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March 28, 2008

Never mock an ex-Marine

It turns out mad FPS video game skills do not necessarily translate into the real world. And vice versa.

One of the people I worked with had been a Marine before he went on to the natural next thing of selling online ads. You would expect somebody that previously had a career in the art of killing would be fantastic at a computer game that was all about guns. He was terrible, really terrible. You would find him in a corner looking the wrong way while you crept up on him and 'fragged' his character. He once managed to kill himself with the sniper rifle, a feat that none of the rest of us could reproduce, even when we tried.

Not to worry, he returns the lesson.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 28, 2008 06:23 AM