Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 2/15/14


"Borderlands 3 isn’t in development yet, Gearbox Software head Randy Pitchford has said, but more Borderlands is on its way.Pitchford has lofty aims for a true Borderlands sequel – goals that are perhaps too big for the studio to tackle at this moment in time with other projects under its wing.Gearbox has already previously confirmed it is developing two titles for Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles within new and original IPs. It’s also working in collaboration with Telltale on that studio’s ‘Tales From the Borderlands’ spin-off."


"For Ohio St. University communication and psychology professor Brad Bushman, it’s clear: playing violent video games can have real-world effects on players like increased levels of aggression. During a presentation last night in Provo, Bushman–who has been studying violent media a quarter century and has published some 150 papers–stated his findings after reviewing 381 studies with more than 130,000 participants.Based on this research, Bushman concluded that, “Playing violent video games increases aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, emotional arousal, and aggression,” according to Deseret News. Such games also make players “numb to the pain and suffering of others,” he said.Bushman said there are some 140 studies with more than 68,000 participants that conclude there is most definitely a relationship between violent video games and aggressive behavior."


"The new generations appear to be readying themselves for robots what turn into cars and jets and so on. A retailer listing briefly appeared for “Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark,” slating the robots in disguise to make their first appearance on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, along with PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and 3DS.Polygon reports that the (now pulled) listing from Amazon UK was pretty bare-bones. It lists Activision as the publisher, but no release target or even a developer. As it happens, High Moon Studios, the dev most known for its recent Cybertron games, has been quiet since the release of Deadpool last year."