Well, this is a welcome bit of news with which to end 2020. Starlight, an organization dedicated to helping sick children, has partnered with Nintendo of America to create the Starlight Nintendo Switch Gaming station. Multiple kiosks are making their way across the country to kids in hospitals who are in need of a little joy.

Starlight is doing right by the little ones

The stations are specially made to meet strict safety protocols. More than 25 games will be available to youngsters. Titles include Super Mario Party and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


Lexi Little, a Certified Child Life Specialist at CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System in Shreveport, Louisiana, had this to say about the stalls:

Starlight Gaming has been a great aid in helping patients cope with hospitalization. We cannot thank Starlight enough for impacting the lives of our patients, families, and staff members on a daily basis.

The pandemic has rendered all social gatherings obsolete. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to provide comfort to those who are struggling with illness. And with titles like Mario Tennis Aces ready to play on these machines, kids can at least game with other patients while being treated.

If you would like to donate to Starlight, you can do so here.


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.


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