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PS4 Remote Play Helps Hospitalized Kid Play inFAMOUS: Second Son 500 Miles from Home – Meet Felix

by on April 25, 2014 4:47 PM 207

When they think about Remote Play, one of the most heavily publicized features of the PS4, most people probably limit that idea to the ability to continue playing from the bedroom or from the bathroom, but there’s more to the feature than meets the eye. It can allow those that are less fortunate than most of us to distract themselves a bit by keeping up with their gaming hobby even when they don’t have access to their home consoles.

A few days ago Sucker Punch retweeted the picture of a young man laying in his hospital bed playing inFAMOUS: Second Son via remote play. I was hit quite hard by the idea of such a young kid being unable to play with his favorite console, but still managing to reach it via Remote Play, and I wanted to know more. That’s why I reached out to his father, Alexis, and asked for his story.

FelixAssassinsThe young hero of this story is Felix Morais Harvey, a nine year old Canadian kid that appears healthy at first glance. Yet appearances can be deceiving. Felix is affected by severe problems with his digestive system since birth, so he’s forced to spend a lot of times in hospitals as they treat him and run long tests during which he’s not allowed to move around much if at all.

That also means that he often needs to be far away from his home and from everything he holds dear, including his PS4. He’s currently hospitalized in Montreal, which is about 500 miles away from his home town of New Brunswick.

Felix is not a typical kid in a sense: His favorite superhero is Deadpool and he listens to jazz music (he loves Too Many Zooz), old French crooners, Bob Marley, punk rock and heavy metal, but of course he also love video games.

He adores all LEGO games, Portal 2 (which he played when he was just 7), Rock Band, the UDraw Tablet, the Batman Arkham series, Skylanders, Disney Infinity, LittleBigPlanet, Puppeteer, Just Dance (which helps him exercise), Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper and last but not least he loves inFAMOUS: Second Son, even if he never played the first two chapters of the series.

At times he’s allowed to play Assassin’s Creed games under supervision (he started to get into them by watching his father playing). Alexis mentions that they normally don’t let him play other M-rated games, and Call of Duty is off-limits for now.

Felix also loves the Octodad demo, which he plays every time he goes to the local game store. Basically, he’s a geek in the making. They say it’s in the genes, after all.

While his hospital stays (which are far from home) keep Felix away from his consoles, he’s allowed to bring the PS Vita along, and his parents let him play without too many restrictions. He’s home-schooled by a tutor provided by the school, so of course he has to keep up with his studies as well, and there are certain areas of the hospital in which he can’t play (medical imaging is one of those, for instance).

FelixDoctor

His father had tested Remote Play at home without issues, but he never expected it to work from a hospital 500 miles away. Yet, when Felix was on his bed and told him “wouldn’t it be fun to play Infamous right now?” He had to try. It took a little while to connect, and it failed once or twice, but then the UI of the PS4 actually came up on the screen. It was a little glitchy and pixelated at first but stabilized after a minute or two. Felix was then able to play and never complained about disconnections since. 

And it definitely helps, as tests like the one portrayed in the picture above can last upwards of seven hours.

Ultimately, Felix may be a case many of us don’t think about when we connect our Vita to the PS4, but those in his conditions are far from rare. And while not all of them may have crafty dads like Alexis, it’s uplifting to know that features like Remote Play help them keep their minds away from their problems at least for a little while.

And for someone like me, who loves games, it’s heartwarming to know that our hobby can bring a smile to the faces of those that aren’t as lucky as we are, even when they’re forced to be so far away from home.

If you want to send Felix a message or let him know of your support, his mother Cindy holds a Facebook page chronicling his medical journey, and you can also help with his medical expenses if you feel so inclined.

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  • MTM2

    Great article, nice to see when tech crosses over to really push gaming forward.

    And Giuseppe, heads up on the typo “Dysney Infinity” :)

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      whoops (I hate Disney, that’s why)

      • JustGaming

        I know that feel.

      • MTM2

        Do you have layers?

        • Sucka Free

          You know what else has layers? Parfaits….

          • someguy

            Cakes !! everybody loves cakes!

          • Falcon D. Stormvoice

            I hate cake =..=

      • Raven Nafariea

        You are not the only one. =) Thank you for the article. It is a wonderful thing to see technology bring happiness to someone that before would never be able to enjoy things like this.

      • Sucka Free

        Disney is rather an invasive corporation. I had a gf once that was an artist, said that Disney’s recruitment practices were pretty cutthroat

      • DemonFenton

        Normally I don’t reply to the writer of this article like this however I must say keep positive stories like this. Glad at least Felix can game while being in an hospital.

  • ISISSecretAgent

    cute kid with an old soul.i like it. good job on the article

    best wishes to him and his family

  • They Call Me Senpai

    Great story, it’s good to see that he can continue gaming even with his health problems.

    As for Remote Play, I’ve always had a feeling that it could be used like this, I’m glad that I was finally proven right.

