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PSXE Poll Update: Olympics Generate Both Love And Indifference

With the Olympic Games in full swing, we just wondered how many PSXE readers were watching the competitions.

While many said they're not interested at all, the majority said they're at least going to follow the results and highlights, and there were nearly as many fanatics ("Yup, I'm watching every day!") as the totally indifferent ("No chance.")

Personally, I've always been a fan, just because I have this fascination in seeing just how far we can push the human body in a variety of disciplines. Besides, I can be a sucker for all the drama surrounding the Games...which is actually a little ironic, because I absolutely abhor reality TV shows. Well, maybe that's because the majority of the latter is trash and the Olympics are about some of the most dedicated humans alive putting everything on the line for two weeks.

Now, about games in August: We've got an interesting duel next week, as both Darksiders II and Sleeping Dogs launch on the same day (August 14). If you've been checking up on our Twitter page, you've seen me drop a few hints concerning Darksiders II... Also note PSXE interviewee, Playboy model and confirmed gamer Jo Garcia's Tweeted response: "It is insane." You trust us, right? Sleeping Dogs is perhaps the sleeper...whaddya got?

Tags: olympics 2012, olympic games, darksiders ii, darksiders 2, sleeping dogs

8/5/2012 9:47:21 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

TheCanadianGuy
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 10:08:23 PM
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Neither for the time being but i'll probably checkout Sleeping Dogs later on down the road.

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bebestorm
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 10:31:35 PM
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Sleeping Dogs! Never had much interest in Darksiders

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BikerSaint
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 10:41:26 PM
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Demon Dog says he'll take "Narcoleptic Slumberhounds" for the win there, Alex"

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 11:07:58 PM
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Darksiders II all the way. I loved the first game and can't wait to play part 2. The franchise has a great story going on and I love the art and voice acting. I'm pretty positive I love part 2.

Sleeping Dogs on the other hand looks cool but I have not been impressed enough with it to buy it. I just have a feeling it's not going to be that good.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 11:45:18 PM
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I'm watching the Olympic from day 1 till now, Usain Bolt has struck again and China looked like they're going to top the medal standing again though not by a huge margin like they did in Beijing 2008.

As for Darksiders 2 and Sleeping Dogs?
Neither, I'm waiting for Transformers.

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bigrailer19
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 12:45:54 AM

Yea, me too Transformers looks really good.

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frylock25
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 2:57:12 AM

yea i agree also. where is the transformers option? i want that more than either of the other 2.

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Pandacastro
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 11:52:21 PM
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Neither. I'm getting Persona 4 Arena.

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berserk
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 12:23:15 AM
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Why choose , i m gonna buy both . Nothing better then 2 completely different game to play alternatively .

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bigrailer19
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 12:45:14 AM
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Umm, what about Transformers: Fall of Cybertron?!

That's the one I'll be getting. Assuming I get through Revelations in time, so I'm ready for AC3.

I still havnt beaten Darksiders, but my buddy borrowed it and i watched him beat it. But id still like to finish it myself before getting Darksiders 2.

As far as the olympics go. If you're not interested fine, but it's not only part of the world actually coming together (regardless the fact it's to compete) it's also a large part of history and each countries heritage. It's pretty important in my opinion. The individual and team efforts is also what makes the games so special. It's exciting to me.

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Beamboom
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 3:59:20 AM
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I love the summer olympics. And since last olympics I've become a table tennis enthusiast so seeing the table tennis finals, especially the bronze match, has been the highlight for me.

But it's great to watch the sports that are unknown to me, the smaller sports that usually don't get much media attention at all. So much talent and dedication, and the happy scenes following victories are such a delight to watch.

This is feelgood TV at it's best!

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 4:41:24 AM
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With the exception of a few sports (fencing, shooting, sailing, and others that I find kinda niche), I've watched it 24/9. And being British, I'm glad I have! Two nights ago was special with the Ennis, Farah and Rutherford golds, but when we actually win something in tennis - two medals no less, with one of them being GOLD!! - you know it's especially special.

I just can't believe how much we've improved; back in the Athen's games in 2004, we were dreadful - only barely reaching double figures in the gold category. But since Bejing, we've really stepped it up, which is great to see. While against America's and China's amount of medals we look like we've came up short, if you look at the population to medal table, we're sitting pretty at the top.

Just sad thinking that it'll be another 60, 70 years until the next London olympics. That's the only thing I'm sad about though :p

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Beamboom
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 6:25:03 AM

I didn't know you were british. How cool! You got every reason to be proud of London 2012, it's a fantastic event.
And Ennis is *cuuuute*. :)

But I find the niche sports to be of *most* interest actually, cause we never see anything from those sports the rest of the year.


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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 7:02:54 AM

It's great that those sports can get more exposure, I agree about that. I actually thought it was brilliant that no-one noticed GB got knocked out of the football by South Korea. Football is the No.1 sport here, so I think that shows what the olympics can do for sport in the country it's hosted.

Also, when I said they were 'niche', I meant it's something I personally don't find entertaining to watch, even though it may well be enjoyable to physically do it. But we actually won two golds in two of the sports I mentioned, so I got a good look at them anyhow :)

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Solid Fantasy
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 6:00:54 AM
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I live at one of the Olympic Training Centers so naturally the Olympics are on all day. I'm content with my current game selection for the rest of 2012. Might get my sister ASIII for here 360, but other than no Darksiders II or sleeping dogs for me.

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___________
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 6:22:26 AM
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im more excited for sleeping dogs than i am darksiders 2.
simply because its a open world game and we dont have many of those, and the combat system both weapon wise and heavy martial arts focused.
the environmental interaction is cool too, i mean how many games let you smash a guys head into a air conditioning duct fan!?
im a little disappointed with the serious combat change of darksiders 2 also.
the original was so awesome and unique simply because of wars weight and strength!
every action game out there the combat is fast paced, where darksiders was the complete opposite.
instead of swinging a stick at light speed you felt like you were swinging a brute of a sword, it made the combat feel really strong and brutal!
and now they have gone and thrown it all out the window!
sigh.
why does every sequel have to throw everything that made the original unique out the window?
since when did originality and uniqueness become illegal in this industry!?

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StevieRV
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 8:01:54 AM
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us aussies have been dissapointing in the olympics, only one gold, that came on day 1, since then, only a flurry of silvers, we should change our colours from green and gold to green and silver lol

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Temjin001
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 10:31:05 AM
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We've been watching the Olympics practically every day. We stay up to near mid-night to catch it all =)

Darksiders 2 gets my vote. Not sure what this Sleeping Dogs game is, though.

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BikerSaint
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 1:03:39 PM

Formally "Sleeping Dogs" was to be another "True Crime" title, but SE bought it & changed the name.

BTW, here's a good introduction trailer on Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs Video Preview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAjdn0HxnTo

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 3:11:03 PM
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I had to look up the word abhor. Who uses that word anyways?

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