Side-Quest 117. Be Forewarned

Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This week, we’re talking about content warnings and other accessibility features. Are you scared of spiders? Fortunately, this podcast does not have visual representation of spiders.

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The Topic

How do games currently approach content warnings? What are special settings that have been implemented to deal with phobias and related issues? Why is this stuff important in the first place? It is possible to write the perfect trigger warning in the first place?

The Actual Discussion

We talk about the purpose of content and trigger warnings, and whether they’re being implemented in smart ways in game today. We go over ways games have tried to create ways for people with specific phobias or other conditions to play the game. And we also talk about the limits of all this, and how a lot of work still needs to be done.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Jet Set Radio and Chicory: A Colorful Tale.

Make an effort this week too, if you can.

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