[games_access] console chatting, domain www.gameaccessibility.com

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Mon Jul 28 13:35:40 EDT 2008

You can use a keyboard to play games on consoles if you are using either an
appropriate adapter, e.g.:

http://www.xcm.cc/XFPS__3.0_Sniper_Plus.htm - XFPS 3.0 Sniper Plus (Xbox
360) - readily available
http://www.xcm.cc/ - XFPS Rateup Adapter (PS3) - readily available
http://uk.gear.ign.com/articles/558/558944p1.html - Smart Joy Frag (PS2 or
Xbox) - very rare

Alternatively - you could use an iPac based controller (such as my C-SID)
and control games with a keyboard that way.


How any of these work with chatting by text I don't know though.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Reid Kimball" <reid at rbkdesign.com>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] console chatting,domain

>I forgot to emphasize that while the consoles do allow keyboard like

> devices, I think most, if not all games do NOT allow them to be used

> while playing. Anyone know if that's wrong?


> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 9:41 AM, Reid Kimball <reid at rbkdesign.com> wrote:

>> Chatting is usually done via the headset. I think but not positive

>> that the PS3 allows a keyboard and mouse to be hooked up and for the

>> Xbox 360 they have a small keyboard adapter you can plug into your

>> controller, about the size of a SideKick mobile phone keyboard I

>> think.


>> I agree with you, for a long time I've wanted to see a Dasher typing

>> interface on consoles. MS has XNA dev tools for free, if anyone is

>> looking for a project to do, I think that'd be awesome. Build or port

>> Dasher to XNA and make sure it uses the Xbox 360 controller.


>> -Reid


>> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Sandra Uhling <sandra_uhling at web.de>

>> wrote:

>>> Hello,


>>> console chatting:

>>> I do not know much about consoles.

>>> Is chatting only with a headset possible ?


>>> Maybe something like "dasher" can be used ?

>>> (that one, where you "drive" through an alphabet)

>>> Then it would also be much easier for normal gamer, that do not have a

>>> headset.



>>> domain www.gameaccessibility.com

>>> One thought: it is used as reference in lots of articles.

>>> It would be sad, when it will be gone.


>>> Are there more article like: "sound alternative" and "mouse use in

>>> audiogames" ?



>>> Regards,

>>> Sandra

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