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Alexander Sliwinski

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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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Dungeon of the Endless adding four-player co-op, visual log

Dungeon of the Endless, the drunkenly conceived roguelike by Endless Space's Amplitude Studios, still has some features to add before its final release. The game has been available through Steam's Early Access program since December, but the studio still plans to add four-player co-op before the...

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WRUP: GDC OUT

We hope you've enjoyed our coverage of GDC 2014! We're now going to spend the evening playing Towerfall on a couch. What's everyone playing this weekend?...

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Assassin's Creed: Unity announced [Update: Trailer added]

It's just another day in the Animus, as Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed: Unity today. The game is slated to arrive on PS4, Xbox One and PC this coming holiday season. Ubisoft offered a brief glimpse at the game in its early, alpha state in the trailer seen above. Although Assassin's Creed 3...

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Overheard@GDC: Don't clone FTL, but...you know, make it better

FTL: Faster Than Light creators Justin Ma and Matthew Davis are a couple of mellow developers. Like, super chill. The pair are prepping to put a big red bow on FTL with the Advanced Edition and go on whatever journey comes next. Davis is contemplating doing a board game and Ma is looking to live in...

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Ashen Rift: a man, his dog and the apocalypse

Barry Collins is a freelance artist and 14-year veteran of the video game industry who's been singlehandedly working on his passion project, Ashen Rift. During GDC he showed us a demo he put together in five months of the spartan post-apocalyptic survival shooter, which revolves around a man...

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Signal working on next-gen Toy Soldiers, acquires IP from Microsoft

Signal Studios has acquired the rights to its original intellectual property, Toy Soldiers, from Microsoft. "That was our first game, it was our baby," said Signal Community Manager Becky Taylor. "We are working on a future game in the franchise, we have a large publisher interested who we...

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Seen@GDC: Unreal Engine 4 showcases power with Tappy Chicken

Epic Games has harnessed the power of its Unreal Engine 4 with videos like Infiltrator and Elemental, but today the company took it to a whole other level with Tappy Chicken. Featuring graphics that won't be experienced until the next-next gen, the game is remarkably similar to the...

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Pumping up the 'Volume' with Mike Bithell

Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone, is always up for a fun chat. A lot of what we discussed while checking out his new game Volume at GDC was left on the digital cutting room floor, including a chat about his dream of doing a musical game (like, West End/Broadway), but we do touch on it...

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Clockwork Empires accepting alpha colonists this spring

Clockwork Empires plans to launch its buy in-alpha program this spring, developer Gaslamp Games mentioned today at GDC 2014. This next game from the team behind Dungeons of Dredmor is an ambitious simulation game. Think Tropico meets Don't Starve, but steampunk. Beyond its setting of...

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Unreal Engine 4 available for all in new subscription model

Epic Games announced today that Unreal Engine 4 will take an entirely different approach to its business model using a subscription-based system. Instead of paying for a license (which can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars), the new model is a flat $19 per month, plus 5...

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