  • http://www.joshontech.com/ JoshOnTech

    I’m surprised Remote Play works that far away. It works flawlessly when I’m near my console or router, but when I go just a couple of rooms away from the router I start to have connection issues. Glad to see this feature works better than my experience has lead me to believe.

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      Pro-tip: don’t connect through your router when doing remote play in the same house as the PS4. The connection is more stable when you connect to the PS4 directly with the Vita. Sometimes in order to get this to work, you have to completely unplug your router so that your Vita doesn’t get distracted by it.

      However, having a good router is necessary to do this over long distances.

  • Gamist

    Damn, that’s the life.

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      Don’t know about that, but it makes his life a little more comfortable.

  • Sucka Free

    Wow, that’s awesome, had no idea that the Remote Play feature actually worked…well, remotely. It works great in proximity to my PS4 and have tried inFamous SS with it but I’ve never thought to try it while I was out and about. Just assumed it wouldn’t work. Going to have to give it a try now.

    And the fact that it helps this brave young man to handle the long hours he has to spend at the hospital, that’s beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Way to go Alexis, & Sony

    • ZeroFactorial

      The experience of remote play will always come down to the internet connection being used. Distance may play a factor cross country but I would expect 500 miles to work without much fuss, again depending on internet connection.

      • Sucka Free

        Yeah, I’m going to give it a go next time I go out. Got the bandwidth on my end, have to see how bad the latency is between the connections

  • Robert Backland

    I would think it would work a bit better if he was on a dedicated line. But since he has to share the internet with the rest of the hospital, he might have problems. Glad to see it works well enough to get him through the day though.

  • Delsin Rowe

    see , sony can change the WORLD. sony can do this. they say : Sony Make Believe.

    • Amido

      SONY FOREVER !!!

      • Redinferno124

        Dude, not the place. Appreciate the enthusiasm though.

        • rockytwee

          Always the place. “Sony Forever” hurts no one. Grow up.

    • megablast16

      Not really appropriate, just appreciate it for a nice, positive game related story. They don’t happen that often.

      • Delsin Rowe

        i am. this picture is for the kid. see my another post below , you would undrestand what i feel.

        • megablast16

          Fair enough, I apologise if I read you wrong, I just thought your original post made it all about Sony which I didn’t think was right. Anyway let’s not argue about it and move on.

          • Falcon D. Stormvoice

            Well, he is Delsin Rowe.

    • neko working

      and recently Sony made “P5″ company. i hope they found cure for various diseases.

  • William Trengove

    “At times he’s allowed to play Assassin’s Creed games under supervision (he started to get into them by watching his father playing). Alexis mentions that they normally don’t let him play other M-rated games, and Call of Duty is off-limits for now.”

    One thing I also have to add about this…THIS is how parents should look after their kid’s library, I cannot recall the last time I heard some 9-year old tell me that his parents won’t let him play Call of Duty just yet

  • Delsin Rowe

    Man , i read the story right now , honestly , i shed some tears. :(
    thank you giuseppe. i wanna support this kid , and you are the reason. many thanks man.

  • superkarma

    Glad to hear the technology used in the PS devices made this all possible for this little fella. Hopefully it helps distract from everything else going on around him. Also glad to hear his parents actually monitor his playing…something many parents carelessly shrug off.

    I hope Felix gets well soon and can enjoy his favorite games back at home…sooner rather than later!

  • Raven Nafariea

    This is very cool. Brave lil gammer my heart goes out to him. <3

    • Gamist

      “Brave lil gammer”? Is that how one would describe a mini hulk? :P

      • Raven Nafariea

        I know right. Sometimes words just do not do the situation justice. =)

  • Alex

    To me this story was more of a advertisement to the remote play. Should have focused more on the kid then the “WoW remote play works from 500 miles away” Drawing attention away from the progress of the kid.

    I am sure that wasn’t your intention, but it does look like this article was using the poor kid as a tool to pop out about the vita.

    • GameDev345

      The whole point of it is the show how the boy is kept happy with the use of the Vita

      Who the hell do you think is sponsoring this ad?

      • Alex

        I see you edited your post. Since I clearly was just saying I feel there is more attention to the vita remote play, then to the child. (since I said nothing about a sponsor.”

        I wasn’t even being rude about it. If I was I could pull facts out of the article and show how they are stretched, because not enough research was done that should have been done to point out more of the illness and how we can help. Instead it goes on “we got the story from the father”, and then pieces are taken from the facebook page and turned into a stretched addition. While constantly talking about how the remote play works from 500 miles away with lil tidbits of oh it makes him happy he can play, then immediately back to oh it sputtered when it first started then not it works great. who would have thought.

        I just believe more should have been said and provided to support the child, and not brought to the attention of video games just because this is a video game site.

        Awareness should be brought to the expenses and why Canada’s Insurance is not so magnificent that everyone claims it to be.

        • Redinferno124

          How come whenever an article comes out that’s supposed to be about something lighthearted for a change, someone has to come in and spin it like it’s some attempt to start some PR, fanboy flame war bs?

