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Thursday, July 06, 2006

A Gold For Gaming?

Again, we hear tale of trying to get video games into the olympics. Is anyone outside of the serious pro gaming crowd clamoring for this? I love gaming and feel it deserves all the respect in the world ... but this still feels like advertising stunt rather than activism to me. The Olympics is a world of athletics. Gaming can be competitive, for sure, but so can suduko, chess, math and spelling.

I would love to see gaming competitions with a more Olympic feel to them, for them to get some exposure and maybe find a better way to draw actual audiences ... but expecting the torch out of the deal feels a bit much.

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