1. ThoD

    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"
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    In-game cheats can actually be implemented very nicely and work without breaking the game, from insignificant ones to more important ones and simply make the broken OP cheats (eg: invincibility) let you play fine but prevent you from registering scores (eg: Operation - Vietnam, easily forgotten but great NDS game) and whatnot or make cheats unlock as reward (eg: Ratchet and Clank series). And I actually low-key want subtitles always on in games, I hate how some games don't have subs or have them off as default...
     
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    Lmao I'm sure everyone thought they'd have to play their games with a wheel chair accessory.
     
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    I think a better course of action would be to just remove text and voice chat from games.
    With how toxic most of my experiences were, that'd make games much more fun to play online. :v
    If you think I'm being serious here, think again
     
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    Maybe this will fix Nintendo Switch Online.
     
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    Oh, this only pertains to on-line chat?
     
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  7. SG854

    SG854 If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It
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    This is the end of gaming as we know it. The world just hates gamers. Pack your bags and enjoy the ride while it lasts.
     
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    too bad this wasn't around when they released Xenoblade Chronicles X! you need binoculars to read that fucking text!
     
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    Fantastic news. As a former activist in the ASD community, this was a problem for a few people I know who love online gaming but have a hard time keeping up with the in-game chat at the same time(due to text being too small for them or the lack of voice chat).
    Yes, there are plenty of online games with the option to change settings to make it more accessible, but there's no way to tell when these settings are available once a game is about to come out, so this new legislation might deliver justice for these kind of people.
    Personally, as a person with Asperger's Syndrome, I don't feel those sort of issues, but if that's gonna help a lot of other people, then I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
     
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    My only worry is if it dissuades Japan from porting as many games if the changes required are too expensive. They have to translate them anyway so it's probably not an issue. But it is extra work.
     
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    Well, good thing is it's just the US so EU ports will still happen just fine:P
     
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    TIMMY! ImLivinaLIe!
     
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    I can get text-to-speech or font size changes for text based chat being doable without too much issue, but handling voice chat could be difficult. You'd need automatic subtitles, which are questionable quality even if you let Google do it - especially considering most voice chat is really bad quality and hard to understand even if you're not hearing impaired. Overall though, this doesn't sound like a bad thing.
     
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    disabilities like... blindness?
     
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    The only thing I could really think about is text to speech for chats or something, but I dont really get how you are going to make it easier for people with mental disabilities
     
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    I suppose the easier option will be to disable, kick to system level or otherwise make chat a third party affair.

    I will have to see specifics here as well -- my previous tanglings with disabilities acts in the US have shown them to be rather broad and ambiguous. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/...les-to-the-disabled-then-find-plaintiffs.html for an example of the fun than can ensue.

    "readable to those with eyesight issues"
    Means what exactly?
     
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    Great, surprised this wasn't a thing already.
     
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    I was expecting more bad news, but this is good.
     
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    Only mentally disabled insult gamer on gaming website.

    I'm ok with this as long as it's just something that you don't have to enable.
     
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  21. LightyKD

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    GOOD! Maybe now, developers will STOP making games with small ass text. Just because a game is developed with a PC using a monitor does NOT mean that everyone is using a monitor to play a game. Even with PC gaming, I'm a couch gamer. This nonsense of small text needs to go.
     
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