There are a lot of people out there whose physical activities needed a little bit of a tweak after certain life-changing situations. For some, the change may have been due to a health condition or an accident; for others, changes had to be made on account of certain incidents brought about by being in the line of fire. At any rate, there are those among us who used to be up and about, physically fit and active, who simply cannot be as active as they used to be.
That does not mean, however, that one has to give up playing the game. We have, for quite sometime, featured various admirable souls who have beaten the odds and still went on to conquer even greater heights, despite having disabilities. And then again, of course, there is that other option: virtual reality.
If we the ordinary folks can try our hand at engaging in a clandestine Navy SEAL mission thanks to the miracle of gaming and virtual reality, people who, for one reason or another, can no longer physically play the game can still do so virtually.
An example of this will be EA Sports’ My Football Game, which is described as a modified version of Madden, the Football Video Game. What makes this version unique is that it was designed to cater specifically to differently-abled gamers, temporarily or otherwise, such as those who are recovering from a stroke. According to a feature on Zergwatch, the game was reportedly tested with the help of disabled combat veterans from the U.S. Armed Forces.
The PC-based game may not be “up there” in terms of graphics and may not have the customary NFL license that one would see on Madden, but one will get to play using authentic uniforms and teams from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, including the Rangers and the Navy SEALs.
So you may be a bit physically-challenged for a while, but who says you need to stop playing football?