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How the Craptacular ‘Soda Drinker Pro’ is Saving Lives

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chris-littlechild - July 9, 2015

Video games have come a holy hell of a long way. From their humble bleepy and bloopy beginnings with Pong and Asteroids and such, today's AAA ballbusting blockbusters were born. When Grand Theft Auto V was released, the money it made was more than Kanye West would spend during a morning's helicopter shopping (even including the cost of pimping said rides out with custom ‘Yeezy' paint job), which just goes to show the advances the industry has made.

Case in point: Soda Drinker Pro. This little slice of indie mocktastic is on the cutting edge of gaming tech. If you're in the market for a soda drinking sim (and who the hell isn't), this is your one and only choice right here. It's just magnificent. Full raising-cup-to-lips and putting-cup-back-down-again functionality? Your choice of a couple different places to drink your soda at? Goddamn this is advanced. I need to lay down.

Sure, on the surface Soda Drinker Pro is just as ass as it's supposed to be. That's kinda its thing. But sometimes, if you're enough of a smartass, you can make even the dumbest joke into a positive tool for humanity. Or something cheesy like that.

Feast your eyes on the MyoPro, an FDA approved device to help the disabled regain the use of their arms. As Destructoid reports, all manner of different software was tried with the machine but proved too complex to be effective. Which is where this half-assed game came in. Used in tandem with the device, the simple motions used to control it are just what the weak-limbed need on their road to recovery.

More on this inspirational, video games aren't tools of Satan after all story back at Destructoid.  

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