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‘Destiny’ 2.0 Weapon Changes Are Massive, Gjallarhorn And Thorn Nerfed

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Destiny players on PlayStation and Xbox consoles have been anticipating a weapons balance update to the shooter since it was last addressed in February of this year. Update 2.0 is coming with The Taken King and will deliver a massive overhaul of weapon classes and provide weapon-specific buffs and nerfs. Bungie detailed the coming changes… Read more »

‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’ Gets Animated For SDCC 2015

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The Assassin’s Creed Syndicate panel at San Diego Comic-Con served as the stage for Ubisoft to unveil a new, animated short film based on the latest game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The animated short, titled The Syndicate, gave fans a closer look at the game’s Victorian-era London setting and its twin protagonists, Jacob and… Read more »

Playing Violent Video Makes Women Feel Sexy, Concludes Study

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It’s all about sex. A study released by Michael M. Kasumovic and Thomas F. Denson featured at The Conversation is challenging the stereotype that only men enjoy violent video games. Not only are they putting forth evidence to combat a long held negative stereotype of the socially awkward video game nerd hiding in his parent’s… Read more »

What Do Boys Think Of Over-Sexualized Women In Video Games?

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What boys think of over-sexualized women was the subject of an exploratory survey on behalf of Time magazine. The study included 1,400 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18 and was conducted by Rosalind Wiseman, Charlie Kuhn, and Ashly Burch (Borderlands 2, Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?). The survey presented some interesting statistics… Read more »

Developers Need To Be In The Top 100 iOS Games To See A Profit

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Making money in mobile gaming is not easy, according to the researchers at analyst firm Newzoo. In a report to GamesIndustry, the mobile gaming firm has shown that developers who are not lucky enough to be in the Top 100 iOS games may not have much of a chance in terms of profitability. The report… Read more »