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Holiday Accessibility Buying Guide

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Most of the big games are out, and the gaming community has been divided into two categories: those who are looking to give the perfect gift to the gamer in their life, and those gamers who are hoping to receive the perfect gift.  Whether you are making a list or trying to find something that a disabled gamer would enjoy, we have a list of things from the whimsical to the downright awesome that any disabled gamer would be able to have fun with. And while you are at it, if you are going to buy any of these great items, why not support DAGERS while you do it by buying through one of the links on this page. Even if you don’t buy the particular item listed here, if you go to GameStop.com via one of our links and buy something, you are supporting the work we do at DAGERS.

 

 

 

 

  

$20 and Under

On a budget, but still want to give that gamer something they’ll remember? These gifts say “Merry Christmas, and thanks for not breaking the bank this year!”

 

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Angry Birds 3" Foam Ball - $5.99

 

There’s no doubt that Angry Birds is one of the most accessible mobile games on the market. But these three inch foam balls make it even more accessible … by taking away the requirement for a smart phone or tablet! That’s right, now you can walk around your office or home and foil those nasty piggies who happen to be wearing human disguises. Just point one of these babies and chuck it at them. (Oversized slingshot not included.)

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Game Informer Cover Poster - December 2010 - $5.99

 

This is an oldie but a goodie. This poster features GameInformer.com’s top 30 video game characters of the decade between 2000 and 2010. Everyone from HK47 to Master Chief is pictured standing in front of a bar enjoying some friendly conversation with the other members of this list. I have one hanging above my closet, and it brings a little joy into every morning when I look up and see Nathan Drake and Zero Suit Samus enjoying each other’s company.

 

 

 

2012 11 16 holiday buying guide fps freek eliteFPS Freek ELITE - $15.99

The FPS Freek line of joystick extenders doubles the length of any Xbox or PS3 controller thumbstick. As a result, not only will you have an edge over your opponents in head-to-head frag fests, but if you are disabled these will actually help even the playing field since, in my experience, they make controlling the thumbsticks on either type of controller easier.

 

PlayStation Vita Charging Station - $16.992012 11 16 holiday buying guide vita charging station

This is an absolute must for any disabled player who wants to purchase Sony’s new handheld. Vita chargers like this one allow the system to sit upright on a flat surface, which lets players have access to the system’s back touch panel without needing to hold the system upright, thus making it easier to game on flat surfaces such as desks or lap trays.

 

2012 11 16 holiday buying guide star wars clone trooper bust bankStar Wars Clone Trooper Bust Bank - $19.99

Tired of the instability of the world economy? Then why not ensure your money’s safety by sticking it in this Star Wars Clone Trooper bank. Not only will it keep your money safe, it will also look good while doing it. Also available as a Darth Vader bust.

 


Xbox 360 Live Marketplace Points 1600 Points - $19.992012 11 16 Holiday Buying Guide Xbox 360 Marketplace 1600

Xbox Live plays host to a strange and wonderful world of good indie games (and just plain weird ones) as well as downloadable content add-ons for today’s biggest blockbusters. Why not give the gamer in your life access to all this wonderful content by giving them an Xbox 360 Marketplace points card? Denominations range from $5 to $50.

 

Playstation Network Card - $20 2012 11 16 holiday buying guide 20 playstation network

Does your gamer have a PS3? Why not give them access to all the great downloadable content available through the PlayStation network? Whether it’s cool themes and avatars or the latest blockbuster indie game, the PlayStation network is sure to have something for everybody. Cards are available in $20 and $50 denominations.

 

 

 



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0 #2 Theresa 2012-11-27 10:54
Quoting RayField Adam Clemen:
I think GI should look into the fact that many games have unreadable text in them. Whether It is on a menu or in the game it is hard to see the text. My 360 is hooked up to a tv that has HDMI, VGA and s-video component hookups. Which is better? The tv seems to be less than 20 inches. It also has stereo speakers built in. It is an Insignia.

I completely agree with you. I don't have an HDTV, but even if the game is optimized for HDTVs, it should still be readable on standard televisions. Most new games I buy (for example: Black Ops 2) have everything easily viewable except the text when playing the game. I use subtitles and can't even read what the subtitles say most of the time..
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0 #1 RayField Adam Clemen 2012-11-22 05:24
I think GI should look into the fact that many games have unreadable text in them. Whether It is on a menu or in the game it is hard to see the text. My 360 is hooked up to a tv that has HDMI, VGA and s-video component hookups. Which is better? The tv seems to be less than 20 inches. It also has stereo speakers built in. It is an Insignia.
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