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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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PSA: Project Spark ignited on Xbox One

Project Spark, Microsoft's ... hold on, we've got that around here somewhere. Microsoft's content creation platform is officially available now on Xbox One for free. The platform's payment system went through some changes several months back into a more subscription-based service. The game...

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Future shutters last official Nintendo UK magazine

The Official Nintendo Magazine in the UK will be shut down on November 11, Future Publishing and Nintendo announced today. The magazine's staff will be shifted to other positions within the company. "Nintendo will continue to speak directly to fans via Nintendo Direct, our social media and...

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WRUP: SMASH!

ME-GA MAN, ME-GA MAN, ME-GA MAN! Smash Bros. 3DS is out now. We liked it. You plan on playing with friends locally or seeking out others on the internet? What's everyone playing?...

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Metareview: Alien: Isolation

The good news is Alien: Isolation is far from being the disaster that was Aliens: Colonial Marines. Isolation delivers plenty of what franchise and survival series fans would hope for, with the consistent criticism brought up across reviews that it just. Keeps. Going. Our 4-star review was right...

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PSA: Smash Bros. requires patch for online, grab QR code here

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is out today, but challengers will need to grab an update before they can enter the internet arena. There are a couple of ways to access this update for the game we called "the most feature-complete, compelling Super Smash Bros. entry to date." First, make sure the...

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Angry Birds studio cuts 130 jobs to 'simplify' company

With profits down and an announced executive shuffle for year's end, it's not surprising that Angry Birds publisher Rovio is flinging some jobs into the dumpster. Outgoing CEO Mikael Hed announced today that the company will cut about 16 percent of its workforce, which is a "maximum of 130 people."...

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South Park Pinball rolling in this month

The pinball wizards at Zen Studios announced today that two South Park pinball tables are rolling out in October (this month!) for the Zen Pinball 2 platform. The publisher currently has no further details to share. Fine, fine. Well, If we were to guess, the South Park tables will likely be on...

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Battle Chef Brigade creates Iron Chef and platforming emulsion

Cooking competitions Iron Chef and Top Chef cross over into the realm of a fantastical fantasy platformer in Battle Chef Brigade. Developed by Trinket Games, a band of digital cooks made up of vets from Disney Interactive's Wideload Games, Battle Chef Brigade recently blew by its Kickstarter goal...

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Civilization: Beyond Earth before planetfall 10-minute trailer

Civilization: Beyond Earth is all set to begin colonizing retail and digital distribution channels on October 24. Here's a deeper look at many of the strategy game's initial features. Key tactic: Don't attack the aliens (at least, not at first)!...

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Report: Smash Bros. glitch is MASSIVE

A glitch in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which is currently available in Japan, sees Yoshi go through quite the growth spurt. If you've ever had fantasies of Godzilla in a Yoshi suit, prepare for them to potentially come true in the game's survival mode. Our review of the...

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