          Besides, Sucker Punch Tweeted this a few days ago and were happy their game allowed the kid to temporarily forget his problems.

          I don’t know if your one of those guys that just stalks comments to start stuff, but seriously, this is not the place for it.

          If MS had a similar system that allowed someone to stream Halo from the Xbox while miles away, we’d all be praising it to.

          At least the kid doesn’t have to be bored to tears waiting to be treated.

          • Alex

            fanboy? Fanboy of what? PR? The article was poorly written that is all I was stating. its everyone getting their shorts pulled to far up about my opinion.

            The fact that everyone is getting mad over what I said, just doesn’t like facts.

            A lot more could be added to the article like.

            how does being able to game help to improve his quality of life etc.

            Are there studies on recover rates with kids who have access to gaming vs. not?

            does playing games lead in decreased pain of patients etc.?

            No, the article was slapped together and should have been written with more care. So don’t go barking up the wrong tree with me. It is funny how people get angry when someone tries to put a emphasize of showing more attention to the child that needs more help then the short facts put together. just because he was using Remote play.

          • Redinferno124

            Are you kidding me with this response right now? This has nothing to do with any studies saying playing games boosts recovery rates, nor does it say anywhere that playing Infamous SS made him 100% better. What is it your trying to argue? All your trying to do is turn a what was supposed to be a nice story and twist it as some stupid argument over whether or not games help people get healthier. No such statistics like that exists in the first place and there doesn’t have to be because that wasn’t the intention of the article.

            Here’s the tweet from a few days ago.

            https://twitter.com/harv052/status/459023961511444480/photo/1

          • Alex

            Lol, who said anything about turning into a argument? You are the only one getting flustered those were ideas of expanding this to more. Because you know as well as everyone here. that this is a one time deal with this site, and they will never update his progress in the future. unless the parents send the site a thank you for the help no matter what the out come is. No such statistics exist, maybe not. But it is a development that is being studied in colleges today with people who actually are getting degrees in Social areas of work. I now several people who are.

            I for one have never started a argument. It is the option of people responding to me. Like I originally stated they should have put more intent into a article into showing they actually care about the child. which those suggestions would inquire they are going to keep a eye on him as he progresses. And those were just suggestions out of me, they could have looked up other things. But still followed his progress no matter if its about games or not. You bring anything to a site talking about a life, you better have good reason to talk about it. Especially since it can result in life or death of what ever is effecting a child or people in general.

            I already knew the tweet before it was posted on this site. This site is like Kotaku and post things days and weeks later. Its nothing new, but it just backs up my opinion that they should have added more detail instead of just slapping it together. Show that they actually care. Follow his progress.

            I still find it quite funny how annoyed people get for someone who actually cares about the people around here.

            Even though I do admit the business world is ran by a bunch of idiots at the moment, but that doesn’t relate to the next generation of kids. Or this article for that matter.

          • Redinferno124

            Your doing it again, what more needs to be said? I don’t know how this reads like an advertisement for remote play. People found out you could use it like this months ago. If you took the time to actually read the article, it’s pretty clear gaming is a hobby he shares with his dad. Yeah when I was 9 I considered the my playstation among my precious possessions because I was young and didn’t know any better. Doesn’t mean that’s the most important thing in his life, it’s a hobby.

            One thing you fail to grasp is the only reason we’re hearing about this story is because the family wanted to share it. I don’t recall Sony offering to pay the kids medical bills if Felix said playing his vita was making him heal faster.

            I also don’t understand your attempt to accuse others of not caring about Felix when your the one clearly reading the article out of context. I don’t remember his mom complaining about exploitation considering she left a comment on here not to long ago.

            Enough is enough. I can respect your right to believe what you want. But when you start pushing your opinions on others and resort to blaming others when your in the wrong here, that’s where I draw the line.

            The are far more obvious PR articles out there. In fact, Gamespot is has all kinds of advertisements clearly disguised as articles. Try them.

          • Cindy Morais Harvey

            When Dualshockers asked us if they could do a piece on we asked Felix if he was ok with it. It’s so rare to see something positive written about gaming. He was so happy to know that someone wanted to show that he could play so far away. He was so amazed when the game started and he could play during that horrible 7 hours test. It never crossed our minds of any exploitation of any sort. Just a fun tweet to how that Felix was happy that it worked and kept him cam during that harsh procedure. So I ask you kindly Alex and
            Redinferno124 to stop taking it too far, I am no longer showing Felix’s support and comments. The states a few bits about his health but was written to show people how the remote play is simply awesome and works very far! Have a great day :)

          • Redinferno124

            Very well.

          • Falcon D. Stormvoice

            I’m 30 and I still consider my PlayStations to be precious possessions. o.o

          • Redinferno124

            :(

          • Falcon D. Stormvoice

            You’re making this all about you. Oh, poor you, getting ganged up on.

            Most of this article was about the kid, with some mention of the technology that is allowing him to have a bright spot in his life.

