If someone told you that there was a competitive gaming community that was actually recognized as valid curriculum in the University of Missouri, would you believe it? It’s true and whether you’ve heard about it on the internet or seen it on some fancy gaming channel from DIRECTV Missouriservices the fact remains that gaming has once again become a valid part of our culture.
Like the earlier Nintendo craze of the 80s, our culture has reawakened to gaming. We all play games and the latest technology like iPads and iPhones only makes it easier. The University of Missouri recognized this which is why they created a course devoted entirely to game design and competitive gaming as a whole.
While some skeptics will never look at gaming the same way they look at other “valid” hobbies like biking or jogging, the fact remains that gaming has become a real way of life for some. People go to tournaments, win money, play games for a living and thanks to colleges like the University of Missouri and their open-minded approach to the field, gamers all over the world may finally get the recognition they deserve because – let’s face it – as far as anyone is concerned, if college professors are taking it seriously than certainly everyone else must.