Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Why art thou n00b?

"Numerous factors impact a player's performance, and the requisite skills can vary greatly by genre. In the early days of gaming, ruled by classics as Pac-Man and Galaga, pattern recognition (and, yes, a bit of reflex action) gave the champs their deserved place atop the high scores list. In games that become increasingly fast, giving the human mind less and less time to evaluate and decide upon a course of action, the ability to unconsciously react based on previous experience becomes paramount."

An interesting write-up on what it takes to overcome being a gaming n00b.