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[BBC] Are colour blind gamers left out?

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Next time you are playing a video game online and a member of your own team shoots you - spare a thought: they could be colour blind.

The inability to easily distinguish between certain colours is a problem that affects about one in 20 men, and one in 200 women.

For video gamers, it can mean some parts of games become vastly more difficult - such as when opposing teams are distinguished by the colours red and green, or if other crucial on-screen indicators feature similar shades.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13054691

a very interesting point. also has a few screenshots edited to show the affects of colourblindness
post #2 of 93
My best mate is colour blind, and he has no difficulty in spotting the difference.. they're usually wearing different armour in CS:S.
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I highly doubt with the quality of games as they are, devs will design features in games for disability players. Sad, buts its pretty much true, if they can't spend time to add content to a game, they won't add features to help the color blind and they are tailoring to the general public.
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At least L4D2 has a mode for the colour blind, which is cool.
    
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post #5 of 93
They should buy a game that allows you to use custom skins then so they can see who is who.
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Hasn't BC2 got a colourblind mode?

Anyway, its usually more than just a colour designating teams, and even then it depends on the individual in question as to whether or not they can distinguish between colours.
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post #7 of 93
I'm color blind and I don't have any issues really. The worst I can think of is having a hard time telling the difference between the different item colors in Diablo and WoW.
post #8 of 93
Ummmm for colorblind people like me, those pictures look no different from original to deuteranopia. Soooo this doesn't help me any
post #9 of 93
how is it color blind when it still has color

doesnt look bad at all
post #10 of 93
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Originally Posted by Clipze View Post
how is it color blind when it still has color

doesnt look bad at all
There is different types, you can be color blind and your reds can be greens, etc. Its not just black and white.
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