        • GameDev345

          “I just believe more should have been said and provided to support the child, and not brought to the attention of video games just because this is a video game site”

          You recognise the fact that this is a Video game site which writes articles about gaming related topics yet you want them into details about the boy’s health and the medical status in Canada. Listen to yourself, does that make any sense to you at all? wouldn’t you expect the medical topics to be on a more suitable website

          You calling it an “advertisement of remote play” made it seem like someone is paying them to this whilst taking advantage of the boys situation

          It is simple, Remote play is a gaming related technology, the use of it has made the boy happier and a bit easier for him and his parents that is all, if someone is aware of the remote play cause of this article, it is because that is what the article is about not the boys health or any other thing else

          And i edited my post cause i made a spelling mistake

    • desponent

      It’s sad that there’s still guy like you on this heartwarming article.

      • Alex

        guys like me? What is that suppose to be. So your saying you don’t care about the kid? If you dislike “guys like me” just means you hate life. That is just a childish comment to put.

        “guys like me” lol..

        • Redinferno124

          He dislikes guys like you because you came into the article, saw how it was about a sick kid playing a video game in the hospital to avoid boredom and took it as some lame PR attempt. This is a few days old, Sucker Punch tweeted this story already.

        • Redinferno124
        • Sucka Free

          You read that article and all you took from it was an attempt to sell Vitas? You may want to seek professional help and maybe some medication. That much cynicism can’t be healthy.

          • Redinferno124

            I’m not sure if he’s being serious or is just trying to derail the article. Most of his counter points involve stuff not even mentioned in the article. God forbid the kid have something to do while stuck in one of the most boring places on earth.

          • Sucka Free

            Either way, this isn’t the place for it.

          • Redinferno124

            I agree. I just don’t get why he insisted in spinning it into something it wasn’t. I’m in shock someone even considered that was OK.

          • Cindy Morais Harvey

            :)

        • Redinferno124

          Your using Felix as a tool right now to justify you opinion.

        • Redinferno124

          I see you changed your activity to private which is odd considering it was public before and it clearly showed how little activity there is prior this story. That usually means people don’t want people to call them out on their bs later.

      • Redinferno124

        I agree, It’s depressing no one can get along even when it’s stories like this.

  • junguler

    i’m sorry but how is this a thing, who cares for some random kid?, i don’t know why i even opened this article? lol

    • GameDev345

      Good on you, a kid with a severe problems is just another random kid just because of your fanboyism, *claps*

      • junguler

        his random because his random, not because of my fanboyism, i can’t care about everything that happens in the world, my head explodes if i do.

    • They Call Me Senpai

      It’s a thing because Sony gave him the power to play his favorite games even while hospitalized.

      • junguler

        yeah, sony is made of saints, they didn’t want the money they just wanted to make little kids happy, they are a charitable company!

        • Delsin Rowe

          if microsoft can do that , we cheer them up too.
          everyone works for money , eveyone , but it’s important to give the customer the best service that is possible.

          • junguler

            they didn’t do the remote play thing for people in needs, they did that to generate profit of it, and sell some more ps vitas, that’s all.

          • Delsin Rowe

            of course they are. so what ? you think they work for charity ?
            but with this work , this kid can play his favorite games in hospital. you miss the point my friend.

          • Cindy Morais Harvey

            You can’t just enjoy reading a positive story can you…. shame on putting my son down.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Sorry about that Cindy. He’s been banned, and the same will happen to anyone that will show negativity on this post.

    • Michael Norris

      Dude…really?being a fanboy should have nothing to do with this story.

      • junguler

        it doesn’t, i’m not a fanboy, i just think this is not story.

        • Delsin Rowe

          dude , please , show some respect. this kid is sick , he wants to play . so it’s all about us.

          • junguler

            how i was disrespectful, this is not the kind of story for dualshockers, it should be on some medical website or something.

          • Delsin Rowe

            well, we all are appreciate for it. so that counts. if you dont like this article , close it and never look back.
            we like a website like this , every once in a while , we need this stories.

          • junguler

            i didn’t wanted to come back to it, and i wouldn’t if folks wouldn’t attack me, i’m just here to respect them and reply to them, they think i’m a monster of some kind.

    • Raven Nafariea

      Your post is sickening. This is not the place for fanboyisms right now.

      • junguler

        i’m not an xbox fanboy lol, you got it wrong brother.

    • MTM2

      You’re an idiot, are you seriously not seeing how this article is related to Playstation?

      • junguler

        in the most random way imaginable.

    • Arnold Stallone

      You just won the first prize for the lamest jerk of the month, and the title of the most immature stinky Xbot no-heart piece of garbage of the week. It’s a kid, ffs.

      If all the missed abortions like you just disappeared, the planet earth would be a paradise. But when, at the lowest levels of the human chain’specie, we already find garbage like you, then, it’s all fcked up.

      Go back to your titanfall, idiot.

    • Redinferno124
      • junguler

        thank you thats such a great picture.

        • Redinferno124

          Thank you, but seriously not cool.

          • junguler

            well i didn’t meant to say i want him dead, i just said i can’t be bothered to be sad about the story. i have my own problems and trust me my life is not walking in the park.

