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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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'Escape Dead Island' on November 18, Dead Island 2 beta confirmed for UK

Escape Dead Island, a "third-person survival mystery" spin-off of the first-person melee RPG series, will run for its life on November 18. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, the game is a very different take on what fans of the series expect. Wait, stop. If we take Dead Island, Dead Island 2 and...

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Gauntlet needs new release date, badly

WBIE's Gauntlet reboot is being delayed by a couple weeks so everyone can build up more rage against friends who will inevitably shoot the food. Originally scheduled for September 3, the game has now been moved to a September 23 launch....

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Spry Fox serves up Free-Range Dragons teaser

Free-Range Dragons is the next organic creation from developer Spry Fox, the studio behind complex puzzler Road Not Taken. A less mentally taxing game, the action of Free-Range Dragons is about "the joy of movement" and the team previously described it as "2D Monster Hunter." "You have a...

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Twitch confirms sale to Amazon for $970 million

Amazon.com will purchase video game streaming service Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash. There you go, streamers. Happy? It wasn't Google! "Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently, and we look forward to learning from them and helping them move even faster...

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Report: Amazon to acquire Twitch for $1 billion

Now Amazon is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for a billion buckaroos? Nearly a month after the video game streaming service was reportedly being purchased by YouTube parent Google, TheInformation and others (like the Wall Street Journal) are saying that Amazon is gonna be Twitch's sugar daddy. ...

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WRUP: Turn on the faucet

As we make our way to the tail end of August, it's almost time for the deluge of games to begin into the holiday season. Walking Dead finale, Destiny and Sims 4 are all launching in the coming weeks. Then things really get flowing! What's everyone playing this weekend? [Image: Shutterstock]...

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The Banner Saga journeys to tablets in September

Stoic Studio's Nordic tactical-RPG The Banner Saga goes portable on iPad, Android, and Windows tablets next month. Pocketgamer reported on the updated release window after the game missed its "summer" window. No pricing has been revealed to take up the banner on mobile devices, but speculation...

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Age of Wonders 3 expansion 'Golden Realms' announced

The Age of Wonders 3 will expand into "Golden Realms" next month. The first premium expansion for the game adds a new race, campaign, 20 new units, specializations and loads more stuff. Although it looks like fans of the series were hoping for Frostlings as the first new race, it turns out...

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Sony tangles with the mystery of PS4's success, fights to understand the future

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida recently admitted he's a "bit nervous" about the success of the PlayStation 4. The console has sold 10 million units and the current generation is trending stronger than last. Will it run out of core customers? "You need to understand why your...

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter delayed

Resident Evil film franchise star Milla Jovovich has had to unexpectedly curb stomp production on the latest movie due to a creature growing inside her. Jovovich posted on her Facebook page that she and director-husband, Paul WS Anderson, are expecting their second child. "This was originally...

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