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Posted 2006-01-06 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
American digital television network DIRECTV will feature video game tournament coverage on its upcoming "Massive Gaming League" planned for launch this year. According to an official announcement by DIRECTV Inc., the League will use "new technology" allowing in-game cameras to capture the action, which will be presented like a traditional sporting event.

The League plans to feature "Stories of the competitors...told via interviews and features, complemented with coverage of their exploits in actual competition," meaning that American star gamers may soon enjoy a similar status to their exalted Asian counterparts. So far no games have been announced as the subject of competitive coverage. It remains to be seen if Americans are ready for televised game play--certainly so-called "reality" TV is a hit, but will images of nebbish nerds indulging in an orgy of imaginary destruction be a turn-off? I predict gamers in the Massive Gaming League will be hand-picked for their photogenic qualities.
 
     
 
   
 
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