No, but I played a Juicer once just because my role-playing-game-fanboy-and-good-friend was so hot on Rifts being the best RPG (evar!!) and I was roped into a wednesday night session years ago...
Quite similar I'd say...
Rifts rocks! I used to play it years ago. I've played a Juicer too, and they're just pure psychotic fun! (I prefer to play psychotic Mind Melters though...)
But back to the Olympics...
Why would anyone bother to watch other people (that they don't know or care about in the least) play games?
Watch people play games? That seems purely idiotic. Why not play the game yourself? That's more fun!
It's like porn. Would you rather watch, or do?
Actually, that might be more entertaining... The PORNOLYMPICS
Instead of "Citius, Altius, Fortius" ("Swifter, Higher, Stronger"), it could be "Harder, Faster, Deeper"!
Lord knows sex can be physically demanding.
And it's probably easier to test for Viagra or Cialis than all the drugs and doping that goes on in the mainstream atheletic world!
Ok... Jokes aside (I'm not really kidding that much -- I'd rather play games & get laid than watch other people), the Olympics is really in the morally grey area with all that the Olympic committee is involved in. They do not present themselves as any kind of admirable organization.
Then there's the constant scandals inside of the corruption of the Olympics -- corruption inside corruption... Pathetic.
Too many athletes cheat. Games have rules. Chess... Now there's a good game where you simply can't cheat. [RANT]
Then they're down on their knees for BEJING!?!?!
WTF! I nearly
myself when they got it.
The Chinese government is one of the most blatantly evil on the planet. They torture, mutilate and murder their own people. They're sick, evil people. And this is where the Olympics are held? I puked a thousand profanities when they first got it. Nothing has changed.
While the IDEA of the Olympics is admirable with all the peace, love, brotherly whatever and let's all get along flowers are nice and I love trees and whales' have cool songs and let's be friends pass the bong got a lighter mine's broken could you mix some hash in with that weed while we make love and not war... The implementation is abysmal.
I find it abhorrent that China would get the Olympics. The Chinese government is blatantly diametrically opposed to everything the Olympics (ideally) stands for.
I haven't watched it. I won't watch it. I won't support it in the least.
And YES -- I check labels to see if something is made in China and whenever possible, I buy things that are NOT made there.
I have nothing against the Chinese people. I am morally opposed to the Chinese government, what they do, and what they stand for. [/RANT]A TRULY interesting sporting event to watch is seeing your kid/brother/sister play little league baseball (or whatever)!
That's something worth watching, and is time well spent. Watching the Olympics is a complete waste.