[games_access] Sega

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Sat Feb 23 19:20:38 EST 2008


Hi Barrie -- I might have some contacts. I'm still in San Fran for the weekend. Chris and I are having two days of vacation -- our only two days of vacation in two years! So I'll check for you when I get back.

Signing off to get back to relaxing! :)

Michelle

---- Original message ----

>Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 12:31:18 +0100

>From: "AudioGames.net" <richard at audiogames.net>

>Subject: Re: [games_access] games_access Digest, Vol 45, Issue 19

>To: <lynnvm at carolina.rr.com>, "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>

>

> Link: File-List

> I agree! Excellent post... an inspiration :)

>

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: Lynn Marentette

> To: games_access at igda.org

> Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 1:13 AM

> Subject: Re: [games_access] games_access Digest,

> Vol 45, Issue 19

>

> Barry,

>

>

>

> Thanks for the information you've shared in your

> post! I look forward to your updates. You’ve

> made some important points.

>

>

>

> Lynn Marentette

>

>

>

> http://interactivemultimediatechnology.blogspot.com

>

>

>

> Realise this may be a bit of a long shot...

>

>

>

> Just got hold of my first Nintendo Wii for proper

> testing, on loan from www.specialeffect.org.uk for

> their accessible gaming roadshow project. Wii

> Sports is great, but....

>

>

>

> Take a look at these links via new-kotaku:

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>

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> http://kotaku.com/gaming/a-picture-worth-a-thousand-words/wii-to-the-rescue-269596.php

>

> http://kotaku.com/337925/nintendo-australia-brighten-up-a-girls-christmas-day

>

>

>

> The Wii-remote is fine for some when strapped to

> their arms - although trigger control looks

> awkward, but some are playing in a hand over hand

> manner - which isn't exactly the ideal solution.

> That lad is obviously having fun - but wouldn't it

> be better if he could play for himself?

>

>

>

> I've just discovered for myself that it's possible

> to hook up my Playstation 2-Switch Interface

> Deluxe and Redux controllers to the Wii using a

> Gamecube adapter - plugging into the Wii's joypad

> sockets. So it's possible to play Gamecube games

> and Virtual Console games on the Wii with

> accessibility switches, arcade sticks and so on.

>

>

>

> Great but Wii games and the front end menu are

> only accessible with the Wii-remote...

>

>

>

> Would it really be hard for Wii developers to make

> their games work with the JoyPad controllers too?

> All of Wii Sports could be made to work with the

> D-pad and the A button. All the point and click

> type games would be simple to get working on

> JoyPads too... Then this would come so much closer

> to being a potentially universally accessible

> machine.

>

>

>

> Presently - there are lots of people that can't

> play. I've people in my immediate family unable to

> play due to shoulder and joint pains. This

> relatively simple addition to Wii games included

> as an optional extra would make a big

> difference....

>

>

>

>

>

> And getting onto my immediate point...

>

>

>

> I know that when this Wii gets taken out on the

> Roadshow with Wii Sports - there'll be some kids

> unable to use it and will likely be made a bit

> despondent by this fact. I've looked for some

> alternatives that the GameCube had and have turned

> up Sega's Super Monkey Ball. It's got a nice

> mini-golf bonus game that can be played with a few

> buttons. It's also got a potentially lovely

> one-switch bowling game to compete with Wii

> Bowling - but it's completely ruined by the

> overly-fast automatic aiming. Basically your aim

> sweeps from left to right and back again very

> quickly - when you hit your switch that's your

> aim. If it's no good (which it typically won't be)

> your go is a total waste of time, although it will

> still ask you to select your power...

>

>

>

> Two things would have made this mini-game fun. 1.

> The option to slow down the automatic aiming. 2.

> The option to put barriers up so your ball doesn't

> fly off the edge.

>

>

>

> Does anyone on this list have any contact with

> Sega for me to pass on this message. It would be

> great if we could get this fixed (or even better -

> Wii Sports working on a JoyPad compatible

> controller - for those unable to physically

> control a Wii-remote)???

>

>

>

> Barrie

>

> www.OneSwitch.org.uk

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