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Playing Video Games Is A Sport

Mark Withers over at PlatformNation.com shares his thoughts on playing video games being a sport. "Having spent a large part of June and July watching England footballers walking round a football pitch looking like they did not want to be there has made me think about the concept of a sport. To be more precise I’m going to claim right here, right now that playing video games should be considered a sport."

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HarryMonogenis2657d ago

.. First was the whole "Video Games ARE Art", and now Sports? I personally wouldn't consider video games a "sport".

deadreckoning6662656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

According to Wikipedia, a sport is commonly defined as an organized, competitive, and skillful physical activity requiring commitment and fair play.

Sounds like the average deathmatch in any multiplayer shooter to me.

MysticStrummer2656d ago

Take out the physical activity and required fair play parts of that definition and you might have a point.

R2D22656d ago

If gaming is a sport then I am the Kobe Bryant of Video gaming : )

ProjectVulcan2656d ago

I'll quote kingpin:

Walks into a bowling alley with fat men sat in front of him

''Wow, its kinda humbling being in the presence of so many great athletes''

hardcorez2657d ago

Depends on their definition of "sport".

Tuxmask552657d ago

and masturbation is a legitimate past-time.

DeathMetal2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

is a physical activity so it's more of a sport

Pacman3212657d ago

Video games are like music or films, a type of entertainment.
But games are definatly not a sport.

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