By Latonya Pennington Hyperfixation aka “hyperfocus” to some psychologists is when you’re so intensely focused on something that you tune out everything else for hours at a time. Although this term is commonly applied to people with autism or ADHD, people with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder can also hyperfixate. It […]
Far Cry 6 Accessibility Interview: Ubisoft is “trying to take learnings from all of our past titles and bring them into this game.”
Can I Play That sat down with Far Cry 6 game designer, Douglas Gregory to discuss accessibility in the upcoming Ubisoft title.
Advocating for accessibility in video games can be done without being an asshole toward developers. Let's be respectful and constructive.
With seemingly no internal consultation, Nintendo needs to release Mario Kart 9 so the public can provide accessibility feedback for its biggest franchise.
When Cyberpunk 2077 released in December 2020 with an array of game-breaking bugs and glitches rendering it unplayable for many, the general community of gamers experienced what disabled gamers do with countless games, both AAA and indie. We spend $60—$70 now if we’re playing on a PS5—without ever knowing if the game will be playable […]
With talks about The Last of Us getting a remake, Naughty Dog should take accessibility learnings from the sequel and improve the original.
Accessibility features should be something that is upfront, and so digital stores need to start listing them for disabled players.
Allowing early accessibility previews for upcoming games means more money for developers and less risk for disabled players looking to buy.
A Path of Exile troll claimed to be banned from the game for using a macro for accessibility. However, it was a disgusting lie.
On ‘developer’s vision’ Game difficulty is an accessibility issue. But often, when this point is raised, a common counterpoint is that many difficult games are intentionally difficult. An easier version of the game to play might be a fundamentally different play experience, as opposed to the developer’s vision. Making games more accessible to disabled players […]
By Melanie Ashford When I sat down to play Horizon Zero Dawn, the first thing I did was check the menu and switch the captions on. It’s my favorite thing about gaming — accessibility is everywhere across the industry these days, and uncaptioned games are now a rarity. I suffer from moderate-severe hearing loss, and […]
At CIPT, we have long advocated for inclusion in gaming – whether it be adding subtitles, creating adaptive controller technologies, or providing information to consumers before they buy. We spend most of our time focusing on what brings us together – a love of games, communities, and experiences – that we all share regardless of […]
Whenever I think of activism, I’m sometimes skeptical one act can create meaningful change. Yet, it happens all the time. Sometimes, the positive payoffs will come decades later, which is why it’s essential to look ahead to the future, even when an act seems inconsequential. I want people to understand how a single decision will […]
When we talk about accessibility in games, there’s almost always a specific gap surrounding safety. When we think “safety,” the connotation may be life vests for swimming and helmets for biking. Or, in the case of gaming specifically, ensuring your PS3 doesn’t melt into your entertainment stand and that your Xbox Series X doesn’t catch […]
Congrats to the winners (and runners up) of the 2020 Can I Play That Accessibility Awards! Best Overall Accessible Game Spiderman: Miles Morales The Last Of Us 2 Hyperdot Winner: The Last Of Us 2 Best Deaf/Hard of Hearing Accessibility Spider-Man: Miles Morales The Last Of Us 2 Watch Dogs: Legion Winner: Spider-Man: Miles Morales […]
When I unboxed my PS5 shortly after launch, I was excited to experience next-gen gaming, especially Spirit of the North. For me, this was a particularly large leap as I had never personally owned a PlayStation or Xbox, as I primarily gamed on the Nintendo Switch. The PS5 opened up a whole catalog of PS4 […]