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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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WRUP: A cup of cocoa

It's time to slow things down. What's everyone playing?...

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Destiny approaching 13 million players

Just before the influx of new holiday players become initiated into the Cryptarch love-in, Bungie announced that nearly 13 million players have entered Destiny. Following up with Activision, we've had this figure clarified as "PSN IDs and Xbox Live Gamertags that have jumped on and played Destiny."...

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Chinese game market rivals US

A report from the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association pegs the country's gaming revenues this year at about $18.5 billion, a 38 percent increase year-over-year, reports Xinhua. Mobile and social games saw the most dramatic increases to $4.4 billion (+145%) and $11.7 billion (+52.5%...

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WRUP: Elegy for a backlog

The experimental Elegy for a Dead World and the emotional Never Alone didn't make chipping away at the block of ice that is our backlog any easier. What's everyone playing this weekend?...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny top 2014 console sales in US

Activision's strategy of heavy investment in a small group of franchises resulted in the company having the two top-selling console games of the year. The publisher announced this morning that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny were the number one and two games, respectively, to sell-thro...

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Don't Starve Together on December 15

The wolves of the original Don't Starve and the massive creatures in the Reign of Giants will now be joined by that most deadly of predators: man. Don't Starve Together, the multiplayer expansion to Klei Entertainment's runaway indie hit, will enter Steam Early Access on December 15. Days before...

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Paradox halting Runemaster 'until further notice'

Paradox Interactive's fantasy epic Runemaster is taking a perma-break. Revealed early this year, with a console edition announced at Gamescom, the publisher is casting a freeze spell on the game's development "until further notice." "Runemaster was a very ambitious project for us, and the team w...

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Hearthstone's Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion available now

Hearthstone's first expansion, Goblins vs. Gnomes, is available now, featuring 120 new cards for the collectible card game with 20 million registered players. Anyone who logs into the game between now and December 19 will receive three free Goblins vs. Gnomes card packs. The new cards should giv...

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Monument Valley, Threes! receive Apple year-end awards

It's the year of the puzzler on mobile, as Apple awards the numerical master class of Threes! and visually luxe Monument Valley with game of the year nods. The gorgeous platformer Leo's Fortune was the runner-up iPhone game of the year. If these awards seem like deja vu, that's because these gam...

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WRUP: And the nominees are...

The Game Awards are in an hour... here are the nominees. We'll be streaming right here. Join us! What's everyone playing this weekend?...

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