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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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Everything is 'OP' in Hearthstone and how Blizzard counters perceptions

Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone is rapidly building an audience, but it's also common for fans of the game to say "X is overpowered, when are they going to fix it?" We discussed with Senior Game Producer Yong Woo at Gamescom when they're finally going to nerf priests and give hunters...

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WRUP: Gamescom rolls on

Gamescom, the world's biggest video game convention, is still going on in Germany through the weekend and the party will not stop... it can not stop. Our coverage continues, but our nightly hotel room podcasts with special guests are all wrapped up and available now. What's everyone playing this...

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Call of Duty's three year cycle gives creative 'freedom to fail'

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg mentioned during our recent Gamescom interview that Call of Duty's current studio cycle will keep the franchise in a lifestyle to which the audience has become accustomed. Although Call of Duty may be an annual franchise, it had been a tennis match between...

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Motorhead stars in Victor Vran expansion

Haemimont Games is still working on its Diablo-style platforming dungeon crawler Victor Vran, but the game's first expansion is looking metal... heavy metal. Inspired by the album covers of yore, the studio is creating an expansion featuring an aesthetic and sound inspired by the band...

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BioWare's Shadow Realms plans to maximize player feedback

At this point, we're all familiar with this year's ubiquitous marketing bullet point of "community feedback," but it's still slightly surprising to hear it from an established developer like BioWare. Shadow Realms from BioWare Austin was announced yesterday and it's taking an approach not standard...

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'Not the right time' for Red Faction: Guerrilla 2; Darksiders 2 coming to Mac, Linux

Last year we explored who Nordic Games was following its $4.9 million acquisition of THQ assets during the company's liquidation auction; this year we wanted to know where it was going with all that loot. Regarding former THQ properties, the company is currently producing Darksiders for Linux and...

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Death kills parents, robs cradle in Sims 4

Here's a tragic – yet heartwarming – tale from The Sims 4, as shared with me by the game's Executive Producer, Rachel Franklin: ...

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Coveting my neighbor's house in The Sims 4

I played several hours of The Sims 4 and barely uncovered what it has to offer. There's been a lot chatter about what's missing from The Sims 4, but I think there's already a lot to learn about EA's latest round of cheeky life simulation. "We really invested in the Sims," said Rachel Franklin,...

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Dear game devs: YouTubers want your Steam codes

Mike Rose of industry insider site Gamasutra's "How to Get Your Game Covered by YouTubers" presentation at GDC Europe 2014 held many solid takeaways, but it was the follow-up to the first question he received about paying YouTubers for coverage that held some surprising details. Rose, who...

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Boid boils real-time strategy down to essentials soon

Mokus Games, creators of 2011's iPad Game of the Year, Contre Jour, revealed a new game called Boid this morning. Published by SpeedRunners developer TinyBuild, Boid is an extremely streamlined multiplayer real-time strategy gaming coming "first" (and soon) to Steam. We tried Boid's demo...

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