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Alexander is the News Content Director for Joystiq and has been a prolific contributor to the site for over half a decade. Responsible for more than 8,000 posts and distinguished by his breaking and original news reports. Alexander has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Hofstra University. He's currently studying for his MBA at Northeastern University.

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WRUP: PAX Prime 2014 is go!

Attending PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend? So is the Joystiq crew! Here's what we're up to. What's everyone playing this weekend?...

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Super Mario 3D World, Walmart Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundles by mid-September

Along with a new 3DS for Japan, which is not planned for the US or Europe this year, Nintendo also revealed new Wii U bundles. Available sometime in mid-September, Nintendo of America plans on launching a Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8 bundle. The Super Mario 3D World deluxe set bundle...

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New 3DS features customizable face plates

The new Nintendo 3DS revealed this morning will also feature customizable "cover plates," meaning the exterior design of the hardware can be altered to match your mood ring. The face plates will be sold separately, with no price range currently announced. The new 3DS was announced for Japan this...

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BioShock iOS available tonight, priced at $14.99

BioShock for iOS - a full port of the first-person shooter (minus DLC) - will be available starting tonight. Publisher 2K Games expects the game to be available around 9PM Pacific (Midnight Eastern, 5AM UK). It'll be a premium priced mobile app at $14.99, similar to the excellent XCOM iOS. ...

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'Escape Dead Island' on November 18, Dead Island 2 beta confirmed for UK

Escape Dead Island, a "third-person survival mystery" spin-off of the first-person melee RPG series, will run for its life on November 18. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, the game is a very different take on what fans of the series expect. Wait, stop. If we take Dead Island, Dead Island 2 and...

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Gauntlet needs new release date, badly

WBIE's Gauntlet reboot is being delayed by a couple weeks so everyone can build up more rage against friends who will inevitably shoot the food. Originally scheduled for September 3, the game has now been moved to a September 23 launch....

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Spry Fox serves up Free-Range Dragons teaser

Free-Range Dragons is the next organic creation from developer Spry Fox, the studio behind complex puzzler Road Not Taken. A less mentally taxing game, the action of Free-Range Dragons is about "the joy of movement" and the team previously described it as "2D Monster Hunter." "You have a...

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Twitch confirms sale to Amazon for $970 million

Amazon.com will purchase video game streaming service Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash. There you go, streamers. Happy? It wasn't Google! "Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently, and we look forward to learning from them and helping them move even faster...

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Report: Amazon to acquire Twitch for $1 billion

Now Amazon is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for a billion buckaroos? Nearly a month after the video game streaming service was reportedly being purchased by YouTube parent Google, TheInformation and others (like the Wall Street Journal) are saying that Amazon is gonna be Twitch's sugar daddy. ...

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WRUP: Turn on the faucet

As we make our way to the tail end of August, it's almost time for the deluge of games to begin into the holiday season. Walking Dead finale, Destiny and Sims 4 are all launching in the coming weeks. Then things really get flowing! What's everyone playing this weekend? [Image: Shutterstock]...

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