|Good point. I find the availability of games on my console incredible and get excited about the prospect of mixing it up, playing different ones online each night with my friends. In practice, we play the same game over and over. Because it takes 3 or 4 hours of concerted effort each time you pick up a new game to become competent.|
The answer ain't a wiimote, though. Athletes are skilled at multiple games because they have access to the controls (their bodies) 24 hours a day. So do we, for that matter (our own bodies, not theirs... unless you're dating an athlete). Also, while the rules of each sport vary, the controls are identical - if you want to move your right arm, you move your right arm, as you have since you mastered the concept as a toddler. The only way gaming can reach the level you describe is when it includes a direct neural interface. I.e. the character in game moves and responds exactly as you do (or as you will yourself to - you'd have to be immobilized... maybe sedated). Gaming has to reach a sort of interconnected, digitally guided dream state. I give it 20 years.
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