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Major League Gaming to air on USA Network

by Richard Keller, posted Apr 19th 2006 1:22PM

Major League GamingAs a youngster of the greatest decade of all decades, the 1980's, I remember watching a game show where contestants played about a minute or two of the hottest video games of the time (Frogger, Pac-Man, Global Thermonuclear War) for cash and prizes. After watching the players performing quite badly on these games I though to myself  'Gee, video game competitions on television will never work.'

Apparently, the hormones racing through my teenage body hindered my opinion-making skills, because they are returning to television, and soon. Major League Gaming has announced an agreement with USA Network to air seven one-hour episodes during the holiday season. The episodes will cover MLG tournaments across the country, the playoffs in Chicago and the Las Vegas championships to be held in November.

I guess I need to start  honing my Pong skills.


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That was a fun show. A few years ago G4TV was rebroadcasting it on a regular basis. It was a fun little trip down memory lane. It always amazes me how well some of those games hold up over time. Pac Man scoffs at 3D and pixel shaders. :D

April 19 2006 at 2:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rich Keller

YES! That is exactly what I was thinking of. Nice catch.

April 19 2006 at 2:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Richard, are you referring to Starcade?


April 19 2006 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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