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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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Terraria carves out an Xbox One release today

Re-Logic's 2D sandbox exploration game Terraria expands its reach to yet another platform with today's launch of an Xbox One port. Terraria arrives on the Xbox One with a bevy of new items and characters not featured in last year's Xbox 360 version, including new construction components, pets,...

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Barely Related: Dr. Doom is a hacker, Aunt May isn't a spy

It's getting cold out there in the real world. Stay inside with us, we've got lots to talk about. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping...

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Assassin's Creed Unity to get second patch 'soon'

Ubisoft is preparing a second update for its recently-released open-world action game Assassin's Creed Unity in a bid to squash widely-reported bugs and other gameplay quirks. "Patch 2" will specifically address co-op crashes, hay cart snags, and glitches that clip hero Arno through the ground a...

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Aonuma: Majora's Mask remake will be different on New 3DS

The upcoming remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask will offer a different experience when played on Nintendo's revamped 3DS hardware, series producer Eiji Aonuma told Famitsu this week (via Nintendo Everything). While Majora's Mask 3D will retain the same visual quality and presentation a...

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Glitched Sonic Boom speedrun clocks in at under an hour

It took speedrunners less than 24 hours to crack open Sega's Wii U action game Sonic Boom and produce an hour-long playthrough thanks to a game-breaking glitch discovered yesterday. The current world record, achieved during Twitch streamer Parax0's fourth-ever playthrough of the game, clocks in at ...

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Humble Jumbo Bundle 3: Saints Row 4, Euro Truck Simulator 2

The newest Humble Jumbo Bundle lets you live out your wildest dreams, offering digital power fantasies that range from high-flying superheroics to ... freight delivery. Look, some people just dream on a smaller scale, and that's perfectly fine. Pay any amount for the bundle and you'll get the Ki...

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Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley review: Fractured farming tales

3DS After taking root in the 16-bit era and spanning multiple console generations, the Harvest Moon series now finds itself in a precarious spot. The North American publishing rights for the Marvelous-developed Harvest Moon games have changed hands, leaving Xseed to publish the next 3DS sequel a...

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Walmart discounts Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle for Black Friday

U.S. retailer Walmart has revealed its Black Friday sales lineup, giving holiday shoppers time to prepare for a series of deep discounts later this month. Starting on November 26 at 6 p.m., customers can pick up an Xbox One hardware bundle that includes a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collectio...

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Pre-load GTA5 on Xbox One, get $1 million in-game cash

If you plan on upgrading to the Xbox One version of Grand Theft Auto 5, you've got a hefty 42.44 GB download to look forward to. Snag the digital Pre-Order Edition, though, and you can queue up your download immediately, giving you instant access to criminal shenanigans following next week's launch...

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Candy Crush follow-up Soda Saga premieres worldwide

Mobile developer King has launched Candy Crush Soda Saga, an iOS and Android follow-up to its hugely successful matching puzzler Candy Crush Saga. Soda Saga features 140 levels across multiple modes, including the new Soda, Frosting, and Honey variants. The sequel also introduces new gameplay el...

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