Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Virtual Stars Compete for Real Money - New York Times

Virtual Stars Compete for Real Money - New York Times: "Fatal1ty and Vo0 stood on opposite sides of a darkened theater while an announcer boomed their introductions to an appreciative crowd. Their faces magnified on giant overhead monitors, the two stared straight ahead while artificial smoke swirled around them. They met at center stage and shook hands before starting what the announcer called their "grudge match."
The victor of the match, which took place last month at the Nokia Theater in Times Square, left with $150,000, while the loser earned $100,000. "

See the article for more details and related resources. Why does this remind me of some of the more dystopian themes from Snow Crash?...
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