Not long after we brought you the story of Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger, former pro Counter-Strike player and now pro poker player, comes another tale of a champ gamer hanging up the controller in exchange for a cold stare and a fistful of cards.
It's a question proper athletes face all the time. What do you do when you hang up the cleats/boots? Well, if you're Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger, former pro Counter-Strike player, you make the move from video games to online poker.
The leaves have turned and still Full House Poker's online "Texas Heat" tournament is in day 119 (and counting) of its summer season on Xbox Live, stoking fears that the game will head the way of spiritual predecessor 1 vs. 100.
If you can't spot the sucker in the first 30 seconds of this video, then you are the sucker.
In case you needed proof that online poker sites were shady, the Department of Justice has unsealed an indictment against the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker, charging defendants with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling.
That, folks, is a 10-6 unsuited. In poker jargon, that hand is known as "garbage." But for Jack Tretton, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, they were the winning cards at a pro-am poker event earlier this week.
Telltale's crossover card game, Poker Night At the Inventory, has an official release date: Monday. For a $5 ante you can splash the pot with Strong Bad, Team Fortress' Heavy, Penny Arcade's Tycho and Max.
It looks as if the studio that brought us Xbox Live's 1 Vs. 100 has a new episodic game show in the works, as beta test emails go out for Microsoft Game Studios' Full House Poker.