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New Poll - Video Game Olympics
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. Imagine the Olympics had a video game category. What would you want them to compete in? I realize that not every category is an option in the poll, such as strategy. I was just thinking it would be cool if people from each country played as their own country in a massive Europa Universalis IV game (although it would be pretty unfair)

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Question: Have you ever read a series because it won an award?
Yes - votes: 885 (30.4%)
No - votes: 2024 (69.6%)
There were 2909 total votes.
The poll ended: September 10th, 2022 9:49am PDT

I'm actually surprised that so many people so yes. Thought it'd be a lot less...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
September 10th 9:56am
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» mevan883 on September 10th, 2022, 10:21am

Puzzles are the only thing that technically isn't an Olympic sport already, and would actually challenge the mind.


» kaloo on September 10th, 2022, 1:20pm

Ready to see some High Level Competitive Tetris


» ForeignerChan on September 10th, 2022, 3:49pm



» jj11103 on September 13th, 2022, 4:49pm

I would love that.


» Sugarshark on September 10th, 2022, 11:17pm

it actually seems more skillful than many of the newer Olympic additions
canoeing, trampoline & climbing aren't very sporty
so e-sports isn't such a crazy idea

probably all the genres; with brackets and new game genres for quarters, semis etc.


» hkanz on September 11th, 2022, 6:37am

‘None of the above’, but some would be preferable to others. I can see how watching a puzzle/strategy game could be interesting, but people playing sports games at a competition where athletes are playing the actual sports would just be peak absurdity.


» Joese on September 12th, 2022, 9:44am

I totally agree with this. XD


» VawX on September 11th, 2022, 2:00pm

As much as I love to watch speedrunning, there are too many RNG involved mmm...
A classic esport title like CSGO might be the best way to introduce video games into Olympics if ever needed mmm...


» LazyReviewer on September 11th, 2022, 10:24pm

I'm not sure any other kinds beside shooter and fighting would make any sense, as the others are either poorly formatted for an Olympic kind of event or reliant on something that could update and mess up all one's training. Sports games are redundant.


» residentgrigo on September 12th, 2022, 6:16am

Fighting games. Tekken and Street Fighter


» Joese on September 12th, 2022, 9:39am

I'd say RTS.

It's the easiest to balance and keep fresh appart from racing and fighting games, they're also my personal favourite. I'd also put those, but fighting games usually get into conflicts with priorities of movements.

XD I'd never expected Speedrunning getting chosen the most I'd rather die than watch a speed run of something I've already seen. Only if the RNG seeds were the same for everyone, they could practice with them and the game was played at 1/2 speed or with a certain fixed response time frames and then all was fasted forward would it be remotely fair or slightly interesting.


» Aremon on September 12th, 2022, 12:07pm

Watched a speedrunning race on SGDQ2022. They had two teams that raced each other on custom made levels of Super Mario World. None of the runners had seen any of the levels before. It worked surprisingly well.


» residentgrigo on September 12th, 2022, 12:30pm

The "least" physically demanding Olympic sport seems to be shooting:
Professional RTS play for sure is harder on the body.


» Karonhioktha on September 16th, 2022, 5:24pm

Maybe RTS. Second choice would be puzzle. 4X games would be inappropriate.