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Posted by StarvingGamer

@NYChrisG: Wanted to also say welcome to the site. I've been a big fan of your play, especially everything you manage to get out of Ryu. I can't wait to see what you manage to accomplish with all the new tools he's getting in UMvC3.

Posted by PoisonJam7

I suck at fighting games, and I don't really like them. But this was a pretty cool article. I was expecting this "8-year-old prodigy" to be from Taiwan or Japan; I'm sure I'm not the only one. ;)

Posted by Coffeestains

Man this kid is just way overhyped.

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

Is he a special needs kid?

Posted by 137

@jkuc316 said:

Great, an 8 year old kid is better than me in MvC3 :(

tell me about it!

Posted by GioVANNI
@cide said:

"I can either let him go outside, smoke pot, run around with gang members--"

Funny, theres always so much ganja at EVO... there were less people smoking at the MW2 midnight release. Good for the kid, but his mom is pretty jaded thinking gamers aren't just your average, everyday delinquents.

I don't think we'll see any shooting at Evo any time soon.
Posted by Flappy
@NYChrisG: Keep on doing your thing and rep NYC to the fullest; Lord knows I'm nowhere near good enough!  Welcome to Giantbomb!
Posted by SunnyD

  

    
  You too can play like Noah.
Posted by Tim_the_Corsair

Great article. Sounds like a nice kid with a good dad, and that is awesome.

Posted by JamesKond

As always, really great article Patrick!

Posted by Fire_Of_The_Wind

Reminds me of Mike Ross' documentary:
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/714815/focus-an-original-movie-about-street-fighter-champion-mike-ross-g4-films/

Posted by YukoAsho

It's great to see his dad supporting him like this.  I hope we see Noah grow up on the tournament scene. :)
 
Don't let the haters get you, kiddo. :)

Edited by sissylion

Moises Solis sounds like an awesome father. Klepek kills it as he is wont to do.

Posted by The_Nubster
@OracleXIII said:
and how exactly do they explain this kid playing M rated games?
Because most stable people understand a game is a game and nothing more.@Scarabus said:
MvC3 is a toy game. This just confirms it.
u just jelly, son
Posted by Doctorchimp
@NYChrisG: I like your Ryu, your hair and your Casey Jones from Ninja Turtles accent.
 
I was rooting for you pretty hard when you played Wong at CEO. 
Posted by Mesoian

@Burn1n9m4n: This x10000

Posted by Burn1n9m4n

Hit Box has a video of him on their site using the stickless joystick. Apparently after 5 minutes he had learned how to use the stick. Oh how I wish I still had the neuroplasticity of an 8 year old brain!

Posted by WatanabeKazuma
@ryanwho said:
@BagManForHire said:

@ryanwho said:

You know your "sport" isn't really a sport when an 8 year old can dominate it.

Really, so soccer isn't a sport when a 14yr oldout there playing with men? skills are skills no matter the age.

He was 15 his first game, about twice as old as this kid. Yeah, that's totally the same.
...and Freddy Adu isn't that good a player, truth be told.
Posted by Kapwan

@Mesoian:Oh yeah Kayo is cool people. Me and my friends played a few casual matches against her in AE. Every time she won a match she'd look back at her opponent and would playfully taunt them in Japanese.

Posted by mutha3
@ryanwho said:
@BagManForHire said:

@ryanwho said:

You know your "sport" isn't really a sport when an 8 year old can dominate it.

Really, so soccer isn't a sport when a 14yr oldout there playing with men? skills are skills no matter the age.

He was 15 his first game, about twice as old as this kid. Yeah, that's totally the same.
One is physically taxing, and the other isn't? Pretty sure its physically impossible for an 8 year old to keep up with an adult.
 
Also, this kid isn't just  "an 8 year old", he's a talented one. Like hell you'd be able to do the same.....Much like Nicholas Nip would wipe the floor with your ass at chess, even when he was 7 years old.
Posted by Ohvee

@ryanwho said:

You know your "sport" isn't really a sport when an 8 year old can dominate it.

No, it just means that age doesn't necessarily correlate with skill.

Posted by ryanwho
@BagManForHire said:

@ryanwho said:

You know your "sport" isn't really a sport when an 8 year old can dominate it.

Really, so soccer isn't a sport when a 14yr oldout there playing with men? skills are skills no matter the age.

He was 15 his first game, about twice as old as this kid. Yeah, that's totally the same.
Posted by FLStyle

@NYChrisG: Welcome to Giant Bomb! It's pretty unique among the general gaming websites. Glad to have you. Don't think Noah's got a Twitter, someone from the FGC will probably blow the internet up when he does.

