How long until spindly, pale kids are wearing varsity jackets for the Video Game team? The BBC reports: Think gaming in Las Vegas and you are usually talking poker and blackjack. But not at the Cyber X Games, where the sound of the slot machines was drowned out, temporarily, by the roar of virtual gunfire. This past weekend, more than 1,000 gamers from across the globe descended on Sin City, hoping to grab a slice of the $600,000 on offer in cash and prizes. Teams played against each other in groups of four to six people known as clans. The competition line-up included some of the most popular multi-player games in the world, such as Counter-Strike, Warcraft III and Return to Castle Wolfenstein.