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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: 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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Fortnite trailer proves game still exists

Sit right down here, little Sally. Let me tell you a tale. Many, many years ago, somewhere in the forgotten times of 2011, Epic Games announced a title called Fortnite. Yes, it's been a long time. Empires have risen, fallen, risen again and fallen for real-reals in that time. The game will...

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How to beat Shovel Knight, as told by an 80s-style tips video

There is a sect of the internet who believe Shovel Knight is, in fact, a 1980s Capcom game that was merely discovered by members of Yacht Club Games and tweaked to be made playable on modern systems. We can neither confirm nor deny such speculation. Giving credence to this (only semi-)...

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Hand of Fate deals out Early Access

Tabletop roguelike deck builder Hand of Fate is now available through Steam Early Access. Players collect equipment, enemy and item cards, then play them out in a 3D RPG setting. Defeating the boss in a particular scenario earns more cards. "Anyone who falls in the cross section of PC gamer...

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Last chance to get Threes for frees at Starbucks

Threes! is available for free at Starbucks for a little while longer, maybe today and tomorrow, and it's worth grabbing. Since there are plenty of free clones like it - for example 2048 - here's the opportunity to get the premium press original at no additional cost. It's always cool to pick up...

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Have you been downloading your free PS Plus games?

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida recently discussed the continued dissonance between the audience's perception and reality of independent games and AAA titles. In particular, he mentioned the download rates of games available for free to PlayStation Plus members. "I hear...

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