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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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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...

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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...

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Nano Assault NEO-X swarms PS4 in North America next week

Microscopic twin-stick shooter Nano Assault NEO-X will premiere for PlayStation 4 consoles in North America next week, developer Shin'en announced. Similar in premise to Housemarque's early PS3 release Super Stardust HD, Nano Assault NEO-X challenges players to circumnavigate hazard-filled,...

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Majora's Mask comparison video highlights 3DS enhancements

Does Nintendo's upcoming 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask match up to your memories of the original Nintendo 64 version? The above video, assembled by YouTube channel ninten2tv, shows off the 3DS version's enhanced texture detail and improved lighting in a series of side-by-side...

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Humble Weekly Bundle revs up with Joe Danger 2, Dirt 3

Start your engines, race fans - the latest Humble Weekly Bundle collects a handful of PC racing games, with Codemasters' Dirt 3 available as an incentive for supporters who pay $9 or more for the package. All bundle buyers receive copies of motorbike stunt sim Urban Trial Freestyle, offroad...

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South Park pokes fun at freemium mobile games

Trey Parker and Matt Stone set their sights on free-to-play mobile games in the latest episode of South Park, skewering predatory game design tactics in the process. Titled "Freemium Isn't Free" (okay, that's maybe a little bit too self-referential, guys) the episode explores the creative process...

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Microsoft completes acquisition of Minecraft studio

Microsoft has successfully acquired Minecraft developer Mojang, completing a $2.5 billion purchase announced in September. Minecraft earned a reported $326 million in revenue in 2013 across game sales, ports and merchandising. Minecraft creator and Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson has...

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DC superheroes team up with Puzzle & Dragons next week

A limited-time in-game event will introduce several DC Universe characters to the world of Puzzle & Dragons next week, mobile publisher GungHo announced. Starting on November 10, Puzzle & Dragons players can access a new dungeon populated by familiar faces from DC comics. Superman,...

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Killzone turns ten, deploys DLC gifts for Shadow Fall

Guerrilla Games is giving away a collection of Killzone: Shadow Fall DLC to commemorate the tenth anniversary of its multiple console generation-spanning Killzone franchise. Classic Killzone 2 multiplayer map "Radec Academy" returns in Killzone: Shadow Fall as a free download this week,...

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Everybody's gone Sparrow surfin' in Destiny

At first, I was a little disappointed that a Destiny video titled "Sparrow Surfin'" didn't use Turtles in Time's excellent Sewer Surfin' as a backing track. It only took a few seconds before my initial impressions changed to pure delight, however. Watch the clip above and you'll see why. A...

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