Last weekend, gaming charity SpecialEffect managed to raise a whopping £11,000 by organising an industry-wide sponsored 10 kilometre run. Marketing specialists, PR execs and even a few journalists (those who can manage more than a breathless amble, which counted us out instantly) took to the streets of central London, many of whom opted to dress as classic gaming characters like Mario, Sonic and Lara Croft.
Donations are still open, and we'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the great work that SpecialEffect continue to do. By constantly innovating in the fields of biometric controls, eye recognition and alternate input methods, Dr Mick Donegan and the team are striving to make gaming - and computing in general - accessible to the disabled and gamers with special needs. PM David Cameron officially launched their first accessible gaming centre earlier this year, and we'll keep you posted with their future developments. We wish them the very best.