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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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Blizzard's Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas targeted for July

Hearthstone players have been climbing the walls and experimenting with Warrior decks (ew, gross!), waiting for the launch of the Curse of Naxxramas expansion, which will hopefully occur sometime next month. "Just wanted to give everyone a head's up that we are currently targeting to release...

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Civilization Revolution 2 announced

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 was revealed this morning ... for iOS. Sneaky, sneaky, we know, but had we noted the platform in the headline you wouldn't have even read this far and jumped straight to the comments with rage. Well, now that we do have your attention, the game will be...

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WRUP: You'll play it ... eventually

The Steam Summer Sale is currently on, which means millions of people are buying games they're convinced they'll play at some point. You know, in the future. When they have time. Tell us again what your backlog is looking like? Anyway, what's everyone playing?...

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Guacamelee body-slams next-gen consoles in July

The critically acclaimed, wrestlevania-styled platformer Guacamelee! returns next month in a new version for multiple systems. DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition includes all the DLC from the original game, along with additional content. A new boss, new areas, new...

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Orcs Must Die! closed beta begins June 27

Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the free-to-play "fortress siege game" (aka MOBA), will begin its closed beta on June 27. "To celebrate the start of the closed beta, free-to-play hero rotations will be introduced and players will be able to get their hands on one of the new heroes each weekend...

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Twitch tuned in 12 million viewers during E3 week

Twitch enjoyed some outstanding viewership numbers during last week's E3, setting sitewide viewership records thanks to the press conference streams by Microsoft, PlayStation, EA and Ubisoft. According to the company, it had 12 million unique viewers during the four days of E3, with 5.9 million...

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Deadpool makes splash in Zen Pinball next week

Even the fourth wall isn't safe anymore in Zen Studio's upcoming pinball table featuring Deadpool, Marvel's Merc with a Mouth who was portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in one of his finest superhero roles. In the Zen Pinball 2 table available next week, Deadpool's manic highs and emotion-mining lows...

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PSA: Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Charlie Murder free for Gold members now

Xbox Live Gold members with Xbox 360s can now grab Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition at no additional cost until August. For those who get lost in the various iterations of Street Fighter 4, Super Arcade would be the edition before this year's Ultra, which is available now...

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Fruit Ninja developer goes into publishing with Birzzle Fever

Halfbrick, developer of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, enters the worldwide mobile publishing arena with Birzzle Fever. All you really need to know about the game is it's a colorful chibi bird matching explosion simulator. The free to play game will be available this Thursday on the App Store for...

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Angry Birds Transformers announced, less than meets the eye

Angry Birds studio Rovio announced more Angry Birds this morning with Angry Birds Transformers. No Angry Birds information was provided about this latest installment in the Angry Birds franchise, but it is sure to Angry Birds and roll out more details soon....

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