E3: UFC’s Royce Gracie on gaming, training, being a champ

So I got to meet Royce Gracie at E3 this year, and I wasn’t surprised to find that this long-time UFC Champion is basically a human machine. I felt sort of like a young John Connor from Terminator 2 while talking to him — filled with a bizarre mix of fascination, fear, and most of all, respect.

That feeling was accentuated by the fact that he was constantly punching me in the arm while we were talking. I thought at any second he might crush my larynx, and that was awesome. He also had a lot to say about the psychology of gaming, training and the two games he’s promoting — UFC Trainer for Kinect and next year’s UFC Undisputed title game. 

I still sort of wish he had crushed my Larynx.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes