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(Kotaku)   You sometimes suck at video games because even your brain has lag. F*cking lag   (kotaku.com) divider line 37
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2014-08-12 01:18:01 PM  
If you think about it our brains are really just massive biocomputers with slow as f*ck intra-node connections and even slower than slow as f*ck mechanical communications frameworks.

They should do some more experiments on stuff like trash-talk in gaming since it's been found that communication interferes with brain mechanics.
 
2014-08-12 01:45:24 PM  
Muscle memory.
 
2014-08-12 03:02:46 PM  
Haha, my brain is a camper.
 
2014-08-12 04:10:41 PM  
I'm bad at video games because I'm a button masher. Jump, run and attack, those are the only game skills I can master.
 
2014-08-12 04:10:48 PM  

bdub77: If you think about it our brains are really just massive biocomputers with slow as f*ck intra-node connections and even slower than slow as f*ck mechanical communications frameworks.

They should do some more experiments on stuff like trash-talk in gaming since it's been found that communication interferes with brain mechanics.


I know I die quite a bit when I start typing (talking)....so...

/in Hat Simulator 2
//I mean Team Fortress 2
///?!
 
2014-08-12 04:20:37 PM  
What I take from this is "Having no brain makes for a better gamer"

/My anecdotal evidence supports this hypothesis
 
2014-08-12 04:22:01 PM  
Flight battle sims are good brain tools. You need to develop predictor movements where you're anticipating and not reacting. That said, lag blows. I see no point in having cinema quality graphics if everything moves at an epileptic snail's suffering from nicotine and heroin withdrawal pace .
 
2014-08-12 04:25:26 PM  
Back in my gaming industry days we used to refer to laggers as HPWs, or High Ping Whiners.
 
2014-08-12 04:30:09 PM  
Damnit can't I just be bad at video games because I suck at video games?!
 
2014-08-12 04:35:32 PM  
Ain't no farking lag here!

/Because I finish quick
.
.
...//It's a premature ejaculation joke, try to keep up
 
2014-08-12 04:36:49 PM  

Thudfark: Flight battle sims are good brain tools. You need to develop predictor movements where you're anticipating and not reacting. That said, lag blows. I see no point in having cinema quality graphics if everything moves at an epileptic snail's suffering from nicotine and heroin withdrawal pace .


That's what playing as the sniper class in TF2 is like.  Trying to predict where the enemy is and will be to headshot them.

/last night I was on target
//some nights I can't headshot worth anything
///then I play a diff. class
 
2014-08-12 04:40:31 PM  

KipKips: Ain't no farking lag here!

/Because I finish quick
.
.
...//It's a premature ejaculation joke, try to keep up


No such thing. I crossed the finish line first, I won the race!

// now I need a nap
// with apologies to the 9,000 comedians I stole this joke from (including Bobby Slayton)
 
2014-08-12 04:51:16 PM  
My brain is always experiencing high latency :(.
 
2014-08-12 04:51:37 PM  
It was not lag. I told him that the correct engine was the one with the yellow tank, but he grabbed the one with the blue tank, even though I repeatedly told him that it was NOT the engine with the blue tank when he asked. So it is his fault that we failed at Big Oil.

/God damnit, Rob.
 
2014-08-12 04:53:05 PM  
Whelp, that explains why I never got good enough at Starfighter to get the full-on alien recruitment.
 
2014-08-12 05:00:20 PM  
I know Starcraft and DOTA 2 are basically just "who has the most brain RAM" contests at the high levels.  It's true in sports too, if you've ever tried to play point guard in basketball, it's basically the same thing
 
2014-08-12 05:11:21 PM  
At the age of 40, I am no longer able to do the lightning dodging mini-game in Final Fantasy X.
I can't even get 3 in a row anymore, let alone the 50 or 100 or whatever I need.
 
2014-08-12 05:54:18 PM  
I expect a blog post contradicting this information very soon. Every game blogger knows of you suck it's because u r teh noob.
 
2014-08-12 06:40:30 PM  
And then there's Call of Duty and Battlefield, where - no matter how advanced your skill level is - you are at the mercy of shiat connections and even shiattier servers.
 
2014-08-12 07:07:23 PM  

Jack Lambert's Missing Teeth: I expect a blog post contradicting this information very soon. Every game blogger knows of you suck it's because u r teh noob.


I just play for fun and Limbo is the greatest game ever made. Bulletstorm sucks.

/that should bring him out
 
2014-08-12 07:19:13 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: At the age of 40, I am no longer able to do the lightning dodging mini-game in Final Fantasy X.
I can't even get 3 in a row anymore, let alone the 50 or 100 or whatever I need.


I thought it was just alcohol that made it hard.
 
2014-08-12 08:12:06 PM  
Marijuana gives my brain lag.
 
