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You'll never be this good at games
      #13189463 - 11/30/07 04:13 PM

Here's a pretty good list of amazing gaming feats with video footage.

Click


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: cianosheehan]
      #13189736 - 11/30/07 04:31 PM

the SFII and minesweeper are WOW.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: ThaSaltCracka]
      #13189872 - 11/30/07 04:41 PM

SFII one gave me chills . . .

Nice post.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: ThaSaltCracka]
      #13189960 - 11/30/07 04:47 PM

Was watching that Mario run the other day, really good stuff

SF & Ikaruga = holy sh*t


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: choccypie]
      #13189987 - 11/30/07 04:48 PM

That SF3 one is a LOT harder than it looks. Each of those blocks requires exact timing.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #13190094 - 11/30/07 04:55 PM

I once beat expert minesweeper in 1:02.

Edited by battschr (11/30/07 04:56 PM)


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: battschr]
      #13190112 - 11/30/07 04:57 PM

Good link, but kinda weak that they include a video of somebody 99%'ing freebird when there are videos online of HellsAshes -9'ing Jordan.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #13190201 - 11/30/07 05:03 PM

The end of the tetris video is ridiculous and excessive.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: skindog]
      #13190258 - 11/30/07 05:07 PM

Quote:

The end of the tetris video is ridiculous and excessive.




ya that is just...wow


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #13190315 - 11/30/07 05:10 PM

The Puyo Puyo one is a little weak, since his opponent is clearly not trying. It still takes a lot of planning, but isn't as impressive as a number of the other videos.

The Guitar Hero one isn't as good as the rest of those videos either, for obvious reasons.

The Ikaruga one is awesome.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: JMa]
      #13190334 - 11/30/07 05:12 PM

Quote:

Quote:

The end of the tetris video is ridiculous and excessive.




ya that is just...wow





that was just obscene


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #13190416 - 11/30/07 05:19 PM

I loved how the crowd freaked out during the SF one. Also the Mario run was impressive...the guy was spot on every move/jump. And yes that Tetris was just insane.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Thanir]
      #13191111 - 11/30/07 06:00 PM

Quote:

I loved how the crowd freaked out during the SF one.




lol yeah I would have loved to have been there....and not one chick in sight!


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: cianosheehan]
      #13191315 - 11/30/07 06:13 PM

The Mario run has to be tool assisted. I wouldn't trust most videos without the split screen showing the actual players (like they have in the Street Fighter vid).

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Moozh]
      #13191569 - 11/30/07 06:28 PM

It has been a long long time since I played SF, but couldn't chun li have ended it when she jumped over ken, ie with a 'backwards' kick? You can jump over a dude and then change direction (in the air) and kick in SF right? Obv you can in MK and maybe that is screwing my mem. Maybe the dude would have blocked it, though if he did it when ken was punching it would be GO... Also, can't chun li throw fireballs?

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Moozh]
      #13192149 - 11/30/07 07:05 PM

Quote:

The Mario run has to be tool assisted. I wouldn't trust most videos without the split screen showing the actual players (like they have in the Street Fighter vid).




Five minute Mario shouldn't be that hard, back when I was in college there was a whole bunch of us who spent a week trying to finish Mario on an original Nintendo, no emulation, and we could get it down to I believe somewhere around 5 and a half minutes. I wouldn't doubt that if you spent even more time on it that you could carve another 15 seconds or so off of that time, it's really much easier than it looks.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: LeapFrog]
      #13192245 - 11/30/07 07:13 PM

SF3 vid is one of my favs ever. Guitar Hero video is weak

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #13192355 - 11/30/07 07:23 PM

Quote:


It has been a long long time since I played SF, but couldn't chun li have ended it when she jumped over ken, ie with a 'backwards' kick? You can jump over a dude and then change direction (in the air) and kick in SF right?




You can cross someone up but the animation doesnt turn iirc. Regardless you have to kick deep to cross someone up and chun li couldnt do that.

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Also, can't chun li throw fireballs?




