Sunday, June 05, 2005

What shoot-em-ups can teach the rest of the world

Boing Boing: What shoot-em-ups can teach the rest of the world
Jane Pinckard's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Video Games, Part One translates the strategies of shoot-em-up games into real-world wisdom, with hilarious cube-farm illustrations.

2. Always, always be moving. This is most true in multiplayer. Don't hang around waiting, because even though you have the sniper rifle, they might have the shotgun. You're just asking to be sneaked up on. This is a great technique to apply to the office. Walking around, everyone sees that you are there, but you always look busy, on your way to doing something else. They can't pin you down to ask you to do stuff. Plus, it's just good exercise.

Ah, just in time for the legendary LAN party this weekend. How to apply those hard earned skills to the real world. Link


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