Video Game Characters Help Open the London 2012 Olympics


Today, video game characters joined with the nations of the world in celebrating the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and here are some pictures to prove it.

Up top, Maxwell from Scribblenauts Unlimited carries the Olympic torch through the streets of London to meet the Queen. Go for the gold, Max. Go for the gold!

Naughty Bear wasn’t invited to the Olympic Games–poor Naughty, he’s never invited anywhere!–so he celebrated in his own special way: by ripping off the arm of another teddy bear and lighting it on fire as a torch. Not very sportsman-like, but that’s what they get for leaving him out again.


It wouldn’t be an event of any magnitude if those rascally Raving Rabbids didn’t get in on the fun, but they don’t so much care about the Olympics as they do their own Rabbids Kitchen Championship.


And of course Mario and Sonic had to pose once more for the show, considering they teamed up for a pair of Nintendo platform Olympic mini-game bashes.


Have you encountered any other video game related London 2012 pics? Please send them along so I can add them here!

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.