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JC Fletcher

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Formerly Joystiq's managing editor, JC Fletcher now takes care of his twins full-time, occasionally contributing to Joystiq and maintaining his handheld gaming site Tiny Cartridge.

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Chibi-Robo Photo Finder review: Shutter bugged

The first Chibi-Robo on GameCube was an adventure game in miniature about a tiny, mute helper robot who sets out to improve the lives of every human, dog and animate toy within reach. It was pure magic. Chibi-Robo Photo Finder is not that. It very closely resembles Chibi-Robo, but trades the...

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Sega's 3D Classics: making old games stand out

I never really thought much about Space Harrier. I like vintage Sega just fine, I just never spent much time with that particular game for whatever reason. Then I read this interview with M2, who ported it and the rest of the Sega 3D Classics line to 3DS, and I resolved to buy 3D Space Harrier as...

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Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate review: Dynamic 2.5D

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is the latest in the excellent Arkham series, and its first handheld game. It's also the first original game from Armature Studio since it was formed by Metroid Prime expats in 2008. Because both sides of the family tree are so distinguished – and seem so...

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Attack of the Friday Monsters, I'm in love

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale (3DS) is a multi-pronged nostalgia assault, combining creator Kaz Ayabe's well-documented love of early 1970's small-town Japan childhood with a fond look back at the...

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Mighty Switch Force 2 switches careers without switching gears

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Somehow, in developer WayForward's world, the professions of firefighting and law enforcement are almost identical, and primarily involve collecting the same five blonde women from dangerous positions atop tricky...

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In which I manage to stop editing

Attentive byline watchers may have noticed my name appearing a lot less frequently. Non-byline watchers: hi, I'm JC, and I'm managing editor of this site. Or I was, until very recently. I've stepped down from my full-time position to devote myself to the completely different challenge of...

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NBA Live 14 includes BounceTek for dribbling, live roster updates

Adding to the list of jargon terms applied to the tech in EA Sports games, NBA Live 14 includes "BounceTek" physics for dribbling, which apparently improves ball physics, instead of merely expressing them as part of the player character's hand motions. More immediately understandable is the...

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Capy's 'Below' revealed for Xbox One

Minecraft isn't the only subterranean-themed indie on Xbox One. Capy, working with Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP composer Jim Guthrie, is making a roguelike for the platform called "Below." The trailer shown on stage can be seen right here....

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Twitch streaming integrated into Xbox One

You'll be able to stream to Twitch directly from your Xbox One, Microsoft just revealed. Demonstrating the Kinect integration for the service, a Killer Instinct match was instantly streamed with a quick voice command. "The integration of Twitch into Xbox One will enable Xbox Live Gold members to...

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Killer Instinct revealed for Xbox One [Update: trailer!]

Killer Instinct is on the way from Microsoft's Rare studio. The update to the classic arcade/SNES/N64 fighter will be released exclusively on Xbox One. A brief video revealed returning fighters and teased a 2013 release. Coinciding with the new fighter, a new Xbox One Mad Catz Tournament Edition...

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