“You Played on Easy Mode — Loser!” Difficulty Modes and Accessibility in Video Games

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As a member of SFWA, I sometimes get sent or given access to things which people are hoping to get nominated for a Nebula Award. The Nebula Award for Game Writing includes video games (as well as interactive fiction, tabletop RPGs…it’s a bit of an apple and orange category). It’s rare, however, for a game developer to provide award review copies.