Articles Categorized in: Accessibility

5 Reasons Why Every Self-Proclaimed Best Pro Gaming Controller Should Make Everyone Feel Better About Competitive Console Gaming

5 Reasons Why Every Self-Proclaimed Best Pro Gaming Controller Should Make Everyone Feel Better About Competitive Console Gaming

February 2, 2017, marked the day that Blizzard (the people behind award-winning game franchises like Warcraft and Diablo, but you already knew that) brought the proverbial hammer down on the usage of keyboard and mouse peripherals and input converters on console versions of its 2016 Game of The Year Winner, Overwatch. Citing the unfair advantage players can receive from this type of input by virtue of being more precise for movement and especially aiming, the folks behind the game have actively reached out...
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Can a PS4 Keyboard and Mouse combo level the playing field VS. PC gaming?

Can a PS4 Keyboard and Mouse combo level the playing field VS. PC gaming?

I have always been a console gamer, and in current times where more games in the first or third-person shooter variety are being released, it definitely sounds like a good time to invest in a PS4 keyboard and mouse. Now before we start asking questions about the overall usefulness of this product beyond beyond what they are originally manufactured for, I think it would be of merit to everyone to dial back on the scope of things for console and PC gaming.     Console Vs....
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Believe it or not, game controller accessories do make a world of difference!

Believe it or not, game controller accessories do make a world of difference!

Introduction: One recurring thought that I like bringing up on this site is how game controller accessories are truly, what I believe, make a game controller an extension of the gamer. And while previously I talked about how aesthetic customization can reflect the gamer’s personality, there is another aspect in these accessories that has a big role in making a controller truly the gamer’s own.. and that has to do with the gamer’s play style. Sounds a bit over the top? Yeah probably, and that would lead us to...
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How the remap Xbox One controller feature spells a world of difference for accessible gaming.

How the remap Xbox One controller feature spells a world of difference for accessible gaming.

Last week, Microsoft unveiled that they would be rolling out a “remap Xbox One controller”, which can be used with the stock controller that comes with their current generation console. This came as a surprise to the Xbox One users as this announcement comes a few months before the Elite controller is released to the market. What could Microsoft be thinking for announcing something like this? … Well, it’s not as ludicrous as it sounds. In this past year, Microsoft...
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Adroit Switchblade 2 Controller Review: A do-it-all controller for disabled gamers

Adroit Switchblade 2 Controller Review: A do-it-all controller for disabled gamers

I had recently written a follow-up post about innovative controller designs that suited disabled gamers, and I thought about featuring one that had really defined what accessible controllers meant, which brings us to the Adroit Switchblade 2 Controller Review. Let’s have a look at this great product, shall we? Product Name: Adroit Switchblade 2 Price: $399 Developed by: EvilControllers and the Able Gamers Foundation Recommended Store: EvilControllers.com     I had mentioned earlier that to make something accessible or considerate...
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Concepts that redefine a game controller for the disabled

Concepts that redefine a game controller for the disabled

I wrote a piece a little over a month ago about the importance of making video game controllers accessible for gamers with disabilities, and how there were some best practices and support groups that cater to these gamers. Today, I want to share what I believe, are some design concepts that redefine a game controller for the disabled. It’s very interesting how a these designs combine technology and innovation in order to cater to people with disabilities – through research and keen observation of gamer trends and habits, these controller designs...
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