Football, soccer, tennis, auto racing...hundreds of millions of people watch them, play them, devote their lives to them.
Whereas something like lawn darts...
Yeah, but using that same logic would make halo a sport. <_<
I don't see why people get up-in-arms over the distinction though, just because someone thinks something is a game and not a sport doesn't mean it's a personal slight against that person.
I don't agree. Except in Asia, only small niche market audiences watch video games being played. And usually only young people. I wouldn't count on those people continuing to watch once they're no longer young.
Because calling something that I enjoy very much, not a sport doesn't seem right to me. The following is this whole argument summed up.
"No Darkish, paintball is not a sport. I don't care if you've spent hundreds of dollars on equipment and whatever and you are sore for a few days after playing and it hurts when you get hit and it is physically demanding and good exercise and sociable"
"Well **** you then"
Okay, let me sum up how the argument actually went:
Guy 1: Guys I really don't think 'X' is a sport.
Guy 2: WHAT? If you don't think X is a sport, then you must not think Y is a sport! That insults me on a very personal level despite the fact that you are just giving your opinion on the subject.
Guy 1: It's just an opinion, don't take it so seriously.
Guy 2: Now I don't like you so angry words followed by cursing
Guy 1: wtf.