Nintendo lets a guy with terminal phase cancer play SSBU early

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  1. Noctosphere
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    Just saw that on news
    There was that guy who has cancer, terminal phase, who is a gamer
    Nintendo did a kind move for him
    They letted him and 2 of his friends play Super Smash Bros Ultimate early

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    thats why nintendo is the best out of the big three :o (kindness aspect - dont want to start a fanboy shit here)
    i doubt sony / microsoft would do such a thing

    nice move of them
     
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    Nintendo likely only did this as a publicity stunt.
    Hype it up even more.
     
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    sure, it surely was for publicity
    But indeed, in a good way :D
     
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    they did that in the past too - ofc it has also a positive effect in marketing, but saying they only do it for that is kinda bold towards bigN and the fellow gamer who's going to die soon.
     
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    Better than not doing it at all.
     
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    Microsoft donates millions of dollars each year for cancer funds and so on
     
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    yeah, i remembered after posting. you are right :o)
     
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    Even if it's a PR stunt, it's good one atleast. I'm happy he got to play it!
     
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    Any company would do it really, don't blame them neither.
    Great PR! but in reality, they really don't give a shit about the other person.
     
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    It was a nice gesture, but its nothing new. There was a destiny player who had 7 brain surgeries and Bungie gifted him a unique scout rifle. 2k/Gearbox has a fan who passed away in the game as an NPC who gifts you stuff. etc. Its basically the same as capitalistic companies pretending to take sides on current political issues making you think they are on your side, thus getting you to buy more of their stuff. When in reality, they dont honestly care about you and your views.
     
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    The billionaire people should focus and donate each year for cancer/diseases funds. It will be helpful and speed processing to end the cancer/disease much quicker. No, I have seen many Billionaire people donate other silly things instead of disease funds. SADLY!
     
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    Even if they did it for publicity, it was still nice of them and better than not doing it at all. I’m glad he got a chance to play in case he didn’t make it to release, and I hope he’s doing okay.
     
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    they don't want to find a cure they are making way too much $ treating it.
     
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    sadly true :(
     
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    Yeah, thats why I am not surprised. What a sick and selfish!
     
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    I really appreciate this! This shows a big big heart :yay:
     
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    How so ? Cancer treatment in Belgium costs less then a 1000 euro. My grandmother had breastcancer and she got like 900 euro back and her km's to the hospital back and forth were paid for. Not everybody lives in a country where capitalism is the main focus.
     
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    This guy must dump the game
     
  20. Noctosphere
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    He's not talking about government
    Government don't make shit with cancer, they don't try to find a cure or anything like
    Drug companies however, receives hundreds of millions every year for cure for cancer
    Why would THEY release a cure if they still can make money?
    Hell, even government invest money for it...
     
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