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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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Bite-sized Minis figures invade Skylanders Trap Team

Activision is preparing to launch an army of adorable miniature Skylanders toys alongside Skylanders Trap Team later this year, giving players the chance to send pint-sized versions of their favorite characters into battle. Trap Team's "Minis" characters boast the same abilities and upgrades as...

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Be The Keeper in The Evil Within's Season Pass DLC

Bethesda announced today that it will offer a Season Pass for Tango Gameworks' upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within, bundling a selection of new playable missions split off from the game's core campaign. The game's first planned add-on allows players to assume control of The Keeper, an...

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Sony's Gamescom trailers showcase Bloodborne, Rime, Until Dawn, and more

Sony's Gamescom press conference unleashed a flurry of new trailers for upcoming PlayStation releases, and new information flooded in via a series of back-to-back announcements. If you blinked at any point during the show, you probably missed a key revelation or two. Here, we've collected a handful...

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Catch up on the latest trailers from Microsoft's Gamescom press conference

Microsoft made a ton of announcements during its Gamescom 2014 press conference -- so many that we could hardly keep up! Here's a collection of newly-launched trailers that you might have missed during the commotion. Hit the break below for new looks at Quantum Break, Dying Light, Lara Croft and...

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GameMaker Studio gets Xbox One, Windows export this year

Middleware developer YoYo Games announced that it will roll out new export options for its GameMaker: Studio game development toolkit, allowing users to easily port their creations to Microsoft's Xbox One and Windows 8 platforms. Other export-enabled platforms include Windows RT and Windows...

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Tropico 5 plans a trip to Xbox 360 in November

El Presidente extends his dictatorial rule to consoles once again, as Kalypso Media announced that its island-subjugating sim Tropico 5 is coming to the Xbox 360 in November. Tropico 5 introduces a string of new and expanded features, including improved trading mechanics, an island exploration...

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Dress your Mii as Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo's Masahiro Sakurai revealed that players will be able to dress their Mii characters up in Nintendo-themed costumes in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The screenshot above shows off custom outfits inspired by Metroid's Samus and Meta Knight from the Kirby...

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See Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's XS1 Goliath in action here

Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games bring to mind Respawn's Titanfall with the XS1 Goliath, a powerful suit of armor awaiting skilled players in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer component. We've got some exclusive footage of the Goliath in action above. Players earn...

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GameStop nabs Ocarina of Time-themed Hyrule Warriors costume pack

GameStop appeals to nostalgia-addled N64 kids with an exclusive Hyrule Warriors costume pack, allowing pre-order customers to dress Link and Zelda up in costumes originally featured 1998's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Pre-order Hyrule Warriors at GameStop and you'll receive a DLC code...

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Etrian Odyssey 2 remake coming to 3DS in Japan this year

An upgraded version of 2007's dungeon-crawling RPG Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of Lagaard will premiere for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan later this year, Japanese publication Famitsu reports. Like its updated predecessor Etrian Odyssey Untold, the Etrian Odyssey 2 remake will feature a story mode...

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