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FIFA 13 is awarded AbleGamers' prize Game of the Year
Posted: 06.01.2013 16:04 by Comments: 5
Disabled videogame advocacy group AbleGamers has given EA Sports' football title FIFA 13 their mainstream Game of the Year. The group admired the game's controls and AI adjustments that made the game accessible to both physically and mentally handicapped gamers.

According to the group, "For disabled gamers with Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and even one-handed gamers. The ability to play such a sophisticated sports game with simple controls that can be handled by a trackball or mouse mean gamers who may not have been able to enjoy iconic sporting activities like baseball, football, hockey or soccer can now take part in the fun."

The option to scale down the AI was also noted: "The entire game can be slowed down. The computer can be set to perform slower and with less efficiency. Player controlled avatars can utilize additional speed, accuracy and shot power. For those with cognitive disorders and motor impairments, the ability to set the game to an acceptable rate of speed enables those with even the most severe of disabilities."

Players can read the full announcement here.
Source: Joystiq

Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 07, 2013
herodotus
What? A patched and tweaked "FIFA 12"?
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jan 07, 2013
JonahFalcon
According to AbleGamers, FIFA 13 has been made one of the most accessible games to handicapped gamers.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 08, 2013
herodotus
*blink, blink*
Okay, I guess that's good.
By the_fourth_horseman (SI Veteran Member) on Jan 08, 2013
the_fourth_horseman
well yea, it is
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 08, 2013
herodotus
...and how was "FIFA 12" not accessible I wonder...