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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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Former dictator suing Activision over depiction in Call of Duty

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing Activision Blizzard over his depiction in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, reports the LA TImes. The 80-year-old Noriega's lawsuit claims he is portrayed as a "kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state" which helped elevate sales of the game and he's...

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Battlefield 4 bares Dragon's Teeth in DLC launch trailer

If your first reaction to the trailer for Battlefield 4's Dragon's Teeth DLC is something like, "An RPG seems overkill for taking out an unmanned vehicle droid thing," then you've never attempted to use a tank in Battlefield to pull off a headshot....

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Stealth Inc. discounted on iOS right now

Sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. is currently a buck for iOS devices. So we don't tip-toe over the fine print as you rush to grab this deal, the game is compatible with iPad 2, iPad Mini and iPhone 4S devices and up. If you feel like blowing some serious dough on the game, there's always the...

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Survey finds a quarter of top YouTubers taking cut from publishers

A recent survey conducted by Gamasutra found that a quarter of YouTubers (aka Let's Players) with over 5,000 subscribers participated in payola, receiving compensation for coverage. The established game press has gotten itself into a tizzy about the ethics of such actions. As someone who worked...

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Catlateral Damage of Kickstarter campaign estimated at $60K

The campaign for "first-person destructive cat simulator" Catlateral Damage has concluded, exceeding its $40,000 goal with over $60,000. Developed by Chris Chung and published by Fire Hose Games as part of its accelerator/incubation program, the game is scheduled to nap until later this year and...

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WRUP: What are your '10 Years, 10 Great Games' ?

In celebration of our tenth anniversary, all this week the Joystiq crew have been sharing our 10 favorite games of the past 10 years. You can watch all of the top picks from the Joystiq staff in the YouTube playlist above. Now let's hear yours! Here are the rules we had to follow: 1)...

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Joystiq Discovers... What's in the box?!

Earlier this afternoon we received a chest. We had no idea how to open the box, so we started a stream on our Twitch page and asked the Joystiq biomass if they knew a clever way to get inside the puzzle case. Above you'll see the results from Alexander Sliwinski, with assistance and quiet voice...

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Blizzard boss responds to lack of diversity in games, marketing

Every few years the lumbering entity that is Blizzard forgets its demographics and diverse player base and goes on an apology tour. The latest one comes courtesy of the male-heavy marketing for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, a potentially tone-deaf April Fool's joke and pivoting on a...

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10 Years, 10 Great Games: Alexander's picks

Throughout the week, Joystiq celebrates its tenth anniversary by revealing each writer's favorite - not "best" - games of the last decade. Aside from selecting a number one, each list is unordered. News Content Director Alexander Sliwinski details his pick, a more refined and accessible...

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Trade blood for The Evil Within swag at QuakeCon

Quakecon attendees, don't forget to make sure your blood is topped off to participate in the American Red Cross blood drive for an official The Evil Within chill pack. "The Good Within Blood Drive" will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas (the same location as the convention) on...

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