World Series of Video Games to Debut on CBS – December 30
Dale's Comment: I was quite stoked about this announcement. I'd love to learn some new Halo 2 moves from Fatal1ty. That is, until I got to the fine print. Apparently CBS will only show snippets of actual game play because the content of the competitions are too violent for prime-time television. How crazy is this!? While I gather getting network coverage IS a step forward, this is the same-old, same-old network thinking! Who would want to watch something called the "World Series of Video Games" without being able to watch the actual competitions in their entirety! Clearly network TV is not the right venue for this. This will have to head on over to cable in order for it to be successful in the long term.