22 Aug
  • By Aira Lee
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Respecting your Limits

Filthy Casual. Fake Gamer. Poser. That’s just a few of the names I’ve been called by self-proclaimed “hardcore” gamers. This is nothing new for me. I’ve been derided for the types of games I play and the way I play them for as long as I can remember – and all too often, the one […]

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22 Aug
  • By Kevin Casper
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It’s Okay To Ask

Independent game development has been one of the most incredible parts of the video games industry. The amount of tools, knowledge, and access that creative people have continues to grow, and they’re putting that to work in making news games of all kinds, filling niches of all sorts, and building something for all to enjoy. […]

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22 Jul
  • By Kevin Casper
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Quest to Game: Renato

Renato has been gaming for many years, starting when the SNES was in its prime. Now, he’s getting his game on with the PC and Xbox One. It hasn’t been the easiest, though, as Renato lives with muscular dystrophy – making the standard game controllers or mouse+keyboard setup difficult to use. Here’s where AbleGamers joins […]

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17 Apr
  • By John Wiswell
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Bloodborne: At Home in an Ugly World

Submitted by John Wiswell It’s early in Bloodborne and your Hunter is exploring one of the first houses in the game. There are a few hidden enemies lurking, but you already know how to spot and dispatch them. You come downstairs and take out the last enemy with a thunderous backstab. You’ve mastered backstabbing. You’re […]

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20 Mar
  • By Carlos Cruz Cordero
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I’m Legally Blind and I Love My PSVR

  As a low vision gamer, I didn’t know quite what to expect when I purchased Sony’s PSVR (PlayStation VR).   The headset had knocked down one of two significant barriers for me to jump into the VR scene — cost. But I still didn’t know what the experience would be like for me, a […]

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20 Mar
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A Farewell to a Friend

A Farewell to a Friend – Susan Banks One of the hardest parts about being in the accessibility field is that many of the people to work with every day have terminal illnesses. Susan Banks was one of those amazing allies. This month we lost a brilliant light in the fight for accessibility. On March […]

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20 Mar
  • By Elizabeth Rogers
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The Problem and Joys of Thane from Mass Effect

Submitted by Elizabeth Rogers  “If Thane is going to be the only scraps that I get, I’ll take it.” “I’m dying,” is one of the first things Thane Krios says to you in the video game Mass Effect 2. It’s a powerful introduction in a game that’s filled with it, reinforcing Bioware’s ability to create […]

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20 Feb
  • By Gregory Haynes
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The Potency of Unity: An Open Letter from A Gamer of Color

Just over a month after I began working with AbleGamers, I was asked by someone what it meant for me to be a black individual in the gaming industry and I admit, the question caught me off-guard. Not because I hadn’t thought of inclusion in the gaming space (both in video game companies and the […]

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18 Feb
  • By Erin Hawley
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The Super Bowl Ad That Spoke for Millions

If you ask anyone who watched the Super Bowl what their top moment was, many would say the ad for the Xbox Adaptive Controller (XAC). It was certainly mine. Seeing kids with physical disabilities enjoying games with their friends — their faces lit up with smiles — was something I never thought I’d see on […]

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18 Feb
  • By Prin DeJesus
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Finding Games That Fit

In this day and age, you’d think your friends could play any of the most popular video games out there; sometimes, that’s far from reality. There’s been plenty of times where my friends and I get hyped for a game after seeing a trailer and gameplay demo. Sometimes we’re lucky and can participate in a […]

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