Tuesday, July 16, 2013

American Idol Winner Places in SSB Tourney

I don’t even…why is this a story? Of all the things that are happening in gaming, we’re going to focus on an American Idol winner from a few seasons back and the fact that he placed in a gaming tournament. And not very well might I add. 257th in Super Smash Brothers Melee.

Not first. Not dead last. But 257th.

Yep. That was important enough to write a story about.

The only thing I can possibly think of is that an event like this is drawing more celebrities in, even if it was Taylor Hicks and even if he just so happened to be in the same city where he’s the headliner at the hotel Paris Las Vegas adjacent to where the gaming event was held. It might be a sign that more celebrities and some normal people are getting into the gaming atmosphere, therefore making gaming more appealing and popular amongst the general public. As such, our brand of geekdom is being more widely accepted.

Or it could be a sign that there are more bloggers like myself who are just dumbfounded by the story that we’re sharing it.

Checkmate, Polygon.

2 comments:

  1. Hey, it's kind of cool that it was news. I think it goes to show that gaming is more accepted now.

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    1. To quote myself: "[A]n event like this is drawing more celebrities in, even if it was Taylor Hicks...It might be a sign that more celebrities and some normal people are getting into the gaming atmosphere, therefore making gaming more appealing and popular amongst the general public. As such, our brand of geekdom is being more widely accepted."

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