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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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Microsoft Studios acquires “Gears of War” franchise, shuttles development to Black Tusk Studios

Microsoft Studios acquires “Gears of War” franchise, shuttles development to Black Tusk Studios

Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise, the company announced today on Xbox Wire. With the acquisition will come a new development location for the games -- Black Tusk Studios located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additionally, Epic Games' Director of Production Rod Fergusson will be joining Microsoft with an unspecified "leadership" role at Black Tusk Studios.

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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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Your brain on video games: lucid dreaming, POV changes, resistance to nightmares

Your brain on video games: lucid dreaming, POV changes, resistance to nightmares

Regular gamers have likely, at one point or another, noticed a pronounced video game-esque feel in a dream here or there, maybe finding themselves caught up in the dream world of the last game they binge played or, conversely, transforming an ordinary dream into something akin to a preferred type of video game. If you're one of those gamers, you're not alone.

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Hitman series update details next iteration, promises no magic pockets

Hitman series update details next iteration, promises no magic pockets

Fans of IO Interactive's Hitman series, rejoice: the developer has detailed in brief the next iteration in the series, which is destined for the next-generation consoles and PC. In an open letter posted on the franchise's website today, IO Interactive details what it has been up to and what gamers can expect, saying it is building the next release "using the best parts" and such from what it has already accomplished to "fulfil the core Hitman fantasy".

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Xbox One Titanfall wireless controller unveiled for game’s March launch

Xbox One Titanfall wireless controller unveiled for game’s March launch

As we reported, Titanfall will be arriving in March for the Xbox One, as well as its older sibling and the PC. To coincide with this, Microsoft will be releasing a limited edition Titanfall wireless game controller, which is decked out with game-themed artwork created to feel "as if it is a piece of military spec hardware transported from the universe of Titanfall and into players hands," according to Respawn's Joel Emslie.

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