Gamecaster

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Gamecaster
Private
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 2000
Headquarters San Diego, California, United States
Website www.gamecaster.com

Gamecaster Inc. is an American corporation based in San Diego, California. Gamecaster is an innovator in video game technology. The company's most notable achievement is its U.S. patented virtual camera control technology. In layman's terms, Gamecaster is responsible for creating "the world’s first videogame camera".[1] This technology is responsible for allowing the marriage between video gaming and the broadcasting of sports events; thus introducing video gaming as a spectator sport. This advancement in technology has the potential to revolutionize the gaming industry as well as birth a new era by popularizing electronic sports. According to CBS news, "The ability to broadcast from within the game completely changes the way people view videogame competitions."[2] "If Gamecaster has its way, videogame competitions will become just as much a part of American television viewing as the SuperBowl (sic) or the World Series."[3]

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In 2006, Gamecaster hosted the Battlefield 2142 Invitational. The tournament was aired on the Dish Network. Players had the opportunity to compete on the pre-release version of Electronic Arts Battlefield 2142. Footage from this tournament was used to create an eight-part half-hour tournament series[4]

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