The 43-year-old Dr. Yoon, from the 매일경제.
An excerpt from KBS:
A graduate student at the computer science department of Sangmyung University in Seoul has earned the country's first doctorate in gaming.
Yoon Hyung-seop received a doctorate with his dissertation on massively multi-player online roleplaying games.
He said the sale of games generally correspond to their fun and popularity in his analysis of the games World of Warcraft, Lineage II and AION.
Like Roboseyo, I once walked into a professional computer game tournament. And like Roboseyo, I think the Koreans' affection for, and skill at, computer games is something the country could promote more. Here's what he had to say in a comment to his post:
I think Korea should embrace and get excited about all kinds of its cultural fringes: b-boy, starcraft, those punk-rock kids walking around Hongdae, foreigners wearing hanbok, you name it, and start looking at Korea as the vivacious, varied place it IS, instead of trying to force an image onto it that is neither accurate to what you can actually find in Korea, nor always the most appealing to those reading Korea promotions. Certain kinds of people get interested in Korea through photos of temples and hanok...but there ARE people who would make Korea a destination because it IS the world capital of competitive starcraft...and that's cool, not nerdy.
Taken at a competition I stumbled across in COEX Mall, July 2006.