For the 2018 holiday season, we invite you to meet nine (and a half)-year-old Owen, rising to the top of his game with the support of all of his friends-including his real-life best friend Gunnar-and a little help from the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Owen has Escobar Syndrome, which limits his mobility, but does nothing to reduce his passion for gaming.
We watch as his friends gather to cheer him on as word spreads of his impending achievement. The moment of joy experienced by the children celebrating together when Owen wins the game reminds us of the spirit of the holiday season and illustrates Microsoft’s overall mission to create accessible technology that levels the playing field and creates opportunity for all of us.
Because, when everybody plays, we all win. Learn more at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/empowering/
Audio description version: https://youtu.be/1-0NA1ILdVE
Music set to a unique adaptation of the holiday classic “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”.
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What I love about this product is that it is clear that it is a loss product. The R&D, marketing, and manufacturing costs don't come close to be covered by the price tag. But it matches so close to the mission of Microsoft overall that they don't care. Sometimes is makes sense to lose money.
Even if you have disabilities you can achieve great things in tech life even if it’s that hard video game uv’e been trying to beat you can still win with the XBOX adaptive controller well done Microsoft
Is it just me or are there not a lot of people talking about this controller? I was very excited for the controller, thankfully I don't need to use it myself, but it's still a really cool device. But I don't hear anybody talking about it which is a shame
I am not disabled, but I feel an obligation to say I am so happy that Xbox and Microsoft released this. I have grown up with gaming, Xbox especially. This adaptive controller is so inspiring. Yes its for gaming but it also represents inclusiveness and connectedness for people of all abilities and circumstances. I'm crying after watching this and seeing other people use it. It is so heartwarming and tearjerking. This controller represents hope for all people. I can't wait for more people to use this and be able to game in a way that is effective and enjoyable for them. Thank you Xbox, thank you Microsoft. <3
I'm a formally all-american, collegiate, D1 linebacker and this commercial brought me to tears because it illustrates the real meaning of community. Owen is my dude! And the kid that does the floss at the end was awesone. Owen even got his groove on! I love it!
This is So Inspiring I Love This Commercial U Go Owen!! and it Brought a Tear 2 My Eye!! True Greatness and I Love How They get down and Dance with a Celebration Truely Awesome!! Stay Blessed My Brothers and Sisters in JESUS CHRIST Always!! And Stay Blessed 2 all These Loving and Inspiring Kids so Proud Of these Kids 😃😃
This made me cry. As a kid, I couldn't play video games thanks to my disability. I was 12 before I had enough motor skill development to even try, and by then I was so embarrassed that I gave up immediately. To see this kid succeed and be celebrated is beautiful.
OMG😩😍😢🥰🤗this made me tear up! This is beautiful and soooo heartfelt! Our babies are finally getting recognized! MICROSOFT is definitely a forever now in my household! And to the 100+ that disliked this video OBVIOUSLY have some issues😤🙄😒
I just LOVE❤ your 2018 Holiday's "Reindeer Games" commercial! I do believe it's one of your better ones that you have advertised! What makes it so great is, it shows how children should be towards one another, whether you are a normal kid or you have a disability! The kids all rallied around for this neighborhood kid that has a disability but could beat a difficult video game! At least that's how I saw it! GREAT JOB Y'ALL! I'm from Oklahoma so I had to put in that "y'all"!🤣🤣🤣❤ Thanks for a very good "feel good" commercial!👍❤🤗🛵
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.