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AbleGamers Foundation and NY State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud Partner for G.A.M.E. Day

The AbleGamers Foundation has announces that they have partnered with New York State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud to present Game Accessibility Means Equality (G.A.M.E.) Day on May 16, 2019. The event will be hosted at Brookdale University Hospital Cafeteria in Brooklyn, New York, and will feature hands-on demonstrations of the latest accessibility technologies and discussions featuring Senator Persaud and AbleGamers leadership about issues affecting those with disabilities — and how video games can be a central part of their solution. 

New technological advancements — many created in partnership with The AbleGamers Foundation — allow people to enjoy video games despite their physical limitations. As part of G.A.M.E. Day, media and members of the public are invited to enjoy demonstrations of some of the latest video game related assistive technologies — including the Xbox Adaptive Controller — and to meet the accessibility experts making dreams come true for people with disabilities.

New York Senator Roxanne J. Persaud

New York Senator Roxanne J. Persaud is a renowned advocate for women’s rights and a fierce champion in the pursuit of the many challenging social issues affecting New Yorkers. For this event, Senator Persaud has partnered with the AbleGamers Foundation to highlight the significantly positive role video games can play in the lives of those with disabilities and to celebrate advancements in accessibility throughout interactive entertainment. 

AbleGamers and Senator Persaud will be at Brookdale University Hospital Cafeteria in Brooklyn, New York, from 4 to 6 PM EDT on May 16, 2019. Advanced registration is required. Those interested in attending can register by calling 1-518-455-2788.

Titan Comics & Humble Bundle Present The Gaming Humble Comics Bundle!

Explore beyond the realms of your favorite games, with the Titan Comics Gaming Humble Comics Bundle – and support AbleGamers!

Humble Bundle offers collections of videogames, books and comics at a price determined by you, the customer. Content is divided into three tiers: pay $1 or more to purchase the first tier; pay $8 or more to purchase tier one and two; and pay $15 or more to get the content from all three tiers.

The Gaming Humble Comics Bundle brings together a selection of Titan Comics’ critically acclaimed, officially licensed gaming comics, including Assassin’s CreedDark SoulsTekkenWarhammer: Dawn of War IIIDishonored, and The Evil Within! Brought to you by an array of incredible creators, praised by comic critics and gamers alike, these titles take you beyond the games, creating all-new stories around the characters and worlds that you know and love.

Importantly, as well as furnishing your chosen digital device with an incredible gaming comic library, by purchasing the Gaming Humble Comics Bundle, you’ll also be supporting the amazing work of AbleGamers!

The Gaming Humble comic Bundle runs until April 25, 2018.

TIER 1: Pay over $1 to get: Assassin’s Creed #1-5; Assassin’s Creed: Templars #1-5; The Evil Within #1-4; Dishonored #1-4; Assassin’s Creed: Locus #1-4

TIER 2: Pay over $8 to get Tier 1 content and: Assassin’s Creed #6-10; Assassin’s Creed: Templars #6-9; Assassin’s Creed: Awakening #1-6; Assassin’s Creed: Uprising #1-4; Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus #1-4.

TIER 3: Pay over $15 to get Tier 1 and 2 content and: Assassin’s Creed #11-14; Assassin’s Creed: Reflections #1-4; Assassin’s Creed: Origins #1; Dishonored: The Peeress and the Price #1; The Evil Within: The Interlude #1; Dark Souls: Winter’s Spite #1-4; Tekken #1-2; Warhammer: Dawn of War III #1

Writers include: Ian Edginton (X-ForceHinterlandScarlet Traces); Fred Van Lente (Incredible HerculesMarvel Zombies), Alex Paknadel (Arcadia), Dan Watters (Limbo), Antony Del Col (Kill Shakespeare), Connor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare), Takashi Yano (Naruto: Itachi’s Story), George Mann (Doctor WhoWarhammer 40,000), Gordon Rennie (Judge DreddRogue Trooper), Michael Moreci (Roche LimitBurning Fields), Cavan Scott (Star Wars,Judge Dredd), Ryan O’Sullivan (TurncoatEisenhorn: Xenos).

Artists include: Capsar Wijngaard (Limbo), Valeria Favoccia (Doctor Who), Dennis Calero (X-Men NoirLegion of Superheroes), José Holder (DeceiversX-Men Apocalypse), Neil Edwards (Dark AvengersFantastic FourJustice League), Kenji Oiwa (GothWelcome to the N.H.K.), Alan Quah (The Vampire DiariesOrphan Black), Andrea Olimpieri (MostriTrue Blood), Andie Tong (Masters of the UniverseTron Legacy), Alex Sanchez (Katana), Szymon Kudranski (30 Days of NightSpawn), Damien Worm (The October Faction), Daniel Indro (Vikings: Uprising).

Dynamite and Humble Bundle Team Up for a Battlestar Galactica Collection

Dynamite Entertainment has partnered with Humble Bundle to provide the most extensive and complete collection of digital Battlestar Galactica comics ever-before offered! This latest promotion highlights the work of some of the biggest authors in the publisher’s catalog and features 100 issues of Dynamite’s best entries into the Battlestar Galactica universe, including several Humble Bundle only exclusives!  With close to 3,000 pages, 17 single issues, and 18 collections (collecting 83 single issues, for a grand total of 100 issues), this ultimate and limited-time only deal launches August 23rd at 2 pm eastern, and is available for a very limited time!

