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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

NBA 2K15's face scan feature unleashes monstrous b-baller horde

When does a dream become a nightmare? It's the precise moment when you try to import your own face into NBA 2K15, apparently. User experimentation with NBA 2K15's new face scan feature has yielded terrifying results, and many models generated by players on the game's first day of release are barely...

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Fight for your life in The Evil Within's latest trailer

When you encounter a large man ripping out a corpse's innards, "Hey! What are you doing?" maybe isn't the best response. Bethesda's latest The Evil Within trailer showcases The Haunted, the single-minded horde that stalks hero Sebastian Castellanos throughout his gory quest. The trailer also...

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'Y can't Metroid crawl?' Smash Bros. has the answer

If you ever found yourself wondering why Metroid's Samus can't crawl, Nintendo has issued an explanation: because she doesn't need to. The above screenshot from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (via @Electivirus) references an infamous Miiverse post from a player confused by the first hour of...

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Vib-Ribbon launching in North America via PSN tomorrow

At last, Vibri is free. Sony announced today that PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura's vector-graphics rhythm game Vib-Ribbon will hit the PlayStation Network tomorrow, marking its long-awaited North American debut. Released for the original PlayStation in 1999, Vib-Ribbon puts players...

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Bloodborne alpha glitch reveals unannounced content

Players slicing their way through the alpha version of From Software's PlayStation 4-exclusive Dark Souls follow-up Bloodborne can escape the alpha's boundaries and access not-yet-announced content, the fan-made video above demonstrates. YouTube user "Sanadsk" shows off weapons, armor and...

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Alien: Isolation on Steam today

Sega and Creative Assembly's sci-fi horror game Alien: Isolation is now available on Steam, arriving a day in advance of its scheduled multiplatform retail release. Taking place 15 years after the events of the film Alien, Isolation pits players against a bloodthirsty xenomorph aboard a...

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Halo, Halo 2 PC-exclusive maps included in Master Chief Collection

A collection of maps formerly exclusive to the Windows PC versions of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 will be included with the upcoming Xbox One series compilation Halo: The Master Chief Collection, developer 343 Industries revealed today. Returning maps include Timberland, Death Island,...

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PSA: The Evil Within Xbox One digital pre-load goes live

Here's a heads up for those who want to get the earliest possible scare from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's latest project. The Xbox One version of Tango Gameworks' The Evil Within is now up for pre-order on Xbox Live, granting immediate pre-loading access to early adopters. The Evil...

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CoD Black Ops writer Anthony: National security a matter of marketing

Call of Duty: Black Ops series writer and director Dave Anthony addressed U.S. military defense as part of a recent presentation for political think tank The Atlantic Council, claiming that public opinion regarding national security can be manipulated using methods similar to video game...

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Far Cry 4 Limited Edition adds extra missions, bonus monkeys

Ubisoft promises bonus missions, new weapons, and "more monkeys" in this newly-launched trailer for Far Cry 4's Limited Edition, available as a free upgrade for pre-order customers. The Limited Edition includes three additional Hurk bonus missions and an exclusive Impaler Harpoon Gun capable of...

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