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Postby Madison » Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:43 pm

Saw the kid on Sportscenter last night. Weird to watch him play while not even facing the screen :-S . I know he's blind, so it doesn't matter where he faces, just odd to actually see him face away from the screen, play, and win. :-S
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:26 pm

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mweir145 wrote:I wonder how he would do in MVP Baseball 2005.. :-?


I'd throw the ball in the dirt everytime and talk trash when he couldn't hit it!

Wow 8-o :-° :-t

hahah

hey its not so bad being blind....He must have superios hearing..and I was just joking!

haha :-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:37 pm

Madison wrote:Saw the kid on Sportscenter last night. Weird to watch him play while not even facing the screen :-S . I know he's blind, so it doesn't matter where he faces, just odd to actually see him face away from the screen, play, and win. :-S


Maybe he's not really blind and he has a mirror on the wall that he's looking at. :-b Actually, that would be impressive, too. ;-D
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Postby pokerplaya » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:56 am

perlick29 wrote:I've seen it done before. One of my friends freshman year in college had played Contra for nintendo so much that I literally saw him beat the first 3 levels with a blindfold on and looking down. It was freakin awesome. I tried playing my claim to fame, (Mike Tyson's punch out) but it didnt exactly work correctly, I was only able to beat Glass Joe because, well, he's glass Joe.

Have beaten the game straight through a number of times however, and that is why I am lord of punch out. !+)


Never could beat Mike, or Mr. Dream, but I could get up to him. Once I did, I was toast.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:11 am

Irish wrote:Uh.....have you played soul caliber before?

It's a button mashers paradise.

Let's see him beat Mario Brothers and I'll be impressed. :-t

Sorry to be the downer, but anyone who has played that game knows you don't have to memorize much to do crazy combos. Maybe he plays alot of other games that weren't mentioned, but if not the blind boy gets no props.


EXACTLY, the kid probably can't play anygame that need you to actually see.

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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:24 am

Madison wrote:Saw the kid on Sportscenter last night. Weird to watch him play while not even facing the screen :-S . I know he's blind, so it doesn't matter where he faces, just odd to actually see him face away from the screen, play, and win. :-S



what game did he play in Sportscenter? I'd be impressed if he can play any of the EA sports games.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:27 am

kingctb27 wrote:
LooseCannon wrote:This thread is sick......The guy is fricking BLIND and you guys are making fun of him...come on.

Exactly waht I was thinking, show some humanism, please.


The guy is blind, I am not making fun of him. But he certainly don't deserve that prop for playing soul caliber well. That's a game where if you get the first unprotected hit on the opponent, the opponent is a dead duck(assuming you are a good player, blind or not) because of all the fancy combos.

Again, it's not really an impossible task like the media make it out to be. My buddy beat me in the original in DC while blind folded. Although I wasn't a great player, there are plenty of people I can beat in that game.

Media overhype everything.
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Postby Madison » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:47 am

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Madison wrote:Saw the kid on Sportscenter last night. Weird to watch him play while not even facing the screen :-S . I know he's blind, so it doesn't matter where he faces, just odd to actually see him face away from the screen, play, and win. :-S



what game did he play in Sportscenter? I'd be impressed if he can play any of the EA sports games.


They showed him playing Soul Caliber, but said he plays all kinds of games. I'd have rather seen him play something else too, but that's what they showed. Still looked odd when he didn't face the screen though. :-S
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:53 am

Madison wrote:
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Madison wrote:Saw the kid on Sportscenter last night. Weird to watch him play while not even facing the screen :-S . I know he's blind, so it doesn't matter where he faces, just odd to actually see him face away from the screen, play, and win. :-S



what game did he play in Sportscenter? I'd be impressed if he can play any of the EA sports games.


They showed him playing Soul Caliber, but said he plays all kinds of games. I'd have rather seen him play something else too, but that's what they showed. Still looked odd when he didn't face the screen though. :-S



Exactly what my buddy did and he kicked my ass :~(
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Postby davidmarver » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:06 am

To answer the question, no I cannot play video games without looking.
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