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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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Sunset Overdrive free this Saturday

Xbox Live Gold members with an Xbox One will be able to play Sunset Overdrive for free all day Saturday, according to Microsoft's Major Nelson. Access to the free trial will begin at 12:01AM Eastern Time tonight. It is the "full game" and those who decide to purchase the game later can pick up...

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Apple changes 'free' button to 'get'

The Apple iTunes and Mac App Stores have converted from labeling games with in-app purchases as "free," instead inviting you to "get" them. As TechCrunch reports, this follows a similar change by Google under pressure from the European Commission. There is an odd inconsistency to the change....

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Call of Duty franchise tops $10 billion in sales, Advanced Warfare biggest digital console launch

Activision announced this morning that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the "biggest entertainment launch of the year." Believable, since the overall franchise has reached sales of $10 billion worldwide and making money is what Call of Duty does. Curiously, no Advanced Warfare sales data...

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Far Cry 4 gets a 'live updates' blog too

In a post-Battlefield 4 world, where games launch with known (and significant) technical issues, standard practice is constant updates to quell negative word of mouth. Ubisoft's developing a shared strategy with Assassin's Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 with blogs featuring "live updates." Both the...

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WRUP: Stock gamer

I entered "video game player" into a stock photo site and this is what I got. Look at those two. They seem so happy. Especially the excitable blond, who is... holding his controller, um, quite oddly. Are they playing on a PS2?! What's everyone playing?...

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Metareview: Far Cry 4

The Far Cry series has gotten progressively more entertaining over time. Unlike Ubisoft's overextended Assassin's Creed army, its Far Cry team has had time to craft something that is beautiful and fun to play. Our review said it was "another interesting and absorbing world to fall into, shoot...

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XCOM: Enemy Within now on mobile

Commander, XCOM: Enemy Within is now available for iOS and Android devices. Yup, it's the full game, which includes the addition of genetic manipulation and mechs to the turn-based strategy game of humans vs. aliens. Ironman is the only way to play! The game is compatible with iPad 3, iPad mini...

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Dungeon Defenders 2 hits Early Access next month

Good time co-op tower defense game Dungeon Defenders 2 will enter Steam's Early Access program on December 5. Although DD2 will eventually launch as a free game with, as Trendy puts it, "ethical in-game purchases," the Early Access version will be a premium experience. "Players that purchase...

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Crystal Red and Blue Nintendo 2DS available Nov. 21

Nintendo announced today that its Crystal Red and Crystal Blue 2DS units, which were previously announced for Europe, will also be available in North America later this month. The units will launch on November 21 at $99. That just happens to be the same day Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire hit...

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Dragon Age: Inquisition review: Tipping the scales

PC, Xbox One, PS4 Dragon Age: Inquisition is an immense fantasy epic, a sprawling adventure across the many landscapes of Thedas, unapologetically mature in its exploration of politics and brazen in its combat. Inquisition is also developer BioWare's redemption song. It's everything that a...

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