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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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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor review: My precioussss

Prerequisite for enjoying Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor: appreciation for a well-crafted action game. A distant second requirement is a basic awareness of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings fantasy world. I'm not talking Tom Bombadil slash fiction. I mean, you know that there are some rings and...

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Ubisoft: Watch Dogs beats out Destiny as fastest-selling new IP in Europe

Activision's Destiny may be the fastest-selling new intellectual property in North America and UK, but the top of the puppy pile in Europe remains Watch Dogs, according to Ubisoft. A spokesperson for the company informed MCV UK of GFK data that indicates Ubisoft's game is still top dog for new IP...

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Don't Starve Together has 2 million beta keys, here's the plan...

Klei's Don't Starve is prepping for its multiplayer expansion with a multi-phase beta rollout. The company's 2 million beta keys for Don't Starve Together, which the studio showed off with some prototype footage a couple of months back, will begin unlocking co-op suffering for the studio's friends...

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Xbox One price cut in UK

The Xbox One is now £329.99 in the UK, a 20 squid drop from the console's previously suggested price of £349.99. Oh, I'm sorry, quid? And here I thought it was a calamari based economy. Videogamer notes this is the third price cut in the region within 10 months for the console, which...

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Triad Wars is online PC game in Sleeping Dogs universe

United Front Games has begun detailing Triad Wars, the studio's follow-up to Sleeping Dogs and set in the same world, which was revealed by trademark filing last year. Using Sleeping Dogs as a foundation, Triad Wars is an online open-world action game. "Your goal is to rise to power as a...

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Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani named co-counsel in Call of Duty Noriega lawsuit

Activision is filing a motion today to dismiss the lawsuit by former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega over his depiction in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The company has hired as co-counsel to defend it former New York City Mayor and U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani, now a named partner of Bracewell &...

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WRUP: Orange Mocha Frappuccino [Update: Behold the magnificence]

Update: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! And masterfully executed. Thanks @Vicky_Bit And we're still waiting on someone to take this Final Fantasy 15 video and add Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" in reverence to the opening scene from Ben Stiller's comedy masterpiece, Zoolander. Could we do it...

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Battleborn engages cooperative gameplay trailer

Here's about 15 minutes of Borderlands developer Gearbox's "friendly shooter" Battleborn. The trailer takes its time showing off the different attacks and skills of the characters. The game is expected to launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2015....

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PlayStation Now PS3 open beta starts

PlayStation Now, Sony's oddly priced game streaming service, will enter open beta on PS3 in the US and "parts of Canada" today. The PS Now library currently has over 150 games. Good news for those interested in the future of the service: Sony reiterated it's still in the early days of the...

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Silent Hills concept trailer at TGS: Never sleep again

The concept trailer for P.T., the playable trailer for Silent Hills, was shown earlier today at the Tokyo Game Show. General trigger warning applies... 'cause it's a concept trailer for a Silent Hill game....

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