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

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Mar 12, 2020
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I think it's Really Amazing of you Guys to start this charity because it is Giving Happiness to the People who are deprived of the Normal Life
 
Mar 13, 2020
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What Special Effect is doing, is truly a wonderful thing, I do believe that those with physical disabilities should experience what it's like to do certain things in life, and I think that gaming is one of the most wonderful things, because there's just too many games and so, a lot of gaming content to have fun with!
I also agree with some of the replies here, that this initiative will also help them greatly when it comes to dealing with their difficulties everyday, it will make them feel just like everybody else, and they should feel like that, because we are all human =)
 
May 1, 2020
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Games should be fun and they should be fun for everyone. So, I'm glad that this charity is trying to make sure that this is the case. I'm certain that many people's lives will change for the better thanks to your efforts! ❤
 
May 6, 2020
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Gaming is supposed to unite people no matter their background. Creating these kinds of services and products means so many more people can have fun doing things they usually wouldn't be able to
 
Mar 12, 2020
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It has been fascinating to watch technology advance and now we have the capability to enable this effort to a pretty high level. Sennhieser makes some pretty serious headsets and it sure would sound nice.
 
May 7, 2020
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I'm not sure how much of an impact it's going to have, I keep hearing about these once and then they disappear, but I hope this one is in for the long run and can team up with game development studios so everyone can enjoy games!
 
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It's great that they are doing things to help people with disabilities. Video games are an amazing experience and everyone should have access to them.
 
May 5, 2020
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It is amazing to see how far technology has come to help those who need it most to enjoy one of my favorite past times. Keep up the amazing work!
 
Mar 14, 2020
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Video games should be something that every child can enjoy. This I think it's wonderful to give the opportunity to those who cannot without assistance.
 
Apr 1, 2020
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Anything that gamers can do to help others around them is always going to be a very welcome thing to me. After reading about them here, perusing their site, and looking deeper...I have to state that this particular charity and the idea behind it is awesome on a whole different level. No child should ever feel excluded, nor should they ever feel as if their like and want of just being able to play are to be pushed aside as an afterthought. We all only get that one magical time in our lifetimes, and every child should be free to embrace theirs. SpecialEffect is an organization that genuinely seem to care about assuring that every kid gets the chance to play, and just be a kid. That's legitimately special, and something I feel is worthy of supporting now, and long into the future.

They assuredly have my support, respect, and love.
 
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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 what you think of the charity to confirm your entry.
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.



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

Donations
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.

Volunteering
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!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

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I think it is outstanding that people are devoting their time and expertise in helping individuals that normally would not be able to participate in the gaming community. There are many opportunities for camaraderie, improvement in critical thinking, and overall improvement of quality of life when you can successfully play games by yourself and online with others. To come up with strategies and technology to make gaming more accessible for everyone is a worthy cause and I hope one that expands to a wider geography.
 
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I had the privilege of attending one of Dr. Mick's impassioned speeches on the excellent work that Special Effect does. Video games can and should be, a beautiful escape for everyone. I always like to joke that I don't play sports games, because if I wanted to play football, I'd go out with my mates and play. But some of our fellow humans, do not have that luxury. The magic of video-games is the closest they can get to that feeling. And we owe it to our collective Gaming Honor to stand by our brothers and sisters and help them get in on this magic.

I would love to see more gaming studios partner up with them and host 'A Special Day' campaigns to raise both awareness as well as funds for this most worthy cause.
 
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May 21, 2020
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I love seeing people who struggle to play due to disabilities thrive and do great at the games they love and prove everyone wrong ya know, being able to get over anything and still doing sick at the game when I can't even do well without being disabled, I think its just really inspiring.
 
May 21, 2020
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Fantastic. Gaming helped me through really tough times in my life and I always wished that as many people as possible should be able to experience it the way I did regardless of any disabilites. Thats also why I think that SpecialEffect is such an important part of the gaming industry and why I think that the XBox Adaptive Controller for example was such a huge and necessary step for the gaming industry bringing everyone closer together.
 
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