Last week, KayLee Jaech and Natalie Jaech, a mom and daughter who love playing video games together, sat down to tell us about their video gaming ways. KayLee started gaming as…
A while ago I had the chance to catch up with my friend Brenda Winter Hansen about her awesome family of four’s gaming habits. Every family has their own policies about screentime and gaming, and it was really interesting to hear her perspective on board vs. video games, time regulation, and more. Read More
If It Were Any Other Media, It Would Be Illegal: Founders of Accessibility Jam on Disabilities in GamingPosted by Courtney Holmes | Get Connected Gamer Profiles | 3 Comments
Last week, I told you about Accessibility Jam, a three-week game jam focused on spreading the word about how easy it is to make games playable for gamers with special needs. Simple additions like subtitles or difficulty options can widen a game’s audience and make a big difference in the lives of gamers everywhere.
I was lucky enough to get the chance to interview two of the founders of Accessibility Jam, Ian Hamilton and Jonard La Rosa. Ian works as an accessibility specialist and UX designer, and Jonard is an artist and game creator. Read below to learn more about how their careers have progressed, why their work is important, and what advice they have for parents. Read More
A few weeks ago, Groundspeak hosted the Pixelkin staff at its super-cool Geocaching HQ in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. We learned all about Geocaching, the amazing game of high-tech treasure hunting,…
The other day I sat down with my little brother to reminisce about the two of us gaming together as kids with our sister Annie. We grew up in a gaming household, and whenever we get together video games always come up in conversation: “What’ve you been playing lately? Did you get the new DLC yet? Remember when we used to play…?” We don’t game much together anymore, since we’re all busy in our adult lives, but I’m sure we’ll get back to it eventually. It’s too hard to stay away. Read More