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Amazon acquires Double Helix Games

Amazon acquires Double Helix Games

Late last month, word surfaced that Amazon plans to launch an entertainment and gaming console that will run Android and take on both big and small competitors. Following this, Amazon has purchased the gaming studio Double Helix Games, something it says it has done as part of an "ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers."

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Google Glass mini-games “hacked together” to demo possibilities

Google Glass mini-games “hacked together” to demo possibilities

We've seen some small demonstrations of games for Google Glass in the past, but today Google itself added some small bits of amusement to that list, rolling out five small games it "hacked together" to demonstrate possibilities for future games. None of them are too exciting, and one can't help but smirk at the idea of someone repeatedly saying "bang, bang" at seemingly nothing, but each demonstrate a different game element that utilizes the hardware.

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Borderlands 2 update will bring colorblind mode: game programmer tells all

Borderlands 2 update will bring colorblind mode: game programmer tells all

In a long write up in a Gear Box Software's Inside the Box, programmer Jeffrey "botman" Broome has detailed what went into creating a colorblind mode for Borderlands 2, which will arrive in an upcoming game update. Broome delves deep into the topic, covering the biological aspect of colorblindness and what goes into developing a game that meets the condition's needs.

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Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 sidesteps PS+, Xbox One gamers aren’t so fortunate

Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 sidesteps PS+, Xbox One gamers aren’t so fortunate

Bethesda's oft-leaked and much-anticipated upcoming Elder Scrolls Online will be kinder to PlayStation 4 than Xbox One gamers, at least as far as subscription requirements are concerned. Today in a PlayStation blog post, ZeniMax Online Studios put concerns at ease, saying a PlayStation Plus subscription won't be required to play. Xbox One gamers aren't so lucky, however, according to a statement from Bethesda.

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“League of Legends” sees big jump in daily users

“League of Legends” sees big jump in daily users

League of Legends, the popular fantasy game from Riot Games, has announced a large jump in daily players, exceeding 27 million gamers per day. This is more than a doubling of the daily users in a little over a year, with the company previously sitting at 12 million gamers back in October 2012. Its simultaneous-players peak has also risen substantially over the last several months.

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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ game trailer ushers in Kraven the Hunter

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ game trailer ushers in Kraven the Hunter

Spiderman is a super hero favorite, having withstood the test of time to become both a gamer and movie-goer staple. Last month, we got a look at "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" movie's Electro, plus a glimpse of the Rhino and just a shadow of the Green Goblin. Following this, the latest trailer for the game by the same name has been release, and in it comes Kraven the Hunter.

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