One of the most pushed features of the new Xbox One is its ability to control your television and we were given a very American view of that last night with the ESPN and other weird American shows that I can’t remember.
Most gamers who enjoy eSports don’t necessarily enjoy spectating it; the people who do, however, have a greater understanding of the game than your everyday casual gamer. StarCraft 2 design production chief, Chris Sigaty thinks that getting eSports on television would propel it to mainstream viewing, but what are the odds of that happening outside of Europe, South Korea and the United States?
We really don’t have enough coverage of gaming on our television screens right now. At one point, we had Lucy Longhurst and her flat-screen CGI robot providing us with the latest news surrounding the industry and upcoming titles, but that changed when one of the SABC members in charge of programming realized that people were actually enjoying the show, and they just couldn’t have any of that, could they?
So when we get a gaming show, we flock to it. There’s not much on offer, but at least DSTV has a few syndicated shows from the UK, as well as The Verge. But lately, those shows have begun to feel vacuous and a tad gimmicky, while the recent coverage of the rAge event by our only local show was frankly insulting, with presenter Lalla running around the Dome.
The last time that we were supposed to go on the Verge to discuss our favorite hobby, it got cancelled at the last minute due to internet issues on their side, but we have finally rescheduled.
Tonight, I will be connecting to the show via a live Skype call and will be talking about E3 and all of the rumours and leaked information that has been released so far and what we are expecting to see.
It will be a short two minute talk, so tune in at 21:30 tonight and check it out.