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MLB 11: The Show – New Mode for Disabled Gamers

Us gamers come from very diverse backgrounds. Every game has a target audience, and with the number of different game preferences and gamers out there, we have a huge diversity of different genres of games, but some gamers may have disabilities that would make some games nearly impossible to play and enjoy otherwise.

25 year old Hans Smith is a huge baseball and St. Louis Cardinals fan. Although, due to having Cerebral Palsy, Hans won’t be able to play in the real-world Majors, he is still a die hard fan. He is also a gamer (though, he actually refers to himself as a baseball player ;)).

A few years ago, he contacted Sony’s San Diego studio, the guys behind the MLB: The Show titles, and expressed his love for baseball, the team, and Sony’s branded MLB title, and asked the studio if they could include him as a player within the game. In response, Sony did, in fact, include him in last year’s MLB 10: The Show as an athlete because of that letter. It was very uplifting for Hans, and it allowed him to become the virtual athlete he wanted to be, but Sony’s work with him didn’t stop there.

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