[games_access] Fw: Cripplewars...

Ben Sawyer bsawyer at dmill.com
Fri Oct 22 09:32:13 EDT 2010


So I've been traveling and unable to follow up but...

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> After I sent that to the list I did send a copy to Simon who heads the game group at UBM and he quickly rectified this ad. As you can imagine these types of ads are auto run like Google Ads so it wasn't something anyone there would see unless it was brought up to them which I promptly did.

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> So while I pointed out it ran on Gamasutra I didn't want at all to imply anything wrong on their part since I know how these systems operate. Google has this problem all the time as do many ad networks.

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> My intent in posting this to the forum was to find out if anyone had seen it and had known more about it and to point specifically everyone's attention at the game itself not to Gamasutra.

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> Big thanks to Simon for his incredibly quick response.

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> - Ben


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On Oct 21, 2010, at 5:51 PM, "Barrie Ellis" <oneswitch at gmail.com> wrote:


> Dear Sales Team for Gamasutra,

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> I was recently made aware (see below) of a very unpleasant advert from "CrippleWars.com" being advertised on Gamasutra. I find the tone and content of this advertised site depressing and nasty. What other similar adverts are you prepared to run I wonder? Paki-wars. Faggot-wars. Nigger-wars? I'd like to think not. But then I'd didn't think you'd ever run anything like CrippleWars.

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> Very disappointed in you... Will Gamasutra continue to run stuff like this? If so, I'll be unsubscribing.

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> Barrie Ellis

> www.OneSwitch.org.uk and member of IGDA's Game Accessibility Special Interest Group

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> --------------------------------------------------

> From: "Ben Sawyer" <bsawyer at dmill.com>

> Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:54 AM

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

> Subject: [games_access] Cipplewars...

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>> Did anyone see this yet?

>> http://www.cripplewars.com

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>> I found it via an add on Gamasutra.com (no doubt it originates from their games ad network they bought)

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>> The developer wrote on a forum elsewhere on the Web...

>> "I find the concept of both physical and mental cripples fighting both humorous and politically incorrect (a positive in my book)."

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>> I attached (if possible via mail list) the screenshot of the ad running on Gamasutra.

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>> - Ben

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