video games sports athletes http://nhpr.org en Word Of Mouth 05.04.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05042013 <p>In this special edition of Word of Mouth: are we catching up with technology? This week we'll explore the very human way we interact with technology; resistance is futile.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:47:19 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 26795 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 05.04.2013 Sore thumbs: Are video gamers athletes? http://nhpr.org/post/sore-thumbs-are-video-gamers-athletes <p>For the industry that makes and sells them, video games are an over twenty-five billion dollar business.&nbsp; For the millions of consumers they sell them to, they’re an every day part of home life.&nbsp; And for a select few, playing video games is even a competitive and potentially lucrative career path.&nbsp; The BBC's Matt Danzico recently attended an event held by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/home">MLG – or major league gaming</a> – where international gaming champions square off for big money in front of big crowds.&nbsp; The event prompted Matt to ask the quest Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:17:21 +0000 Virginia Prescott 12172 at http://nhpr.org Sore thumbs: Are video gamers athletes?