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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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New Layton for 3DS revealed, will be Layton's last adventure

Level-5 announced a new Nintendo 3DS Professor Layton game this morning for Japan on Nintendo's Direct video feed. CEO Akihiro Hino introduced the game and teased a bit of in-game footage – spoilers: it looks like Professor Layton! – he also noted that this will be Layton's "last...

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Drive whatever car you fancy in Need for Speed: Most Wanted ... if you can find it, that is

As if driving through pictures of your friends on billboards weren't enough to get you exploring the open world of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, perhaps finding lavish sports cars will sway you. Criterion's betting on exactly that, as seen in the latest trailer....

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Luftrausers probably doesn't cost $5,000 (it might!), but it's definitely launching on PC/Mac this year

Vlambeer, the folks behind hyperaddictive rage inducer Super Crate Box, have another game on the way, Luftrausers, and it's coming out pretty soon. "Luftrausers is set to release on PC and Mac in late 2012," says newly announced publisher Devolver Digital. Devolver previously worked with Vlambeer...

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Watch Square Enix's next-gen engine get a real-time demo at SIGGRAPH

The three-plus minutes of Square Enix's next-gen Luminous Engine debuted during E3 may not have been enough for your hungry eyes. Well good thing for you, Eric Carmen, that Square showed an even more nerdy walkthrough of its engine demo during a presentation of SIGGRAPH 2012. 4Gamer captured the...

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Sea Assassin's Creed 3 naval battles with creative lead Alex Hutchinson

When Assassin's Creed 3 launches later this year, Connor's gonna have more than Red Coats and wolves to contend with – he's also the captain of a colonial warship, naturally. If you thought the myriad systems of past AC games were insane, take a look at the video above and see how truly...

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Here, watch this hour of XCOM gameplay

Were you looking to watch an overabundance of new XCOM footage? 2K Games and Firaxis are sure hoping so, as the two companies took to Twitch.tv yesterday afternoon for just that – an entire hour of XCOM: Enemy Unknown hosted by Firaxis' Jake Solomon and Garth DeAngelis. What's that? You want...

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Amazon Gold Box: Beat the heat!

Beat the heat! Beat the heat with a Vita memory card or GTAIV/Max Payne 3 PC bundle from Crazy Amazon's! Get the guaranteed lowest sale prices anywhere on Resistance: Burning Skies for Vita and Batman: Arkham City's GOTY Edition! It's gonna be a long hot summer, and the prices of video games are...

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OnLive founder, CEO Steve Perlman exiting company; silent investor new chairman

eOnLive CEO and head Steve Perlman is exiting the cloud streaming company, according to a press release, just days after he was reaffirmed as its leader. The company's former operations head Charlie Jablonski is taking over as chief operating officer and will act as interim chief executive officer,...

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Ico and Shadow of the Colossus producer Kenji Kaido leaves Sony

The man who led production of both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, Kenji Kaido, is no longer working with Sony Computer Entertainment (the company's Japan-based gaming arm). "This August, I left Sony Computer Entertainment," Kaido wrote on Twitter (via Game|Life). He said he has no plans for now...

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SpyParty's graphics leap from 1998 to 2012 in one gallery

Up until now, the most interesting thing about SpyParty was its ridiculously deep gameplay. That remains the case, actually, but the game's new look is certainly something to write home about. We've got a full feature with Chris Hecker detailing how the changes took place, but if you just wanna...

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