History Main / EpilepticFlashingLights

10th Apr '16 3:58:26 PM Andre
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* ''EarthBound'' was known for its flashy PSI effects. Amusingly enough, it could be reasoned that PSI Flash destroys some enemies in-game by inflicting this on them. Like all Virtual Console games, the lights were toned down for the re-release.

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* ''EarthBound'' ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' was known for its flashy PSI effects. Amusingly enough, it could be reasoned that PSI Flash destroys some enemies in-game by inflicting this on them. Like all Virtual Console games, the lights were toned down for the re-release.
10th Apr '16 3:57:53 PM Andre
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* ''EarthBound'' was known for its flashy PSI effects. Amusingly enough, it could be reasoned that PSI Flash destroys some enemies in-game by inflicting this on them. Like all Virtual Console games, the lights were toned down for the re-release.
30th Mar '16 1:39:22 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', most notably in the Sea of Science ("Only A Northern Song" number) and Sea of Holes sequences.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'' is known in part for the black-and-green flashing effect that one sees when travelling through dimensions from Earth to Xen. In the base game, there are a few moments when you'll see green lightning bolts strike the screen, causing it to ficker green and black for half a second to a full one. That in of itself isn't too bad, and ''Opposing Force'' didn't have any of this, but ''Blue Shift'' and the console exclusive ''Decay'' cranked this up a notch. Whenever someone goes into a portal, the screen suddenly begins flashing green and black (about the same speed as the ''Mega Man'' flashes explained above), which could last a few seconds (during the endings of both games, the effect occurs several times, too, since the characters are stuck in a vortex effect). This was toned down a bit when Valve re-released the original ''Half-Life'' to Source, and even further in Creator/TheCrowbarCollective's FanRemake of it, ''VideoGame/BlackMesa''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' is known in part for the black-and-green flashing effect that one sees when travelling through dimensions from Earth to Xen. In the base game, there are a few moments when you'll see green lightning bolts strike the screen, causing it to ficker green and black for half a second to a full one. That in of itself isn't too bad, and ''Opposing Force'' didn't have any of this, but ''Blue Shift'' and the console exclusive ''Decay'' cranked this up a notch. Whenever someone goes into a portal, the screen suddenly begins flashing green and black (about the same speed as the ''Mega Man'' flashes explained above), which could last a few seconds (during the endings of both games, the effect occurs several times, too, since the characters are stuck in a vortex effect). This was toned down a bit when Valve re-released the original ''Half-Life'' to Source, and even further in Creator/TheCrowbarCollective's FanRemake of it, ''VideoGame/BlackMesa''.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of the ''Film/NeverendingStory3'' has a point where the Critic criticized the cheap transport effect, saying that "you could get a seizure traveling that way." The effect itself uses rapid zooming in and out and bright white flashes. Tame compared to some sequences, but still rather annoying.
** Doug had to put a seizure warning in at the start of the "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" review; the rapid flashing red and green lights in the "I Fucking Love Christmas" song can be a trigger for epileptics.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:
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review of the ''Film/NeverendingStory3'' has a point where the Critic criticized the cheap transport effect, saying that "you could get a seizure traveling that way." The effect itself uses rapid zooming in and out and bright white flashes. Tame compared to some sequences, but still rather annoying.
** Doug had to put a seizure warning in at the start of the "Grandma ''Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" Reindeer'' review; the rapid flashing red and green lights in the "I Fucking Love Christmas" song can be a trigger for epileptics.



* ''TheProblemSolverz'' is rather infamous for its bright and flashy animation style.
* Oh God, ''{{Tazmania}}'', and that intro to the show. Three times, when the song goes into its chorus "Come to Tazmania", the show title in its brown stick font flies in every which way as the screen flashes many different colors. This was changed when the intro also got shortened, but some people have spotted the full intro unedited.

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* ''TheProblemSolverz'' ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' is rather infamous for its bright and flashy animation style.
* Oh God, ''{{Tazmania}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', and that intro to the show. Three times, when the song goes into its chorus "Come to Tazmania", the show title in its brown stick font flies in every which way as the screen flashes many different colors. This was changed when the intro also got shortened, but some people have spotted the full intro unedited.



* The opening sequence of ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}''.
* Before Hanna-Barbera whored out the Justice League during the 70s and 80s in just about every variety imaginable (as in, before the DC Animated Universe made everything okay again), Filmation tried their luck at the Justice League and Teen Titans. Their intros to those shows? Announcing all of the heroes as the 70s shows did later on, only while each hero demonstrated their power and strength against an ever strobing background of whatever color patter they chose for that show. Yep, there's a reason those can only be found by a rare hit on YouTube.
* ''YellowSubmarine'', most notably in the Sea of Science ("Only A Northern Song" number) and Sea of Holes sequences.