2014-08-12 08:35:09 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: Jack Lambert's Missing Teeth: I expect a blog post contradicting this information very soon. Every game blogger knows of you suck it's because u r teh noob.

I just play for fun and Limbo is the greatest game ever made. Bulletstorm sucks.

/that should bring him out


Lol.  Bulletstorm was so much fun.  One of the few more $$ than hours played games I can say was still worth it.
 
2014-08-12 08:42:06 PM  
ge0rg.boerde.de
 
2014-08-12 08:47:31 PM  

Shrapnel: [ge0rg.boerde.de image 703x198]


I wish I could blame Fark for making me laugh at that, but ... I've always been that morbid

/would you like a seat-buddy on the hot bus?
 
2014-08-12 08:55:03 PM  
I actually have a learning disability where the speed my brain process and the speed at which it can push out information can get so out of sync that I can get motor functions (like basic left and right) mixed up or even seize up. Also, it leads to a near permanent case of writer's block. So I believe the premise of TFA. Also, I prefer turn based games.

Off topic, any Farkers playing Marvel Heroes?
 
2014-08-12 09:59:22 PM  
Ain't no excuse for standing in the fire, you goddamn trashbad.
 
2014-08-12 10:24:40 PM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: I actually have a learning disability where the speed my brain process and the speed at which it can push out information can get so out of sync that I can get motor functions (like basic left and right) mixed up or even seize up. Also, it leads to a near permanent case of writer's block. So I believe the premise of TFA. Also, I prefer turn based games.

Off topic, any Farkers playing Marvel Heroes?


I did it for a while, I found d3 to be much better.  But I've heard its improved a bit since I played (Human torchish release time)
 
2014-08-12 10:32:25 PM  

smd31: Thudfark: Flight battle sims are good brain tools. You need to develop predictor movements where you're anticipating and not reacting. That said, lag blows. I see no point in having cinema quality graphics if everything moves at an epileptic snail's suffering from nicotine and heroin withdrawal pace .

That's what playing as the sniper class in TF2 is like.  Trying to predict where the enemy is and will be to headshot them.

/last night I was on target
//some nights I can't headshot worth anything
///then I play a diff. class


I recently picked that back up. Man am I out of the loop. Last time I played Mann vs Machine had just come out and I only played that once or twice. I haven't completed one yet and I don't seem to be able to find a random match. Also my connection sucks right now and I can't melee anyone for shiat.

/I'm kind of a class jumper, I use them all-ish
//been avoiding Spy because I am apparently horrendous at sneaking
 
2014-08-12 11:16:15 PM  
I just bunny hops
 
2014-08-13 12:15:41 AM  

Shrapnel: [ge0rg.boerde.de image 703x198]


Apparently, he can.
 
2014-08-13 01:36:46 AM  

Cosmic Cowboy: Shrapnel: [ge0rg.boerde.de image 703x198]

Apparently, he can.


Nice one
 
2014-08-13 07:13:42 AM  

Mentalpatient87: smd31: Thudfark: Flight battle sims are good brain tools. You need to develop predictor movements where you're anticipating and not reacting. That said, lag blows. I see no point in having cinema quality graphics if everything moves at an epileptic snail's suffering from nicotine and heroin withdrawal pace .

That's what playing as the sniper class in TF2 is like.  Trying to predict where the enemy is and will be to headshot them.

/last night I was on target
//some nights I can't headshot worth anything
///then I play a diff. class

I recently picked that back up. Man am I out of the loop. Last time I played Mann vs Machine had just come out and I only played that once or twice. I haven't completed one yet and I don't seem to be able to find a random match. Also my connection sucks right now and I can't melee anyone for shiat.

/I'm kind of a class jumper, I use them all-ish
//been avoiding Spy because I am apparently horrendous at sneaking


heh, I've been playing TF2 at least once a week and have yet to complete a Mann vs Machine match.  Then again, I don't even play it, usually just join the 24/7 dustbowl pub server....
 
2014-08-13 09:02:20 AM  
That must be why I hate shooters now.  I can only play them for a short time and really suck unless I get some caffeine.

The only one I play is World Of Tanks and that relies more on strategy and teamwork to win.  Of course I only play random matches so both of those are pretty rare.
 
2014-08-13 10:43:00 AM  
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2014-08-13 01:28:57 PM  

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I think everyone plays WoW gets that one on accident.
 
2014-08-13 04:18:59 PM  

texdent: Raider_dad: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 306x64]

I think everyone plays WoW gets that one on accident.


I remember when that achievement came out and a couple guildies were on vent while they were out leveling and they were all "WTF! The sky turned red! Holy shiat! We just got farking roasted alive by Deathwing!" I know a few people in a LFR group that did intentionally sit around on the Deathwing encounter in order to get that achievement.
 
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