Giveaway Win an EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 370 headset in our SpecialEffect Awareness Campaign

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Here at PC Gamer, we’re committed not only to highlighting independent games studios with our Studio Spotlights, but ‘Games Beyond Entertainment’ projects that make the world a better place. That’s why it’s our pleasure to announce our year long awareness campaign in support of SpecialEffect.

What do SpecialEffect do?

SpecialEffect put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, they find ways for people to play to the very best of their abilities.

What are we doing?


We’ve teamed up with SpecialEffect to spread the word about this incredible charity. Every month for the next 12, we're giving away an EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 370 headset to a community member who completes the steps below.

You have 12 chances to win over the coming year! First, Sign in to the forums or create a forum account. Then every month come back to this post, click the link below, and complete the entry options.

When you're done, reply on this thread with a comment telling us a new product you'd like to see SpecialEffect develop next!
That's it! Once you've completed the steps, you're entered to win! We’ll announce a new winner and put up a fresh link in this thread on the first working day of the month, every month. For a year.

  • May's winner is MirzaGhalib!
  • June's winner is SDMF74!
  • July's winner is CAPace!
  • August's winner is SpectrumlordNY!
  • September's winner is Astrowheel!
  • October's winner is programmingjay!
  • November's winner is empath!

I don’t need a headset, can I support in a different way?

Sure you can - we’ve created a Just Giving page if you’d like to make a donation, but it’s not required! All donations go straight to the charity, and if you have any questions on what the money is used for, SpecialEffect will be here all week for their Spotlight week to answer.

For volunteering opportunities in the UK, please ping @beckyfr0st who can answer your questions in a separate thread.

Fundraising streams
If you’re interested in taking part in a fundraising stream, check out the info here!



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Apr 19, 2020
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I think this is great. People with disabilities already have such a had time navigating a world of non-disabled people, but they have at least some support there. But entertainment, video games are largely ignored. So I think that it is great that you guys are doing things to help disabled people.
Apr 3, 2020
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Usually when I play video games I don't think how difficult would be playing with disability.
I'm glad that there are people who think about that and can help people in need, so at least when they play games they have same experience as everyone else.
May 1, 2020
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Really happy to see this! Everyone should be able to join in on the fun, challenge and excitement of gaming. It's pretty incredible what this charity can do by creating fully custom set ups for every individual! Lot's of ingenuity and creative problem solving.

I hope to see more accessibility in gaming in the future! Keep it up!
Apr 22, 2020
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I think this is an amazing charity for those who want to play video games, but have trouble, or are unable to do so. Video games, to me, have been a way to escape for a bit, to have fun with no bounds, and to those that can't do a lot else because of a disability, this could have a huge inpact on their lives. Great choice for a charity!
May 3, 2020
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Hello good people.
I think it's awesome what you are doing for the people with disabilities. They are people too and they also have needs and passions like the rest of us, so making possible for them to have fun is a huge thing. Kudos to you for doing this, because this way they will be able to cope with the difficulties they are facing in their everyday lives in a much better and positive way and also feel more like everybody else. God bless them, God bless you and everybody involved in this project!
P.S. I would love to have and use that awesome headset from Senheiser. Good luck to everybody.
With love,
May 3, 2020
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Years ago I was watching a neighbor kid. He had some developmental delays but was so fun and kind to be around. I remember setting him up with a console, but he could either move the character or press the buttons to jump. It didn't matter; he was so excited just to be playing a video game. Fast foward to now and seeing the community find ways to help everyone not just have fun but excel is wonderful.
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