I have to agree with Yohandy here. Is the mentality so closedminded that people
give up just because the menus don't talk? Do you really think that's gonna
stop me from playing Marvel VS. Capcom next week? Heck no. Do you really think
I won't play Mortal Kombat because of no speech feedback? Or, is it the combos
in fighting games and you just don't want to learn them right away at least. My
solution? Try Rock Band.
Blazblue is also a good fighting game for beginners complete with a playable
tutorial, however it is harder than most and faster than your average fighting
game, although Marvel VS. Capcom will be the fastest game out of all three
games; SF, MK and BB.
No matter though, this email is going to uninterested inboxes. Yohandy said it
with brilliant execution.
P.S. On the audiogames.net forum a few days ago I saw a post wondering if Call
of Duty: Black Ops could ever be made accessible. My answer? Probably, if we
reach out and show the sighted community we can play video games first.
Especially fighting games. Fighting games don't have as much popularity as
shooters do because you have to learn them, something of which a blind person
can do. The way to show the sighted community we're out there is get excellent
at a fighting game and compete at, say, Evo. If we were there, we'd be on G4
and basically famous. So everyone, purchase a PS3/360 and show these people
On Feb 7, 2011, at 1:12 PM, Yohandy wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Ok I'm gonna go ahead and say it. I find myself getting extremely
> frustrated with the blind gaming community. Why you ask? ok here goes. I'm
> sure you guys have noticed I've been putting up some rock band samples up.
> you've also noticed Clement has been putting up some street fighter IV
> samples and various other samples. So why is it that when we ask for feedback
> or comments on these samples we work hard to create, people simply either
> ignore us completely, or the same 3 or 4 people are the ones to always
> respond? well you know what I think the reason for that is? simply that the
> games we post about are mainstream games, not audio games. I've noticed that
> when a new audio game comes out, even if it's the most simplistic game in
> existence, everyone's all jumping to download it immediately and there are
> threads that span hundreds of messages on the subject. But when we post
> something having to do with console games, the thread dies in a matter of
> hours. I'm sure Clement has been feeling this frustration as well. it's been
> leaking through in his emails to the list even if he hasn't mentioned it
> outright. So my question is this: what must we do to get you guys interested
> in something other than topspeed 3, or any other audio game for that matter?
> don't you guys have that spark of curiosity to find out everything there is
> to find about video games? why is everyone ignoring these games outright?
> This community has hundreds of members, and only a very limited amount of
> people even talk about mainstream games. it's all audio games, audio games,
> and more audio games. there's so much more out there for you to find guys.
> how can you call yourself a gamer when you aren't even willing to download
> the files Clement and I put up to at least listen to what these games have to
> offer? Whenever I put up a rock band sample, I get like 4 or 5 downloads at
> most. however I rarely get any feedback. I think you guys are just shoving
> these files in your hard drives and don't even take a listen. if you do, then
> you have the curiosity of a robot. I don't know about Clement, but I'm not
> planning on putting anything else up. What's the point? no one seems to care
> what we have to say, or have any curiosity about console gaming. you guys
> just keep playing your audio games and keep your closed-minded mentality
> about game accessibility in general. If you think I'm taking things too far,
> consider this: remember when Clement and I had that little Street Fighter
> seminar? I finally thought that people finally had some interest in what we
> had to say and in the game and such. we got some really good questions, and
> over all had a really good time. but once that seminar ended, what do you
> think happened? That's right. absolutely nothing. people basically were like
> oh ok, that game had awesome sounds and music and such. ok back to playing
> some tank commander. at least, that's how I feel personally. it was fun as a
> spur of the moment thing. Now let me ask you this. how many of you, after
> listening to that seminar went over to gamestop and bought a copy of Street
> Fighter? or even go to a friend's house and try the game out? My guess is 0.
> ok rant over. I know this email is a mess lol, but it's just basically me
> writing down my ideas as they come to mind. take from it what you will. for
> those of us serious about gaming, we need to get together and figure where we
> should take it from here. Do we give up, or keep trying? I'm pretty tired of
> trying my self when everyone's resisting to be honest. Good day everyone.
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