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Mr Nightman

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Figured what the hell, might as well make a thread like this. So any fellow gaf gamers out there in wheelchairs? Figured starting a thread like this would help me and others to make new friends, and would love some more people to play with on bad co 2 and cod black ops.

Guess I can start first, I have been in a wheelchair since I was like 13 or so from having duchennes muscular dystrophy, so been in one for about 7.5 years now. I do have a badass 20,000 dollar electric wheelchair out of it all :lol
 

Mr Nightman

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This is just like mine, only difference it the seat is a nicer one fit to my size and the foot rest is one single platform. Also has tilt and lift features, really nice fucking chair, cost more than the van that transports it :lol
 

Mr Nightman

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I <3 Memes said:
Just read up on duchennes muscular dystrophy. Damnit man.
Yea definitely is a rough illness, but I try not to think about it, just live each day having fun :D
 

h3ro

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Happy to see you have such a great outlook, Nightman!

I'm currently in my Residency training specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitative Medicine and coincidentally, we also had our MDA clinic today. Had a couple of Becker's patients today, no DMD though. DMD and Beckers are tough diseases to fight, glad you have found an outlet for enjoyment. :)
 

Mr Nightman

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Meadows said:
You probably know about this already but:

http://www.ablegamers.com/

There's a specialist gaming website for every sub-community out there! Gay, Disabled, Deaf people and many more!

Plus that wheelchair is pimp as fuck.
Hell yea pretty much an office chair/ lazy boy hybrid with motors and wheels :lol
Never heard of this site, pretty badass


h3ro said:
Happy to see you have such a great outlook, Nightman!

I'm currently in my Residency training specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitative Medicine and coincidentally, we also had our MDA clinic today. Had a couple of Becker's patients today, no DMD though. DMD and Beckers are tough diseases to fight, glad you have found an outlet for enjoyment. :)
Hell yea games and music help a great deal, thats awesome you had an experience with md patients
 

Boney

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That's a sweet ride my man! I bet it can shoot lazers or somethig.

I'd totally play stuff but I don't wanna pay for Live and my computer is shit. And you're a fan of Sunny, I know we'd get along.
 

Mik2121

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Mr Nightman said:
Figured starting a thread like this would help me and others to make new friends,
You don't need to say you're on a wheelchair to get some new friends around here ;)

Oh and that chair looks great (?). Can it hold drinks or something? Then it would be just perfect :D
 

Mr Nightman

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Mik2121 said:
You don't need to say you're on a wheelchair to get some new friends around here ;)

Oh and that chair looks great (?). Can it hold drinks or something? Then it would be just perfect :D
Unfortunately no cup holders, I just rest one on the foot rest between my feet works great :lol
 

h3ro

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Mr Nightman said:
Unfortunately no cup holders, I just rest one on the foot rest between my feet works great :lol
Do me a favor. No giant flags on an antenna on the back. I always get hit by one of my patients huge Buffalo Bills flag when he leaves the exam room. :lol
 

wormstrangler

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I know it's kind of unrelated, but several quotes and interviews point to Valve being interested in catering towards deaf gamers with sign language- most likely with HL3 (aka HL2:Ep3)
 

Mr Nightman

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h3ro said:
Do me a favor. No giant flags on an antenna on the back. I always get hit by one of my patients huge Buffalo Bills flag when he leaves the exam room. :lol
trust me I would never get one haha
 

TheExodu5

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You need to pimp that ride with rockets and shit.

Buddy of mine is in a wheelchair...aside from lolz Kinect, I don't think it's negatively impacted his gaming.

He is on GAF, if he wishes to make himself known. :p
 

Mr Nightman

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TheExodu5 said:
You need to pimp that ride with rockets and shit.

Buddy of mine is in a wheelchair...aside from lolz Kinect, I don't think it's negatively impacted his gaming.

He is on GAF, if he wishes to make himself known. :p
hell yea lol, would love to james bond this bitch. Yea screw kinect, lol, oh and screw rockband 2 for not having an option to drum without the bass pedal, stupid idiots running companies. :lol
 

TheSeks

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wormstrangler said:
I know it's kind of unrelated, but several quotes and interviews point to Valve being interested in catering towards deaf gamers with sign language- most likely with HL3 (aka HL2:Ep3)
They met up with some sign people. Rumor is Alyx's former boyfriend is deaf. I really wonder how well they'll do signs (as a person that signs off/on and is deaf) in Source/Ep: 3.
 