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* The opening sequence of ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}''.
''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''.
* Before Hanna-Barbera whored out the Justice League during the 70s '70s and 80s '80s in just about every variety imaginable (as in, before the DC Animated Universe made everything okay again), Filmation tried their luck at the Justice League and Teen Titans. Their intros to those shows? Announcing all of the heroes as the 70s shows did later on, only while each hero demonstrated their power and strength against an ever strobing background of whatever color patter they chose for that show. Yep, there's a reason those can only be found by a rare hit on YouTube.
* ''YellowSubmarine'', most notably in the Sea of Science ("Only A Northern Song" number) and Sea of Holes sequences.
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13th Mar '16 12:17:19 PM darkpowrjd
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** The episode being banned entirely is also a bit of an overreaction, since changing the scene to remove the risk of seizures would be a very simple edit. Interestingly, after this episode aired the animators sprung into action and went back to edit the first 37 episode to make them free from flashing lights. Some of these carried over into the dub episodes. The "seizureific" versions were uploaded to the internet by the ''{{fansub}}'' group Pokemon-originals in April 2013.

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** The episode being banned entirely is also a bit of an overreaction, since changing the scene to remove the risk of seizures would be a very simple edit[[note]]Though some have argued that there were other times in the episode where other strobe effects were not that much better that didn't get as much attention, perhaps being why it wasn't just as simple of an edit.[[/note]] . Interestingly, after this episode aired the animators sprung into action and went back to edit the first 37 episode to make them free from flashing lights. Some of these carried over into the dub episodes. The "seizureific" versions were uploaded to the internet by the ''{{fansub}}'' group Pokemon-originals in April 2013.



** Which was recently used to demonstrate an example of [[http://youtu.be/4ZPSrwedvsg "Women as Background Decoration"]] on [[Webvideo/FeministFrequency Anita Sarkeesian's]] Tropes Versus Women in Video Games series. She also showed the scanning up of the female in RaveRacer that has a rapid strobing background to it.[[note]]She warned about "graphic sexual and violent game footage", but not of the scenes containing the strobe lighting.[[/note]]

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** Which was recently used to demonstrate an example of [[http://youtu.be/4ZPSrwedvsg "Women as Background Decoration"]] on controversial feminist [[Webvideo/FeministFrequency Anita Sarkeesian's]] Tropes equally as controversial "Tropes Versus Women in Video Games Games" series. She also showed the scanning up of the female in RaveRacer that has a rapid strobing background to it.[[note]]She warned about "graphic sexual and violent game footage", but not of the scenes containing the strobe lighting.[[/note]]
5th Feb '16 4:10:14 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/WilliamsElectronics' {{Arcade Game}}s had a knack for having text and certain objects flash colors rapidly. Games like ''Blaster'' (an epileptic's nightmare), ''VideoGame/{{Defender}}'' (both), ''VideoGame/{{Robotron 2084}}'', ''VideoGame/{{NARC}}'', and even some of the text in the first ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games were known to do this. However, most of these were in the standard neon "red, yellow, blue, green" pattern that seems to never really cause an issue. MK is not as lucky, though the text is small enough to not cause too much of an issue.

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* Creator/WilliamsElectronics' {{Arcade UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s had a knack for having text and certain objects flash colors rapidly. Games like ''Blaster'' (an epileptic's nightmare), ''VideoGame/{{Defender}}'' (both), ''VideoGame/{{Robotron 2084}}'', ''VideoGame/{{NARC}}'', and even some of the text in the first ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games were known to do this. However, most of these were in the standard neon "red, yellow, blue, green" pattern that seems to never really cause an issue. MK is not as lucky, though the text is small enough to not cause too much of an issue.
17th Jan '16 3:39:11 PM WillKeaton
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** Which was recently used to demonstrate an example of "[[http://youtu.be/4ZPSrwedvsg Women as Background Decoration]]" on [[Webvideo/FeministFrequency Anita Sarkeesian's]] Tropes Versus Women in Video Games series. She also showed the scanning up of the female in RaveRacer that has a rapid strobing background to it.[[note]]She warned about "graphic sexual and violent game footage", but not of the scenes containing the strobe lighting.[[/note]]

