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01-04-2018 at 07:16 AM
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Snow Day

Snow Day!!!!

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  1. datagod's Avatar
    The best kind of day!!! It is nice to see a new generation enjoying these old machines too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by datagod
    The best kind of day!!! It is nice to see a new generation enjoying these old machines too.
    Thanks William. He’s the entire reason I got back into gaming. After a bunch of health issues as a baby, we realized he needed open heart surgery at age 3. After the surgery he was finally on his way to health and recovery. One of the side effects of so many health issues for the first three years was developmental speech delay. He was not talking at all. One day we were at an ice rink and he was pointing at an upright arcade game. I dropped a quarter in and we took turns playing. He was going crazy with excitement making a bunch of noise. I decided to build an upright mame cabinet for the house using a RetroPie. His speech pathologist created some speech exercises that we could do while playing because it seemed to be the only thing that got him making noise and “talking”.

    Fast forward 4.5 years and he is a healthy and happy kid. He is way above his age level in all academic areas and has been invited, at age 7, to join our state’s most competitive high school robotics team.

    Its been a crazy journey, and classic arcade games have been at the center of it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DadsGlasses
    Thanks William. He’s the entire reason I got back into gaming. After a bunch of health issues as a baby, we realized he needed open heart surgery at age 3. After the surgery he was finally on his way to health and recovery. One of the side effects of so many health issues for the first three years was developmental speech delay. He was not talking at all. One day we were at an ice rink and he was pointing at an upright arcade game. I dropped a quarter in and we took turns playing. He was going crazy with excitement making a bunch of noise. I decided to build an upright mame cabinet for the house using a RetroPie. His speech pathologist created some speech exercises that we could do while playing because it seemed to be the only thing that got him making noise and “talking”.

    Fast forward 4.5 years and he is a healthy and happy kid. He is way above his age level in all academic areas and has been invited, at age 7, to join our state’s most competitive high school robotics team.

    Its been a crazy journey, and classic arcade games have been at the center of it all.
    Tears, sir. This is amazing.
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  4. JasonV91's Avatar
    Very awesome pic and story, great to hear.

    What's also awesome - is that a Boba Fett hoodie?
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  5. DadsGlasses's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonV91
    Very awesome pic and story, great to hear.

    What's also awesome - is that a Boba Fett hoodie?
    Very close! It’s a hooded Boba Fett bath robe.
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  6. Fly's Avatar
    Great pic!

    Hec
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  7. Julius Reigns's Avatar
    Right in the feels! I am glad all worked out and grateful to know there is fathers such as you in the world. Salute to you my friend!
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  8. EVN's Avatar
    Awesome story mate, look after that little man!
  9. Intellivision Master's Avatar
    Really Cool !!
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