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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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GTA Online's San Andreas Flight School update takes off today

Rockstar's latest update for GTA Online earns its wings today on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, giving Grand Theft Auto 5 players access to ten new flight-focused missions. The San Andreas Flight School Update introduces new planes that players can pilot in a collection of themed Race, Capture,...

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New Project Cars screens want to take you for a ride

Slightly Mad Studios shows off the many shiny vehicles it has in store for Project Cars in the screenshots below as its sim-styled racer speeds toward a launch later this year. The former Need for Speed series developer presents its featured racing machines in astounding detail, and players will...

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Today's Xbox One update adds remote purchases, 3D Blu-ray support

Microsoft launched an Xbox One system update today, rolling out a collection of new features and interface tweaks in response to user feedback. The Xbox One's August update reorganizes user activity feeds, adding text entry and expanded options for shared media. After applying the upgrade,...

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Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition strikes Steam this week

Drinkbox Studios' lucha libre-themed action-platformer Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition is scheduled to hit Steam later this week, the studio announced today. Guacamelee's upgraded Super Turbo Championship Edition, which includes all previously released DLC and a batch of expanded...

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PS3 hardware price drop announced for Japan

The PlayStation 3 will have its price slashed in Japan later this month, dropping the 500GB "Charcoal Black" model to ¥25,980 (approximately $253), Sony revealed this week. The discounted CECH-4300C model replaces the PS3's current CECH-4000C "super slim" edition in Japan, Siliconera...

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Mortal Kombat X to revive long-missing 'ality

If there's been a murder-shaped hole in your heart since the heady days of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, your bloodlust may soon be sated. Series co-creator Ed Boon revealed at Gamescom this week that a lost Fatality type from earlier Mortal Kombat games is due to make a grand return in Mortal Kombat...

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Xbox One system update rolls out for preview members

Microsoft has launched a limited-access Xbox One dashboard update, giving preview team members an early look at the features and improvements in store for its public release this fall. Currently, preview members can test drive a reorganized Party Chat app, an overhauled Friends section, and a...

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Hohokum review: Not hokum, just ho-hum

Hohokum is essentially a playable cartoon. Minutes after starting it up, I was reminded of Pinball Number Count, Yellow Submarine, and other animated works from the '60s and '70s in the way Hohokum overloads the senses with contrasting imagery tied to a unifying theme. Like Sesame Street's...

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Defense Grid 2 out September 23 on Steam, PS4, Xbox One

Hidden Path Entertainment's tower defense sequel Defense Grid 2 is primed for a September release on Steam, Xbox Live, and the PlayStation Network, publisher 505 Games announced this week. The result of a successful Kickstarter project and follow-up investment, Defense Grid 2 boasts a lengthy...

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Disney Infinity 2.0's evolved Toy Box mode detailed

Disney Interactive has announced a slate of additions and improvements it has in store for the playground-styled Toy Box mode in Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, noting that it will emphasize ease-of-use and creativity-driven options in the upcoming sequel. As previously teased at E3...

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