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  • My Top Fine Motor Accessibility Highlights of This Generation

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    Believe it or not, next gen is here. For the last nine years, we have been treated to games on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Nintendo Wii, and various handhelds. Before we start throwing dirt on the grave of the seventh generation of video games and dive headlong... More
  • Some Pointers for Assassin's Creed Multiplayer Noobs

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    I think that the Assassin’s Creed multiplayer experience is one of the most accessible such experiences for gamers with fine motor impairments or visual impairments. Here are some tips and a video of a recent match of mine to get you started in... More
  • The Top 12 Accessible Games You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

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    With all the hype of new systems and new AAA titles to go with them, I was getting bandwagoned out. So for a change of pace, I decided to go back in time and list (in no particular order) the top twelve accessible games that most people have either forgotten... More
  • I’ve Made It! Sort of …

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    I can’t tell you how encouraging it is to see the comments that are posted on my blogs and opinion pieces whenever they go up. I’m glad to know that there are lots of people out there that care about the idea of game accessibility. As I continue... More
  • Top Three One-Offs That Deserve a Sequel

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    A couple weeks ago we revealed a list of the top five sleeper franchises. As a follow-up to that, we thought it would be fitting to focus on three one-off games that deserve a sequel. For the sake of definition, DLC and handheld versions of console games... More
  • Six Mechanics That Make Any Game More Accessible

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    A lot of times at DAGERS, we talk about how one or two poor design choices can completely ruin the accessibility of a particular game. For example, if a game doesn’t have subtitles, there’s little chance that it will be accessible to the hearing... More
  • Five Accessible Sleeper Franchises

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    For the most part, most of the big summer games have been released, and reviewers are holding their breath for the next week and half until August starts the whirlwind that is the fall release schedule. During my downtime, I find myself going retro, playing... More
  • Game Preview: Splinter Cell Blacklist

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    Splinter Cell Blacklist is infiltrating its way onto consoles and PCs next month, and most fans are incredibly excited because the game looks to take some of the most loved elements of Splinter Cell gameplay and improve upon them. But how about disabled... More
  • Game Preview: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

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    When the game now known as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified debuted in 2010, it seemed like an ill fit to take a well-loved, turn-based strategy game and force it into what looked like a cookie-cutter FPS mold. Disabled gamers were dismayed because it looked... More
  • Opinion: Putting up with Barriers

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    I recently gave Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us a barrier free rating. This decision has actually caused me to have sleepless nights. I worry that I’ve lost credibility with my readers giving a game that is so fraught with QTEs and that has absolutely... More
  • Why Used Games are More Accessible

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    One of the darker rumors surrounding Microsoft’s new hardware is that it won’t allow players to buy games used. While this is probably nothing more than speculation, it would be unfortunate to see Microsoft make this decision, because it would... More
  • Four Things the Next Xbox Can Do to Be More Accessible

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    The Microsoft press conference is about two weeks away now, and anticipation is building across most major game news outlets. Most sites have multiple articles talking about what the next Xbox will probably feature and what it should feature. But everyone... More
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