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Sep 03 2014
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Gamers with Special Needs

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The game industry needs to recognize those who have special needs when they play.  

for example:  Those who are deaf and cannot hear.  While some games now have dialogue you can read, many do not.  

I don't believe it's fair to those with hearing loss/ deafness to be left out so much in the gaming world.  

 

What do you think?  

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Most games do have subtitles and a colorblind mode (multiplayer).

 

By 'gamers with special needs' I thought you meant people who have lost a thumb or something. We do have Playstation Move controllers for one-handed gamers. 

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Sep 3, 2014

I'm in this group. It does **bleep** me off when a game comes out and when I put on the subtitles they are small or blurry and I can't read the text and just pisses me off. Games need to put in a option to adjust font size and color of the subtitles.

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Sep 3, 2014

Idk... I was thinking this was going to be about amputees and things like that. They have that gimpgamer thing that makes special controllers, even though this isn't what this is talking about



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Sep 4, 2014

I think it's a great idea. I was very happy to see subtitles included in Batman: Arkham City and wish more games had that.

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Subtitles are almost always present in a game. If they appear fuzzy, it might be your display settings. Some games do have extremely small text , though.

I wasn't thinking "deaf" when you said special needs, though.

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But including them universally would definitely not hurt. And I doubt it is a strenuous development process


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Sep 4, 2014

Problem is there are a lot of special needs to cover.


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EminentFury wrote:

Problem is there are a lot of special needs to cover.


And this is especially important to consider. The industry is not a moral entity, so there would have to be a demand for it for publishers to care. Otherwise, only the occasional developer will care.


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EminentFury wrote:

Problem is there are a lot of special needs to cover.


Give me an option of set level 1, 2 or 3 on font size then a color option on the font and I'm good.

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