Gamers In Need

Please put down what you’re doing and take just three minutes of your life to listen to this appeal. At this time of year it is all too easy to forget the suffering of others. You may be busy shopping, planning parties, enjoying the company of family, decorating your home or even indulging in all the new releases. You forget the hardship others are going through, the torment they may be enduring right under your nose.

Gamers In Need?

Take Libi… Living in a household with only one brand of seventh generation consoles. Yes, she may be able to play Left 4 Dead and Modern Warfare 2. Yes, she can download films or games from the Xbox Live Arcade. Yes, she can spend time in party chat surrounded by friends and laughter but little do you know the daily pain she goes through. There won’t be Killzone in South Wiltshire this Christmastime. The greatest gift she’ll get this year is MS Points.

The emotional torment when Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time was released, the unrelenting dispair at the upcoming God of War 3. She never had the chance to stuff royalty with cake in Fat Princess. Her arduous life is even devoid of a Nintendo DS which she had to sell in order to pay for gas, a roof over her head and Maoam. Zelda games remain uncompleted and Mario Kart is a fading memory. When you’re enjoying Scribblenauts, think of Libi and others just like her.

A PS3-less home

They don’t ask for much. They can survive without a Wii, they just want the equality of other dual wielding console gamers. So this Christmas please take a moment to remember those thousands of gamers less fortunate, gamers in need,Β and together we can make a difference.

Thanks to MarkuzR for the awesome graphic.







19 responses to “Gamers In Need”

  1. van-fu avatar

    Whenever I see these types of appeal on TV, I change the channel, switch on my 360, my DS, my laptop, my Wii, my PC and then call up some friends to fire up a few PS3’s. I like to think that even though people like Libi can’t play those consoles, they will be annoyed at my careless and unneccessary booting up of the consoles. Like some sort of videogaming Tantalus, reaching for the control pad, but everytime she gets close, it shuffles out of reach and a message comes up on the screen. “Denied”.

    Merry christmas to Libi and others like her. Thank Skill 2 for my newfound attitude. Being bad can be quite good.

  2. MarkuzR avatar

    Wow dood… you really have gone to the dark side, haven’t you?? You should change your gamertag to “Smile Destroyer” and change your second name to “Anscrooge” πŸ˜€ I can’t remember ever seeing someone rub it in so much… bad bad man!! :)) With Victor… charity begins at homie πŸ˜‰

    I actually feel quite bad that our PS3 has been switched on once, never even had a single game played on it (as far as I’m aware) and is lovingly referred to as either “the bread bin” or “the other dust gatherer”… the first “dust gatherer” being the Wii, of course. Having said that though, I have a feeling that the Wii will get to see the light of day this christmas as Lorna has Wii Sports Resort so we can do the wanking game!

  3. MrCuddleswick avatar

    You get no sympathy from me Kat – you have a massive TV!

  4. Markatansky avatar

    I want a PS3 too. MAG PS3 exclusivity FOR THE LOSE! :C

  5. Leon avatar

    Don’t worry, Kat, I’ll think of you while I play PS3 this Christmas πŸ˜›

  6. Kat avatar

    Van and Leon… *shakes fist*

    It’s only 37″ Cuddles. I’m so deprived πŸ™

  7. Tiq avatar

    I just got a free ps3 with a new contract phone, a week before christmas. Mwahahahaha. On a slightly less evil note, I do sympathise with you, kat and your more than welcome to come visit me when you ever hit glasgow, and I’ll let you play ratchet and clank till your hearts content. ;P

  8. Ben avatar

    37″ TV? The 360 we have is currently plugged into a 12″ portable πŸ˜›

  9. Tony avatar

    12″? We only had a 4″ telly, black and white too. We used to all huddle around it, all 32 of us, huddled in corner for fear of falling. Aye, we were poor but we were happy…

  10. Kat avatar

    Oh poor you with your portable thingamabobs πŸ˜›

  11. Pix3l avatar

    @Markuz, by wanking game, do you mean you’ll be getting the dutch rudder? :p
    @Kat, sell a child to buy a PS3? you know it makes sense πŸ˜‰

  12. UnsocialToaster avatar

    Libi I feel your pain! I have to make do without trophies or a string of numbers instead of a name and I’m not sure I can take it any more πŸ™

    Hold me.

  13. MarkuzR avatar

    Dutch rudders FTW!! Snootchie Bootchies!

  14. Kat avatar

    Poor Toaster. You don’t even have a voice! Left to communicate with the outside world via clan tags for eternity :'(

  15. Leon avatar

    Similar to what Tiq said, if you’re ever near Braintree, im in, not using the PS3 and you happen to have a copy of Ratchet & Clank, go nuts πŸ˜€

  16. noozles avatar

    Dont worry lib…. You only need a 360 anyway….

  17. Duncan avatar

    I’m one of the few lucky ones…

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Ratchet & Clank. πŸ™

  18. UnsocialToaster avatar

    They broke my voice chip after I asked if they wanted a toasted-teacake… bastards!

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