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Science, Humor, and the Gearbox-y-ness of Battleborn

The first Battleborn character to become completely realized was Oscar Mike, the seemingly straightforward gun-toting clone soldier. It was also the inception of Oscar Mike that would set the stage for the rest of Battleborn’s over two-dozen strong character roster. “The voice over for Oscar Mike, when [writer] Aaron Linde wrote it out, set the

Assassin’s Creed 3 Studio Developing “One Ubisoft’s Biggest Console/PC” Projects

  Ubisoft’s Singapore studio, which was founded in 2008 and has contributed to the development of games in a number of the publisher’s biggest franchises, is now leading development on a big new PC and console project. Speaking at GDC, Olivier de Rotalier, managing director for Ubisoft’s Singapore and Southeast Asia, revealed the company’s intention

Facebook buys face swap app Masquerade

Facebook has bought popular app Masquerade (also known as MSQRD), which should let them cash in on the current face-swapping craze. The sale was announced in a blog post written by Masquerade’s CEO Eugene Nevgen, who said the company was excited to join forces with Facebook “and bring the technology to even more people.” By getting

Instagram’s banning of pro-anorexia content may have made the problem worse, scientists find

A scientific study has found that Instagram’s decision to ban certain words linked to pro-anorexia posts may have actually made the problem worse. The study, conducted by a team at Georgia Tech, found that the censoring of terms like ‘thighgap’, ‘thinspiration’ and ‘secretsociety’, commonly used by anorexia sufferers, initially caused a decrease in use. However, they

Rich Kids of London creator explains why he posts photos of wealthy people’s extravagant lives

If you’ve been following the Rich Kids of London (RKOL) on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know they love to drop money on private jets, gold Bentleys, and hoverboards. You’re also probably wondering who is responsible for the account and what compels them to post photos of ridiculously rich people’s lives. Business Insider spoke to Rich

Using Facebook and Snapchat makes you ‘cognitively and morally shallow’, according to psychologists

Texting and using social media can result in “cognitive and moral shallowness”, studies have found. Research shows people who frequently text or use social media were less likely to engage in “reflective thought” and “placed less importance on moral life goals”. Tech writer Nicholas G Carr, in his Pulitzer nominated book The Shallows, discussed the