Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 3/24/14

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Blizzard has confirmed long-held suspicions that it’s working on an Xbox One version of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition.

However, the company isn’t yet ready to officially announce whether the game will be released on Microsoft’s console or not.

“I don’t know where we are with Microsoft right now so I can’t really comment on what that contract looks like,” Diablo 3 lead producer Alex Mayberry told VideoGamer.

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inFamous: Second Son has blitzed its way to the top of the UK charts, pushing Titanfall down to third place in its second week on sale.

Sneaking its way between the two games was Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which sold 58 percent of its copies on the PlayStation 4 and 20 percent on Xbox One. The remaining amount was split between 15 percent on PS3 and 7 percent on 360.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD launched in fourth, while last week’s number two, Dark Souls II, dropped to seventh.

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A new joint study conducted by the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, and Ohio State University, together with Netherlands institute 4VU University, has found that playing as a black character in violent games can create negative and stereotypical assumptions of race.

The study can be read in the Social Psychology and Personality Science journal, and saw participants playing two violent games; one starring a white lead and the other featuring a black protagonist. The paper reasons, “The media often link Black characters and violence. This is especially true in video games, in which Black male characters are virtually always violent.”

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