PS3 gamer overcomes disability with custom controller

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    Quite honestly I find this amazing. The power of the human will is so amazing it can overcome physical disablities to do what it wants.
     
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    Interesting. But my only question, is it REALLY worth it just to play video games?
     
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    @silent sniper: Apparently it is, to this guy. That's a whole lot of trouble to go through just to make a custom control system.

    Wish we had some background on the guy. I'm guessing he was a gamer who was in an accident, and wasn't satisfied with the thought of the remainder of his life without his games.

    Very admirable.
     
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    [​IMG] this is one serious dude
     
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    and when he's playing (insert PS3 equivalent of Halo 3 here) and calls you a fag... that's an insult!
     
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    I respect him in the strangest ways possible, one question. If he has disabilities, then how did he make it? Did he tell someone what to do or did some one did it for him?(if this is the truth, that other guy should get the credit)
     
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    Caught that a few hours ago on the PS boards, very admirable and inspiring. What wasn't were some of the comments in that thread. I thought the Xbox forums were where all of the immature dipsticks went, oh well. At least the mods got to the thread before it got outta hand.

    To him it was, apparently. If you had a disability, would you be compelled to find an alternative way to keep your hobby? I like to think most of us would.
     
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    "Here is my adaptive ps3 controller that I use to play. Please leave questions and feedback!Design by me, Built by http://www.gimpgear.us/videogaming.htm http://www.broadenedhorizons.com/videogaming.html mark Felling who deserves 75% credit for building. please let other disabled know about us."

    That was in the first post in his thread.
     
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    that's true dedication right there...

    crazy man still loves his games no matter what...you gotta respect that. [​IMG]

    - not crazy as in his disability but crazy as in...awesome!
     
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    I wonder what kind of condition he has, does he have other people post on forums for him or what?
    I assume he cannot stand as the video of the machine is not taken by him and he's in the same exact positioning as in the pictures.
    Although he said he wants to play football games with his friends who like football, could be awkward, but it still seems like he's bed-ridden.
    This whole thing is something I cannot grasp, though.
     
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    Then I wasn't reading [​IMG]
     
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    You may not be able to, but since I was never supposed to be able to walk, I can grasp it quite well.

    Both he, and his companion in modification, have my utmost respect.
     
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    I want to know where the TV is? From his position there he looks like he is watching the ceiling.
     
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    That might be the real situation

    Or, it might be under that desk there (see, his head is bocked by that desk with wires on it)

    I wonder what button he assigned for his feet though?
     
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    a true gamer [​IMG]
     
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    For those having trouble seeing what's in the pic...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ahh now I see.
     
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    haha, it does look like he's looking at the ceiling.
    this guy is awesome, shows what people with disabilities can really do. guess we cant really say disabilities any more.
     

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