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Ben Gilbert

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Ben is a Brooklyn-based Senior Reporter at Joystiq, where he focuses on features, interviews, and news reporting. He obtained his Journalism degree from Temple University and has been writing professionally about gaming and culture both online and in print since 2007. He's way more into his pets than he should be.

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How Ubi is selling Assassin's Creed 3 to the general public

Ubisoft debuted the above commercial for holiday blockbuster Assassin's Creed 3 alongside the opening of the NFL season this week, prompting one Joystiq editor's father to call the game "impressive." For us, it serves to highlight how we've become snobs about the music Ubisoft uses in its...

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Try to ignore the dialogue in this exciting Remember Me clip

We really dig the art style and gameplay of Remember Me, but good lord what is with that dialogue? Keep an ear out for "Stay frosty" around the seven minute mark. Or actually, don't. Maybe ignore all the dialogue and just focus on the snazzy combat and platforming. You'll thank us....

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Killzone 1 goes HD in PS3 'Killzone Trilogy,' packing all three games together this Oct.

Everyone's favorite yellow-eyed flunkies are returning to the PlayStation 3, albeit this time in a re-release of their greatest hits. Yes, Killzone's 1-3 – which aren't places, but games – are getting boxed and bundled for the PlayStation 3 as "Killzone Trilogy," arriving this October....

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Insomniac's 'Fuse' briefs all four members of team Overstrike

Okay Insomniac, now you're just being gratuitous. In the studio's latest bit of Fuse media – a mission briefing taken from the game – all four members of Overstrike's team show up after some gruff discussion about a "contact team." You know, "clean operatives with no ties to...

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Minecraft 'Adventure' update on XBLA 'still weeks away'

Look, we really want the next big update for Minecraft's XBLA incarnation – the big "Adventure" update, which adds NPCs, villages, strongholds, abandoned mineshafts – but it won't be here this week, it seems. Minecraft XBLA developer 4J Studios says it's "still weeks away." Taking to...

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Breaking free with your own IP: Insomniac's CEO on what's next (besides Ratchet & Clank)

There's a big craze these days with independent developers, though the idea isn't all that crazy. Developers, as it turns out, like to own the stuff they create – Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games is no different. And here's something you might not know about Insomniac: the studio...

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Insomniac's 'Fuse' likely to be a reworked 'Overstrike'

With Insomniac president and CEO Ted Price obliquely teasing an unknown project called "Fuse" during his PAX Prime 2012 keynote last week, it wasn't too difficult to put together the teaser image he produced and the teaser video released last year (above) for EA Partners project Overstrike. Price...

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Ron Gilbert's platformer / adventure game 'The Cave' also headed to Wii U eShop

The Cave isn't just destined for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, apparently. During a demo at PAX Prime this afternoon, DoubleFine rep Greg Rice pointed out that the game's also headed to the Nintendo Wii U's eShop. The platformer slash adventure game wasn't actually playable on Wii U at the...

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Tour Mojang's pop-up museum: view the beautiful lawsuit docs for Scrolls, the insides of a Creeper

Mojang's more than just the studio that birthed Minecraft – it's also the studio that birthed the amazing fan art you see above. Beyond said art, Mojang erected a faux museum in honor of its short life on the PAX Prime 2012 show floor. In it, we witnessed the actual legal documents served to...

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes gameplay footage sneaks out of PAX 2012 [Update: Now with official footage!]

What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is the very first gameplay footage of Kojima's next non-Raiden oriented entry into the annals of Metal Gear history, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. As you can tell, Snake's ability to stealthily infiltrate a compound and mess up everyone's day has...

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