Blind Game Whiz

Blinded since birth, his disability didn’t stop Brice Mellen from whooping his opponents’ collective asses.

He’s a whiz when it comes to beat-em-up games like Mortal Kombat and Soul Calibur II. Quote from the article:

Blind since birth when his optic nerve didn’t connect because of Leber’s disease, Mellen honed his video game skills over the years through patient and not-so-patient playing, memorizing key joystick operations and moves in certain games, asking lots of questions and paying particular attention to audio cues. He worked his way up from games such as “Space Invaders” and “Asteroid,” onto the modern combat games.

“I guess I don’t know how I do it, really,” Mellen said, as he continued playing while facing away from the screen. “It’s beyond me.”

Wikipedia has more info on Leber’s Disease.

3 responses to “Blind Game Whiz”.

  1. Dabido (Teflon) Says:

    To Quote the WHO: That deaf dumb and blind kid, sure plays a mean pinball! 🙂

  2. Lainie Says:

    SHIT….god damn respect man

  3. Lainie Says:

    uhm…pardon language…