Common teenage gamers would rate me a 10/10 "DUDE YOU'RE A FUCKING LEGEND!!!" more experienced gamers consider me an 8-9 gamer.
But in comparison to REAL Nerdish gamers I'm hardly any good. I'd score myself a 7.. maybe an 8 when all genres considered.
I've been a gamer since I was 5 :D
Haha, same here. Once I went to visit The Art of Video Games at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and got in line for the Pac-Man demo. I started doing well and the kids behind me started saying stuff like "this guy's really good!" That was a nice ego boost :D
Like you I've been playing games since I was a kid, so I have a strong foundation. Like anything, mastering video games is all about practice. I'm best at games like Mario Kart, Smash Bros (made it to the finals in a tournament), and shooters like GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, TimeSplitters, etc.
Right but I think some games require a lot of skills. Like even if I played, Touhou Imperishable Night, for damn eternity, I would still not be able to complete this game! it's simply meant to be impossibly difficult for the average human being LOL. But I may have been able to if I practised Shoot'em Ups since I was a kid.
Children can acquire skills that adults simply can't. Kids are endlessly curious and almost have no distractions at all. One thing that an adult can't have. So if you missed your chance to obtain certains skills as a kid.. you probably lost that skill forever. You can still become, for instance a decent pianist, but you wont be one of the best!
The first game I remember playing was Konami's Super Cobra for MSX. My first inspirational game was Penguin Adventure, my brother beat it twice when he was 8 yet I still can't beat it to this day. how embarassing is that? xD