLEGE sports are competitive. Professional sports (with some exceptions) is a bunch of overpaid losers abusing the law & playing lazy on the field/court.

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Gyro, you're going to hate Vista -- Microsoft is making a huge push for cross platform gaming between the PC and Xbox. I tend to agree with your point: games like Call of Duty 3 being console only and titles like Splinter Cell being developed for consoles first and then PC (which led to the PC version being AWFUL) are illustrating a disturbing trend.


I know. I already hated it for the DRM, but the fact that it stands capable of literally killing off PC gaming is equally disturbing.
January 22, 2007 10:06:19 PM

I'm glad you included chess in there. It shows how much thought you've really put into this. I wish you the best of luck.
February 6, 2007 1:26:04 AM

What a corporate dick fatal1ty has become.
I can't believe that he's sold out so badly as to claim vista is'HUGE FOR GAMERS". It seems he's happy to put the fatal1ty mark on any old piece of sh1t.

Apart from the fact that all game performance sucks badly compared to the same thing under XP, you still can't get decent Vista video drivers even now months after its been available as a product.. Yes months. Before anyone ssays it was only at CompUSA last week, the business edition of vista was available to large corps. since last november.
February 12, 2007 5:59:48 PM

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What a corporate dick fatal1ty has become.
I can't believe that he's sold out so badly as to claim vista is'HUGE FOR GAMERS". It seems he's happy to put the fatal1ty mark on any old piece of sh1t.


Once they see those zero's on a check with their name on it, they are pretty quick to sell out.... But then again, why would you not lol.... gaming for a living would be amazing.
February 12, 2007 6:10:17 PM

How much does Windows Vista Fatal1ty Edition cost? :p 
December 6, 2007 1:55:52 PM

Well it's like this Mr.Rob Sox
u seem like 1 of the noobs i like to hunt in a fps game lmao .and on your opinion on the pro game thing evrybodys got 1 and we dont like yours.So let it go. Also UCD u can jump off a cliff to
December 10, 2007 11:31:51 AM

VBDude said:
How much does Windows Vista Fatal1ty Edition cost? :p 


Post reply WINNER :whistle: 
December 10, 2007 11:47:49 AM

wow, haven't seen vbdude in months.. o wait this is old :\
December 10, 2007 12:05:11 PM

Not like this wasn't a troll digging up a 10 month old thread for laughs, or anything....
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