[games_access] Fw: Cripplewars...

hinn at illinois.edu hinn at illinois.edu
Fri Oct 22 10:37:23 EDT 2010


Yes, I thought it might be an issue of an auto ad -- I'm glad to see that Gamasutra has reacted so swiftly and positively! Thanks to everyone there!!

Michelle

---- Original message ----

>Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:32:13 -0400

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

>Subject: Re: [games_access] Fw: Cripplewars...

>To: Barrie Ellis <oneswitch at gmail.com>, IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List <games_access at igda.org>

>Cc: "<ggross at think-services.com>" <ggross at think-services.com>, "<asimms at think-services.com>" <asimms at think-services.com>, "games_access at igda.org" <games_access at igda.org>, "<rvallin at think-services.com>" <rvallin at think-services.com>, "<amurawski at think-services.com>" <amurawski at think-services.com>, "help at gamasutra.com" <help at gamasutra.com>

>

> So I've been traveling and unable to follow up

> but...

>

> 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.

>

> 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.

>

> 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.

>

> Big thanks to Simon for his incredibly quick

> response.

>

> - Ben

>

> Ben Sawyer

> Digitalmill

> PO Box 17575

> Portland, ME 04101

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> M: 207.807.7428

> I am traveling at present. This message was sent

> from my mobile device.

> On Oct 21, 2010, at 5:51 PM, "Barrie Ellis"

> <oneswitch at gmail.com> wrote:

>

> Dear Sales Team for Gamasutra,

> 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.

> Very disappointed in you... Will Gamasutra

> continue to run stuff like this? If so, I'll be

> unsubscribing.

> Barrie Ellis

> www.OneSwitch.org.uk and member of IGDA's Game

> Accessibility Special Interest Group

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

> 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...

>

> Did anyone see this yet?

>

> http://www.cripplewars.com

>

> I found it via an add on Gamasutra.com (no doubt

> it originates from their games ad network they

> bought)

>

> 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)."

>

> I attached (if possible via mail list) the

> screenshot of the ad running on Gamasutra.

>

> - Ben

>

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