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Internet Dudes Help Blind Gamer Beat Ocarina of Time

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With all the negativity in the gaming news of late – punctuated by the Infinity Ward debacle, layoffs etc, it would be nice to actually get some thing a little more positive. Something to make you feel good.

Blind gamer Jordan Verner posted a few videos of himself playing the Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time – but he wanted more. He wanted to complete what is arguably one of the best videogames of all time.

And then an internet Samaritan, Roy Williams saw the videos.

Williams along with three other gamer friends took to playing different parts of the game, transcribing their actions as they went along.

“Every time we make a move, we roll, jump, do anything, we type down on the computer exactly what we’re doing,” said Williams.

Verner took the script and had his computer read it to him as he played though Link’s greatest adventure. 2 years and more than 100,000 keystrokes, later, Jordan Verner was victorious – having defeated Ganon, the game’s end boss.

“I felt great,” said Jordan. “I felt strong. I felt like the sky’s the limit.”

“I’m glad everyone can see and learn from this that just because a person has a disability doesn’t mean they can’t do a normal thing, like play a video game,” said Williams.

This is awesome. Not only because it’s a great accomplishment in itself, but because every single human being deserves to beat Ocarina of time.

Source : Geekologie

[Thanks to Goose for the tip]

Last Updated: March 4, 2010


  1. Uncle

    March 4, 2010 at 14:55

    Gamers are generally just really awesome people. Or so that handsome guy in the mirror tells me every morning.



    • Nick de Bruyne

      March 4, 2010 at 15:46

      Oh snap! You have a handsome guy in your mirror too? No Way!


      • Goose ZA

        March 4, 2010 at 16:07

        My magic mirror has a hot chick in it but hey, to each his own i guess :tongue:


        • Uncle

          March 4, 2010 at 16:22

          I always knew you were a woman, but a hot woman too?



          • Goose ZA

            March 4, 2010 at 16:30

            That explains why people kept touching me in the race last night!

        • LazySAGamer

          March 4, 2010 at 21:23

          My magic mirror has a grumpy ass in it who calls me names in the morning :(… I wanna swap mirrors


  2. mitas

    March 4, 2010 at 15:25

    i wonder what the auzzies are gana say ? vid games still for violent youth or maybe for the better?


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