Posted by BagManForHire

@ryanwho said:

You know your "sport" isn't really a sport when an 8 year old can dominate it.

Really, so soccer isn't a sport when a 14yr oldout there playing with men? skills are skills no matter the age.

Edited by George_Hukas

"I can either let him go outside, smoke pot, run around with gang members--"

Funny, theres always so much ganja at EVO... there were less people smoking at the MW2 midnight release. Good for the kid, but his mom is pretty jaded thinking gamers aren't just your average, everyday delinquents.

Edited by Mesoian

@Kapwan: Trap or not, Kayo Police is adorable.

Posted by LiquidSwords

This was my first year watching EVO and there was so many highlights for! Noah was one of those and I won't forget it! Wish nothing for the best for this kid!

I was watching the IPlayWinner stream last night, whenever some one picked Hulk, Wesker and Sentinel, they called it Team Noah.

Posted by NYChrisG

This is my first time on GiantBomb... pretty cool site. I'm usually on just fighting related site but this is very cool with all these quests. It's like a game. Thanks to my supporters "standing up" for me. I'm really cool with all the "Baby Killer", "Dream Killer", "Child abuser" comments from Evo and back. I'll tell you that nobody wanted to play Noah, it just so happens that our paths crossed. It's both our rookie year except I'm just 8 years older. Noah is going to be amazing... in fact his hardest challenge is going to be interested in video games once he discovers girls. I can relate to this story, except I limited support. It's refreshing to see such strong parental support despite the financial situation making the choice difficult.
 
Does anyone know if Noah got a twitter yet? Here is my Twitter if anyone is interested in following @NYChrisG

Posted by ryanwho

You know your "sport" isn't really a sport when an 8 year old can dominate it.

Posted by FourWude
@Kapwan said:

@FourWude said:

I was too busy watching Aris "The Beard" hit on Kayo Police on stream 2. Best commentary ever.

I could hear the cheers for this kid in the background.

They even have a T-shirt of it now http://www.avoidingthepuddle.com/news/2011/8/15/pre-order-the-new-atp-shirt.html


Shirt is actually really good. As one poster commented, they should have had the words, "Get out of here Jimmy!" on it, instead of Avoiding the Puddle, which could have been printed on the rear.
Posted by Kapwan

@FourWude said:

I was too busy watching Aris "The Beard" hit on Kayo Police on stream 2. Best commentary ever.

I could hear the cheers for this kid in the background.

Best commentary ever.

They even have a T-shirt of it now http://www.avoidingthepuddle.com/news/2011/8/15/pre-order-the-new-atp-shirt.html

Posted by Slaker117

Granted, I don't read all of Patrick's articles, but this one stuck out to me as being particularity well done. More like this, Klepek

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Posted by MisterMouse

And maybe in interviewing the child, less questions with a yes or no answer, or one word answers is what you should strive for.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

This kid is infinitely better at fighting games than I am. In that he can win.

Posted by jillsandwich

And of course he's best at the most ridiculously complicated fighter out there. 
I'm just kidding, this is a really awesome story, and the kid's dad seems to be really supportive. I look forward to hearing more about this kid.

Posted by Kartana

The term "Wunderkind" just got raped!

Posted by FourWude

I was too busy watching Aris "The Beard" hit on Kayo Police on stream 2. Best commentary ever.

I could hear the cheers for this kid in the background.

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG
@Keeng said:
@Jaunty said:
This is the greatest article I've read on this site.
I feel the same.
I agree, Im glad Patrick was hired
Posted by DerekDanahy

Good read Patrick.

Posted by Alphazero

Tiger Woods had stories like this on him when he was little. Just remember Noah, if you want to hook up with lots of waitresses when you're older, don't get married first. Get married after.

Posted by Slaneesh
@swat200 said:
Ladies and gents THAT is a great parent.
Fuck yeah!
Posted by Hizang

It is understandable that he was quiet on the phone, children that young do not even get awkward silences lol.

Posted by ajamafalous

I watched him live. When he pulled out that round three upset I got chills.

Posted by Rem45

Nice and Insightful Piece.

Posted by longstarrr

Great god damn article. I first saw Noah at Evo and I really wanted to know more about him.

Posted by Skogen

Disappointed that there was no mention of Chris G in the article. Someone who actually knows how to block and not get baited into super armor attacks.

Posted by Keeng
@Jaunty said:
This is the greatest article I've read on this site.
I feel the same.
Posted by MrMazz

good shit Kleppeck I love this stuff

Posted by swat200

Ladies and gents THAT is a great parent.

Posted by Ghost407

Great piece Patrick! I love this stuff!

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