A lot of these kids are a lot younger than that. But tell yourself whatever makes you feel better... If you have some great COD skill, then great, good for you.
I personally do not see playing videos games as skill, I see it as entertainment, just like watching movies.
It does require hand eye coordination, and in Japan they have some surgeons play video games to enhance hand eye coordination.
I just play for entertainment and find that its not that hard, and does not take much effort.
You are probably skilled at video games which is why you enjoy it and find it does not require much effort.
As I said, I will not compare it to work skills which often require intensive training and knowledge base.
But having said this, BO2 is one of the least skillful FPS going around. Anyone could pick it up and autoaim to victory.
u need to get off your high horse and stop talking down to people. ooohh my job people can lose lives.... who really cares what you do?? you could be a freakin bus driver for all anybody knows...your head should be in a book studying to get better instead of talking about yourself to complete strangers about how important you are on an internet game forum.
cooking takes skill whether you are a house wife or master chef, it doesnt depend on what you think is important in life, playing a guitar takes skill (even children can do it) as do video games.
Finding the right combination to use on weapons.
Figuring out the other team's strategy and how I am going to defeat it (sometimes easier than others).
Using a variety of weapons to unlock camos, took me out of my comfort zone.
Learning to control engagements, was a significant shift for me at the beginning.
There are plenty of things, but I enjoy challenging myself. I like that they evened the playing field somewhat.. who wants to win every match by huge numbers and never have to struggle?
I guess I agree with you. Although I see most of those things as higher mental functions (complex strategisation) than skills. I guess they are planning and adaptive skills.
I also enjoy challenging myself, and I love playing in a level playing field. Better yet, I love playing against better players and trying to rise to the occasion.
My reference to BO2 requiring less skill than other FPS is reference to its gunfights specifically - the bread and butter of an FPS.