[games_access] Wii U (was AbleGamers live media at E3)

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 17:17:22 EDT 2011


What are your personal thoughts, Steve?


From: Steve Spohn
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 10:06 PM
To: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [games_access] Wii U (was AbleGamers live media at E3)


Direct links:



http://www.ablegamers.com/playstation-3-news/opinion-vita-bioshock-infinite-wii-2-and-more-e3.html



http://www.ablegamers.com/hardware-news/thw-wii-u-and-you.html



Steve Spohn

Editor-In-Chief

The AbleGamers Foundation



www.ablegamers.com - community site

www.ablegamers.org - foundation website

www.gameaccessibility.com - 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 Michelle Hinn
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 5:04 PM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: [games_access] Wii U (was AbleGamers live media at E3)



No, I think Nintendo's out of touch!!! A very bizarre design direction for them to take.



I read that there's a way to sync it to your TV but you still need to use the stupid screened console meets controller as controller #1. Apparently additional players will need to use (lucky them though) other controllers like the wii-mote and perhaps (not sure) a classic controller.



Michelle



On Jun 8, 2011, at 2:39 PM, Barrie Ellis wrote:





Agreed all round. The Wii U looks like a nightmare for broad accessibility. Some of those games demoed look impossible to make accessible for a huge range of people. Am I out of touch? I just looked at it and groaned...



Barrie



From: Michelle Hinn

Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 8:27 PM

To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

Subject: Re: [games_access] AbleGamers live media at E3



Thanks, Steve. I read one of the articles yesterday on the Wii U and it was a very moving (and angering!) account about how Nintendo has taken the direction that they have and all of the ways that it threatens to close yet another avenue of gaming for the disabled.



Keep up the good work with the coverage!



Michelle



On Jun 8, 2011, at 2:05 PM, Steve Spohn wrote:





I hope you've all been following our E3 coverage. If not, it's not too late. Check out http://www.ablegamers.com/e3-2011/ablegamers-live-e3-2011.html to keep up with our tweets, posts, video and live blogging from the E3 floor.



It's a great time for game accessibility. This is, to my knowledge, the first time E3 has had representation for disabled gamers live.



Steve Spohn

Editor-In-Chief

The AbleGamers Foundation



www.ablegamers.com - community site

www.ablegamers.org - foundation website

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



Skype ID Steve_Spohn



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