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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 in journalism, specializing in digital media.

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Developer bike gang rides across the US to de-stress

William Stallwood is burned out. In 2008, Stallwood and Dain Saint co-founded independent studio Cipher Prime in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and they've since built a reputation for creating stylish games rich in music and dreamy visuals, such as Auditorium, Splice and Intake. Cipher Prime hit...

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Ghost ship mystery Return of the Obra Dinn waves in a demo

Return of the Obra Dinn is the first-person ghost ship mystery game with 1-bit rendering from Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope. Whatever else it is, you can find out right now with an early demo, downloadable for PC and Mac. The demo covers the first 15 minutes of the game. "It's still very...

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Former EA CEO John Riccitiello is now CEO of Unity

Unity Co-Founder and CEO David Helgason has stepped down and appointed former EA CEO John Riccitiello as CEO of Unity Technologies. Helgason is now Executive Vice President in charge of strategy and communications. "Unity has been a hugely positive force in the games industry for years,"...

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PSN Sale of the Dead is 2 weeks of spooky game discounts

PSN is a scary place right now. The Sale of the Dead starts today, offering discounts of up to 65 percent – and 80 percent for Plus members – on a lineup of games over two weeks. On sale in the first week's round is Dante's Inferno ($6.50, $3.90 for Plus), Dead Space 2 ($6.50, $3.90 for...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC requirements

Turns out, your PC only needs to be a little advanced to run Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The minimum PC requirements for Advanced Warfare call for 6GB RAM, DirectX 11 and 55GB of hard drive space. See the full minimum PC specs below. Console players can upgrade the digital version of...

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Doctor Who game starring Capaldi teaches kids to code

The Doctor and the Dalek is a web-based game intended to teach kids age 6 to 12 how to code, starring a friendly Dalek and The Doctor as portrayed by Peter Capaldi. Capaldi lends his voice to the game and it's written by series writer Phil Ford. The Doctor and the Dalek is part of the BBC's Make...

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What happened to all of the women coders in 1984

In 1984, women stopped pursuing Computer Science majors at American universities. From 1970 onward, women had composed an increasing percentage of Computer Science majors, but something happened in 1984 and that number began to drastically fall, an occurrence at odds with other tech fields. This...

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Fist of Jesus is an over-the-top, historically inaccurate brawler

It's probably historically inaccurate, at least. Recording of events back then was pretty hit-or-miss. In Fist of Jesus, players take on the role of Jesus Christ and Judas as they fight off hordes of zombies with a swordfish, pulled-off body parts, a big cross and ... did Jesus just fart and...

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Barely Related: Marvel's Civil War, DC movies galore

Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of this as your casual weekly recap of interesting (and...

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Halo: Master Chief Collection worldwide launch pushed up

Microsoft and 343 Industries have moved the worldwide launch date of Halo: The Master Chief Collection up to November 11, the same day as the North American release. The game was originally due out on November 11 in North America and November 14 internationally. Most countries will now get the game...

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