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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Games help cancer patient get thru chemo

Ben Duskin used video games to help him get thru the chemotherapy he had to endure to fight off his leukemia. Because of the fact that video games were so useful to him, when the Make A Wish foundation came to him to find out what his wish was, he told them he wanted to make a game in where players can fight off cancer. So the Make a Wishers hooked Ben up with Lucas Arts software engineer Eric Johnston and they came up with Ben's Game. The game was released back in May 2004 and has becomem so popular that it's been translated into 9 different languages. I wonder if Ben plans on turning this into a career in game development.



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