The Internet is full of people and organizations with their virtual hands out, appealing for money to support political parties, environmental causes, medical research, or maybe acquiring a video of a mayor smoking crack.
And as this CNN report notes, one of the last places you'd expect to get a sympathetic hearing is the denizens of the online-gaming community, obsessed as they are with dominance in their pixellated universes.
But something about Sarah Marie Alida Parries cracked the hard, robotic shell of those online warriors.
The five-year-old Vancouver girl, who died in May of inoperable brain cancer, loved playing Mechwarrior with her father, Jon. Like a lot of kids, she was adept, dominating much older opponents with her favourite Mech, know as a Jenner.
According to CBC News, Jon Parries asked the gamer community to send greetings to his daughter at Canuck Place hospice via their online forum. She died aRead More »from Gamers raise $60K in memory of five-year-old B.C. Mechwarrior player, Sarah Parries, who passed away