[games_access] Adroit Controller from EC & AG

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 01:39:32 EDT 2011


Sounds like a fine controller. Nice work all round, and I look forward to getting my hands on one.

Something that would be really good for future iterations would be the ability to connect alternative large analogue controls, such as the large sticks used with Quasicon controllers.

Re. pricing, I'd argue that a few hundred dollars for a controller is still going to seem expensive for some from experience, but up against the competition it does sound like an excellent potential price.

I like the sound of the reconfiguration a lot. Most switch interfaces can replicate this by a single key/switch on a PC using JoyToKey, but on consoles, having a single switch to cycle through a few profiles is a unique and potentially really useful feature. We still need games to allow people to reconfigure their controls though.

Anyway, well done!

Barrie



From: Steve Spohn
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2011 7:19 PM
To: 'Barrie Ellis' ; 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [games_access] Adroit Controller from EC & AG


Hi Barrie,



Most of these questions are answered more in-depth in the article, but in short:



Can you use a standard controller simultaneously? Yes

Can you connect switches to act as the thumb-sticks (I'm guessing so)? Yes

How do you set-up the different profiles and activate them? Switch Activated

USA only, or being sold overseas? Both eventually

Can you use the switch box as a controller in its own right? Yes

Video planned? I'll post the unveiling soon, there were approximately a dozen reporters at the unveiling taking pics/video. Joystiq was particularly interested. More news soon.



Steve Spohn

Editor-In-Chief

The AbleGamers Foundation



www.ablegamers.com - community site

www.ablegamers.org - foundation website

www.gameaccessibility.org- learn the basics of game accessibility



Skype ID Steve_Spohn



From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Barrie Ellis
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2011 5:38 AM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [games_access] Adroit Controller from EC & AG



Looks great price wise, but I can't quite understand how it all works from the photos. Can you use a standard controller simultaneously? Can you connect switches to act as the thumb-sticks (I'm guessing so)? How do you set-up the different profiles and activate them? USA only, or being sold overseas? Can you use the switch box as a controller in its own right? Video planned?



Be good to add it to the list: http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/1/AGS/AGS-switch/3/Console.htm - and always great to have more choice.



Barrie



From: Steve Spohn

Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 11:38 PM

To: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'

Subject: [games_access] Adroit Controller from EC & AG



Today at the Gamers Doing Good panel at PAX Prime the Adroit Switchblade by Evil Controllers and the AbleGamers Foundation was unveiled. Read all about it http://www.ablegamers.com/hardware-news/adroit-switchblade.html



Steve Spohn

Editor-In-Chief

The AbleGamers Foundation



www.ablegamers.com - community site

www.ablegamers.org - foundation website

www.gameaccessibility.org- learn the basics of game accessibility



Skype ID Steve_Spohn




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