The Independent: "In the pantheon of competitive sports is there room for a universally recognised digital event?"
This person obviously doesn't realize just how poorly made most olympic games really are. They are the worst of the worst. The only decent one is Mario & Sonic. The English would buy any olympic type games right now simply to rep their country, which is understandable, but they won't be playing any quality olympic game.
I don't think this article is about a Olympic themed game. I think it's more about creating an event that would be the Video game competition equivalent the Olympics.
My god... some people should really stop and think before commenting!
Saw a video recently of USA vs. Japan in a Street Fighter 4 tournament. Honestly, it was laughable. USA won the first round of fights, commentaters where having sly digs at the Japanese player, crowd were chanting 'USA, USA' etc then the entire USA team got owned by the next Japanese player. Hardly a word was spoken in this time. I persoanally loved how the USA commentators attitude changed from 'getting owned son!' to 'Street Fighter 4: Arse Edition' when losing but most will just see that as childish. Anyway, EVO basically fills this requriement.
The problem is gaming in a professional sence is no where near popular enough and has great amount of negative stigma. I agree archery,shooting.... require more skill than physical effort and in that way are similar to gaming but gaming still has this immature side to it that makes traditioning into an olympic style thing almost impossible. I feel the whole industry would have to change to a more mature attitude before we can start thinking about this.
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