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

Steve Spohn steve at ablegamers.com
Wed Jun 8 17:25:15 EDT 2011


HD Mario and Zelda may look cool, but at the cost of accessibility. The Wii
hacks we have now will work on Wii U - therefore AG and SE will be able to
hack gaming rigs for determined disabled gamers. But at what time/monetary
cost?



Best case scenario is a xbox gaming rig converted via adaptor to Wii 2.



Steve Spohn

Editor-In-Chief

The AbleGamers Foundation



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From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of Barrie Ellis
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What are your personal thoughts, Steve?



From: Steve Spohn <mailto:steve at ablegamers.com>

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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
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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 <mailto:hinn at uiuc.edu>

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

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


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 <x-msg://1063/www.ablegamers.com> - community site

www.ablegamers.org <x-msg://1063/www.Ablegamers.org> - foundation website

www.gameaccessibility.com <http://www.gameaccessibility.com/> - learn the
basics of game accessibility



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