Activision: The Joy of Killing (18+)

Not a fan of empty-soul games such as Activision's Call of Duty, even less so them being advertised on TV at 8:15am in the morning when any kid can flick onto them and soak up the bile. The glorification of war, big-guns and killing. Stupid. stupid.


On-line LEGO one-switch games

LEGO Gas Station / Petrol Station... One-button, one-switch game.

LEGO Princess... One-button, one-switch game.

 LEGO Monster Truck... One-button, one-switch game.

 LEGO Fire Truck... One-button, one-switch game.

Who knows how long these will stay up on-line, but for the time-being here's four highly accessible one-switch games with a LEGO theme.

Via Gav Tan at SpecialEffect

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Road to Nowhere

VW Driving Simulator using an oscilloscope

RoboTar Kickstarter: Accessible Guitar

RoboTar connects to the fret board of a guitar, and on the press of a switch, will step through and hold a pre-set list of chords programmed on a PC or Android device. It's a brilliant concept and available to buy now in a range of options. If the Kickstarter gets off the ground, mass-production should bring the price well down.

Clearly acoustic and electric guitars can be played one handed, or just as easily by a pair of people. One-switch play seems very possible where one person strums and the switch musician steps through chord progressions. Maybe even two switch access would be possible by using the RoboTar and finding a way to strum the strings, such as with a shoe-lace tied to the blade of a fan. Maybe. Really hope this gets the funding to make it far more affordable, and if it doesn't they keep going building them by hand. Fantastic idea.

RoboTar: Accessible guitar system.

RoboTar: Accessible guitar system with foot pedal switch

RoboTar: Accessible guitar system. Software screenshot.

RoboTar: Accessible guitar system. Software screenshot of Annie's Song 2 John Denver.

RoboTar: Accessible guitar system.

Originally found with thanks to Duncan Edwards of Trabasack on Twitter. Can't wait to see what Robert Florio might do with it with his PiL like guitar playing.

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My Time (Future Beard)

My Time by Future Beard. Screen grab of a green haired creature riding a white whale on a skate against block coloured trees and purple mountains.

My Time menu screen from Bo-En and Future Beard. Press any button.

My Time is a free game to play in your web-browser, and is hugely accessible. Try to hit the green crystals and avoid objects, you are playing against your own high-score and you can always get to the end of the game. Vib Ribbonesque music and sweet visuals make this well worth a try out if you like such stuff.




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