From Mags to Millionaires

Flyers posted before the first ever video game competition read;

“The first ‘Intergalactic spacewar Olympics will be held here, Wednesday 19 October, 1972. First prize will be a year’s subscription to “Rolling Stone”. The gala event will be reported by Stone Sports reporter Stewart Brand & photographed by Annie Liebowitz. Free Beer!”

First prize will be a year’s subscription to “Rolling Stone”.

Fast forward to 2015 and the recent International DOTA 2 Championship in Seattle where athletes compete for over $18 million in prize money and where first place walked away with over $6.2 million in winnings.

Oh how things have changed in 40 years. At one time hobbiest and amateurs made up the field of players, but those humble beginnings have made way for Sponsorship, Competition, Business, Professional Athletes and a whole heap of money.

The future looks bright for the gaming industry and the rock stars that have created lucrative annual incomes on the shoulders of those that have come before.

Video games as well as the ever expanding culture and ecosystem that accompanies those games are redefining our world one game at a time.

From a prize of a magazine subscription at the first gaming competition to the newly created Millionaires leaving DOTA 2; video games and the people that play them have come a long way.

DigiAgit will be launching in December of this year, 2015.

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It happened. While we waited.

Digital Beginnings from the Beginning

On the sixth day of December in the year two thousand and fourteen; the Father of Video Games, Ralph H. Baer died at the age of 92.

After inventing the Brown Box, the first home digital video game console and licensing the concept to Magnavox, the World would be forever changed although it took some time for the World to take notice.

The first of the first generation video game consoles offered was the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972. A few other brands; including Atari make their initial video game console offering during this birth of the video game industry.

43 years and 8 Generations later the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One are what has been done to Baer’s Brown Box and each are creating the future one game at a time.

DigiAgit will be launching in December of this year, 2015. Platform is being decided, but all systems seem a go with the PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One.

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It happened, while we waited.

DigiAgit is Digital Agitation

DigiAgit is coming, will you be ready? Digital Agitation will be live December 2015.

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Digital Agitation

Digital
dig·it·al / (ˈdijidl)
adjective: digital

1. (of signals or data) expressed as series of the digits 0 and 1, typically represented by values of a physical quantity such as voltage or magnetic polarization.

relating to, using, or storing data or information in the form of digital signals.

“digital TV”

involving or relating to the use of computer technology.

“the digital revolution”

2. (of a clock or watch) showing the time by means of displayed digits rather than hands or a pointer.

3. of or relating to a finger or fingers.

Agitation
ag·i·ta·tion / ajəˈtāSH(ə)n
noun: agitation

1. a state of anxiety or nervous excitement.

“she was wringing her hands in agitation”

the action of arousing public concern about an issue and pressing for action on it.

plural noun: agitations

“widespread agitation for social reform”

2. the action of briskly stirring or disturbing something, especially a liquid.

It happened, while we waited.