After Hours

Make you own Olympic history and bask in the virtual glory

World Sports Competition for the Wii

World Sports Competition for the Wii makes the Olympic Games a party - that is, find some friends, stand up, and do that Wii interface thing. Note: Beverages and pizza not included.

Images courtesy of Gamespot

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10 comments
rtb
rtb

Is there a game where you promote all kinds of crap for millions of dollars in sponsorship. It ain't lying, it's acting. Otherwise where would the sense of reality be ;). The most advertising income diamond studded medal.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

The winner gets a taxpayer funded lifestyle for four years, with an option for four more.

demuxer
demuxer

judging by the cover, the game must be titled USA TO WIN THE MEDALS, or somthing like that, cause that cover isnt UNIVERSAL as the OLYMPIC GAMES

jason.cummings
jason.cummings

I know this will be the game to get this year. Although seeing whats going on in the Olympics, Micheal Phelps should definitely be on the front cover.....

SObaldrick
SObaldrick

But apparently it is only for Americans. Is there a Canadian version? Les.

demuxer
demuxer

i read your message after my post, but you are so right!! appears that now the games must be rated and 'racial??'

shadowagent
shadowagent

Description implies you can select national team. Note: the few online reviews on Amazon for this game gave it a poor rating. Description: As the exclusive official video game, Beijing 2008 offers over 30 official events and national teams Create the atmosphere of the Olympic Host City in your own home Sports include: Track & Field, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Cycling, Judo, Table Tennis and Canoe-Kayak Online features including exhibition events and leaderboards New gameplay mechanics including time, rhythm, and targeting based systems

Synthetic
Synthetic

From box description: "Create the atmosphere of the Olympic Host City in your own home" It does not state if it includes truncheon for beating pro-democracy activist, whiteout for removing the names of disappeared Tibetans and democratic lawyers, or national firewall for filtering only provide information and propaganda. I am guessing these come in the deluxe addition.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

The game means 'atmosphere' literally. Close all your air vents, skip bathing for a few days, pipe in the car exhaust, and set fire to the cartridge for those authentic heavy metal fumes. Revel in the Beijing atmosphere.