Signing off

The end of the Assistive Gaming website

For anybody that might still be checking this website this will be the last post on assistivegaming.com. The last article that was posted on the website was back in August 2012. At that time my motivation and enthusiasm for the website was declining because it seemed like there wasn’t much interest in the site but I still intended to keep posting articles. But for a variety of reasons, some of which were being busy with other things and just not playing games as much, I never did get around to posting anything else. I thought about it on occasion but just didn’t do it. As the months passed it became more obvious than it already was that there wasn’t a whole lot of people checking the site out. The site statistics back this up but more importantly I hadn’t received a single email from anybody wondering why there wasn’t any more posts. I also had been the only contributor to the website for at least the last year. All of the work I’ve done for the website was done completely voluntarily. It’s actually pretty hard work, especially the type of long detailed reviews that I write. I never minded not getting paid for my work. I got free review copies of some games from publishers which was (...)

Opinion: As it turns out the iPad (especially the new iPad) really is for me

From what would have been little more than an expensive paperweight to an indispensable device that I use every day in just a few months.

Back in 2010 I wrote an article for this site entitled "Why the iPad isn’t for me". Much has changed since then and I now have a third-generation iPad, also known as the "new iPad". Whether you’re a gamer or not I thought there might be some interest on my experiences of using one for around five months. Specifically how useful the new iPad can be for somebody with a disability such as myself and whether it’s worth getting the new iPad over the iPad 2 or even the iPad 1. But first a little (...)

Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition

One of the best real-time strategy games of all time finally makes its way to the Mac!

Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition is a real-time strategy game set during World War II originally released for Windows back in 2006 but now available for the Macintosh courtesy of Aspyr Media. The Macintosh version is designated “Campaign Edition” because it does not contain the skirmish and multiplayer modes. It does, however, contain the full single player campaign from the original game as well as the single player campaigns from the two expansions, Opposing Fronts and Tales of (...)

The Walking Dead: The Game

The dead come to life in this brilliant but physically challenging adventure game

Back in 2003 Robert Kirkman brought us The Walking Dead comic book series that’s still going strong today. Then in 2010 AMC unleashed a TV adaption of The Walking Dead to rave reviews and great ratings. It’s one of my favorite shows on television and it’s encouraged me to check out the comic book series. So with the success of the comic book and television series it was no surprise when news broke last year of a Walking Dead video game in development. The people who chose to take on this (...)

Diablo 3 Preview

An early peek at the long-awaited third installment of the legendary franchise.

On May 15 one of the most anticipated games of the year, which has been in development for an unusually long period of time, finally gets released to the public. I’m talking about Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo 3. It’s been twelve years since Diablo 2 was released and this third installment in the incredibly popular franchise was announced way back in June of 2008. This past weekend Blizzard had a free public open beta for Diablo 3 to stress test their servers and so forth so I used the (...)

Rainbow Web

Rainbow Web is a puzzle game where rows of three colorful balls must be formed on a magic web (...)

Tico

Tico from baKno Games is a very simple, but elegantly designed falling blocks game. Shapes made (...)