Game Document is Notable for Something Besides the Game

In 2000, a gamer known as rsln released his Super Metroid Speed Guide and FAQ. Take a look through the whole thing, or even just the disclaimer blurb above, and see if you can figure out what makes it unique. You don’t have to know anything about the game, or any game, to see what it is.

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You can try to figure it out for yourself, or you can follow the Twitter thread, or you can continue reading to find out what makes this document special.

Fully by word choice. In about 1700 lines of text. You might say that his misspelling of “missile” might be cheating, but it’s spelled the same way throughout the entire guide. Commenters at Twitter and at Boing Boing recall typists and early computer adopters they knew who would do this all the time. It’s one of those stylistic things you do to show off (whether anyone notices or not) that eventually becomes an ingrained habit. -via Boing Boing

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