Meet Get Well Gamers, the charity helping hospital patients play

As we speak, he’s packing another package to arrive at a hospital in time for Christmas: a couple of Nintendo DS consoles along with Pokémon, Dragon Quest, and other titles that will suit everyone. (Whoever gets Mario vs. Donkey Kong is in for a treat.) However, Craw has suitcases full of age-rated 18 games in his apartment, and a copy of Rockstar’s controversial thriller Manhunt 2 for Wii is floating around in the depot. Grand Theft Auto 5 is the most donated item. He remembers one of their first professional photo shoots with volunteers, kids and of course games.

“The picture is beautiful, everyone’s eyes are open, the boy is adorable…but he’s holding a copy of Grand Theft Auto.”

A quick photoshop ensued, replacing GTA with the notoriously awful Sonic the Hedgehog ’06.

“We’ve been trending on Reddit for a while.”

Nevertheless, nothing is wasted, adult titles and rarities are exchanged or sold. The key is knowing what to pull from the deck. I spy on a collection of Japanese RPGs in the original language. A number of original PS3s are now waiting to be listed on eBay – the “fat” model is backwards compatible with PS2 games and therefore popular with collectors.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gaming/features/meet-get-gamers-charity-helping-hospital-patients-play/ Meet Get Well Gamers, the charity helping hospital patients play


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