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

Michelle Hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Wed Jun 8 17:59:20 EDT 2011


I love your comment, Sandra:


> "When I play Zumba, I do not really have to fit the person.

> Ok Zumba is not a game at all. With Zumba everyone can move like he want.

> You can do also stupid stuff. That is ok. It is Zumba."


Yep, that pretty much describes Zumba -- just as long as you just keep going crazy, it's all good. :)

Michelle

On Jun 8, 2011, at 4:45 PM, Sandra Uhling wrote:


> Hi,

>

> I would really like to know what will happen when you play

> Dance Central 2 with a wheelchair. Did you try it?

>

> Do you know Kung Fu Live? It was not built with accessibility in mind.

> But it is really possible to play the game sitting in a wheelchair.

> I loooove it.

>

> I am not sure about Dance Central 2 (I am too busy with Zumba).

> But it would be nice when the developers try it out (sitting on a chair)

> and maybe they will have a really nice cool idea????

>

>

> When I play Zumba, I do not really have to fit the person.

> Ok Zumba is not a game at all. With Zumba everyone can move like he want.

> You can do also stupid stuff. That is ok. It is Zumba.

>

> Maybe Dance Central 2 can also be fun, also when someone plays it in

> another way?

>

> Best regards,

> Sandra

>

>

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----

> Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] Im

> Auftrag von Steve Spohn

> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 8. Juni 2011 23:06

> An: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'

> Betreff: Re: [games_access] Wii U (was AbleGamers live media at E3)

>

> Direct links:

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> http://www.ablegamers.com/playstation-3-news/opinion-vita-bioshock-infinite-

> wii-2-and-more-e3.html

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

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>

> Steve Spohn

>

> Editor-In-Chief

>

> The AbleGamers Foundation

>

>

>

> www.ablegamers.com – community site

>

> www.ablegamers.org – foundation website

>

> www.gameaccessibility.com <http://www.gameaccessibility.com> – learn the

> basics of game accessibility

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>

> Skype ID Steve_Spohn

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>

>

> 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)

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>

> 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

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>

>

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

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> 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

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>

>

> 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

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>

>

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

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> 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

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>

>

> 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

>

>

>

> Skype ID Steve_Spohn

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>

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