Pro Gamers Forced To Get Regular Jobs [New York Times]

"Going into this, I busted my heart out," ["Dead or Alive 4" expert player Emmanuel] Rodriguez said recently. "It felt like I put in all this energy to build something big. I felt like everything I built up was gone."

-- that's from a New York Times article that chronicles the tumbling fortunes of pro-gaming in the U.S., where, according to the paper, only one major league remains. [Full article: Virtual Leagues Fold, Forcing Gamers to Find Actual Jobs]