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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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Spacebase DF-9 players get Hack n' Slash free, and vice versa

Double Fine is issuing free copies of its hacking-themed PC puzzler Hack 'n' Slash to players who purchased Spacebase DF-9 during its Steam Early Access phase, and Hack 'n' Slash owners will likewise receive Spacebase DF-9 free of charge. The giveaway follows up on recent criticism players...

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Nintendo CEO Iwata recovers from surgery, returns to work

Good news, Nintendo fans -- CEO Satoru Iwata has returned to his position at the company following a medical-related absence, and notes that he has recovered well enough to resume his regular duties. Iwata missed a shareholders' meeting in June after revealing that he required surgery to remove...

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Dragon Age: Inquisition pre-loading now available on Xbox One

The Xbox One version of BioWare's action-RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition is available for pre-ordering and pre-downloading on the Xbox One starting this week, EA and Microsoft announced. Players who pre-purchase Inquisition on the Xbox One can download the game in full and have it primed to unlock...

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Valkyria Chronicles PC port confirmed

A PC version of the PlayStation 3 strategy-RPG Valkyria Chronicles is in the works, Sega announced this week. Released early in the PlayStation 3's lifespan (it doesn't even have trophy support, for crying out loud), Valkyria Chronicles features third-person shooter gameplay in the context of a...

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GTA 5 gets next-gen exclusive goodies

Rockstar has revealed a suite of new features exclusive to the upcoming PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto 5, including new vehicles, in-game events, and missions. Players returning to Los Santos can expect to find new challenges tied to next-gen exclusive vehicles like...

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Costume Quest 2 dresses up on PS4, PS3 tonight

A follow-up to Double Fine's Halloween-themed adventure game Costume Quest makes its console debut tonight, publisher Midnight City announced. Costume Quest 2 once again finds twins Wren and Reynold dressing up in outlandish costumes as they take on enemies in turn-based combat. Our review...

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Dragon Quest Heroes hits Japan in February, Metal Slime PS4 out this year

Square Enix's Dynasty Warriors-styled action-RPG Dragon Quest Heroes will launch for PlayStation consoles in Japan on February 26, but series fanatics can grab a special edition PlayStation 4 adorned with a Metal Slime later this year. The Metal Slime PlayStation 4 retail package debuts in...

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Driveclub deploys server update, PS Plus Edition 'on hold'

PlayStation 4-exclusive racer Driveclub has seen a "significant" server update to address online issues that linger after the game's launch earlier this month, developer Evolution Studios announced. Players should see improvements in Driveclub's competitive multiplayer component starting this...

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GungHo strikes publishing deal with Skulls of the Shogun dev

Puzzle & Dragons creator GungHo Online Entertainment America has secured a deal to publish games from 17-BIT, developer of the multiplatform tactical strategy game Skulls of the Shogun and the upcoming Galak-Z: The Dimensional. GungHo notes that it established the relationship in order to...

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The Longest Journey completes its trip to iOS tonight

An upgraded iOS port of Funcom's classic point-and-click adventure game The Longest Journey will premiere in the App Store later tonight, Pocket Gamer reports. The Longest Journey Remastered features a redesigned interface suited for touch screens, and takes players on a dimension-hopping...

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