I'm not confused. I'm 34 years old myself. My career is working out great for me, and I have many other hobbies besides gaming. Most of which include the outdoors. I like my games to be a challenge to learn and play. I don't know why you think all games have to be relaxing. I have meditation, swimming pool, and booze to relax me
That's probably where we differ. Gaming to me isn't relaxation time, it's stimulation time. I'm sure I'm not alone in this as I hear people around here talk all the time about how boring, and dumbed-down games feel these days. As a coder, I completely avoid my computer when I want to kick back. I actually like to wrench on my Jeep to relax. I find that after a long day at work using my brain on code, putting my hands to work on my vehicles is very refreshing.
As far as reaction speed goes, I know I'm not as fast as some of the sugar eating kids around here. Doesn't matter though because I have learned other skills in games that more than make up for it. Seems to work, because no matter what FPS game it is, it's only a short matter of time before I'm near the top of the score list on a regular basis. I don't consider myself elite because I don't play enough, but I am certainly way above average, which is fine by me. Anything more would require not having much of a life outside of gaming and work. Would also equal a divorce
I've decided that it's like any other skill. You become a veteran through "surviving" for so long that you just tend to do the right thing without thinking about it no matter where you are. Most of the kids I know that have fast twitch, aren't very strategic. Those are the skills I learned early on when FPS games were actually challenging. Quake 1/2 high speed, and Tribes 1/2 multi-dimentional battle tought me the most.
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"This is Red 5, I'm going in."
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He cut the possum's face off then cut around the eye socket. In the center of the belt buckle, where the possum's eye would be, he has placed a small piece of wood from his old '52 Ford's home made railroad tie bumper. Damn, he misses that truck.