Those are way easier to parry. Chun's super at the end should have by all means locked up the win.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #13192468 - 11/30/07 07:36 PM

Thx. I played a ton of SF2, but only a few games of SF3. Still, I find it hard to believe that I can't find a flaw in the gameplay of these world class players. Couldn't chun li have launched a slow fireball from long range then attacked right as it was hitting or something

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: LeapFrog]
      #13192542 - 11/30/07 07:44 PM

Quote:

Thx. I played a ton of SF2, but only a few games of SF3. Still, I find it hard to believe that I can't find a flaw in the gameplay of these world class players. Couldn't chun li have launched a slow fireball from long range then attacked right as it was hitting or something




Chun Li was trying to guarantee the win as even a block from Ken would have meant a KO. The reason why Chun Li takes so long at the end to execute the move is because she is waiting for the right time to strike. The only thing Ken COULD do to survive was parry, and he pulled it off beautifully


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: cianosheehan]
      #13192608 - 11/30/07 07:49 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Thx. I played a ton of SF2, but only a few games of SF3. Still, I find it hard to believe that I can't find a flaw in the gameplay of these world class players. Couldn't chun li have launched a slow fireball from long range then attacked right as it was hitting or something




Chun Li was trying to guarantee the win as even a block from Ken would have meant a KO. The reason why Chun Li takes so long at the end to execute the move is because she is waiting for the right time to strike. The only thing Ken COULD do to survive was parry, and he pulled it off beautifully




The fireball part of my first post was a joke (in that I could see an 'easy win' option missed by a top notch player), though I was genuinely curious about the 'backwards kick'. Second post was all joke Like I said, I am out of my element completely with SF3 and understand that the chun li combo was a smart percentage play.

edit: my communication skills are poor tonight, hence multiple ninja edits and now this one, heh. Of course my humor is as strong as ever

Edited by LeapFrog (11/30/07 08:03 PM)


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Thanir]
      #13192857 - 11/30/07 08:10 PM

If you liked the SF3 vid, then you'd probably like this: MvC2

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: toss]
      #13192947 - 11/30/07 08:16 PM

Quote:

If you liked the SF3 vid, then you'd probably like this: MvC2




Crazy. lold reading this comment after watching

Quote:


Gee I wonder what the commentator sounds like during sex? In fact, I don't wanna know.





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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: LeapFrog]
      #13193268 - 11/30/07 08:43 PM

maybe not as impressive if you don't know what's ging on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u4RXseq3HE&feature=related


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: toss]
      #13193375 - 11/30/07 08:53 PM

Minesweeper video is amazing, but Tetris video just blows my mind. How have the Japanese not taken over the world yet?

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: m_reed05]
      #13193536 - 11/30/07 09:06 PM

LeapFrog,

mah bad. I was a bit of a SF3 nerd in college. Might have even been able to compete a bit but that died out.

Quote:

If you liked the SF3 vid, then you'd probably like this: MvC2




also notable that the Chun player in the SF3 vid and the Cyclops player are the same dude.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #13194748 - 11/30/07 10:56 PM

the sf vid was freakin boss..
those jap players must be on speed or something, their skills are inhuman.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: zyrrth]
      #13194888 - 11/30/07 11:07 PM

Quote:

maybe not as impressive if you don't know what's ging on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u4RXseq3HE&feature=related




Break it down for the uninformed among us?


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: vulturesrow]
      #13195169 - 11/30/07 11:39 PM

it's a quake 3 trickjumping vid by one of the best trickjumpers. most of the stuff he does is ridiculously difficult, i've played quake 3 for a couple of years and i can't even finish some of the levels in the video let alone as fast and effortless as he does.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: zyrrth]
      #13195363 - 11/30/07 11:56 PM

some really crazy videos, except GH which was relatively weak

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: zyrrth]
      #13195402 - 12/01/07 12:00 AM

fist on fire needs more love wtf

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Butcho22]
      #13195439 - 12/01/07 12:03 AM

nevermind just watched the tetris video

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Butcho22]
      #13195827 - 12/01/07 12:45 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0AuWB0mJdY

This was a pretty entertaining run through of the original Mega Man.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Gregatron]
      #13195892 - 12/01/07 12:51 AM

Mega Man's my hero and all, but 24 minutes?

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: thac]
      #13196153 - 12/01/07 01:19 AM

Quote:

Mega Man's my hero and all, but 24 minutes?




I watched it all anyways, pretty good, but seems like the bosses died in 3-4 hits.. kinda gay imo.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: thac]
      #13196230 - 12/01/07 01:26 AM

The Guitar Hero clip should have been this

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Dudd]
      #13196336 - 12/01/07 01:38 AM

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it's really much easier than it looks.




And that makes it easier to program for. That mario run through looked like forward was held almost the entire time with specifically timed jumps. It's unbelievable how lucky that mario run through was.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Thug Bubbles]
      #13197141 - 12/01/07 03:12 AM

Quote:

The Guitar Hero clip should have been this




a few TTFAF ones are better


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: bottomset]
      #13197350 - 12/01/07 03:41 AM

WTF, did that guy just play tetris without seeing the blocks after they land?

