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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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Stardock debuts first look at Galactic Civilizations 3, alpha begins March 27

Galactic Civilizations 3 is taking the slow, collaborative road to blastoff with the game's alpha scheduled to begin March 27 on Steam. Here's a first look at the strategy sim's gameplay and... well, it sure looks like GalCiv....

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Battlefield 4 'Naval Strike' delayed on PC, Battlelog updated

Battlefield 4 Premium members on consoles can grab the game's third expansion, Naval Strike, today. The PC version has been delayed because developer DICE has "detected an issue and it needs to be solved." The PC version won't receive a release date until the company feels it meets "the highest...

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Driveclub, Killzone Mercenary and Playroom devs hit by layoffs

Several Sony studios in the UK have been hit by layoffs. VideoGamer reports Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Cambridge (Killzone Mercenary) and SCE London Studio (Wonderbook, Playroom) were all affected in the "focused restructure." The one studio on that list with an announced project in...

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Endless Legend enters Early Access next month

Endless Legend, the "civilization fantasy game" by Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless developer Amplitude Studios, will enter Steam's Early Access program next month. The team told us at GDC that the plan is for the game to have its official launch by year's end. The fantasy 4X strategy...

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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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