This month at the BDYHAX convention the Konami backed Phantom Limb project will be unveiled to the public.
The project is based around prosthetic artist Sophia De Oliviera, who believes that people seeking prosthetics should have a greater say in what they want their prosthetics to do, and how they should appear to the public. This comes from a career where she made prosthetics that looked real, but realised demand was growing for more bespoke items.
The recipient of the Phantom Limb is a one James Young who lost an arm and a leg when he fell between carriages on London’s DLR public transport system. James is an avid gamer and has has provided Sophie with constant feed back and ideas regarding how his new limb should operate, and what it should be able to do.
You can find more information and a special documentary about the Phantom Limb project at the official site here. I’d recommend looking, it’s fascinating.
If you’re one of those people who isn’t sure about buying MGSV: The Phantom Pain, check out Stubbsy’s review.
Nick is an avid video game entusiast and has been since his mum first allowed him to play on the Atari 2600 she never touched. To this day he's had the pleasure of playing on a vast array of different gaming machines.
He's a recovering WoW-holic and when he's not playing games he's talking about games, reading about games, writing about games, watching videos about games, watching his son play games or chatting rubbish on Twitter.
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