Mr Nightman

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I <3 Memes said:
Well if you play on PC I could use some friends for Bad Company 2.
hell yea man the more the marrier, me and Mr Sandman on gaf are good friends from school, and are always looking for people to team up with, my name on bad co 2 is
Mr Nightman
 

Hobbun

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A good friend of mine was diagnosed with MS early last year. Fortunately he is only in the first stage (relapsing/remitting) and isn't experiencing any flare ups.

@Nightman: You have an awesome attitude. I know from watching my mom, having a positive outlook is a large part in battling any disease in keeping quantity and quality of life. Keep your head high and I wish you all the best!
 

Mr Nightman

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Hobbun said:
A good friend of mine was diagnosed with MS early last year. Fortunately he is only in the first stage (relapsing/remitting) and isn't experiencing any flare ups.

@Nightman: You have an awesome attitude. I know from watching my mom, having a positive outlook is a large part in battling any disease in keeping quantity and quality of life. Keep your head high and I wish you all the best!
Thanks man, yup I have had a pretty rough life, even prior to goin into a wheelchair, so at this point, I just figure oh well lets spend my government check on a phenom 2 quad, and a gtx 460, and play me some bad co 2 :lol

oh and ps: I was kidding about the govt check thing, that covers my bills lol, I have a part time job for that awesome shit :D
 

I <3 Memes

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Alright next time I'm on I will send you a FR. It will be under the name 00_MegaHurtz_00

Just got the game and only have 1 person on my friends list so I could use some good teammates. :lol
 

Mr Nightman

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I <3 Memes said:
Alright next time I'm on I will send you a FR. It will be under the name 00_MegaHurtz_00

Just got the game and only have 1 person on my friends list so I could use some good teammates. :lol
Well badass look forward to joining up

ViolentP said:
I'm looking to get back into BC2. PC or console?
I am on the pc
 

DonMigs85

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I have a gamer buddy who's partially deaf, but he tells me to look at the bright side: At least he doesn't have to waste money on an expensive surround sound system.
More games need to have full closed captioning though.
 

Combichristoffersen

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TheExodu5 said:
http://www.mtexchange.com/pictures/House_stick.jpg[img][/QUOTE]

Did a Google image search for cane. This is what I got

[IMG]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HUe9iYJh3lQ/TNkqiwDEm8I/AAAAAAAAAEM/GXL5CLmUZ1g/s1600/cane20di20Berlusconi.jpg

wtf
 

Mr Nightman

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Lunchbox said:
20,000$ ? that chair costs more than my car.

sorry to hear about your illness
thanks man, I know though crazy how expensive these things are, they are also very heavy this ones prolly 350 or so pounds without me in it
 

Mr Nightman

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Combichristoffersen said:
I think it's a snarky way of saying that you're not a console gamer :lol
haha yea, I still do game a bit on 360 but not nearly as much as pc these days. At this moment my 360 is sitting unplugged on my dresser lol
 

tmaynard

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This thread reminded me of a documentary called Darius Goes West, and now I see that it's completed. At the time, they were just starting their journey.

This is off-topic as far as gaming goes, but I thought I'd share. Such an uplifting looking film.

Watch The Trailer

Adding you on BC2 now. My Steam id is clutter.
 

Mr Nightman

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tmaynard said:
This thread reminded me of a documentary called Darius Goes West, and now I see that it's completed. At the time, they were just starting their journey.

This is off-topic as far as gaming goes, but I thought I'd share. Such an uplifting looking film.

Watch The Trailer

Adding you on BC2 now. My Steam id is clutter.
awesome will add u
 

K.Jack

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I've never revealed to anyone on GAF, that I'm in a wheelchair. Why not now?

I was in a car accident back in '03, in which my spinal cord was bruised at the C5 level. Fortunately, it wasn't a complete severing. The accident left me with all of the feeling in my body, but all I can move below the waist is some of my toes. I also have little gross motor function in my fingers, so I'm technically diagnosed as a quadriplegic, as I have little to no dexterity.

You'd think that this would stop me from gaming. But I said HELL NO. I just realized that there will come a game which I haven't enough function for, and that would be OK.

When I first got out of the hospital, after 3 months, I started off with the PS2, playing JRPGs. I beat the Xenosaga series, then my first real challenge was Odin Sphere. Beat that. GrimGromoire. Beat that.

