Category Archives: TV
What games would people watch on TV? They probably all exist already in some fashion, but here are some thoughts:
Televised Poker (nobody would ever watch this, right?)
Televised Call of Duty
Televised Magic: The Gathering
Televised Beer Pong
When I thought about things like poker and darts, I wondered where the line is drawn between “game” and “sport”, and also “activity”. Is darts a sport? If a sport involves physical ability, including dexterity, then beer pong is just as much a sport as darts. And considering “activity”: I would think that snowboarding and biking are sports when you race or do tricks in competition, and activities otherwise. It follows then that individual things can be “activities” but team things can’t. No matter how little you care about winning, I would still call volleyball and rugby “sports”. Golf is some sort of exception, because playing a round alone, even if you don’t keep score, I believe would still qualify as a sport.
And now I can’t stop thinking about this.
In Canada, we don’t get to see many, if any, Super Bowl commercials. They override them with normal, boring commercials that we see all the time already. It’s a real disappointment to miss out on what’s considered, for good reason, a big part of the show.
Today: a new hypothesis. Is the overriding of the commercials required to satisfy CanCon? (Canadian content laws)
EDIT: Apparently, it’s not. The American companies only pay to have ads aired in the States, and the Canadian network that sim-subs the feed gets to sell their own commercial space to pay for the sim-sub, just like every other American show they air. Thanks, friends!