Child’s Play

Perhaps this is a strange way to start my blog about video games and video gaming, but, being the Holiday season, I thought I’d mention Child’s Play. Created in 2003 by Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade fame, Child’s Play has received donations totalling over 3.5 million dollars to children hospitals around the world.

Child’s Play strikes a certain chord with me. There was a time when I had a cousin in Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, and I stumbled across a video game room somewhere inside the hospital while visiting. I was astonished by the fact there were old, 1980s coin-op arcade games galore. Games like Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, and a few others I’m forgetting. For me it was a treasure trove, and I spent the next two hours playing Asteroids. But while those games are great, they are considerably dated. None of the patients who were able to play them had any interest in them as it was the 32 bit, N64/Playstation generation; those old arcade boxes were archaic compared to the new 3D environments the current hardware offered. Thus, when I first heard of Child’s Play, I jumped right in and started donating what little I could.

Any gamer could tell you how playing a good game can divert your attention from your own reality, and no one could use a better diversion than sick children. Gamer or not, please consider a donation to make the lives of children across the world a little brighter. And if you are unable to right now, Child’s Play accepts donations throughout the year, so don’t hesitate to give a little come July.

Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, and etc. everyone.

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