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08-09-2012, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
But we're not talking about the game itself. We're talking about evaluating individual players in history.

That's still your answer. People see the game with its evolution, and the game is made up of the players playing it.

Hence, today's version of player becomes the "standard" (rightly or wrongly) because the association becomes that "they're the best so far."

It probably doesn't hurt that the players of today have more easily referenced body of work (and this will always be the case, if for no other reason than their games are played more recently and easier to remember - never mind technological improvements).

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