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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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Tomb Raider: DE, Dark Souls 2 drop to $20 each on Amazon

Heads up if you're in a rush to find last-minute Christmas gifts: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One/PS4) and Dark Souls 2 (Xbox 360/PS3) are $19.99 apiece on Amazon right now, making either an ideal pick for the gamers on your shopping list. Other featured deals on Amazon this week inclu...

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Final Fantasy 15 English-language trailer hits the road

It's time to take another look at Final Fantasy 15's TGS trailer -- this time, with translated dialog. The trailer above gives a brief sample of Final Fantasy 15's English-language voice cast as our heroes embark on a fantastical road trip and square off against mammoth creatures. A demo version ...

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Driveclub's Redline DLC deploys this week in Europe, Dec. 22 in North America

Driveclub's next Season Pass expansion pack will take a lap in Europe one week before it hits North American shores, developer Evolution Studios announced via Facebook. The upcoming Redline DLC adds five new vehicles, including Renault's Alpine A110-50, McLaren's F1 LM, the Ferrari 458 Speciale,...

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Assassin's Creed Unity's fourth patch arrives Monday

The fourth major bug-killing patch for Assassin's Creed Unity will launch across all platforms on Monday, Ubisoft announced today. Detailed earlier this week, the forthcoming patch aims to address lingering framerate issues, crashes, and companion app bugs. Unity has been updated several times f...

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Bandai Namco on board with amiibo, One Piece gets Nintendo-themed costumes

Bandai Namco has signed on as the first third-party publisher to offer amiibo support with its recently launched Nintendo 3DS action game One Piece: Super Grand Battle X. Nintendo Everything (via a Shonen Jump magazine magazine scan captured at Arlong Park Forums) reveals that Nintendo's figurin...

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Bloodborne's European limited editions target bookish goths

Sony has unveiled the European limited edition contents of From Software's PlayStation 4-exclusive action-RPG Bloodborne, revealing that early adopters will receive a collection of gothic knickknacks in addition to bonus in-game goodies. The Bloodborne Collector's Edition (retailing for €79...

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Castlevania precursor Vampire Killer coming to Wii U Virtual Console...in Japan

One of the earliest entries in Konami's long-running Castlevania series is due for resurrection via the Wii U's Virtual Console service in Japan on December 17, Nintendo revealed this week. Originally released for MSX home computers in 1986, Akumajou Dracula (aka Vampire Killer in European ter...

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PS Vita Borderlands 2 bundle $170 at GameStop, Amazon

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you're looking to pick up a PlayStation Vita for a pal (or for yourself, if the Grinch in you overtakes your giving spirit), GameStop and Amazon are both offering a solid discount on a Borderlands 2-bundled limited edition unit. Normally priced at $199.99, t...

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After Burner Climax faces XBLA/PSN delisting this month

This month is your last chance to pick up Sega's arcade-ported shoot-'em-up After Burner Climax on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Digital storefront monitor lifelower reports that the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network versions of After Burner Climax will be permanently delisted on December ...

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Strict retrogaming regimen produces 8-year-old who beat Spelunky

What happens when you introduce your child to classic consoles at an early age? You end up breeding a superpowered Wunderkind who can complete one of the most difficult games of any gaming generation. In this recent feature, writer and XOXO conference founder Andy Baio details his fatherly quest...

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