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If a child is in hospital, they are NOT in desperate need of a games console, nor will it help them.
He should have put the charity to money to one which helps people properly. Rather than this one, purely because of the 'gaming' angle.

You forget the power of reverse "a healthy mind in a healthy body". I'm pretty sure that there have been multiple researches that have proven that someone who is happy gets sick less often than a sad person.

I also read a theory somewhere that this is the same reason that homeopathy works better for some people than normal healthcare, because homeopaths spend much more time talking with a patient then a normal doctor would do. The talking and the attention makes the patient feel better and because of that he cures faster.
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It's not an inherently bad thing no, but there are far better uses for the money in charity terms. This is purely a PR move to make all the "gamerz!" thin valve are "like so awesome man".

The money would've been far more useful being spent on research for curing the reason kids are in hospitals and developing equipment/medication so that they don't have to be in there. I was mainly pointing out that it isn't helping the children, it's just passing time for them.

So are you saying that these children should not have toys in the hospital?





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So are you saying that these children should not have toys in the hospital?



Wouldn't you rather they put money into treatment and research than a Wii and an xbox? I quite frankly find it ridiculous that people would supply sick children with toys rather than improved treatment solutions. Child's Play has a hell of a PR team because they can pretty much do no wrong in gamers eyes. Having a games console at your bedside might seem cool, quirky and sweet but it's not a long term solution to a problem. Child's Play essentially relies on the fact that children are in hospital for their company to exist. That's pretty scary.

I'd rather my money went to actually supplying sufficient treatment rather than giving them something to do while they wait for it.
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Wouldn't you rather they put money into treatment and research than a Wii and an xbox? I quite frankly find it ridiculous that people would supply sick children with toys rather than improved treatment solutions. Child's Play has a hell of a PR team because they can pretty much do no wrong in gamers eyes. Having a games console at your bedside might seem cool, quirky and sweet but it's not a long term solution to a problem. Child's Play essentially relies on the fact that children are in hospital for their company to exist. That's pretty scary.

I'd rather my money went to actually supplying sufficient treatment rather than giving them something to do while they wait for it.

Ask yourself this. Why are these children in the hospital for prolonged periods of time?
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I once had the intentions of doing the same thing, which was starting my own enterprise as a non-profit organization, and going around from place to place, depositing equipment at hospitals for children to do well during their time while in recovery at hospitals, enduring chemotherapy, replacement organs, or severe burns or trauma. The ideology behind this is a blessed one. Valve piloting a project that removes crap from their servers, while at the same time, offering new programming, (or old), back to the consumer basis is a unique way of working within the confines of charity to better not only the gaming industry, but the community at large in hospital systems where children doing nothing more than watching television, or wishing there were something cooler to do, have that unique opportunity to do so.

Make a Wish Foundation can only do so much, as could any single philanthropist. But when people, especially developers, and consumers alike propagate funding to charities that offer better things for these kids, well, it's nothing short of an extended miracle that continues to give, and any individual that things something better should be done, doesn't remember that medicine, especially pediatric medicine has always been trial and error, starts with cadavers and test subjects, and is seldom frustration free.

+1 for Valve, +1 for the charity work, and to anyone who can look past a paltry expense for future escrow, a little common sense on top of it all
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Ask yourself this. Why are these children in the hospital for prolonged periods of time?

Ask yourself this. Wouldn't you rather children in the future don't have to go through that experience?

By funding research foundations and medical centric charities these children could have a full and healthy life through new treatment developments. That's what's important.
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Ask yourself this. Wouldn't you rather children in the future don't have to go through that experience?
By funding research foundations and medical centric charities these children could have a full and healthy life through new treatment developments. That's what's important.

In a perfect world yes. However even if this is achievable it is a long way off. In the meantime there are children in hospital now. What about them? Would you deprive them in the hope that the future would be better?
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In a perfect world yes. However even if this is achievable it is a long way off. In the meantime there are children in hospital now. What about them? Would you deprive them in the hope that the future would be better?

So if charities like this hold off recovery being a reality for say 5-10 years. Do you think it's fine to say to the children "Ah it's okay, we'd have had you out 10 years earlier, but people wanted to give all the other kids Playstations"?

I know as a parent, I'd want the money to go to research and curing, it's only a long way off because things like this are happening and there are unfocused goals between charities and companies.
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People are going to slam me for this but why would you ever give money to a charity like that? There are plenty of real charities that donate to things like..I don't know brain tumor research.

I lost a sister to the disease and I can tell you for an absolute fact she would have much rather had a cure then the gamecube that was sitting in the room with her. SMH

Still love Valve. For the record.
    
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