Yeah, probably something like that. That scene was one of the ones that almost completely destroyed me, especially when Katniss started singing. More thoughts for the laundry list!:
-I like how this differentiates itself from similar stories through the use of media. Since the Games are televised, it makes sense that the "tributes" would use this to their advantage (at times, it reminded me of how contestants on reality game shows like Survivor will do the same thing), and so we get a lot of stuff where Katniss and Peeta play up their romance to get the audience on their side, Cinna and Haymitch advise Katniss on how to present herself, etc.
-I love the realistic little details like Katniss cleaning and reusing her arrows, going deaf in her left ear as a result of the supremely badass act of blowing up Cato's group's food supply, how she has to deal with her awful-sounding burn wounds and later Peeta's slashed leg (Collins' clinical descriptions just make things even worse), or Haymitch saying he'll stay sober enough to help Katniss/Peeta as long as they don't actually interfere with his drinking.
-Those tracker jackers are some nasty little assholes. Again, how on Earth are they gonna do stuff like that or the mutated wolves for PG-13?
-Does President Snow become more important in later books? He has a rather small part in Games, but it's definitely strong enough of a "watch out for this guy" vibe, and I can't imagine they'd cast someone of Donald Sutherland's caliber if he didn't have a larger part later on.
-Katniss' sullen, distrusting nature is again much more believable than the whining of Bella Swan; the former has grown up in a world where it's dangerous to get emotionally attached to people who aren't your family, so it didn't surprise me that she had trouble figuring out her feelings for Peeta. And this might be one of the few YA love triangles I actually care about as a result.