Microsoft’s New Xbox Controller Puts Disabled Players Back In The Game

By Ian Sherr

Mike Luckett is a lifelong gamer.

He started at the age of 5 nearly three decades ago, joining his older brother who was playing the original Super Mario Bros. title on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Within a few years, he was playing games like Id Software’s 1992 Nazi prison break shooter, Wolfenstein 3D, and the followup sci-fi hit Doom.

Over the years, Luckett collected lots of consoles including 1988’s Sega Genesis, 1994’s Sony PlayStation, 2005’s Xbox 360 and 2017’s Xbox One X. One of his favorite games was Vectorman, a shoot ’em up adventure in which you’re a robot in the future protecting Earth from an uprising of evil robots.

But that all changed after the accident.

XboxAfter being deployed overseas and working ordnance logistics for the Army in Iraq from 2010 through March 2011, Luckett came home. A few months later, in August, he was driving a motorcycle when things went wrong. The accident severed his C6 spinal cord, leaving him unable to use his legs. While he can move his hands, he lost control of his fingers.

Source: CNET

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