    • someguy

      Why are you still breathing though, like seriously

      • Redinferno124

        He probably isn’t coming back, so it really isn’t worth it. Just so disappointing people couldn’t get along even when it’s stories like this.

      • junguler

        i’m sorry i have to care about every random people who happens to play games or is sick ?

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Sorry to hear that some can’t keep their negativity out of an article like this. Enjoy your ban.

  • Jewy McJew

    What a nice story, thank you!

  • Thomas

    That kid is rocking Beats.

    Playah Playahhhhhhhhhh

  • Somebodyissilent

    So heartwarming, the feels.

  • 3rdworldgamer

    nice story. glad to hear that young Felix can play his favorite games while away from home to at least ease the burden of his treatment. i wish for him to get well as soon as possible.

  • Thank You Taker

    Sweet story. Good thing his parents see that he doesn’t play M-rated games. This is how you keep violent games out of your kids hands; by being responsible parents.

  • Axe99

    That’s awesome :).

  • Cindy Morais Harvey

    Thank you for all your kind words, Felix was very happy to see the article. It lifted his spirit. Thank you for writing the piece. Gaming is very positive in our house. I am not a gamer but I enjoy watching Felix play and see how it can distract him form pain and unpleasant procedures… Again thank you Giuseppe for making him so happy today. You made stars his eyes… Much love

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      That was my pleasure, I hope he’ll be able to get back home soon :D

    • Mark

      Most of all his parents are awesome!

    • Al_Zamora

      Great story. I hope Felix and his family nothing but the best. I am very happy that Felix was happy to see the article.

    • Andy

      Get Well Soon Felix !

      I too enjoy Vita remote play, I play a lot of Don’t Starve on the train on my way to work it’s such a handy feature.

  • PhantomVash808

    Great article.

  • Raziel Kõbe

    Nice article!!! Surely this boy can be more happy and jump more “high” than Delsin in this photo ;)

    http://www.geeklegacy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Infamous_Delsin-Rowe.jpg

  • Debbie Armstrong Pables

    hope you are feeling better Felix! sending lots of prayers and hugs from philadelphia , im a friend of your grandmom and daddy xoxo

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      Oh dear, I misread ‘philadelphia’ at first.

  • Gannicus

    sickening… want to help the kid out fair enough quietly, don’t turn it into a publicity stunt… pathetic

    • Redinferno124

      For Christ sake Gannicus, we already had one person taking the article out of context to start bs we don’t need another one. Stop while your ahead. If the family was concerned with privacy, they wouldn’t have tweeted about this days ago. The article is simply saying how good it is the kid has something to do. He can’t exactly go outside like a typical nine year old with his condition. Please realize you attempts to be funny sometimes come off as in bad taste.

      • Gannicus

        that wasn’t being funny that’s a true opinion… theres NOTHING funny about $hit like that, no 1 didn’t know someone else mentioned it no.2 didn’t know the family tweeted it cus I don’t particluary like facebook tweets and all that jazz….I don’t even know what say now so ill say nothing except… hope he had a good life even though sort maybe having ps4 games etc streamed to him made his last few days memorable :D

        • Redinferno124

          He’s not dying. He simply being treated.

          https://twitter.com/harv052/status/459023961511444480/photo/1

          • Gannicus

            treated for what?

          • Redinferno124

            It says right in the article, he’s being treated for severe complications with his digestive system he’s had since birth.

            3rd paragraph, 3rd sentence.

          • Gannicus

            I think its stupid… hes trying bypass make a wish foundation where ppl with conditions TERMINAL to there health which hs isn’t can get to do stuff is cr@p… ive got chrons disease seems be under control but maybe one day if left unchecked can disintegrate my entire bowels… don’t see me moaning…. fair enough its sad but theres a lot more children far far worse off than he is… maybe they should concentrate on that

          • Sucka Free

            OMFG! Hey @Giuseppe Nelva can you please get rid of this scum now. Seriously, what does he have to do?

          • Redinferno124

            I simply think he just didn’t read the article. Proof is in his 3rd response. Nothing to get worked up over. I saw it coming honestly.

          • Redinferno124

            Um….I don’t think he’s involved with the make a wish foundation. I think it’s just an average family helping their son like a normal family should.

            Besides, I think he has to be terminally ill to even be considered for make a wish foundation so how the hell would he get anything?

          • Gannicus

            this si the thing I don’t get why is he such a special case when theres 100′s or 1000′s of kids like him around the country, what makes him special… I don’t get it, hes gutted cus he cant play his PS4 from hospital, what happens in 1000 kids make that appeal? could prolly impact the service the hospital can give never know.]

            My dad nearly died from ths chrons
            $hit ive got so no one can tell me about whats rightor wrong yeah I don’t understand where a fcking PS4 has to do with anything

          • Sucka Free

            Hey, moron. If you had taken the time to read the article before spewing your negative nonsense, you would have seen that it was HIS DAD that got the the Remote Play to working, this is simply a human interest piece. Neither Sony or Sucker Punch had anything to do with it, other than making the hardware and the game

          • Gannicus

            so its automatically news worthy just cus some one with some tech know how got it working??? you call me a moron, if your so intelligent why not go freebie all the real cases to get there condition/plight known about that don’t know how do it? or you just saying that to mak yourself feel good?

