You know what accessibility option I'd like to see video games adopt? The ability to increase the font size for in game text. I have horrible eye sight and it makes it hard to play games with a lot of text, especially when they insist on using the tiniest font possible. And even if it's not crucial to the game, I miss out on fun lore and stuff. There have been video games in the past where I've given up on playing because they were really text heavy but the font was so small that it was too much of a pain to play. Adding an option to increase font size would make so many games much easier to play and enjoy for me.
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Just a PSA for anyone considering playing Cyberpubk 2077: IT IS EXTREMELY ABLEIST WITH GAME MECHANICS LITERALLY DESIGNED TO CAUSE SEIZURES. Like, the game literally features a mechanic based on how to medically enduce a seizure.
I don’t care how ‘good’ any of you think the game is, don’t support it. It’s directly ableist. Literally costs you nothing not to buy the game!
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ID[ A tweet from Game Informer (@gameinformer) saying: For those prone to epileptic episodes, we wanted to offer a PSA on some of the epileptic triggers seen in Cyberpunk 2077. If you choose to play, here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe. This is followed by a link to an article.
This is followed by a quote retweet from Mae is gae (@theepictheymer). The tweet is as followed: not only does cyberpunk not have any accessibility options for people with epilepsy, it contains a mechanic which is SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED to cause seizures in people with epilepsy, and you need it to complete the story.
Attached to the tweet is a screenshot of the article (black background with white text). There is a highlighted section that reads as follows: The headset fits over both eyes and features a rapid onslaught of white and red blinking LEDs, much like an actual device neurologists use in real life to trigger a seizure when they need to trigger one for diagnosis purposes. If not modelled off of the IRL design, it’s a very spot on coincidence, and because of that this is one aspect I would personally you to avoid altogether. ] End ID
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