Many of us have been following the Olympics. And as usual when this sort of thing rolls round gamers cry out that there's no reason as to why video games aren't featured among the most prolific sports in the world.
Well known British comedian Dom Joly has written a short article for The Independent stating just that. He also makes some arguments against having such sports as football and tennis at the tournament.
And I'm not joking about video gaming either – with the advent of online gaming, hundreds of millions of people are already involved in vast virtual worldwide competitions and the possibilities for games are endless. What big difference is there between someone squeezing the trigger on an air pistol and a button on their joystick?
I would even venture that the skills and training needed to get to the top level in a video game like, say Call of Duty 4 are far superior to those required of an air pistol "athlete".
Edited by tom at 20:57 BST, 16 August 2008 - 34086 Hits