When I was kid, my friends and I would spend countless hours talking about video games -- discussing our favorites, sharing secret tricks, and comparing high scores. I can distinctly remember listening to Robert Mamos tell us how to beat Track and Field, by holding a pen between one's fingers to more quickly hit the two buttons over and over again, getting up enough speed to set the long jump record.
Of course, we were kids then -- sixth grade, junior high school, and maybe even into high school. It's one thing to be deeply enmeshed in video games at a young age... it's another thing to be playing them when older (and there's nothing wrong with that)... and then there's my anonymous friend, who pulled me aside this past weekend to show me something on his PDA:
Yes, he'd been playng a video game and took a snapshot of his high score so that he could show it to friends.