          • Redinferno124

            It’s an example of how games are good for once instead of “GTAV caused my son to jump out of a plane without a parachute and die because the game made him believe he would respawn.”

          • Sucka Free

            That didn’t actually happen, did it?

          • Redinferno124

            I don’t know, highly unlikely. There was a story about a kid that ran over a prostitute and robbed her after hijacking a car. He said he was influenced by GTA 3 so you know how old that is.

          • Sucka Free

            Are you aware that his mother has posted here in this forum? Family friends too…is this really how you want to represent our community? You are such an embarrassment

          • Redinferno124

            His next response will be how it could be anyone.

          • Sucka Free

            I’m hoping he has the good sense for there not to be a next response. Silly of me, huh?

          • Redinferno124

            me too.

          • Gannicus

            well for a start I didn’t know that and never said anything of the sort that would indicate I had any bad feelings cus I don’t, hope the son gets better but he isn’t a special case theres 1000′s in that situation my problem is why does he get special treatment and the rest don’t?

          • Redinferno124

            He’s not getting special treatment though. If he was getting special treatment, this story would be bigger than DualShockers.

          • Gannicus

            so a simple mention of PS4 or vita elevates the story? maybe every kid should do that, but I think 100′s 1000′s a day may overwhelm the site :d

          • Redinferno124

            Elevates how? It mentions PS4 and vita, therefore it falls under playstation news. If he said he was using a surface to play Halo through remote play, than this would be Xbox news.

            What the hell is the problem?

          • Sucka Free

            Its not special treatment, the PS4/Vita/InfamousSS was his already, the reason it is getting attention here is because it is an example of how this new technology is being used to improve the lot of one sick young man. It could have been anybody

          • Redinferno124

            All the article is saying remote play allowed him to not be bored silly at one of the most dead boring places on the planet.

            The end.

          • Gannicus

            yeah I guess so, maybe its cus of me I dunno. in the UK the NHS not as good as y think even then small stuff is getting scanned before big stuff which sometims then is to late so, ive got absolutely nothing against him its just don’t get why that’s all

          • Redinferno124

            How did we get on healthcare?

          • Gannicus

            cus it is on healthcare, being a bit funny now, caring on the PS4 challenged!!

          • Redinferno124

            This has nothing to do with healthcare though. This isn’t a political site.

          • Gannicus

            got notrhing do with politics, its about recognising condition before all the costs of $hit come int o play

          • Redinferno124

            WTF dude none of that has anything to do with the story. This isn’t funny anymore.

          • Sucka Free

            That’s because you didn’t read the article, then you jumped to a conclusion, then embellished on that conclusion. And I still don’t think you get it and I’m pretty sure you’ve still not read the article

          • Gannicus

            if that was to me, I readthe whole thing maynot of understood it and communicated it the way I shoul dof but I don’t click on dual shockers… kid in hospital ps4, the goto comments and star sl@gging it off..

          • Sucka Free

            Anyway, I said the other day I wanted nothing more to do with you, this only confirms my reasons. I just couldn’t have you making our community look like jerks to these people, reflects on all of us.

          • Gannicus

            yeah ok fair enough if your amercian ok, but English is different I only replies directly cus I thought had someat constructive say, guess not so no problem I wont bother again bye :D

          • Redinferno124

            I’m gonna start needing a translator is your gonna talk like an ass.

          • Sucka Free

            He drinks a lot, in a few hrs will be nothing but gibberish

          • Redinferno124

            No F that, he’s doing it intentionally. It’s not funny anymore.

          • Sucka Free

            Just don’t encourage him, he needs the audience. Ignore him he will move on

          • Gannicus

            you know what I am doing it intentionally, I hate on kids, I hate on ethinics, I hate on old people, I even hate on my own socks being ethically challenged, I hate my pants being from cotton fields, hate other stuff and generally extremely hatefukl person just because…. give up laterz

          • Redinferno124

            I can’t even tell if you know what your typing anymore.

          • Gannicus

            that’s completely coherent so must be your eyes, im not falling into the trap of being hateful to sony products cus PS4 is better than xbox, if MS doesn’t realise that then there stupid, think I have the problem is is when you fanboys who are constantly going on about gameplay etc, resolutoion framerate comesinto play 100′s comments on xbox for me personally I think xbox will ALWAYS be a 900p machine, whatever else doesn’t matter 900p is there resolution target, they cant do 1080p with DX12, talking $hit.. 900p and DX12 wel that’s something different cus there not over stressing certain [arts. This will get better but personally…
            id look at what Nintendo is doing, they aint doing the WII U2 there doing a steambox killer, watch out

          • Redinferno124

            I’m tweeting Giuseppe, this isn’t funny anymore. Trolls are one thing but his bs stopped being funny long ago.

