Blind Teen pwns all in video games

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  1. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Weird considering the games aren't designed for blind people at all.

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    I think you'll find the misspelling was intentional ;) :D
     
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    hah thats brilliant. good on the guy. suppose as games get better and everything makes a sound in 7.1 then this guy is going to destroy the online world.
     
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    yikes... not aware of the lingo apparently... :eek: :D
     
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    Him going into game design will be fantastic. He could help developers make their sounds more user friendly for blind people and have set-by-set training modes on games for blind people which say "kick" or "punch" or "walk forward" when you press the apropriate keys.
     
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    That deaf^H^H^H^H dumb^H^H^H^H blind kid sure plays a mean pin^H^H^H Soul Calibur 2! :p
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    He is a very brave young man. Good for him. I would say that he has a very bright future ahead of him.
     
  10. mpw Guest

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    I know it's not in the same league as I learnt while sighted but when I was a kid and hung around the video arcade there where a few games where I got so good/experienced I could complete the first few levels with my yes closed.

    One in particular I remember was a horizontal scrolling game where you were a kung-fu master, fighting the first level from right to left and then moving to the next floor and fighting from left to right. I can't remember the name but I think it was based on a the Bruce Lee film the Big Boss?
     
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    Thats pretty incredible. And he want's to go into video game design!! :eek: :)
     
  12. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    I bet he can get mad fps if he turns off the stuff he doesn't need.
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Like the video rendering? :p
     
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    Oh I hate leet speak, learn to spell you freaks!!!!

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    Kung Fu, iirc. I did the same thing. They always attacked in waves of three and the timing was quite predictable. A true classic, if only for the ridiculous laugh that sounded whenever the opponents hugged you to death.
     
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    Oh yea, I wonder how he will do playing Command & Conquer Generals?
     
  17. Jedda macrumors regular

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    Fantastic. Good for him.

    I work extensively with people with vision impairments, and its very common for them to attach themselves to an activity normally associated with (or greatly reliant/assisted by) sight.

    I hope he is highly successful.
     
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    So how does he do it? Is it the sound in these games that's giving off the positioning of the players or something?
     
  19. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Am I the only one who doesn't find this particularly impressive? I mean, I'm happy for him that he can play these games and enjoy doing so, but it sound like he is playing games were button mashing is all the average player does anyway.
     
  20. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    Thats great that he has learned how to play this game and pwn everyone but imho its not that special. That type of game has no real action, its not fps and far from strategy. Those games are really 2D games with unique sound identifiers. Still great he has applied himself to compete with the visual in these game. However till an article comes up that says blind teen pwns all in like Halo 2 I personally am not to impressed.
     
  21. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    But he can beat other gamers who can SEE! Its not like he's beating guys like me who don't game. The fact that he can beat a single gamer with any skillz is quite a feat.

    And winning in Halo 2 would be impossible unless you had a game with very realistic sound, and a large stereo and lots of speakers that could produce sound discretely so that he could locate something both horizontally and vertically in space.
     
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    Damn, this thread just cost me $0.99! What a great song!
     

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