Dynamite Entertainment has published Battlestar Galactica comic series since 2006, focusing on each incarnation of the franchise from the classic continuity of the 1978 television series, to the Galactica 1980 follow-up, and finally to the reimagined series airing on Syfy from 2003 through 2009. Most recently, Dynamite published Battlestar Galactica: Tales from the Fleet Omnibus, featuring the work of writers Kevin Seamus Fahey, David Reed, Joshua Ortega, Eric Nylund, Brandon Jerwa, and Robert Place Napton, along with artists Nigel Raynor and Jonathan Lau.

A portion of the proceeds from the Battlestar Galactica Humble promotion will contribute to the AbleGamers Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to breaking down the barriers of economic and social isolation for people with disabilities through their disabled gamers assistive technologies that allows those with limited real-world mobility to experience what it is like to walk, run, climb, drive and even fly – in a virtual world.

The “Pay What You Want” model offers readers the chance to unlock 100 comics (17 single issues and 18 collections made up of an additional 83 issues) totaling close to 3,000 pages!

The $1 core will give comics fans access to:

  • Classic Battlestar Galactica #1
  • Classic Battlestar Galactica #2
  • Classic Battlestar Galactica #3
  • Classic Battlestar Galactica #4
  • Classic Battlestar Galactica #5
  • Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 (NEW! Collects 5 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica Ghosts (NEW! Collects 4 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica 1980 (Collects 4 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica Classic Starbuck Collection (Collects 4 issues)

Those who pay more than the $8 tier price will also unlock all of the above PLUS:

  • Battlestar Galactica Classic Vol. 1 Memorial (Collects 5 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 (Collects 4 issues)
  • Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 Collection (Collects 4 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica Cylon War Collection (Collects 4 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica Season Zero Vol. 1 (NEW! Collects 7 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica Final Five (NEW! Collects 4 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #1
  • Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #2
  • Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #3
  • Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #4
  • Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus One-Shot

$15 or more will get you all of the above PLUS:

  • Battlestar Galactica Origins Omnibus (Collects 11 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #1
  • Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #2
  • Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #3
  • Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #4
  • Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #5
  • Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #6
  • Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 Adama Gambit (Collects 8 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica Six (NEW! Collects 5 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters Collection (Collects 5 issues)
  • Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3: Folly of the Gods (Collects 5 issues)
  • Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 (NEW! Collects 4 issues)
  • New Battlestar Galactica: Humble Bundle Digital Premiere One-Shot

The Battlestar Galactica Humble Bundle is available for a limited time only.

The AbleGamers Foundation Opens the AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play

AbleGamers Foundation has announced the opening of the AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play facility in Charles Town, West Virginia. Made possible by a generous grant from digital accessibility firm SSB BART Group — which will launch its new corporate brand Level Access in the coming months, the new location allows AbleGamers to dramatically expand the number of individuals with disabilities that the charity can serve, beginning with free one-on-one consultations with leading accessibility experts and in-person custom gaming demonstrations.

Open to the public every Thursday, the AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play is roughly twice the size of AbleGamers’ previous facility in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Potential AbleGamers beneficiaries may schedule a disability support consultation and explore grant options for securing free-of-charge accessibility controls and peripherals, which are custom-designed to help mitigate the impact of individual physical and mental impairments. The AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play is also outfitted with a dedicated 3D printer room for in-house development and customization of assistive gaming technologies, as well as a studio for charitable livestream events and production of video content.

The AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play was recently featured on a CBS News special about disabled gamer Christie Moyer, whose cerebral palsy had stopped her from enjoying her favorites games: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, DOOM and Halo. An AbleGamers consultation helped restore her ability to game, using a combination of a customized touch keyboard originally designed for graphics design artists and a 3D rudder foot panel controller.

Around the Tubes

It’s Labor Day. We’ll be posting up throughout the day, but use the day to think about the contributions the labor movement have given to us.

While you do that, here’s some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBR – R.I.P. “Marmaduke” Creator Brad Anderson – Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Youth Kiawaaz – A Graphic Novel That Beautifully Portrays What It’s Like To Grow Up In Kashmir – Sounds interesting.

GamePolitics – AbleGamers launches ‘AbleGamers Fellowship’ program – Congrats everyone!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Nothing But Comics – Colder: Toss the Bones #1

Flickering Myth – Dark Corridor #2

Talking Comics – Deadpool vs. Thanos #1

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It’s new comic day tomorrow? Do you know what you’re planning on getting? If you’re undecided, you can check out our picks later this morning!

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Kotaku – Was PAX East’s Diversity Lounge A Success? I Asked People Who Went – It’d be great to see more of these at conventions.

GamePolitics – AbleGamers Raises Over $33K at PAX East 2014 – Great organization. Great to see this!

Kotaku – This Avengers Bruce Banner Figure Isn’t Always Angry – Really nice looking figure.

The Mary Sue – Young Women Are The Fastest Growing Demographic According To New Comics Retailer Survey – Good to hear retailers are backing up our stats!

Kotaku – Miyazaki Films Would Be Just As Pretty With Pixel Art – Very cool.

Bleeding Cool – BBC Sherlock Manga Getting An Official English Translation Shortly – Cool!

The Mary Sue – Several Women Arrested For Writing Fanfic In China – Huh.

CBR – ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Will Aim For Tone of Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ – Hrm, could be interesting.

The Beat – Saga, Foglio Nominated for Hugo Awards – Congrats!

Around the Tubes Reviews

Liverpool Sound and Vision – Aquaman, The Trench. Volume One

CBR – Superior Spider-Man #31

CBR – Thor: God of Thunder #21

Talking Comics – Wonder Woman #30