Patient gets gift from Bungie

Nov
07

Patient gets gift from Bungie

Great story coming from USA, where Bungie has gifted a one-of-a-kind rifle in Destiny to a brain surgery patient after his neurologist recommended the popular shooter for his therapy.

Patient wife under Reddit username Bkbunny87, wrote about his condition and how playing Destiny helped him to recover. Eric underwent seven brain surgeries in the last seven months and they’d removed “quite a lot” of his grey matter, resulting in severe memory loss. “For a while he didn’t know me, and he only sometimes knew who he was,” she wrote in a Reddit post. He maybe didn’t know his wife, but he remembered that he was exited about new shooter coming out called Destiny.

“To my extreme surprise, his neurologist told us that video games have been showing tremendous use as a PT [physical therapy] tool for brain and memory damage,” Bkbunny87 wrote. “He even brought Destiny up on his computer and after some speed reading he was all but jumping at the opportunity the game could pose for someone in my husbands position.”

His neurologist wasn’t wrong, and indeed Destiny has aided in his recovery a good deal.

“I have been shocked how well he has taken to it,” Bkbunny87 wrote. “Once an avid cook, he was no longer able to navigate our kitchen – but with Destiny, it was like a duck to water. He has always been exceptionally good at games, and it seems like that hasn’t changed a bit.”

Those are some pretty sweet stats.

“It’s been a little over a week, and the game’s effect on him has been so strong,” she added. “Weak for months, he is flourishing in more than just the game world. He has been going out more, doing chores, making jokes. The effect of playing the game on his mood has been almost staggering.”

Bungie caught wind of this heartwarming tale and decided to do reward this stalwart player by sending him a one-of-a-kind scout rifle.

“Deej [community manager David Dague] and the crew at Bungie just sent my husband the exotic Fate Of All Fools, a solar primary scout rifle,” she beamed in an update. “He is ecstatic!”

Apparently it was his favourite sort of weapon to boot. “Vision of Confluence had been my husband’s dream weapon, as scout is his favourite and he wanted that solar damage. A more perfect weapon could not have been chos

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