Your typical videogame controller mod is usually for looks, style or function. But rarely are they ever for necessity.
Dedicated gamer KitsuneYume of the PlayStation boards had to mod his controllers, though, as his condition leaves him unable to use a regular hand-held game controller. Inspired by some of the hottest upcoming games, KitsuneYume made things work, working with an engineer to devise an adaptive controller to help him get his game on.
From his posts on the PlayStation message boards:
KitsuneYume worked with broadenedhorizons.com and a gentleman named Mark Felling of GimpGear to create his custom controller, which uses movements of his tounge and sips or puffs of air in straws to control games. Fingers and toes help round out many of the other controls.
Kitsune's goal was to share the news with others that may be handicapped, letting them know that a solution is available. Good on him, and good on the the people that are helping him out, including an unnamed donor that paid for some special switches he needed.
In another post he says, "Since 1986 I have lived for gaming and will continue to do so for eternity."
KitsuneYume, you are an inspiration to gamers everywhere, living proof that you can't keep a good gamer down. See you online, man.
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