How I play video games with my disability.





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Published on May 19, 2010

One of the things I get asked a lot is how I play ps3, how I manage the controller when I have absolutely no finger function. So I thought I'd film me playing to show everyone how I do it, and also why I'm not the most skilled gamer.

Hmm.. I probably should have commentated while playing... ah well! :P

Here is a little about my disability, then I'l try and explain exactly how I manage the controller as you can't really see it all.

I did have a fully functioning human body until I accidentally broke it on a bouncy castle. I broke my neck at level c5/c6 but with the way it healed i'm more of a c6/c7 complete. Which means that I'm paralyzed roughly from the nipples down. I have no movement in my legs or trunk, and my arms are affected meaning the muscles at the back are weaker. I also can't move any of my fingers, which can be a bit of a bitch, but I get by fine with various techniques I have developed. My brain is 100% intact, so having old ladies coming up to you in the street and talking to you like you're a child is a little annoying.. but I aint bitter.

So I play a lot of video games and it took me a while to figure out the techniques to allow me to play at a reasonable level (I do have my good games! :P). So for MW2, I use my left palm or ball of my hand for the left stick, have to take my hand off it to use my thumb for the D-pad. I vary between using my right hand i a similar fashion for the right stick, and twisting my left hand over so I can aim while I shoot. I press L1 with my right index finger as I press R1 to shoot with the base of my thumb (kinda where it turns into a thumb from being wrist). For L2 and R2 I use my right middle finger whilst aiming the right stick with my left hand. For the buttons on the right I use my thumb, having to take my hand off of the right stick or trigger buttons. I switched to tactical so I crouch with R3, I had to as I kept going to aim and swinging my knife.. but now I see to be hitting circle by accident and doing the same! grr..

So that's basically it, that's how I roll! (no pun intended) :P

*Ok, I've had loads of people asking how I typed all that, every time I answer it my comment eventually gets pushed down... so... I use my thumbs, pushing down on them by moving my wrists and fore arm. It isn't the fastest but I get by at a reasonable speed. I have tried a couple of different types of software, but to be honest.. I'd rather just do it myself! :D

If you have any questions leave a comment below, on my channel or in a PM if you don't want the world to see. :D


Oh, and THANK YOU!


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Blog: http://crippleindustries.com/

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