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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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Death kills parents, robs cradle in Sims 4

Here's a tragic – yet heartwarming – tale from The Sims 4, as shared with me by the game's Executive Producer, Rachel Franklin: ...

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Coveting my neighbor's house in The Sims 4

I played several hours of The Sims 4 and barely uncovered what it has to offer. There's been a lot chatter about what's missing from The Sims 4, but I think there's already a lot to learn about EA's latest round of cheeky life simulation. "We really invested in the Sims," said Rachel Franklin,...

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Dear game devs: YouTubers want your Steam codes

Mike Rose of industry insider site Gamasutra's "How to Get Your Game Covered by YouTubers" presentation at GDC Europe 2014 held many solid takeaways, but it was the follow-up to the first question he received about paying YouTubers for coverage that held some surprising details. Rose, who...

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Boid boils real-time strategy down to essentials soon

Mokus Games, creators of 2011's iPad Game of the Year, Contre Jour, revealed a new game called Boid this morning. Published by SpeedRunners developer TinyBuild, Boid is an extremely streamlined multiplayer real-time strategy gaming coming "first" (and soon) to Steam. We tried Boid's demo...

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Prep for PlayStation, Xbox and EA news at Gamescom

Welcome to a week of Joystiq coverage from GDC Europe and Gamescom, the world's largest game convention. We'll be here all week bringing you the latest news, previews and random observation that may occur in our travels. There are three press conferences planned for the show: Microsoft is...

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WRUP: Gamescom 2014 next week

Next week is Gamescom and no delicious schnitzel in the city of Cologne is safe from our ravenous desire. Quinoa and kale? You're out of your mind! It's a solid week of beer, meat and bread. There's gonna be video games, too... and three press conferences. Microsoft, Sony and EA will all have new...

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Crytek CEO: company is 'absolutely' safe, bankruptcy 'never the case'

If Crytek's "transitional phase" remains sustainable, it will become a go-to example among industry insiders of how not to handle such a difficult time. Speaking with Eurogamer, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli opens up about how the company has shifted its strategy from retail to software as a service,...

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Sierra returns... like, legitimately?

Activision has something planned for the long dormant Sierra brand at Gamescom 2014, which will take place next week in Cologne, Germany. Sierra has spent years as something we speak fondly of, but almost entirely in the context of GoG sales. For gamers of a certain age, Sierra holds hands with...

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Lara Croft discovers Temple of Osiris Gold Edition

It's only fair that fans of Lara Croft like to collect things, so with that said, Crystal Dynamics has revealed the Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris: Gold Edition. It includes: an art book, folding map, Season Pass for the game and a 3" Lara Croft figurine. The season pass includes add-on...

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Dungeons 2 goes gold digging in 2015

If EA's reboot of Dungeon Keeper was just too innovative, Kalypso Media will hopefully have a better experience for players with Dungeons 2. Developed by Realmforge Studios, the dungeon management simulator will be ready for overlords everywhere in 2015. The game will have an "extensive"...

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