I’ve got three links:
The first one is a description of evo moment 37. The second is a Doom 2 custom map that someone built. And the last one is an in depth breakdown on a challenge on Super Mario 64.
What do all three of these links have in common? They highlight people being absolutely unreasonably good at video games. Don’t get me wrong though. I think it’s fantastic that people are capable of being so good at anything and this includes video games. However, I also can’t help but think that there is some change that can be done in society such that these people’s hard work and expertise can be more productive. What’s going on in these tiny samples of video games at large is after all rather impressive; there’s much more where this came from.
I don’t think the answer is gamification. More like finding opportunities for people with this sort of potential to have the leeway to be excellent in the world.