Category Archives: Opinions and Personal

Giving Disabled Gamers A Voice

*Header image courtesy of Ian Hamilton’s Twitter: @ianhamilton_* I pride myself on being a gamer. Despite my physical limitations, I have yet to let my disease prevent me from partaking in my favorite hobby. My consoles, handhelds and computer provide gateways to hundreds of realms, where none of my avatars have been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II. However,

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Press Start: The Life Of A Disabled Gamer

*Header image courtesy of Microsoft* Over the past few years, I’ve written quite a lot about my disability. I’ve had professors, friends, family and complete strangers read my articles, giving them small glimpses of how I cope with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II. Some of my pieces are humorous, others serious, yet they all have a core message: physically speaking,

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The Emotional Roller-coaster of Nintendo’s Latest Direct

*Header image courtesy of Nintendo* On June 5, Nintendo announced that their latest Direct would focus solely on the Pokémon franchise. Immediately, my mind began to (unfortunately) fill with countless possibilities. Maybe we would finally see footage of the fabled Pokémon Stars, a Nintendo Switch version of the 3DS’ Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon! Or, what if Niantic added accessibility

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I Need Healing!

I hate being sick. Unfortunately, my disability has the capability to turn minor colds into full-blown pandemics, only curable through a proverbial cocktail of antibiotics and steroids. Very rarely does this method fail, but if and when it does, I am forced to leave the comforts of my home, trading my poster-filled walls for the dull orange paint of a

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