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** Which was recently used to demonstrate an example of "[[http://youtu.[[http://youtu.be/4ZPSrwedvsg Women "Women as Background Decoration]]" Decoration"]] on [[Webvideo/FeministFrequency Anita Sarkeesian's]] Tropes Versus Women in Video Games series. She also showed the scanning up of the female in RaveRacer that has a rapid strobing background to it.[[note]]She warned about "graphic sexual and violent game footage", but not of the scenes containing the strobe lighting.[[/note]]
17th Jan '16 3:38:17 PM WillKeaton
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** Go on YouTube and search for "Ear Booker Productions" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax4zF4ychoU]]. This was Music/WeirdAlYankovic's production company when he starred in his short lived CBS kids show. Not only is it a firm example of the trope in fine fashion (epileptics beware), but the background music was called "Bite Me", which was on his album "Off The Deep End" which after 11 minutes of silence after "You Don't Love Me Anymore", the track begins, which is just him screaming like a maniac while disconjorted music plays in the background (it was intended to scare anyone that forgot to eject the disc). Imagine a rapid white and black flash taking up the entire screen, with large text that trades colors with the background on every color switch in said flash zooming up at you, for four seconds while THAT music track plays. Yeah, an epileptic's worst nightmare!

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** Go on YouTube and search for "Ear Booker Productions" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax4zF4ychoU]]. com/watch?v=Ax4zF4ychoU "Ear Booker Productions."]] This was Music/WeirdAlYankovic's production company when he starred in his short lived CBS kids show. Not only is it a firm example of the trope in fine fashion (epileptics beware), but the background music was called "Bite Me", which was on his album "Off The Deep End" which after 11 minutes of silence after "You Don't Love Me Anymore", the track begins, which is just him screaming like a maniac while disconjorted music plays in the background (it was intended to scare anyone that forgot to eject the disc). Imagine a rapid white and black flash taking up the entire screen, with large text that trades colors with the background on every color switch in said flash zooming up at you, for four seconds while THAT music track plays. Yeah, an epileptic's worst nightmare!
17th Jan '16 3:37:49 PM WillKeaton
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* Creator/GasparNoe's ''Film/{{Irreversible}}'' and ''Film/EnterTheVoid'' are full of strobing lights and text. ''Enter the Void'' earns special credit for featuring not only [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNtxgxYY7sI the most extreme form of technicolour epilepsy possible as its opening credits]], but even features strobing ''scenery'' throughout the film. More details on that film's page.

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* Creator/GasparNoe's ''Film/{{Irreversible}}'' and ''Film/EnterTheVoid'' are full of strobing lights and text. ''Enter the Void'' earns special credit for featuring not only [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNtxgxYY7sI the most extreme form of technicolour epilepsy possible as its opening credits]], credits,]] but even features strobing ''scenery'' throughout the film. More details on that film's page.
8th Jan '16 6:13:29 PM nombretomado
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** SpikeTV has its current way of displaying its logo during promos and such, with its logo in the center of a black screen, then a sound with a solid color (usually the same color as the Spike logo taking over the entire screen for a second before it returning to black, with the logo itself changing color during the flash. What's ironic about it is that the usual color of the logo is yellow, the same color that Pikachu fires his Thunderbolt in (yellow is said to be a MAJOR problem color for photo sensitive people, along with red, and was also the color added to that mix in the Porygon episode that made what could've been a tamer issue in that episode to become a widespread epidemic). The logo bug does a VERY rapid yellow flicker at times, too, that lasts for a few seconds, usually when a program returns from commercial.

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** SpikeTV Creator/SpikeTV has its current way of displaying its logo during promos and such, with its logo in the center of a black screen, then a sound with a solid color (usually the same color as the Spike logo taking over the entire screen for a second before it returning to black, with the logo itself changing color during the flash. What's ironic about it is that the usual color of the logo is yellow, the same color that Pikachu fires his Thunderbolt in (yellow is said to be a MAJOR problem color for photo sensitive people, along with red, and was also the color added to that mix in the Porygon episode that made what could've been a tamer issue in that episode to become a widespread epidemic). The logo bug does a VERY rapid yellow flicker at times, too, that lasts for a few seconds, usually when a program returns from commercial.
30th Dec '15 2:27:29 PM eroock
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->"Ling-Ling isn't here to make friends. Ling-Ling here to destroy all! Give all children seizures!"

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isn't here to make friends. Ling-Ling here to destroy all! Give all children seizures!"seizures!"''
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