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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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Capcom and Six Flags teaming up for a spooktacular Halloween

Fear not, Six Flags goers, this year's Fright Night festivities are bound to get your heart rate going (yup, we really just wrote that lead). Everyone's favorite Resident Evil publisher is bringing its latest game – Resident Evil 6 – to Six Flags parks nationwide starting on October 6. ...

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Move further 'Unto Dawn' with the latest Halo 4 live-action short

The latest Halo 4 short – sans Master Chief, but with a whole bunch of tough-looking dudes no less – focuses on the psychology of UNSC rookie troopers. Not just any UNSC troopers, but the ones we'll be getting up close and personal with when 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios finally...

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The planes, trucks, and helicopters of Grand Theft Auto 5

For the third time this week, Rockstar Games lifted the lid on a small handful of Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots. Like previous releases, these screens depict just some of the things you'll be doing in Rockstar's next big GTA entry. For instance, jumping onto a moving truck while police trail behin...

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Citizens! Rise up against the alien scum by joining XCOM!

The time is now: war is upon us, and the alien invaders must be beaten back. Luckily for us, the aliens operate on a turn-by-turn basis, so there's plenty of time to decide how best to defend Earth. The XCOM awaits, soldier. The enemy, however, remains unknown....

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Learning how to creep in Dishonored

Creeping up on your enemies and offing them is a crucial part of Arkane's Dishonored. Protip: Don't walk in through the front door....

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Assassin's Creed 3 gets its own Ken Burns-esque video series, and here's part one

Not that we needed any reassurance from real historians, but Assassin's Creed 3 protagonist Connor is very good at killing Red Coats. Sure, it's more than a little weird when Sons of the American Revolution rep Gary Bohannon says, "If George Washington had had Connor on his team, he wouldn't have ...

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Broken Sword returns (via Kickstarter) in 'The Serpent's Curse,' coming in 'early 2013'

It's been five years since the last Broken Sword franchise entry, but that doesn't mean Revolution Software forgot about its long-running adventure game series. The fifth entry – Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse – got announced this morning for PC/Mac alongside the launch of the proje...

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Seen@Gamescom: Gran Turismo 5's Audi R8 controller

The city of Cologne, Germany, home to the country's annual Gamescom convention, is full of beautiful cars (proof!). During our week-long stay, I counted at least six Audi R8s in the wild. That includes this one, used to casually control a game of Gran Turismo 5 (by an underage driver, no less). As ...

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The next Tribes update adds 'Blitz' mode, re-energizes Tech class

This month's update to Tribes: Ascend lavishes the Tech class with a new weapon, a new (super neat) belt item, an additional skin, an extra turret, while everyone gets a new game mode: "Blitz." In Blitz, flag objectives move around the map based on captures, becoming progressively more difficult a...

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Shoot and hide cooperatively in Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel screens

A new duo of masked bros debuts in Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. See as the two bros shoot stuff, hide from other bros shooting stuff, and shoot even bigger stuff while manning a turret. Shooting and hiding has never been so cooperative....

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