[games_access] AbleGamers Press Release On Joystiq

thomas at pininteractive.com thomas at pininteractive.com
Tue Nov 24 14:11:37 EST 2009


agree

and in the same sense of non humour we could say that Joystiq can't
spell to Joystick so they do need some aid :)

Kind regards,
Thomas

(Sent from my mobile)

On 24 nov 2009, at 18.17, "sheryl Flynn" <sherylflynn at yahoo.com> wrote:


> WOW (head shaking in total disappointment)....I whole heartedly

> agree with Michelle....although I work with folks who are disabled

> every day- I am still shocked when insensitive people have the

> audacity to post their ignorance. I love Ablegamers (as you know)

> and I'm so happy and proud of Mark/Michelle/Steve and all the other

> contributors.

>

> Bottom line: "In a show of support, Joystiq Publishing has sent

> over its highly

> anticipated puzzle game, Is This Color Red or Green?. We reckon it's

> at least a nine."

>

> IS NOT FUNNY! It just is not, there are no two ways about it. It

> is insensitive and mean (as are MANY of the comments)...shocking

> that in today's world there are so many insensitive, discriminating

> folks out there. WOW..

>

> ~Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD

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> From: John Morgan <inrnette at aol.com>

> To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List <games_access at igda.org>

> Sent: Mon, November 23, 2009 10:09:32 PM

> Subject: Re: [games_access] AbleGamers Press Release On Joystiq

>

> I agree Michelle! Up until the last sentence it was a positive

> article. That sentence said a lot but lacked a sensitivity to the

> seriousness to accessibility.

> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

>

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

> From: "D. Michelle Hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu>

> Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:49:13

> To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List<games_access at igda.org>

> Subject: Re: [games_access] AbleGamers Press Release On Joystiq

>

> Well, a definite congrats on the coverage and the announcement!

>

> However, I'm kind of pissed at Joystiq for their last sentence:

>

> "In a show of support, Joystiq Publishing has sent over its highly

> anticipated puzzle game, Is This Color Red or Green?. We reckon it's

> at least a nine."

>

> That was a cheap shot that they took in the final sentence of the

> article, though I understand that they were trying to be funny

> but...I guess I'm not super appreciative of that kind of thing. Just

> my personal feelings. A shame that they put that in their article...a

> few people remarked on that not finding it funny so I guess I'm not

> totally alone.

>

> Sorry...I just hate that kind of thing. Not raining on your

> parade...I just hate that when accessibility gets covered, sometimes

> people have to go there. It's not the fault of AbleGamers...just more

> of a commentary of past inappropriate things being said to me and

> others when we've explained the mission of game accessibility. Just

> wish that they would have kept things away from having to make a joke

> about a disability. I realize they probably meant to make fun of

> companies that don't include correct that design issue but I'm not

> sure that was exactly the right way to go about it.

>

> Just my thoughts...

>

> Michelle

>

> On Nov 23, 2009, at 7:13 PM, Steven Spohn wrote:

>

> > Hello Fellow Sig Member,

> >

> > It's a great day for accessibility!! Joystiq has picked up our

> press

> > release that showcases AbleGamers' first of its kind accessibility

> > review

> > section for MAINSTREAM video games. You can see the article on

> > Joystiq

> > http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/23/ablegamers-launches-reviews-with-

> > accessibi

> > lity-in-mind/

> >

> > Here is the link to our press release on the Accessible Mainstream

> > Review

> > Section

> > http://ablegamers.org/newsroom/5-press-releases/39-ablegamerscom-

> > launches-fi

> > rst-of-its-kind-video-game-review-section-with-accessibility-at-its-

> > core.htm

> > l

> >

> > Although not the first time AG has made it onto Joystiq, judging by

> > most of

> > the 70+ comments on the story, this may be one of the most

> > important times

> > we have made the esteemed video game centric publication. Most of

> the

> > comments have been positive and we really appreciate that.

> >

> > Steve Spohn

> > Associate Editor

> > www.AbleGamers.com

> >

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