          • Sucka Free

            IDK, I think that Giuseppe must like him or something, keep slapping him on the hand, lets him get away with more

          • Gannicus

            sl@gging it off = trash talk basically s ya must be American haha

          • Redinferno124

            I wouldn’t say improve, just that it allowed him to do something other than watch paint dry.

          • Sucka Free

            I would call that an improvement

          • Redinferno124

            Yeah I suppose.

          • Redinferno124

            That and Sucker Punch re tweeted the original tweet.

          • Redinferno124

            *sigh* If you bothered to read it all, all it talks about is how his disability means he’s often away from home and that means he can enjoy his hobby as much as he’d like. It sounds like Felix and his dad both share gaming as a hobby and it’s how they spend time together. Felix simply did what most of us with a vita would have most likely done given the situation and tired remote play to see if it would work. It did. Felix now has something to do while being treated instead of watching the curtains blow in the wind.

            There is nothing special about him. He’s a typical nine year old using video games to help pass the time. I don’t think anyone other than the people here and on twitter following Sucker Punch would now about Felix otherwise.

          • Cindy Morais Harvey

            Make a wish is for terminal illnesses… like many other family’s community’s step up and do fundraisers… Our medical care is great but doesn’t cover travels.Since I had to stop working to take care of Felix and most of his medication are not covered we created a fundraiser. The article was not created to get pity or sponsor’s. It never even crossed our minds. But now that I see both links are at the end it’s nice to see how people are signing up to fallow Felix’s medical journey and sending very positive messages. It makes my day to read all the comments he gets. We also got a few donations. I think Giuseppe did a good job and we are thankful with all the kindness Felix got out of it…. :)

          • Redinferno124

            Was not my intention to get things to this point. There have been some very,….odd individuals roaming even the most light hearted of stories all the time with the intention of detracting from them.

            All I was trying to say is that Felix is just like any other 9 year old. He’s just doing what most of us do, play video games to take our mind off things we don’t want to think about. Hospitals are a very boring place to be especially when your a patient. Years ago they would have had to roll in a specially made game station just so young patients had something to keep their spirits up. I appreciated you took the time to comment. I’m sorry if my behavior offended you in anyway. I just find it sickening that there people who would take this as some attempt at PR even though this is something you wished to share with everyone.

            I hope he doesn’t have to go through this forever and continues to game on.

      • Cindy Morais Harvey

        Felix’s story has been public for a long time and he’s the one deciding on the posts and what he wants to share. We have a facebook page and a fundraiser going. That tweet was a simple positive and happy moment for Felix. Gannicus needs to stop digging so deep! It’s such a positive piece in the gaming world!

    • superkarma

      The family are the ones who tweeted the picture to begin with. This wasn’t a publicly stunt. It’s just a family showing gratitude towards the company that made their son happy during terrible times.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      You’ve been warned about your negativity quite a few times.

      And Now the time has come. Goodbye gannicus.

      • Gannicus

        without looking at the rest of it? patheitic

      • Redinferno124

        About time. I got drunk the other night but the worst thing I did was post a crap load of gifs on the RE7 article. At least is was trying to be funny. Had one complaint and I stopped.

        • Sucka Free

          Oh yeah, I remember that, your Black Lagoon night. That was funny. You are a much more pleasant drunk. Me, I never post when I’m drinking but then again I only drink during social occasions. My daughter and I will sometimes get plastered on vodka or tequila. Anyway, I’m never near my PC when I’m drinking, lol

          • Redinferno124

            Yeah that night…was interesting.

          • Sucka Free

            It’s good to tear it up once in a while, keeps life interesting but when you get like our former mutual friend, it’s like every week with him. That can’t be any fun

          • Redinferno124

            Yeah I’m not sure who his intended audience was. He just about pissed off people from all corners of the gaming spectrum.

          • Sucka Free

            He made PS4 gamers his special targets but I think that’s only because this is a pro-Sony site and there’s more of us to argue with

          • Redinferno124

            Once MS gets their act together, the news will be much more positive on all fronts.

          • Sucka Free

            TBH, I don’t want them to get it together yet. I want them to trail for a couple years, really learn the same lesson that Sony learned last gen. I don’t hate the Xbox, I just don’t like the way that MS is trying to buy the market. Let them eat more dust for a while, learn that they have to compete fairly.

          • Redinferno124

            I think at E3, we can expect some megatons from the big 2(formally the big 3).

          • Falcon D. Stormvoice

            The grand show cannot come soon enough.

          • Falcon D. Stormvoice

            At least it looks like they’re learning that lesson. Sometimes.

            I mean, they are still trying to buy the market. There’s literally a looping Xbox One ad at my local Walmart that plays every ten seconds and makes shopping a nightmare.

            But they’re also slashing price, and scrambling to get more games. That’s a step in the right direction.

      • Cindy Morais Harvey

        Thank you Giuseppe I didn’t want Felix reading any of it !

