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Danny is a Contributing Editor for Joystiq. He specializes in indie games and retro things. He holds a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Elite: Dangerous enters beta with major multiplayer fixes

Frontier Developments' crowdfunded interstellar exploration game Elite: Dangerous has reached the beta stage, and now offers players a greater number of explorable areas and fully functional trading economies, among other significant improvements. Elite: Dangerous Beta 1 features 55 star...

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Pick your favorite The Evil Within case art, win a signed copy

Bethesda is polling fans to decide which alternate cover art should be bundled with Tango Gameworks' upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within, and ten copies of the game signed by director Shinji Mikami are up for grabs as a voting incentive. Voters can pick between the "Asylum" exterior...

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Sky's Now TV app out on Xbox One, Verizon updates FiOS

Xbox console owners in the UK now have an expanded variety of entertainment options at the ready, as Sky has released an Xbox One version of its Now TV app, bringing the service's streamed and on-demand catalog to Microsoft's platform. Verizon also updated its FiOS app on Xbox consoles this...

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Pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend snuggles up to Steam on August 21

Good news, fellow birdwatchers -- Hato Moa's bizarre avian dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend is hitting Windows, Mac, and Linux via Steam next month in a revamped port from Mediatonic and Devolver Digital. The Steam version of Hatoful Boyfriend boasts a branching narrative and multiple endings,...

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PlayStation Plus nabs Road Not Taken, Dragon's Crown in August

Sony has unveiled next month's PlayStation Plus lineup, announcing that subscribers will receive free downloadable copies of Road Not Taken, Crysis 3, and other featured games across its platforms in August. PlayStation 4 owners will receive Polytron's brain-bending puzzle-platformer Fez and...

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Activision reveals Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare special editions

Activision today unveiled a lineup of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare collector's editions, putting an array of bonus-bundled physical and digital packages up for pre-order at its official website. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Atlas Limited Edition ($79.99) includes a retail copy of the game...

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LittleBigPlanet 3 launching November 18, pre-orders net costumes and plushies

Sony announced that its DIY platformer sequel LittleBigPlanet 3 has a bundle of free goodies in store for pre-order buyers ahead of its November launch, including exclusive Sackboy plush dolls and a variety of retailer-specific in-game content. Plunk down some pre-release cash for a physical...

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Xbox Deals With Gold delivers discounted Battlefield 4 DLC

Battlefield series die-hards can pick up an arsenal of discounted DLC this week through Microsoft's Deals with Gold promotion, which currently offers a 33 percent discount on Battlefield 4's Premium membership, China Rising, Second Assault, Naval Strike, and Ultimate Shortcut Bundle add-ons for the...

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Cooking Mama 5 spices up 3DS on September 16

Is your 3DS library coming up short in terms of food preparation sims? Don't worry; Mama will fix this. Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! will hit retailers in North America next month with a gaggle of new recipes in tow. Cooking Mama 5 features 60 new recipes, allowing players to virtually...

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Trials Fusion rides into the rustlands in first DLC pack

Ubisoft takes players to a grittier side of the Trials universe today in "Riders of the Rustlands," the first of six planned Season Pass DLC packs planned for Trials Fusion. Riders of the Rustlands takes place in a wasteland outside of the squeaky-clean cityscapes featured Trials Fusion's core...

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