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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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Xbox 360 RTS AirMech Arena enters closed beta July 23

Carbon Games is now accepting signups for an AirMech Arena closed beta launching on July 23 for the Xbox 360. Announced earlier this year, AirMech Arena is an upgraded and expanded take on Carbon's browser-based RTS AirMech, offering a redesigned control scheme to suit the platform shift....

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PSN 2-for-1 sale pairs up 22 discounted games this week

The PlayStation Network is offering a 2-for-1 sale on 22 featured games this week, collecting varied pairs of PlayStation 3 and PS Vita releases at bargain prices. Featured PS3 pairings include NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and NFL Blitz for $14.99, Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition and Red Dead...

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The Wolf Among Us hitting retail on PlayStation, Xbox platforms

Telltale Games confirmed today that its Fables-based adventure game series The Wolf Among Us will be collected in retail bundles for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 later this year. Telltale's confirmation follows up on the game's database appearances at GameStop, Best...

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Space survival sim Out There goes multiplatform with Omega Edition

Developer Mi-Clos Studio's spacefaring resource management game Out There will soon hit Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows Phone and "an unannounced platform" with the upcoming launch of Out There: Omega Edition. Omega Edition expands on Out There's initial iOS and Android release with new alien...

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Sony to 'welcome back' Wii owners with PS4 remakes

Sony is positioning the PlayStation 4 to capture a returning audience who skipped the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in favor of the Nintendo Wii during the previous console generation, Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House told Eurogamer this week. "Our big opportunity is to welcome...

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Mortal Kombat X will feature at least one 'guest' character

Teasing NetherRealm's DLC plans for Mortal Kombat X, series co-creator Ed Boon revealed that the upcoming fighter will likely feature at least one "guest" character from an outside franchise. "I think there's a novelty to having a downloaded guest character," Boon said at the 3:56:00 mark in...

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Live the life of an industry writer in Game Journalism Simulator

It's one thing to play video games, and another thing to write about them. But do you have what it takes to play a game about writing about playing video games? Journalist and budding developer Jason Evangelho will soon add another metatextual layer to your life with Game Journalism Simulator, an...

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France's MD|Luffy wins EVO 2014 grand finals with a PS1 controller

Team France's MD|Luffy took home the grand prize in the final match of the Evolution Championship Series international fighting game tournament last night, becoming the first player in EVO history to win the grand finals using a stock PlayStation (PSone) control pad. Luffy's win cements a number...

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Samurai Warriors 4 conquers PlayStation platforms Oct. 24

Omega Force's Sengoku-era beat-'em-up Samurai Warriors 4 will premiere for the PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS Vita on October 24, publisher Koei Tecmo announced via a newly launched website. Featuring 55 playable historical figures, Samurai Warriors 4 includes the new Chronicle mode, allowing...

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Pillars of Eternity enters beta next month for backers

Obsidian Entertainment has announced that a beta version of Pillars of Eternity will launch exclusively for Kickstarter backers next month, marking the first playable release for the team's long-in-development crowdfunded RPG. Noting that Pillars of Eternity has entered the "finalization stage,"...

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