How Ironhide got his gaming groove back

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PostHow Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ironhide » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:50 pm

As most of you guys know, I have been unable to use a gamepad or keyboard for several years now due to having progressive Muscular Dystrophy. This has greatly reduced the variety of games I can actually play and enjoy and has completely ruled out gaming on a console.

Until I saw this:



Anyway, a few months back I was talking with my Occupational Therapist about various ways in which I could use a computer without using a mouse (I now have difficulty with this) and the Integra mouse + as seen above was suggested to me.

I tried it last week and despite an initial getting used to, it seems extremely promising and as it also functions as an analog joystick should allow me to get back into console gaming using a setup like this:



:toot:

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by jawafour » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:04 pm

Ironhide wrote:...I tried it last week and despite an initial getting used to, it seems extremely promising and as it also functions as an analog joystick should allow me to get back into console gaming... :toot:

Ironhide, man, this is excellent news! I knew that you had some challenges with your dexterity but I hadn't realised that you were unable to use a keyboard. This new device could be terrific once you have been able to practice and get used to how it works.

I noticed that the video mentioned compatibility with PS3 and 360... would it also work with PS4 and XBO, too? It's gonna be so cool to see you talking about playing a few console games :D .

Oh, and just to say that the second vid didn't work for me so in case anyone else has that problem, here it is.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ironhide » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:23 pm

There is a newer version of the Cronus device that works with the PS4/Xbone so if I get on with my existing consoles then I'll definitely be getting a PS4 at some point in the near future.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by jawafour » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:30 pm

Ironhide wrote:...if I get on with my existing consoles then I'll definitely be getting a PS4 at some point in the near future.

Keep us posted on how it goes, dude - I look forward to seeing your username pop up on my PS4 activity feed :toot: .

If you don't mind me asking, do you currently use a similar device to mimic mouse and keyboard inputs?

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Squinty » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:31 pm

This is really cool. I hope it allows you to broaden your gaming intake!

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ironhide » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:45 pm

jawafour wrote:
Ironhide wrote:...if I get on with my existing consoles then I'll definitely be getting a PS4 at some point in the near future.

Keep us posted on how it goes, dude - I look forward to seeing your username pop up on my PS4 activity feed :toot: .

If you don't mind me asking, do you currently use a similar device to mimic mouse and keyboard inputs?


I currently use an onscreen keyboard and an old Microsoft mouse which has now been discontinued.

It works alright(ish) but isn't ideal.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Photek » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:01 pm

Lovely stuff Man.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Johnny Ryall » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:07 pm

Glad to hear it buddy. The day will come to us all where we won't be physically able to game any more so anything that helps eh!

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Brerlappin » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:31 pm

That's awesome man!!

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Dual » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:40 am

Decent. Made up for you kid xx

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by That's not a growth » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:46 am

That's great Ironhide!

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ad7 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:25 am

That's awesome mate,

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Buffalo » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:09 am

I'm really pleased for you. Don't do a Jawa and a) play shite games and/or b) play good ones for about 20 minutes.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ad7 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:25 am

Play dark souls with it :nod:

In fact, if you did that I bet you'd make some decent money on the video from it being a unique take on it.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by PaperMacheMario » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:57 am

Nice one Ironhide!

HSH28 wrote:Sounds what you really need is a sense of humour.
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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by <]:^D » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:24 am

yeah do a challenge run like LobosJR of the whole Soulsborne series
that should keep you busy for a few years :lol:

jokes aside really happy for you bud didnt realise how difficult it must be to play/enjoy games fully.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:29 am

Good gooseberry fool fam

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by mcjihge2 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:29 am

Excellent news man.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ad7 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:32 am

Now combine it with a vive for the ultimate Graham Norton simulator :datass:

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Saint of Killers » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 am

Yay!

Were you able to try that Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun again with this new control method?

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