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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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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is gorgeous, open-world, and not Metal Gear Solid 5

Hideo Kojima divulged details on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes at an "introspective" PAX session about the series today. The game's demo was shown recently to attendees at a Metal Gear 25th anniversary event in Japan, and involved Snake sneaking his way through an open world. So what else is new...

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Seen@PAX: Disney artists will draw your favorite Disney character (from Epic Mickey 2)

Of all the artist alleys we passed at PAX, we never expected to find a team of in-house Disney cartoonists hand-drawing popular characters for surprised attendees. Take a peek at the gallery below and see how some of Disney's iconic characters (featured in Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two) were...

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Ubisoft wants to shave your hair into a mohawk at PAX

Just like the publisher's Far Cry 3 booth at PAX East 2012 offered attendees a chance to get permanently inked, PAX Prime 2012 attendees can get their perfectly coiffed doos turned into a mohawk to promote Ubisoft's upcoming shooter. The idea is that the newly mohawked community will look just like...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII introduced by producer Yoshinori Kitase

Itching to know more about the third entry in the Final Fantasy XIII series, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII? So are we, but unfortunately all Square Enix is giving out for now is this video from producer Yoshinori Kitase introducing the new game....

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'Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII' headed to 360/PS3 in 2013

The "new direction" Square Enix is taking the story of Lightning is ... almost the same direction as before. As in, it's another sequel to Final Fantasy XIII. "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII" was unveiled at tonight's Final Fantasy 25th anniversary events. According to the game's Japanese...

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Fortnite getting a closed beta 'early next year'

As a special prize for one lucky attendee of tonight PAX Prime 2012 Fortnite panel – a reprise of the Fortnite panel we saw at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year – Epic Games gave out a golden ticket that provides early beta entrance to next year's Unreal Engine 4 PC game. So ......

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Take this code and go play the Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault beta

The next Ratchet & Clank – Full Frontal Assualt – isn't just the usual third-person platforming and shooting affair we're all so used to from Insomniac Games. Well ... it still has all that stuff, it's just also got a thorough base defense aspect the developer is hoping you'll beta...

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LA Noire team's 'Whore of the Orient' headed next-gen, published by WB

A new website for LA Noire dev Team Bondi's next game, Whore of the Orient, popped up this morning (as discovered by OPM), along with new information about the barely mentioned "great untold story." The game is headed to "next generation games consoles and PC" with Warner Bros. Interactive as...

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Bastion heading to iPad tomorrow [updated]

The kid is sauntering over to Apple's iPad tomorrow in Bastion from Supergiant Games. New Zealanders – beyond the beautiful rolling hills and verdant greenery – get iOS games ahead of the rest of the planet due to the position of the sun and how that relates to our definition of time,...

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The game where you take Satoru Iwata on vacation arrives next spring on 3DS

Nintendo's Mii-based game "Friend Collection" arrives in Japan next spring, according to Nintendo head Satoru Iwata. Iwata showed a brief video of the game featuring his own Mii – vacationing and learning how to Hula dance, playing in a rock band called "Game Boys," and emitting a terrifying...

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