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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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Humble Indie Bundle returns with Gunpoint, Gone Home

Humble Bundle breaks away from its recent mobile focus with a new Humble Indie Bundle, offering up downloadable PC versions of SteamWorld Dig, Gunpoint, and Gone Home for a buyer-chosen price. Pay any amount for Humble Indie Bundle 12 and you'll get stealth-puzzler Gunpoint, hack-and-slash...

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Xbox One October update improves Snap functionality, media playback

Microsoft has detailed a major Xbox One system update rolling out in October, revealing a suite of expanded features and tweaks in store for the platform. The forthcoming firmware update overhauls the Xbox One's Snap feature, giving users easier access to snapped content without having to back...

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Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 ditching GFWL for Steamworks

Capcom is planning to release updates for the Windows PC versions of Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, replacing the trio's Games for Windows Live features with Steamworks support. Originally embedded in featured games as a way to manage DRM, achievements, and...

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KickBeat Special Edition hitting PS4, Wii U next week

An upgraded Special Edition of beat-matching rhythm game KickBeat is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Wii U next week, developer Zen Studios announced today. Putting players at the center of a kung-fu brawl, KickBeat's gameplay is driven by the beat of featured tracks like POD's "Boom," Papa...

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Destiny's Tower gets blocky in Minecraft tribute

Destiny isn't even out in stores yet, but its iconic hub area The Tower already has a fan-made Minecraft tribute. Creator Quincy Van Hilst takes us on a tour of his block-by-block Tower replica above, showcasing an impressive attention to detail throughout. Even in Minecraft, the Tower seems like...

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Way of the Samurai 4 journeys to PC via Steam this year

UK publisher Ghostlight announced that it will publish a PC version of Acquire's open-world action game Way of the Samurai 4 via Steam. Released for the PlayStation 3 through PSN in 2012, Way of the Samurai 4 takes an open-ended approach to its 19th-century Ronin narrative. The game places a...

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GOG anniversary sale offers daily discounts this week

Digital PC game distributor GOG.com is hosting a week-long sale celebrating its sixth anniversary, offering up to 80 percent off of dozens of featured games daily. Today's sale spotlights a handful of games GOG began distributing in its first year, including Beyond Good & Evil ($2.99),...

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Seinfeld, Friends casts reunite in The Sims 4 custom content

No one told me life was gonna be this way. Talented The Sims 4 custom content creator IanRoach has duplicated a series of familiar sitcom settings using EA Maxis' life sim franchise as his canvas. Search for Origin user "ian8000" in The Sims 4's Gallery feature and you'll find a faithful...

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Joystiq Streams: Shadow of Mordor brings a Twitch to Sauron's eye [Update: It's over!]

Team Joystiq tackles Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor today at 4PM EST on Joystiq.com/Twitch, giving you an early look at Monolith's dark fantasy adventure game ahead of its launch later this month. Blending open-world action with stealth mechanics, Shadow of Mordor explores the darker side of...

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Slender: The Arrival creeps up on PS3 September 23 [Update: Xbox 360 the next day]

Your old pal Slender Man will make his console debut later this month with the launch of Slender: The Arrival for the PlayStation 3, developer Blue Isle Studios revealed today. Inspired by an Internet-born mythos, Slender: The Arrival is a first-person horror game in which players navigate...

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