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Why Are Modern Games Blue and Orange

MasonicGamer.com: Modern Games aren’t brown and grey, they are blue and orange. I have noticed a trend sweeping across many top triple-A games, a sea of blue and orange washing out all other colour in its path.

I am not the first to spot it, much of the internet has already pointed this out. Google blue + orange and you soon find yourself amid discussions showing examples of posters and video game box art which are dominated by the paring of these two colours. What is more troubling to me is that this goes deeper that just the box surface.

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Muffins12232009d ago

that's blue and red in that thumbnail btw..

OhMyGandhi2008d ago

'tis true.

That's why I cannot get enough of games like 2008's Prince of Persia, Sly Cooper, Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, Beyond Good and Evil, and others...
I love games that use the entire gamut of colors.
While blue can make things looks "techy-y", It can really get annoying. It's also the SAME damned color blue, you know, "Avatar" Blue.

CaptainSheep2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

The portals in Portal are blue and orange. :D That's the only thing that came to my mind ._.

Irishguy952008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

Blue and Orange look nice though.

Green - The electronic robotic color - MGS1
Blue/orange - Sci fi sorta color, ME series - Killzone Shadow fall
Grey - generic color used for ruins and ****
Black - Stylish version of grey

Anime look - Excellent. ni no Kuni

BanBrother, Gears has always sorta had a yellow overtone with Blue and orange teams. I don't know what Judgment is like though

BanBrother2008d ago

Gears Judgment is blue and orange. Spec ops the line had a bit of that too. I think it is because they are conflicting colours, so they make each other stand out and can look beautiful together.

Soldierone2008d ago

I don't think it goes beyond the box. The effect is just a cool trend for marketing, it looks neat.

I mean sure Mass Effect and Halo (even though its red not orange) do it, but look at their environment. It's space. Blue and Orange lights seem more futuristic.

Battlefield 3 did it on the case, but the game is dull greys. The sky is about the only thing blue, and the bullet flashes are the only thing orange....

Killzone did it slightly, but the gameplay was shiny textures and greens mixed with dull greys, as usual. InFamous always had the blue and red lightning.

If anything you should ask why everyone is lacking color. Last generation was so vibrant with colors in almost every game. I mean this is where Halo came from.....

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