So I eventually bought a cheap Toshiba laptop, with a crap GMA950 integrated gfx. I downloaded the Dawn Of War demo, and was shocked that the laptop could run it, but more shocked that I could handle the online micro. I ended up playing DoW at the 1500 level (Necrons lol). The game ran at like 15fps though, so I upgraded to a Dell with an 8600M GT.

Now mind you, I can only use my index fingers, so using a standard computer mouse is out. That's why I have to stick with using the touchpad.

Since then, I've successfully played/beaten:
Entire Dawn Of War series
Mass Effect 1 (on Insanity)
Mass Effect 2
Dead Space
Dragon Age: Origins
Alpha Protocol
Borderlands
Crysis
Crysis Warhead
Dark Sector
Fallout 3
Front Mission Evolved
Risen

I could go on with a few more but it's getting excessive. All I'm saying is, if I can play games with just my index fingers, a laptop, and a touchpad, there are no excuses left.

My brother saw me playing Mass Effect 2 the other day, an he's like, "Dude, how do you play so well?" Honestly, I don't know. My mind runs calculations fast enough to keep me in it, I guess.

If the people I beat in RTS knew that I play with one finger on the toouchpad, the other on the keyboard.... oh man it'd be embarrassing :lol

tl;dr - Don't give up. I'm nearing 30 and will never stop gaming, even if just with two fingers.

The downside is that I'm now addicted to having the latest notebook gaming technology. It's an expensive habit.

EDIT: and while we're tossing around figures for wheelchairs, I got DAT M15 E-MOTION set up. We roll like five figure ballers.
 

Mr Nightman

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K.Jack said:
I've never revealed to anyone on GAF, that I'm in a wheelchair. Why not now?

I was in a car accident back in '03, in which my spinal cord was bruised at the C5 level. Fortunately, it wasn't a complete severing. The accident left me with all of the feeling in my body, but all I can move below the waist is some of my toes. I also have little gross motor function in my fingers, so I'm technically diagnosed as a quadriplegic, as I have little to no dexterity.

You'd think that this would stop me from gaming. But I said HELL NO. I just realized that there will come a game which I haven't enough function for, and that would be OK.

When I first got out of the hospital, after 3 months, I started off with the PS2, playing JRPGs. I beat the Xenosaga series, then my first real challenge was Odin Sphere. Beat that. GrimGromoire. Beat that.

So I eventually bought a cheap Toshiba laptop, with a crap GMA950 integrated gfx. I downloaded the Dawn Of War demo, and was shocked that the laptop could run it, but more shocked that I could handle the online micro. I ended up playing DoW at the 1500 level (Necrons lol). The game ran at like 15fps though, so I upgraded to a Dell with an 8600M GT.

Now mind you, I can only use my index fingers, so using a standard computer mouse is out. That's why I have to stick with using the touchpad.

Since then, I've successfully played/beaten:
Entire Dawn Of War series
Mass Effect 1 (on Insanity)
Mass Effect 2
Dead Space
Dragon Age: Origins
Alpha Protocol
Borderlands
Crysis
Crysis Warhead
Dark Sector
Fallout 3
Front Mission Evolved
Risen

I could go on with a few more but it's getting excessive. All I'm saying is, if I can play games with just my index fingers, a laptop, and a touchpad, there are no excuses left.

My brother saw me playing Mass Effect 2 the other day, an he's like, "Dude, how do you play so well?" Honestly, I don't know. My mind runs calculations fast enough to keep me in it, I guess.

If the people I beat in RTS knew that I play with one finger on the toouchpad, the other on the keyboard.... oh man it'd be embarrassing :lol

tl;dr - Don't give up. I'm nearing 30 and will never stop gaming, even if just with two fingers.

The downside is that I'm now addicted to having the latest notebook gaming technology. It's an expensive habit.

EDIT: and while we're tossing around figures for wheelchairs, I got DAT M15 E-MOTION set up. We roll like five figure ballers.
Haha we are the high life rollers :lol Sorry about your accident though, that sounded horrible, glad your making the most of things :D
 

Terproerg

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how the hell can u stand a midwheel! me and my wife dont like them. Im in a electric wheelchair myself. i play tons of games, always have always will!
 

Mr Nightman

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Terproerg said:
how the hell can u stand a midwheel! me and my wife dont like them. Im in a electric wheelchair myself. i play tons of games, always have always will!
My first was a midwheel so just use to it, find it much more menuverable that front and rear wheeled