The Athletic Gamer

*Author’s Note: For those of you wondering what has had me dormant for the past couple of months, here it is. Athletic Gamer is a short documentary film that serves as an expansion of the feature I wrote a while back asking whether pro gamers were athletes?  The bulk of the project was the film but I also wrote this complimentary article that explains the project in more depth. This article is a little different from what I usually write. It was written in the style of a scholarly journal and is on the long side, but I do provide tons of information and evidence to back up my claim. Anyway, enjoy the film and/or article.

Darrel Lewis, travels the world engaging in combat with men of all nationalities. He trains rigorously, perfecting his skills and strategies for competition. He competes in tournaments where the competition field is in the thousands. Each battle he engages in is a showcase of rapid reflexes, cognitive reaction and immaculate movement. Daniel Cormier, is also a world-class competitor. He honed his skills in school where he dominated the competition. From there, he moved to a mixed discipline where he battles opponents in grueling contests of power and endurance. He is currently the world champion of his division.

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Free Fridays Episode 4 now on YouTube

This is easily my worst performance on Free Fridays! Not only was I terrible at the game, but you could not even hear me on the mic. Sorry about the sound issues, I really thought I fixed them this time. Aside from that, some of my fails are pretty fun to watch.

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Review – Street Fighter V


Street Fighter V is the video game equivalent of a specialist – it can do one thing extremely well, but it is mediocre at everything else. In this case, Street Fighter V boasts some of the best gameplay I have ever experienced in a fighting game or any game released within the last couple of years. However, it is severely lacking in content and polish. If you are a fan or competitive games and plan on spending most of your time playing online, you can’t go wrong with Street Fighter V. If you are looking for anything else, you will not find anything of substantial quantity, or quality, here.

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