Train2Game News: Last chance to enter DFS home gaming competition

DFSToday is the last day for Train2Game students to enter the Home Gaming set up competition from DFS.

The competition is very simple. All you have to do is take a picture of your gaming set up and email it to the address at the bottom of this story.

If your gaming set up is the one that impresses us the most you can win a £50 game voucher from Amazon, enough to let you buy that brand new game you have been wanting!

Whether you are a fan of Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo or PC, it doesn’t matter. All entrants are welcome and encouraged.

A reminder of the Terms and Conditions:

  • This competition is open to all readers in the UK
  • Prizes cannot be swapped for a cash alternative
  • Multiple entries will be disqualified – please include your contact details (shipping address, contact telephone number and full names) in the email
  • Emails must be received by 30 July to qualify
  • By entering this competition, competitors will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by the rules, and all entry instructions given are deemed to form part of the rules of the competition
  • Train2Game’s decision over the winning entry is final
  • Your email address will only be stored for the purpose of this competition and will not be passed on to any third parties
  • The winner will be informed by email

You can view a few of the entrants we have already had in the gallery below:

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Remember this is the final day you can enter this competition so don’t miss out, email a picture of your gaming set up to for your chance to win.

Train2Game News: SpecialEffect Case – Reece

Reece is 9 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. He is crazy about football, but has struggled to play with his Dad at games like FIFA using a standard controller.

We met Reece at a SpecialEffectRoadShow in Coventry where he tried out a controller which enabled him to play independently with his Dad.

Reece and his father visited the GamesRoom in April during the Easter holidays to try out some different Xbox360 controller set-ups, specifically looking at ways he could play football games. Standard controllers are too small for Reece to as he finds it hard to control his fine movements. We tried out controllers with larger joysticks he could grip more easily and larger buttons he could press more accurately.

Reece is currently borrowing a larger controller through the SpecialEffect Loan Library which enables him to have greater control over the players’ movement, kicking, tackling etc. Reece and his Dad visited the GamesRoom again mid-June to try out a more customised layout and that looks like the route we’ll take. We’re going to order some equipment to lend to him. Reece and his Dad will return to our GamesRoom for us to tweak the set-up and look at accessing other games.

Don’t forget you can help SpecialEffectby simply watching the video below and sharing it out. We can get this video to 25,000 by December 25.