WARNINGS: READ BEFORE PLAYING OR WATCHING
Photo-sensitivity / seizures warning
A small percentage of individuals may experience seizures when exposed to certain visual images, including light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to these patterns or backgrounds on a screen while playing or watching games may induce seizures in these individuals, including in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. Seizures may result in loss of consciousness and injury, including injury from falling or striking nearby objects. If you or anyone in your family have a history of seizures, including any epileptic condition, consult your physician prior to playing or watching games.
If you experience any of the symptoms or conditions below, IMMEDIATELY stop playing or watching and consult your physician before resuming playing or watching:
- dizziness or lightheadedness,
- altered vision or eye discomfort,
- eye or muscle twitches,
- loss of awareness,
- disorientation or confusion,
- any involuntary movement, including jerking or shaking of arms or legs,
- or convulsions.
Children and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures and related symptoms. Parents should monitor their children’s game play or game watching, including watching for the symptoms above, asking children whether they experience any of these symptoms, and IMMEDIATELY discontinuing use and consulting a physician if any occur.
Follow the precautions below when playing or watching games, as they may reduce the risk of experiencing seizures:
- Play or watch in a well-lit room
- Avoid playing or watching when tired or fatigued
- Play or watch as far from the screen as possible, and on the smallest screen available
- Avoid prolonged game play or watching, including by taking breaks while playing or watching
- Stop playing or watching if you experience any discomfort