Host of Baldwin players selected to South soccer squad

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Kyoto arcade
Top Soccer Players

Image by Ethan Hein
Inside Kyoto’s Teramachi-dori mall. These guys are all playing martial arts games in the Tekken/Street Fighter vein. You would think the arcades would be packed with all the top of the line stuff, cutting-edge graphics and so forth, and I did see some impressive displays of technology. But there’s also a lot of touchingly old-school stuff. Street Fighter II is still hot with the kids, and that’s what, a twenty year old game? They also have a really big thing for computerized mah-jongg, with graphics reminiscent of Windows solitaire.

On the more technologically advanced tip, there are big networked multiplayer strategy games that you control with a deck of magnetized cards. It’s like Magic: The Gathering, except in real time. The game reads the cards’ content and location when you slide them around on the magnetized table. So for instance, in the medieval Japanese warfare game, each card is a battalion of samurai that you’re maneuvering on the battlefield. In the soccer game, each card is a player on your team. You’re shuffling these cards around, competing against five other players, doing the joystick and buttons, talking on your cell phone, drinking energy drinks and chainsmoking Marlboro Lights, all at once. To me, this looks like about as much fun as being an air-traffic controller, exciting in its way but stressful above all else. I consider myself a gamer, and I can hold my own among casual American players, but I didn’t last thirty seconds against some of the games in this arcade. The level of discipline these guys (and girls, in steadily growing numbers) bring to bear even on their afterschool timewasting is humbling indeed. I shudder to imagine the pressure they’re under at school.

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Host of Baldwin players selected to South soccer squad
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Baldwin County will have four girls and three boys playing soccer for the South sides next month in the 15th North-South all-star games in July.
Read more on BaldwinCountyNow.com

Host of Baldwin players selected to South soccer squad
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Baldwin County will have four girls and three boys playing soccer for the South sides next month in the 15th North-South all-star games in July.
Read more on BaldwinCountyNow.com

Host of Baldwin players selected to South soccer squad
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Baldwin County will have four girls and three boys playing soccer for the South sides next month in the 15th North-South all-star games in July.
Read more on BaldwinCountyNow.com

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