Friday, July 25, 2014

Could Video Games Save Kansas City 'eKemper' From Wrecking Ball Destruction?!?



Mariner Kemper has already made his decision and Kansas City politicos are signing on to pay the tab behind the scenes.

Still, this is an interesting idea . . .

Take a look at the eKemper plan to turn the place into a giant video game facility.

Not many deets but here's one:

"While proposed new uses could do much to improve the area, this idea, to revitalize into an eSports venue and community, is the forward-thinking that the structure deserves and was designed for. The culmination will offer a focal point for the ever-growing, gaming population of the nation and light a spark in the center of the country."

A video game hub is kind of unique . . . Even if I'm pretty sure most gamers are located in their mom's basement and averse to sunlight, very much like bloggers . . .

Developing . . .

19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Introduction Date: 7/6/2014 – Reducing additional appropriations in the 2013A Water Bond Fund and the 2012 Sanitary Sewer Revenue Bond Fund in the total amount of another $23,683,540.07; appropriating that amount to the eSports account; and recognizing an emergency.

Passed - Adopted as Substituted Ayes: 12 – Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr. – - Nays: 0 – - (Circo not Present)

Anonymous said...

Um, don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Cool, long as tax payers aren't paying for it.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for the 90's.

Anonymous said...

me likey. espn picked up the video game world championships of Dota 2. The arena and hotels surrounding were sold out from travelers for 4 days. valve currently streams peoples video game play and you would not believe the number of hits it gets. believe it or not it is a huge emerging market that already has a huge base. probably a better idea for the west coast, as it is closer to asia, but definitely thinking outside the box. and it shouldn't just be dismissed as fodder

Anonymous said...

could you imagine if kansas city had this? if they could land the world championships of just 3 of the 10 largest game championships, it would be like having 3 comi cons in kc. huge revenue.

Anonymous said...

watch out jerry jones.

Anonymous said...

f'in eh

Anonymous said...

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/07/espn-dota-2-international-esports

"It’s looking more and more likely that the next big sport in America is virtual. More than 300,000 people are watching The International on video game streaming site Twitch, the fourth-leading website in peak internet traffic in the United States, and professional Dota 2 and League of Legends games regularly attract hundreds of thousands of viewers every week from across the globe."

Anonymous said...

more hipsters. viva la hipster

Anonymous said...

uh oh look for a toy train connection

Anonymous said...

3:20 stfu... pwned!

Anonymous said...

Tear that ugly bitch of a building DOWN. The architect on Kemper should be publicly flogged.

Anonymous said...

3:26 /sarcasm

Anonymous said...

Like Libertarianism is something to be taken seriously?

Anonymous said...

libertarianism?

Anonymous said...

3:34 - that's no sarcasm. This is one ugly bitch of a building, and it needs to be torn down. To make room for more architects from K-State who think they are really sumpin sumpin.

Anonymous said...

Only a fucking Westport hanging, loser, stupid, fucking idiot, douche bag, pantie wearing, drawer draggin, rag riding, cunt would be posting at 1:44 in the morning. Kill yourself shit stain.

Anonymous said...

The eSports community has been growing wildly, and shows no signs of stopping.

Just recently the Dota 2 championship (with a prize pool of more than 10 million) gained massive attention, including with ESPN who steamed the championship.

eSports is a pretty big thing. It is only expected to grow.