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Jessica Conditt

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Jess is a professional nerd, specializing in gaming, comics, journalism, rum and writing. Native to Arizona, she has had plenty of time to sit indoors, out of the extreme desert heat, and play a variety of tan-obliterating games – and then write bitter, pale reviews on them. Jess has written for online gaming outlets since 2008 and graduated from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2011 with a degree specializing in digital media.

Jessica Conditt's Latest Posts

Glorkian Warrior vs Dino Run 2: Crowdfunding before and after Double Fine

Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork is a different game than the one Pixeljam promised in its Kickstarter campaign. It's not unrecognizable – the Saturday-morning-cartoon artwork is still done by graphic novelist James Kochalka and it still stars a three-eyed alien blasting baddies from the...

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Turn the lights on and tune into these new Daylight trailers

Daylight is the opposite of nightlight. Nightlights are meant to keep you safe while tucked into bed in a dark, silent house. They're the glimmer of assurance that no, there's nothing hiding in your closet, under the bed or behind that door. Daylight's purpose is to drive you to paranoia,...

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Square Enix shuts down its India studio after one year, no games

Square Enix has shut down its operations in Mumbai, India, former Square Enix India Vice President Atul Vibhandik confirmed to MCV. He didn't offer additional comments. Square Enix India was established in 2013 and employed six people, all of whom have been laid off. The studio didn't produce...

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One-handed riding looks easy in Road Redemption alpha footage

Alpha gameplay footage of Road Redemption shows off the high-speed brutality players can enact on fellow motorcycle-riders on a strip of desert highway. We're not sure if the sound effects are final, but that thump when the player hits an enemy rider is already quite satisfying. Road...

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The first public demo of Star Citizen

Ever wonder what $41 million looks like? It's a lot more blue than we would have thought. This is the first public demonstration of Star Citizen, Chris Roberts' interstellar crowdfunded project. It's 14 minutes of pretty planes and space battles in a very early build. The yelling isn't part...

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Dragon Age: Inquisition has Kinect voice commands a la Mass Effect 3

BioWare is building Dragon Age: Inquisition with voice controls via Kinect on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, similar to the voice commands in Mass Effect 3, Creative Director Mike Laidlaw told Xbox The Official Magazine. "We're expecting that Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions will ship with a...

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Star Wars game from Visceral, EA adds writer Todd Stashwick

Hollywood writer and actor Todd Stashwick is Amy Hennig's co-scribe on the Star Wars game coming from EA and Visceral Games. Hennig tweeted today, "Thrilled to announce that my friend @ToddStashwick will be joining me as co-writer on the Star Wars project for @VisceralGames @EA!" Stashwick has...

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Double Fine Presents Last Life, a mystery about your murder on Mars

Last Life is the second game in Double Fine's new indie publishing program, and it has a bit of a different vibe than the first game, Escape Goat 2. Last Life is a dark, sci-fi noir adventure inspired by Kentucky Route Zero and Telltale's The Walking Dead. One difference from both of those...

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Humble Weekly Sale: Guacamelee, Surgeon Simulator, State of Decay

The Humble Weekly Sale features a lineup of PewDiePie-approved games, with sales helping out the Save the Children charity. Available for anything you want is Surgeon Simulator 2013, Guacamelee Gold Edition and QWOP for Android. Up for $6 or more is SpeedRunners on Early Access and Garry's Mod,...

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The first dusty, scary gameplay of Renegade Kid's Cult County

This is the "pre-pre-pre-alpha" video of Cult County, the spooky survival game from Dementium series developer Renegade Kid. Developer Jools Watsham walks viewers through the first look at gameplay for Cult County, making sure to note how the dust, wind and creepy messages painted across signs...

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