        • Redinferno124

          I’m sorry it even came to this.

  • Giuseppe Nelva

    The article has been cleaned out of some really unwarranted negativity and some bans have been administered.

    This isn’t the right place for console wars or stuff like that, so if you have nothing positive to say, just move on. Anyone that doesn’t heed this warning *will* be banned with no recourse..

    • Redinferno124

      You shouldn’t have to remind people of this constantly. There’s a reason I go here more than IGN. Smaller community that is much more polite for the most part in comparison. I find it sad that people have to be banned, but if you don’t take steps now, then you end up like IGN with over 7000 users trying to tear out each others throats over the dumbest things.

    • Dikan45

      Certain people should’ve been banned LONG LONG ago! Telling people to kill themselves and perform sexual acts it’s disgusting!

    • PCMASTERRACE

      So since PC is not a console we are clear to spread GabeN’s holy word?

  • Ryan Meitzler

    Gaming has definitely helped me through a lot of rough patches in my own life, be it physical or mental, and glad to see the same for Felix.

    Great article, Giuseppe, and best wishes to Felix and his family

  • Anonymous

    I read the article Good Job!
    I wish I could tried remote play if I ever had a PS4 but even if I have a PS4 my internet connection in here is crap -_-

    • Anonymous

      I mean I was kinda jealous to the kid.
      Anyways God bless him I hope he recovers.

  • sebastian

    Thats pretty sweet. I wish my Wii U could do that.

    • Redinferno124

      It can sort of. Nintendo was definitely on to something.

      • Sucka Free

        Yeah, they were. Its just that Sony got here first because the two parts weren’t the same device and they’ve been trying to get this Remote Play to work for so long. It’s finally paying off

        • Redinferno124

          Which is why Nintendo needs to start of accelerate the development of their next console. Worry about performance and cost first. Keep the gimmicks a close second.

          • Sucka Free

            Yeah, I’m hoping they finally pull the trigger on a current gen system, they keep making weaker systems, trying to stay out of the console war. It worked well for a while but it severely backfired this time. I love Nintendo, they are the only ones not afraid to do things differently and their exclusives IPs are the best IMO. I still want the Wii U to get some traction, I want to buy one but I can’t justify spending the money for the 2-3 games they have right now. Show me some new Zelda or Metroid, I’m there

          • Redinferno124

            Why stay out of it? If they would be smart and make a deal with capcom to allow Megaman games exclusively on Wii U that would be a boon right there. And I’m talking real ones, not that retro crap. That era is over.

          • Sucka Free

            I think the idea was for them to be successful by being everyone’s 2nd console, thereby being in the lead by default. Worked well for the Wii but I think they got the message that it was a one-off

  • yoav123

    a true gamer.wish u return home fast,there are great games ahead.God bless u

  • Dollow Rlance

    Gaming isn’t always a bad thing, nice to see a positive article about video games.

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      It’s almost never ever a bad thing.

  • Anthony Dwight Williams

    Awesome article! One of the most positive game-related stories I’ve read in a long time. Get well Felix. Mr. and Mrs. Morais Harvey, you both are excellent parents with a truly strong son. He’s gonna be just fine. Glad I got a chance to read this. :)

    • Cindy Morais Harvey

      Thank you so much <3

  • Juhis815

    I actually feel sorry towards this kid if he has problems on his digestive system, and I don’t understand why Xbox fanboys don’t understand about his problems in first place…

  • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

    Get well soon, little man. Be strong.

  • Guest

    Wait… I thought you had to be over the same WiFi, how is he doing this

    • Alexis Harvey

      No, you don’t have to be! You connect exactly the same as you would at home via the remote play app on your Vita. But I know for a fact it won’t work in some places, probably because of router settings blocking certain ports…

      • Guest

        *Wipes single tear from eye* Finally a way to avoid people in my classes, especially if Google Fiber comes here and the net is strong enuf to run FFXIV while streaming it to my University

  • Mark

    Make.Believe

  • tcnitsni

    I’m glad this boy has a PS4 and Vita so he is able to do amazing things like this. Even if he only had a 3DS or Vita he still couldn’t play the same caliber of games that he wants to play.

    Great story. I wish him and his family the best.

  • Jessenia Lopez

    cute

  • Illusive Man

    fanboy.

    • superkarma

      Yes you are…and a pathetic one at that.

  • Sea-HAWK fan

    Awesome story. No place for negativity in a story like this. It’s not about Xbox or PS people give me a break. It’s about a kid that can get some relief and not have to worry about his issues for a couple hours at a time…

  • orangpelupa

    Guiseppe! thank you for keep writing wonderful articles :)

    its short, concise, it deliver the message without muddying too much. And the most important, its pleasant to read

    thakn you Giuseppe! I hope that kid can get better and kudos for his dad and mom. good job parents! (they take care their kids, allow gaming with moderation, and so on)

  • http://www.vgbetas.com/ Pace

    Remote play is great. I played Warframe on the highway tethered to my 4g phone.

    http://i.imgur.com/WKs7a2p.jpg

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