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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.

Danny Cowan's Latest Posts

Kanji's crew busts a move in new Persona 4: Dancing All Night trailer

Vita-exclusive rhythm game Persona 4: Dancing All Night is still a ways off -- it's currently stuck in "TBA 2015" territory as Atlus gears up for the North American launch of Persona Q later this year -- but the newly released Japanese trailer above might tide you over in the meantime. Here, you...

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Bloodborne demo defeats players at PAX Prime, TGS

Recent public playtests indicate that From Software's Dark Souls series successor Bloodborne is shaping up to be just as difficult as its predecessors, DualShockers reports. During Tokyo Game Show last week, producer Masaaki Yamagiwa and marketer Yasuhiro Kitao revealed that less than one...

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Sega's JRPG Resonance of Fate pops up on PSN

The PlayStation 3 version of Sega and developer Tri-Ace's cult hit JRPG Resonance of Fate resurfaces on the PlayStation Network this week as a downloadable title, arriving more than four years after its initial retail release. In Resonance of Fate, players control a Private Military Firm who...

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Destiny logs first level 30 character

Guardian "BGTV N3AC3Y" is the first Destiny player in the world to hit level 30 after more than 100 hours of playtime, Destiny DB reports. BGTV N3AC3Y racked up 107 hours, 15 minutes, and 22 seconds with Destiny in the weeks after its launch, spending around 25 percent of their playthrough in...

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Sunset Overdrive live action trailer is impossible

Insomniac blurs the line separating fantasy and reality in the latest trailer for its Xbox One-exclusive shooter Sunset Overdrive, demonstrating just how difficult it would be to portray its violent fantasy world using easily punctured human actors. An interactive version featuring bonus content...

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Steam reaches 100 million users, adds Curators feature

Valve's digital distribution platform Steam surpassed 100 million users this week, adding over 25 million customers and 3,700 unique titles since January. Valve commemorates the milestone with the launch of the Steam Discovery Update, making it easier for users to find games that fit their...

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Xbox Deals with Gold discounts Spider-Man, 1001 Spikes

This week's Deals With Gold lineup is now live on the Xbox Marketplace, giving a 33 percent discount on the Xbox One versions of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, shadowy puzzle-platformer Contrast, and maddeningly difficult side-scroller 1001 Spikes. Xbox 360 owners, meanwhile, can grab The Orange Box...

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Humble's End of Summer Sale Encore offers free Tropico 3

The Humble Store's End of Summer Sale Encore event features a number of solid deals in its final hours, including free copies of Kalypso's dictator sim Tropico 3 for all customers. Sale highlights include Telltale's episodic adventure game series The Wolf Among Us for $9.99, Messhof's one-on-one...

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P.T.'s ghost makes a spooky cameo in Metal Gear Solid 5

Lisa, the terrifying ghost woman featured in the Silent Hills demo P.T., will make an appearance in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, developer Kojima Productions revealed during TGS. The video above, cropped from a streamed TGS presentation, shows Snake harassing enemies with the "Active...

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Final Fantasy 15 gameplay details, demo content revealed

New details revealed this week paint a clearer picture of what players can expect from Square Enix's RPG Final Fantasy 15 prior to its upcoming launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Director Hajime Tabata estimates that Final Fantasy 15 is currently around 55 percent complete, though the...

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