It was pretty sick even without that part imo


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: TehVader]
      #13197404 - 12/01/07 03:50 AM

Quote:

WTF, did that guy just play tetris without seeing the blocks after they land?

It was pretty sick even without that part imo




Ye the Tetris video is insane before the ending, and then it gets to the ending, and then its just ridiculous and made me fear Japanese people.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: zyrrth]
      #13197634 - 12/01/07 04:38 AM

Quote:

it's a quake 3 trickjumping vid by one of the best trickjumpers. most of the stuff he does is ridiculously difficult, i've played quake 3 for a couple of years and i can't even finish some of the levels in the video let alone as fast and effortless as he does.




here's a similar one from halflife tfc:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lfo8P2BKrg
and also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F61CCVcsffk&feature=related

stuff like the video you posted and these two is why playing FPS games on consoles is LOL


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: kickpushcoast]
      #13197873 - 12/01/07 05:31 AM

Because FPS games are all about trick jumping? I dont get it...

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: vulturesrow]
      #13198177 - 12/01/07 06:33 AM

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Because FPS games are all about trick jumping? I dont get it...




and you never will


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: kickpushcoast]
      #13198319 - 12/01/07 07:11 AM

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stuff like the video you posted and these two is why playing FPS games on consoles is LOL




I've been playing pc fps since wolf 3d and I "get it", but this statement is lol


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: cianosheehan]
      #13198383 - 12/01/07 07:40 AM

The Ikaruga vid is sick. And the Mario vid is legit, they've got within about 5 seconds of the TAS record now

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: cianosheehan]
      #13198552 - 12/01/07 08:27 AM

Regarding the astonishing Tetris guy...

There is a neurological condition where your brain perceives time too quickly. (It's the exact opposite of the condition the people in 'Awakenings' have.)

People with this condition talk hyperfast and have insane reflexes. They truly perceive reality as if it were slowed down by say a factor of 3 or something. (Including for example how they hear voices.)

This is obv a longshot but it would not surprise me if the Tetris guy has that condition. It seems like it's neurologically impossible for a normal person to play that fast.

A completely different theory is that maybe Tetris blocks are non-random and he has memorized the sequence they come in and in addition played a ton of tetris, so he is essentially on autopilot.

The SF3 one was supercool too... more as a rockstar kind of moment than being superhumanly tough.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Micturition Man]
      #13198936 - 12/01/07 09:59 AM

Quote:

Regarding the astonishing Tetris guy...

There is a neurological condition where your brain perceives time too quickly. (It's the exact opposite of the condition the people in 'Awakenings' have.)

People with this condition talk hyperfast and have insane reflexes. They truly perceive reality as if it were slowed down by say a factor of 3 or something. (Including for example how they hear voices.)

This is obv a longshot but it would not surprise me if the Tetris guy has that condition. It seems like it's neurologically impossible for a normal person to play that fast.

A completely different theory is that maybe Tetris blocks are non-random and he has memorized the sequence they come in and in addition played a ton of tetris, so he is essentially on autopilot.

The SF3 one was supercool too... more as a rockstar kind of moment than being superhumanly tough.




do you actually have any kind of fact to back this up or is it just your belief/opinion?


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: JMa]
      #13200176 - 12/01/07 12:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Regarding the astonishing Tetris guy...

There is a neurological condition where your brain perceives time too quickly. (It's the exact opposite of the condition the people in 'Awakenings' have.)

People with this condition talk hyperfast and have insane reflexes. They truly perceive reality as if it were slowed down by say a factor of 3 or something. (Including for example how they hear voices.)

This is obv a longshot but it would not surprise me if the Tetris guy has that condition. It seems like it's neurologically impossible for a normal person to play that fast.

A completely different theory is that maybe Tetris blocks are non-random and he has memorized the sequence they come in and in addition played a ton of tetris, so he is essentially on autopilot.

The SF3 one was supercool too... more as a rockstar kind of moment than being superhumanly tough.




or is it just your belief/opinion?




That's what this "It seems" means.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: nutsflopper]
      #13202275 - 12/01/07 03:17 PM

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Regarding the astonishing Tetris guy...

There is a neurological condition where your brain perceives time too quickly. (It's the exact opposite of the condition the people in 'Awakenings' have.)

People with this condition talk hyperfast and have insane reflexes. They truly perceive reality as if it were slowed down by say a factor of 3 or something. (Including for example how they hear voices.)

This is obv a longshot but it would not surprise me if the Tetris guy has that condition. It seems like it's neurologically impossible for a normal person to play that fast.

