Monthly Archives: November 2012

My life of playing Starcraft (or at least 14 years of it)

My life of playing Starcraft (or at least 14 years of it)

Day[9] (Sean Plott) has been playing Starcraft since the moment it hit the market in 1998: it’s been 14 years.

He played Starcraft: Brood War professionally and qualified for the World Cyber Games in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He won the Pan-American tournament in 2007. Since then, he has worked as an e-sports commentator for Starcraft II tournaments and, since 2009, has been casting a daily show called the Day[9] Daily. You can watch his videos on Youtube, on his website or tune in live on Twitch five days a week.

TGA’s 2 months anniversary: new logos and avatar, a dissection and an award

TGA’s 2 months anniversary: new logos and avatar, a dissection and an award

<p style="text-align:justify;">It's two months ago today that I started blogging and created <em>The Geek Anthropologist</em> website. Time to crunch down the facts and look at the numbers. But first, I'm super happy to reveal the new logos and avatar for TGA!</p>

Living in video games and living life like a video game

Living in video games and living life like a video game

I got hooked on World of Warcraft the first time I played it.

The game had been online for years when I first set foot in Azeroth in 2009. I had heard of the game of course, and was fascinated by the fact that it’s economy had expanded from game to Ebay. In China, some people worked in WOW “factories” where they played to create top-level characters that could later be sold to lazy players. I had also heard of some extreme cases in which people had gotten so addicted to it, that they stopped going to school or work for weeks or months.

Don’t Confuse Apples and Dragon Fruits

Don’t Confuse Apples and Dragon Fruits

Greetings everyone!

I hope you had a brilliant weekend! Mine was pretty busy. On Saturday, I wrote a post about video games that I will be publishing on Wednesday. Make sure to have a look at it as I am starting a new series this week. It’s not that I’ve exhausted everything I wanted to share about anthropology and science-fiction (see posts 1, 2, 3 and 4), but I want to spend more time researching before I write on that topic again.