I have to say we should be open to all ideas of gaming, even though allot of people like audio games, but we also have to focus on video gaming as well, otherwise if we don't focus on these issues, neither the WII nor the sonie Playstation or any gaming systems in this matter will ever become accessible do to lack of interests. Remember folks if we want video games or gaming systems to become accessible, since the market only focuses on the majority, then we as a community have to push and strive for our goals of doing this to get our voices heard. I enjoy the sonie play station especially for the football and baseball games since they have lots of neat audio gaming sounds and they make you feel that you are at the stadium and playing the real game. I also like Call of Duty 5 however since it isn't accessible I have to have some one with sighted assistance tell me all the time which way to move and help find the weapons, wouldn't it be nice people if one day we can have that ability ourselves to shoot the guns, pick our own weapons score on our own with out sighted assistance, just sit back and think about it. Now however I am not a game developer, I just test software or games and report bugs if I think if there are any, however there are games out here that may not be an interest to me. So anyway NCAA football and Madden NFL almost sound like Jim Kitchen's NFL game so the EA baseball sounds like Jim Kitchen's baseball game and call Duty 5 has the same realistic sounds of Tank commander so there it is folks it is up to you as individuals on how you approach gaming and the gaming industry.

On 2/7/2011 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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