The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing began on Friday, August 08, 2008, but just because you were not there doesn't mean you can't participate in your own version of the international event. Through the magic of your game console and personal computer you can guide your avatar athletes to victory, glory, and gold medals inside numerous games celebrating the Olympics. Here are just a few of the games we found over on Gamespot.
Compete in over 35 Olympic events and try to win gold and glory. Beijing 2008 is the official game of the 2008 Olympics as the strident tone of the box imagery drives the point home.
For many, the Olympic Games are too stuffy to be really cool -- they prefer Extreme Sports. With Tony Hawk's Proving Ground you can exercise your rebel nature by competing for props from renegade skateboarders.
Comment and share: Make you own Olympic history and bask in the virtual glory
By Mark Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.