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Destiny update 1.1.2 will include colorblind mode

Destiny update 1.1.2 will include colorblind mode

Bungie has detailed its upcoming 1.1.2 update for Destiny, and among the planned changes is the addition of a Colorblind Mode which, as it suggests, is a mode the changes the color profile so that the game is more playable for those with colorblindness. It's not the first game to add such a mode, of course, but it is an important addition given how often color is used to indicate things about weapons or players that is lost in translation for those who can't see it. Joining the colorblind mode will be some changes to the audio options, as well.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s DLC ‘Ascendance’ hits Xbox on March 31

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s DLC ‘Ascendance’ hits Xbox on March 31

The second Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC -- titled "Ascendance" -- will be arriving on March 31 for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360, it has been announced. PlayStation gamers will be forced to wait an extra month before it drops, but it looks to be worth the wait. Activision and Sledgehammer Games have detailed what the latest expansion will bring with it, and that includes the second chapter for the Exo Zombies mode and new weapons, among other things.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives in Forza Horizon 2

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives in Forza Horizon 2

Forza Horizon 2 gamers are now able to download the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, taking it out for a virtual spin before the real-life version goes on sale. The download is free for Xbox One gamers to grab; the Car Pack includes the MX-5 playable car promised to offer "stunning" attention to all the details, all of which can be tested out and seen in a variety of different day/night settings and different climates. Three other sportscars will be joining the MX-5, including a concept car from 2010.

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Majora’s Mask 3D was last month’s top-selling game

Majora’s Mask 3D was last month’s top-selling game

NPD Group's numbers are in from last month, and it shows overall strong sales in the gaming industry, with February having an 8-percent year-on-year increase. Sales for both hardware and games hit $955.6 million, with $378.2 million of that coming solely from hardware sales (a year-on-year 10-percent increase). Though software sales weren't quite that high, there was a 7-percent year-on-year increase with $338.9 million coming in. It was an overall good month for the industry, particularly Nintendo which saw high console and software sales.

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Upsilon Circuit game: die once and you’re gone forever

Upsilon Circuit game: die once and you’re gone forever

An upcoming fantasy RPG game called Upsilon Circuit has a unique twist on death, in that it is about as real as death can get in a video game: once you die, you're gone forever. This isn't simply a perma-death, wherein the character dies forever. Instead, once you die you can never play the game again, being resigned to join the audience of spectators who watch the very limited number of action gamers battle it out.

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GTA Online Heists released today for Xbox and Playstation

GTA Online Heists released today for Xbox and Playstation

Can anyone ever get sick of Grand Theft Auto? If you were wishing for more GTA or still holding your breath until GTA V for PC is released April 10th, then the new GTA Online Heists is your gaming solution. We showed you the trailer for GTA Online Heists, and now it's finally here. You can now coordinate strings of high-intensity robberies across multiple counties in-game. Best of all is that it's free and playable across multiple platforms such as Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged trailer drops

Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged trailer drops

Telltale Games' latest Tales from the Borderlands game is set to arrive next week, and ahead of that launch comes a new game trailer giving fans a look at what they can expect. This is Episode Two in the Borderlands-inspired series, and it is dubbed "Atlas Mugged", a clever play on the book by nearly the same name. This follows the first episode, which arrived not too long ago following Telltale Games' unveiling of the series back in late December 2013.

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PS4 software version 2.50 to include button remapping, rest mode enhancements

PS4 software version 2.50 to include button remapping, rest mode enhancements

It's a been a while since Sony has released an update to the PlayStation 4's software that really added any new features to the console. But it appears that will change soon, as version 2.50 seems to be in the works, with members of the PlayStation MVP program getting invites to beta test the software update. Invites are said to come via message from the PlayStation Network through March 9th, while the following info about new features comes from those who've already downloaded the beta.

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Soda drinking video game leads to creation of real-life soda

Soda drinking video game leads to creation of real-life soda

There's only video game in existence that offers players a chance to practice and hone their soda drinking skills in a safe, virtual environment, and that's Soda Drinker Pro. The indie game, currently available on Steam Greenlight, was created by developer Will Brierly in a single day back in 2008, and gave players the opportunity to experience drinking a soda in crudely rendered sunny beaches and outer space. But with some seven years since release, Soda Drinker Pro feels it's time players begin testing their soda drinking skills in the real world, and that requires a real-life soda made just for pros.

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Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ tournament will be covered by ESPN

Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ tournament will be covered by ESPN

Blizzard Entertainment has announced its new "Heroes of the Dorm" tournament for, you guessed it, college students. These students will be battling for a litany of prizes, the best ones probably being the funds for tuition (in excess of $450,000 is up for grabs). While it's a fun shot for college students to get a leg up in their college (and perhaps gaming) career, it's a big milestone for eSports in general: for the first time ever, ESPN will be offering live televised coverage of an eSports event.

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