imldris:

Historical valentines ?

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. The vision-impaired gaming community is organized, and eager to help

When we made the decision to make FREEQ accessible, we knew we were in over our heads.  We were not vision-impaired, and we didn’t know anyone who was, so we were bound to miss a lot of things.  However, we DID have the contact info of a small, passionate group of people who both knew about the game and wanted to make it accessible—the folks who’d complained to us in the first place.  We reached out to them, telling them that we were willing but only maybe able, and asked for their help.

The response was immediate, and enthusiastic.  Within a day or two of sending out feeler emails, we had assembled a core group of players who were willing to assist in any way they could.  They provided feedback on our proposed usability retrofit, helped with bug testing, and got the word out to their friends that the game was coming.

As release day drew near, our testers told us about AppleVis, an online forum dedicated to reviewing iOS and Mac applications’ accessibility.  We created an account and started poking around, and sure enough, there was a review of FREEQ, with a big old “NOT EVEN REMOTELY ACCESSIBLE” grade on it.  We knew that if we were going to get the word out that FREEQ was accessible and available, this was the place to do it.  So we responded in the bad review’s comments, apologizing for our ignorance and promising a fix.

As with our testing inquiries, we got an almost immediate and eager response. Forum members responded with their excitement, their questions, and promises to download the game when it came out. An AppleVis editor came to us, asking if we would mind if he ran a contest to drum up interest, with a handful of FREEQ download codes as the prize.  The response to the contest was entirely positive.  When the game did go live, members were online within hours to rewrite our poor review into a glowing endorsement.

(Source: overthinkingvideogames, via gamingfeminism)

bagofb0nes:

isfuckingfun:

Futurama 3D 

Zoidberg is fucking terrifying! 

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anadalusjack:

mechagod:

i’m

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tinaturnip:

sneakymonster:

you are the dancing queen, young and sweet only seventeen.

that is a raccoon

At first I wasn’t sure how Marvel was gonna pull off a live action Rocket, but seeing Guardians of the Galaxy screenshots like this make me so excited to see it when it comes out

tinaturnip:

sneakymonster:

you are the dancing queen, young and sweet only seventeen.

that is a raccoon

At first I wasn’t sure how Marvel was gonna pull off a live action Rocket, but seeing Guardians of the Galaxy screenshots like this make me so excited to see it when it comes out

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thesixillusions:

laptopped:

imagine banana with any other vowel

bununu

benene

bonono

binini

bynyny

image

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roysyesterdayjam:

Shots from the RWBY Glamour Poster photo shoot. Available now at the Rooster Teeth Store.

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pussreboots:

potassiumcyanide:

samaelcarver:

wattthefisk:

Amazing cosplays!

Our bad-assed collection of amazing cosplays!

….HOLD THE FUCK UP!!!!

Is that first one an Assassins Creed version of Captain Jack Sparrow?????

Holy shit these are awesome

Team Rocket!

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strikerhercules:

» Because only Vin Diesel could ever be ridiculously nerdy enough to attend the UK world premiere red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy wearing a “I am Groot” t-shirt and walking on stilts

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