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There is definitely enough interest out there for something X-games-esque, or some format of competition that garners alot of publicity while making and dealing out alot of money. However, just like those kinds of events, Gaming has no place in the Olympics. IMO anyway...
No. The Olympics are all about athleticism. Gaming does not require that.
But ping-pong does?
I remember a couple of years back a guy spraining his ankle in a match....during the Olympics. I believe he was from china..and it was doubles ping pong.
Gaming requires extremely good reflexes and hand eye coordination, even more than many sports.
No, just no. This is ridiculous. Why? I have reasons up my ass. I'm not even going to mention the physical aspects, of virtual worlds and all that. First of all, how many countries really play video games competitively? It sounds like it would be a battle between Korea/Japan/The U.S. and a handful of European countries. Do you really think Mali and Ethiopia will have tons of topnotch quality gamers lying around? Second of all, who would decide which games to play? Games are constantly changing. There would be no defending champions. There would be no tradition. Speaking of tradition, how does gaming relate to the original Olympic games in Greece? What about uniforms, would we see a Master Chief colored like the American flag? Not to mention how much this would incite in-game advertising. Third of all, there would be no possible way to regulate glitches. Think of how many glitch exploits there are, and then imagine how many more crack federal programmers could find. Lastly, find me a competitive video game that doesn't involve heavy amounts of violence, or isn't based on a game that is ALREADY in the olympics. I dare you. The Olympic games aren't about explosions, teabagging, noobswearing, and who can get the most kills (except in volleyball).
The olympics are about humans, and human physical achivements. If gaming were to become an Olympic sport, to keep the human element in place they would probably just zoom the camera in on the persons hands, and you could watch him move the 360 joystick back and forth while pushing a few buttons. Riviting!
dumbest idea ever.
Yeah, really dumb idea. But they should make people enter gladiatorial combat like back in the old days to make it even more interesting!
Wii Fit the sport. I like it.
No I don't think so.Poker,however,I approve as a sport.
No way, the olympics is all about physical fitness and dedicated physical training. Not about eating dorritos and talking smack over xbox live.
they add chess and board games like Risk first.
such a great game.......
... As soon as movie watching, book reading, Monopoly and other board games make it to the Olympics. Is this actually a serious article?
No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no hhhhmmmm 'MAYBE'
Absolutely not. The Olympics are about the top athletes on the planet, usually dedicating their entire lives to earn the chance to represent their country. Gaming has no place in a setting like that, and it's insulting to all Olympians to even consider it.
and the biggest reason is because video games have such a great element of chance/luck. I think it would be problematic to have an event or "sport" where the ability to win is not completely in the hands of the athlete. There is a reason why both the NBA and NFL have replay implemented, and that there is a constant cry for MLB to adopted it.
On one hand, some idiot who gets paid to memorize maps and gameplay would say "Yes, I definitely think video games require a lot of hard earned skill, the sport is globally competitive and really deserves a spot in the Olympics... really!" On the other... smarter hand, people would argue, "No, video games are a form of entertainment, the essence of movies, music, books and creative design thrown into one experience, adding it to the Olympics would mean other sports would have to be added, like *Dialogue Memorization of Famous Movies*. The gold medalist of course recited the lines to Scarface perfectly.
The olympics should return to its roots. Wrestling in the nudd and no married women allowed! ...Actually I guess it doesn't differ to much from my gaming sessions but who'd pay to see that?
The Olympics already have enough "sports" in them that aren't really sports, like all the cruddy equestrian (horse-riding for the nimrods) events. Riding a horse is not something that I would consider Olympian, it's was the just all the debutantes whining for more competition so their rich daddies bought horse-riding into the competition. Such as with gaming...it has no place in the Olympics, they've been desecrated enough already. And don't start with that "gaming's not desecration" crap, I know that, I'm simply emphasizing that gaming requires no talent, VERY little skill, and no physical fitness.
Hahaha... Gold medal goes to the fat slob with the biggest Cheeto stain on his shirt.
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