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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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Michael Myers hits COD: Ghosts Onslaught with a sign from the future

Michael Myers hits COD: Ghosts Onslaught with a sign from the future

If the devil is in the details, then Infinity Ward has summoned more than their fair share of demons in the creation of the Fog map for the first DLC for the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. This expansion goes by the name Onslaught, and in the gameplay map called "Fog", players are invited to dip into an environment that's the video game embodiment the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods. Not that it looks the same - it quite different visually - but the same idea is there: here we've got every woods-based horror movie all bound into one.

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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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