17 Apr
  • By Kevin Casper
  • Cause in

Sekiro and the “Git Gud” Debate

Submitted by Kevin Casper We’ve all seen the hysteria on Twitter. But isn’t that the problem; the fact that there’s hysteria in the first place? Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest game by the critically-acclaimed developer From Software, the creators of the Dark Souls and Bloodborne games. It’s an action-adventure game, where you are […]

Read More
17 Apr
  • By John Wiswell
  • Cause in

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 […]

Read More
ablegamers
17 Apr
  • By Brian Conklin
  • Cause in

What Has AbleGamers Been Up To?

A look inside AbleGamers: April 2019 This month, AbleGamers has been very busy sharing information about game accessibility all across the games industry! With speaking engagements at GAConf, GDC, and PAX East, the AbleGamers staff crossed the United States and helped share knowledge with developers about how best to make their games more accessible, as […]

Read More
psvr
20 Mar
  • By AbleGamers
  • Cause in

I’m Legally Blind and I Love My PSVR

Submitted by Carlos Cruz Cordero 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 […]

Read More
20 Mar
  • By AbleGamers
  • Cause in

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 […]

Read More
mass effect 2
20 Mar
  • By Elizabeth Rogers
  • Cause in

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 […]

Read More
20 Feb
  • By Gregory Haynes
  • Cause in

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 […]

Read More
18 Feb
  • By Erin Hawley
  • Cause in

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 […]

Read More
ablegamers xbox
18 Feb
  • By Prin DeJesus
  • Cause in

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 […]

Read More
18 Feb
  • By Kevin Casper
  • Cause in

Why the Xbox Adaptive Controller Super Bowl Ad Meant So Much For AbleGamers

  Did you see it?! The Xbox Adaptive Controller was featured in a Super Bowl LIII commercial thanks to our friends at Microsoft! If you didn’t already know, the Xbox Adaptive Controller (XAC) developed in partnership with the Xbox Accessibility team, some of us at The AbleGamers Charity, some of our favorite gamers, and other […]

Read More