The London 2012 Olympics Would Be Way Better In 8-Bit

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People are excited about the Olympics and for good reason. The event only happen once every four years so we tend to make a big deal out of it whenever it rolls around. The Olympics could stand to be a bit more exciting though. An 8-bit version of the games would be the perfect solution.

The fine folks at FLIKLI Productions have created an 8-bit montage in honor of the London 2012 games. The montage covers the majority of sports that are on display at the Olympics in glorious 8-bit alongside a charming chiptune soundtrack.

The 8-Bit Games! from Flikli on Vimeo.

While awesome in its own right, the animation raises an excellent, if unintended, point. Where are the video game competitions at the Olympics? We already have events at the Olympics that don't really qualify as "sports" in the traditional manner. Even if South Korea would sweep all the competitions, it would be still exciting to watch e-sports take the center stage at the 2016 Olympics.

For now, we'll have to settle for video game versions of the Olympic games that never really seem to capture the real spirit of said games. The above video is about as close as we'll get to an awesome Olympics game, even if it is only in 8-bit.

[h/t: ITWorld]

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