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Jessica Conditt

Senior Reporter - jess@joystiq.com

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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.

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Humble Weekly Sale: Dustforce, VVVVVV, Cave Story+, Limbo

The Humble Weekly Sale is bursting with a dozen of games this time around, and five of them are available for whatever price you want: Thomas Was Alone, Puzzle Bots, Dustforce, VVVVVV and Cave Story+. Add six games for $6: Reus, Limbo, Cthulhu Saves the World, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Lone Survivor...

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Unreal Engine 4 hits Xbox One, PS4 in update 4.1

With today's update 4.1, Unreal Engine 4 is available to developers at no additional charge on PS4 and Xbox One. Epic is running Unreal Engine 4 as a subscription-based service, for $19 a month and 5 percent of gross revenue from any commercial product made with the engine. Unreal Engine 4...

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PlayStation Plus in May: Puppeteer, Skullgirls and more

In May, PS Plus members get six games free across PS4, PS3 and Vita. On PS4, it's the wacky-waving flailing-spaghetti-arm adventure game, Stick it to the Man, which hits US PS4s on May 6. On PS3, Plus members can look forward to Puppeteer, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and Skullgirls Encore. Vita...

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Machinarium dev's beautiful bug game, Botanicula, on iPad May 1

Botanicula lands on iPad on May 1, after hitting PC and Mac in 2012. From Machinarium developer Amanita Design, Botanicula is a point-and-click puzzler and exploration game told from the perspective of five adorable bug friends. The tiny creatures must outrun and outsmart a barrage of...

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Twitch, Newegg put $20,000 into High School StarLeague scholarship

High School StarLeague organizes esports competitions for high school students in North America, and this season it's offering a scholarship of more than $20,000 for the winners of its finals round in June. Twitch and Newegg each contributed $10,000 to High School StarLeague for the scholarship. ...

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Nine minutes of futuristic cell phone use in Watch Dogs multiplayer

In a nine-minute walkthrough of Watch Dogs' multiplayer component, Animation Director Colin Graham takes us through streets filled with people staring at their phones. It's the future. Watch Dogs is due out on May 27 for PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360....

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Humble Mobile Bundle 5 adds Enviro-Bear, R-Type, Paper Monsters

Humble Mobile Bundle 5 is now nine games strong with the addition of Enviro-Bear 2010, R-Type and Paper Monsters. These three games are locked under the "pay more than the average" tier, joining The Cave, The Room Two and Carcassonne. Available for any price you want are Bag It, R-Type 2 and...

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PSN Tuesday: Octodad, Cel Damage HD, Walking Dead

Happy PSN Tuesday! This week on PS4 we get Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($15), Putty Squad ($25) and Cel Damage HD ($10). Even though Octodad is a new indie game on a Sony console, it's not free for Plus members – and the developers at Young Horses put a lot of thought into that development. ...

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Tekken, Soul Calibur teams let loose ancient fighters in Rise of Incarnates

Rise of Incarnates comes from Bandai Namco and the creators of the Soul Calibur and Tekken franchises – and it looks absolutely insane. Rise of Incarnates is a free, 2v2 fighter that takes place in real-life cities ravaged by massive cold fronts and geological shifts across the planet....

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Moebius: Empire Rising review: Elementary, oh dear

Moebius: Empire Rising is a game about history repeating itself, asking the player to investigate a string of people whose lives mirror those of famous, important figures throughout history. It's fitting that the story itself plays like a knock-off of previously written characters and storylines...

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