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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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See Joystiq at PAX Prime 2014!

Are you headed to PAX Prime later this week? So are we! Your pals at Joystiq will be scouring the show floor for scoops on upcoming games, and we'll be making appearances at a number of panels throughout the weekend. Come see us and say hi! Search for "Joystiq" at PAX Prime's website and you'll...

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GOG.com adds movies to its lineup

DRM-free game distributor GOG.com has expanded its online catalog to include a selection of gaming documentaries, announcing that it will seek partnerships with major studios to feature additional TV and film offerings via download and streaming. Twenty gaming-themed documentaries are now...

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The Last of Us Remastered update adds new weapons, multiplayer battlegrounds

Naughty Dog will launch a title update for the upgraded PlayStation 4 version of The Last of Us today, adding a batch of new content to the game's Factions online multiplayer mode. Patch 1.08 for The Last of Us Remastered introduces the Variable, Scoped Semi-Auto, Scoped Full-Auto, and Scoped...

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Star Wars: Commander clashes clans on iOS

LucasArts takes on the strategy genre with this week's iOS launch of Star Wars: Commander, a base-building defense game that pits rebel forces against the Empire in asynchronous online multiplayer battles. Heavily inspired by Supercell's Clash of Clans, Star Wars: Commander allows players to...

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EA hopes to earn $1 billion from add-on content this year

Electronic Arts is aiming to surpass $1 billion in add-on content and DLC sales this year with major expected contributions from its sports franchises, Bloomberg reports. EA spokesperson John Reseburg confirmed with Bloomberg that Madden NFL add-on content revenue grew by 350 percent...

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Need for Speed Rivals, Garden Warfare nab Deals With Gold price drops

Xbox console owners with a jonesing for velocity -- a hankering for going fast, if you will -- will want to check out this week's Deals With Gold lineup, which spotlights EA's Need for Speed Rivals among other featured price drops. This week's Xbox One deals include a 60-percent discount on the...

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Adult Swim picks up abstract shooter Zenzizenzic

Adult Swim Games' strange and diverse catalog grows even stranger with the recent announcement that it will publish Ruud Koorevaar's Zenzizenzic, a minimalist twin-stick shoot-'em-up with roguelike elements. Funded via Kickstarter earlier this year, Zenzizenzic is a procedurally generated...

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Humble's Modern Retro Bundle features AVGN Adventures, Tiny Barbarian DX

If you enjoy modern takes on classic gameplay formulas, the latest Humble Flash Bundle has a lot to offer with pay-what-you-want copies of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, Full Bore, and more. Pay $1 or more for Humble's Modern Retro bundle and you'll get Steam codes for the Oregon...

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GameFly sells off digital distribution business

GameFly has sold its online games distribution service to AtGames Holding Ltd, the company revealed in a brief announcement at its digital storefront. The service will remain active during its transition between owners, and users will still be able to access and play their purchased games after...

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Oakland's 80-year pinball prohibition ends

Oakland, California, has lifted its long-standing ban on pinball machines, making it legal to play pinball in the city for the first time in almost 80 years. Oakland's ban stretches back to the 1930s, when several cities in the United States adopted laws restricting the sale and public display...

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