IndyPoker979336 karma2018-02-10 04:30:24 UTC
Do you know how much you have affected people's lives?
Sooo this is pretty cool. You created a game that my 5 year old right now obsesses over. As a gamer, it's been a bit of a change in perspective when we found out he was born on the spectrum. So I had to put my expectations of him playing games with me on the shelf. We actually didn't know if he'd talk until last year.
This past year has changed quite a bit. Now he's talking and discussing his favorite obsessions and currently it just happens to be PvZ.
"Talk about zombies daddy" "You talk by yourself bout zombies"
I tell him all about Disco Zombies and Bucket Zombies, Lawnmower Zombies and every other one I can think of.
Then he'll ask me about the 'shooters' or the 'plants' and I have to name as many as I can of those.
"I wanna play zombies" becomes watching him press every button he can on the screen as he tries to win from just sheer luck. Sometimes I'll even ask him if he wants me to 'set him up' and I'll give him a start and let him fill in whatever is left.
I don't really have a specific question honestly. We're at the point right now in his obsession that I've ordered a bunch of plush zombies from China so that we can play the game in real life.
But from a gaming dad who didn't know if he'd ever get to enjoy his favorite pastime with his son... thank you. It truly makes me smile every time I see him light up with his iPad playing zombies. And I didn't know if you knew about how much you've affected people.
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IndyPoker97935 karma2021-02-11 21:59:43 UTC
Why do so many people believe in the alpha/beta relationship?
IndyPoker97927 karma2021-02-11 22:29:09 UTC
Ty. I've never understood why people would buy into a concept that relates men to predators. It eliminates the other person's humanity and it infers that men are preying upon their targets...
IndyPoker97910 karma2018-02-10 14:17:03 UTC
To the person who deleted his or her comment about an iPad. Understand that technology is not always a bad thing. Pre talking he used it to communicate. I credit YouTube videos on helping him to learn to speak. His first actual word used effectively was him playing with a toy microwave pressing the buttons and going "beep beep beep". I didn't teach him that but the wheels on the bus song definitely did.
For a typical child I might understand the hubris. For parents of ASD children it can be a means to help their kids get to a whole different world.
You are correct that it can be used as a babysitter of sorts but for us it has been a godsend. I think it's important to consider how people use technology rather than simply demonize it all.
IndyPoker9794 karma2020-12-02 16:30:58 UTC
How much does stress play a role in IBS, etc?
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