Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Gaming the system

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A young Singaporean man has been granted a deferment from military service so he can take part in an international computer games competition, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. [...]

"In line with the Government's support for sports, culture and the arts, the Ministry of Defense will consider granting one-time deferments for pre-enlistees who are selected to represent Singapore at prestigious international sports and cultural events," the Straits Times quoted a spokesman as saying.


Did I ever mention that gaming has taken off in Asia even more than in America? (And it is an industry that moves billions of dollars in America.)

I can see it now, though. "I can't be drafted....because, well, can't you see that I'm supporting Halo 2 culture here!"

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