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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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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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Play as Handsome Jack's clone in new Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC

Handsome Jack -- or at least a reasonable facsimile -- is now a playable character in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with today's release of the Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack. Available as a free download for Season Pass owners, the pack introduces a fifth playable character who wields unique comb...

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Valkyria Chronicles deploys on Steam today

Sega's alt-universe strategy-RPG Valkyria Chronicles is out today on Steam, marking its first-ever appearance on PC platforms. Originally released for the PlayStation 3 in 2008, Valkyria Chronicles arrives on Steam with dual-language support, Steam Trading Cards and Achievements, and extensive r...

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Final Fantasy 13-2 heading to Steam in December

Square Enix is following up on the recent Steam launch of Final Fantasy 13 with a PC version of its direct sequel Final Fantasy 13-2 next month. Square Enix previously revealed that all three formerly console-exclusive entries in Final Fantasy's Lightning Saga (Final Fantasy 13, 13-2, and Ligh...

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Skrillex, Coldplay headline Fantasia: Music Evolved DLC

Harmonix revealed a slate of DLC tracks it has in store for its Kinect-powered Xbox One rhythm game Fantasia: Music Evolved, with Skrillex & Alvin Risk's "Try It Out," Soundgarden's "Spoonman," and Coldplay's "Paradise" premiering via Xbox Live today. 18 downloadable tracks will join Fantasi...

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Target Black Friday deals include cheap Xbox One bundles and more

Target has posted a preview of its Black Friday deal lineup, giving an early look at many of the cheap games and bundles available to shoppers later this month. Starting on November 27, customers can pick up an Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity bundle for $329.99, which includes a bonus $50 gift c...

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First of six Game of Thrones episodes coming soon from Telltale

The first chapter in the episodic Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will launch "soon," developer Telltale revealed today. Telltale's series will star five playable family members plucked from the popular HBO drama and George R. R. Martin's fantasy novels. Downloadable releases were previ...

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Halo MCC playlists tweaked prior to launch, Halo CE playlist delayed

343 Industries has updated its launch-day multiplayer matchmaking playlists for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, introducing a number of last-minute tweaks to its previously announced lineup. Halo: The Master Chief Collection will debut this week with the series-spanning Team Slayer, the eSpor...

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