Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
How far away is gaming from becoming mainstream?
The last several years have seen a major explosion of popularity for competitive gaming, with games like League of Legends, Fortnite, Counter Strike:GO to name a few. Millions are poured into this industry as it is a new market and it seems to be a good enough investment that the Houston Rockets (NBA Team) have a LoL team in North America. As competitive gaming continues to grow and tap into new potential, will competitive gaming be mainstream or will it remain in its own sphere.
The last part about action reminds of the internet trend of keyboard warriors. Everyone seems to be unsatisfied with something, whether its a politician, the economy, whatever, yet no one is attempting to make real change. The person just waits at home for someone else to do something. I do not believe that simply wanting to change something is enough, i understand its much more complex then that, but it is simple my observation on the trend of angry online mobs.
Personally I find it extremely difficult to watch anime dubbed, it just kinda sounds silly to me and I cant get into it, this is especially true if I have already heard the subbed version. This is true for every anime I have watched, I feel like the Japanese languages adds a sort of authenticity that English does not.
I think it’s truly amazing to see how far cinematography has come in general, in addition to superheros going from nerdy and unpopular, to the most popular franchise in the present day.