Friday, July 29, 2005

Pinball Wizard?

Blind Teen Amazes With Video-Game Skills

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press Writer

LINCOLN, Neb. - Brice Mellen is a whiz at video games such as "Mortal Kombat." In that regard, the 17-year-old isn't much different from so many others his age. Except for one thing: He's blind.

And as he easily dispatched foes who took him on recently at a Lincoln gaming center, the affable and smiling Mellen remained humble.

"I can't say that I'm a superpro," he said, working the controller like an extension of his body. "I can be beat."

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and the fully-sighted President Bush can't stay on a Segway or his mountain bike.


Sigh.