The Business of Gaming

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The digital world is exploding; I know because I love to game. I am fascinated by fully immersive 3D environments where I can communicate with thousands all over the world, with the push of a button.

Two summers ago I worked in a garage, doing oil changes, taking nails out of tires and changing brakes, all to fund the parts for my gaming computer. I had never felt this enthusiastic about something before and got the feeling that this was my future calling. I researched different computer parts using YouTube and Newegg until I found the best ones for my price point. I learned that the Nvidia GTX 970 was the best GPU (graphics card) for the price. I found a good 300-Watt power supply, an AMD processor, a Ballistix stick of RAM and an MSI Motherboard. I read until I understood every component. Then I assembled it and started my journey into the cyber world.

After exploring many different intricacies of the online world, I downloaded a game called Counter Strike Global Offensive (CSGO), a competitive, 5v5, first person shooter that has been played by over 1,000,000 people worldwide. It was beautiful in my eyes, because not only was it a game, but a community. I created servers, crafted beautiful skins (designs on the weapons),...

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