A completely different theory is that maybe Tetris blocks are non-random and he has memorized the sequence they come in and in addition played a ton of tetris, so he is essentially on autopilot.

The SF3 one was supercool too... more as a rockstar kind of moment than being superhumanly tough.




or is it just your belief/opinion?




That's what this "It seems" means.





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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Micturition Man]
      #13202334 - 12/01/07 03:21 PM

Wonder why if this conidition exists and isn't completely crippling, why those with it would not be the guys at the top of every single sport and video game. Imagine baseball or even something like boxing/MMA in slo-mo.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: bottomset]
      #13202571 - 12/01/07 03:41 PM

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The Guitar Hero clip should have been this




a few TTFAF ones are better




Jesus! I couldn't help but laugh, parts have the music overshadowed by CONSTANT clicking of the buttons. He says that it's only their third run-through. That's really hard to believe, but possible, I guess.

Edited by Thug Bubbles (12/01/07 03:43 PM)


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Gregatron]
      #13202581 - 12/01/07 03:41 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0AuWB0mJdY

This was a pretty entertaining run through of the original Mega Man.




god this tilted me so much. I never even beat all of the bosses individually and you have to fight them all again????


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Micturition Man]
      #13204022 - 12/01/07 05:31 PM

Quote:

Regarding the astonishing Tetris guy...

There is a neurological condition where your brain perceives time too quickly. (It's the exact opposite of the condition the people in 'Awakenings' have.)

People with this condition talk hyperfast and have insane reflexes. They truly perceive reality as if it were slowed down by say a factor of 3 or something. (Including for example how they hear voices.)

This is obv a longshot but it would not surprise me if the Tetris guy has that condition. It seems like it's neurologically impossible for a normal person to play that fast.

A completely different theory is that maybe Tetris blocks are non-random and he has memorized the sequence they come in and in addition played a ton of tetris, so he is essentially on autopilot.

The SF3 one was supercool too... more as a rockstar kind of moment than being superhumanly tough.




It didn't seem THAT unreal to me. He has to be able to picture where all the pieces are at the bottom of the screen, which seems like something that someone who is very good at visualization would be able to do. He's given the next 3 pieces (color-coded) and a replacement. The color coding makes it easier to recognize what's coming next with peripheral vision rather than actually having to glance at it and lose concentration on the stack.

It's an amazing video. I do think that a dedicated person could get that good by practicing.


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: VickreyAuction]
      #13204060 - 12/01/07 05:34 PM

The SF3 one was my favorite, I was half-expecting the crowd to start chanting "Holy [censored]", that's how awesome that was.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: VickreyAuction]
      #13205176 - 12/01/07 07:15 PM

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Mega Man's my hero and all, but 24 minutes?




I remember the first couple of Mega Man's being insanely hard...this video is really freaking impressive. I never even beat MM all the way through I don't believe (think I got to second to last boss or so).


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Dire]
      #13205999 - 12/01/07 08:38 PM

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Wonder why if this conidition exists and isn't completely crippling, why those with it would not be the guys at the top of every single sport and video game. Imagine baseball or even something like boxing/MMA in slo-mo.




imagine working out in the gym when time moves 1/3 of its original speed or w/e...def worse than hell


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: JMa]
      #13206563 - 12/01/07 09:32 PM

Or hearing someone tell you how their day was.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Blarg]
      #13209592 - 12/02/07 12:44 AM

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Or hearing someone tell you how their day was.




or playing live poker


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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Ghazban]
      #13211088 - 12/02/07 02:48 AM

Pretty much all these vids are ridiculous. I think the SF3 vid is probably a little overrated compared to the others though, it's just the crowd going nuts like that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Don't get me wrong, it's sick what he did and everything, but I don't think it's quite as impressive as the Tetris or 5 minute Mario video.

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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: JMa]
      #13211144 - 12/02/07 02:51 AM

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Wonder why if this conidition exists and isn't completely crippling, why those with it would not be the guys at the top of every single sport and video game. Imagine baseball or even something like boxing/MMA in slo-mo.




imagine working out in the gym when time moves 1/3 of its original speed or w/e...def worse than hell




probably would be a sickmultitabler though


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Micturition Man
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Re: You'll never be this good at games [Re: Dire]
      #13211696 - 12/02/07 03:39 AM


In case anyone is curious...

The only reference I can find to the Oliver Sachs article where I read about the condition is here: http://scanblog.blogspot.com/2004/08/speed-aberrations-of-time-and-movement.html

It's actually a severe form of Tourette's syndrome.


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