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Video:  Tech Trends- Video Games Scholarships 09-02-14

Tech Trends- Video Games Scholarships 09-02-14

by Clip Syndicate

now, tech trends. news you can use on the biggest shifts in technology, software and devices that affect our lives. video game competitions are exploding in popularity. gaming tournaments now pack arenas, and millions of spectators follow the action online. amazon recently paid nearly a billion dollars for the video game broadcaster "twitch." adrianna diaz shows us how one university is even offering athletic scholarships to gamers. this is what most people imagine when they think of college athletics..... hard hits, big plays, and fierce competition on the gridiron. but now the landscape of college sports is moving from the locker room to the living room! ) ) "this is the varsity sport right here " gaming is now quickly becoming part of the college sports landscape. at robert morris university in chicago, associate a-d kurt melcher is now offering athletic scholarships to video game players. how is sitting in front of a screen punching buttons athletic? "it's played in the team setting sort of do deal with strategy and deal with your teammates and accomplish a goal which is very similar to traditional sports." the scholarships -- up to 19,000 dollars a year -- could cover half the cost of tuition, room and board. the gamers will compete against other schools this fall as official varsity athletes "find the best players, form our teams, and go from there. "uniforms?" "absolutely, uniforms." competitive video gaming -- known as e-sports -- is booming. almost 2 out of 3 americans play top pros can earn six figures a yearand just like traditional college sports, the broadcasting rights in gaming is becoming big business. on streaming sites like twitch 32 million people watched live as players competed in the championships of the multi-player fantasy game "league of legends".an event that sold out the los angeles staples center "league of legends" is one of the world's most popular games, and the only game the robert morris team will play. more than 4,000 prospective students inquired about the scholarship - which will only go to 30 players "i know i would be the absolute best for this" as the sports world expands to video games, the academic and corporate worlds are quick to press play. for cbs this morning, adriana diaz, chicago. both the fbi and apple are trying to find out how nude photos of several female celebrities ended up on the internet. oscar-winner jennifer lawrence says she has asked law enforcement for help in tracking down the culprits - and in a statement, the fbi says it will look into the allegations. meanwhile, apple says it is looking into reports that its online photo-sharing service may have been hacked to obtain the intimate images. there had been talk that a flaw in icloud services could have allowed celebrity accounts to be hacked, leading to the distribution of private images. one security researcher warns everyone - not just celebrities - that if you have a cloud account for photos, images aren't just on your portable devices anymore. once images end up in the cloud, there's no certainty that an unauthorized party can't get to them. we want to remind you to "like" the wdef news 12 the morning facebook page. just search for us on facebook to find us. when you do, you can converse with us in our question of the day. this morning we ask news 12 this morning and bounce tv want to send you to atlanta for the bounce summer music festival. maze, patti labelle, and ruben studdard highlight the event. look for the contest entry post on our facebook page... then post a comment to get your name in the hat. we'll be drawing two lucky winners to receive two tickets to the show in atlanta. good luck. stay with us. === another look at traffic Read More >>

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