Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gaming Links

I'm still in severely diminished capacity mode, but here are a few links while I try to get past this virus.

First off, Child's Play has kicked off for 2008. Here's a description from the website:
Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child’s Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over two million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since our inception.

One of the things I've always particularly liked about Penny Arcade is that it would have been easy to just cash in on the popularity of the comic strip without feeling any greater obligation to the community. They didn't do that, though, and Child's Play is the best example.

You may remember Allen Varney as the writer who had an article in every issue of The Escapist for what seemed like the first two years of its publication. He's now started the Ninjalistics website, billed as "Your top quality provider of corporate assasination and sabotage solutions." That's tongue in cheek--I think.

There's a post over at Engadget about a disabled gamer building a custom PS3 controller, and here's a description:
With the help of an engineer, he made an "adaptive controller" that allows him to game with the pros despite serious disabilities. 20 out of 25 functions are accounted for by the system, and he uses his fingers, toes, and even his tongue to play...

It's an incredible piece of work, and the pictures (page 2 of the forum thread after you click on the "read" link) are beyond description.

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