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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 in journalism, specializing in digital media.

Jessica Conditt's Latest Posts

Yoshida: 'I hope' Tomb Raider will come to PS4

During its Gamescom press conference, Microsoft announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider would launch exclusively on Xbox platforms in holiday 2015. This came as a surprise to President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, he said in an interview with Eurogamer. "It's very interesting the way...

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Reus picks up 700K sales ahead of Renowned Explorers launch

Abbey Games has sold 700,000 copies of its 2D god game, Reus, designer Manuel Kerssemakers told Joystiq at Gamescom. Reus launched in May 2013, and within its first three months, it brought in 235,000 sales. The 700,000 count comes from copies sold across Steam, GOG, Humble, Desura and Gamersgate....

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Silent Hills Swedish radio broadcast hints at aliens

The playable teaser for Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro's Silent Hills offers a hint at the game's premise: aliens. A creepy Swedish radio broadcast outlines a world of tortured paranoia, including the phrase, "The radio drama from 75 years ago was the truth," as translated by YouTube user...

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Deals With Gold: CoD, GTA 5, DLC, other acronyms

This week in Deals with Gold, it's all Call of Duty and Rockstar, all the time. For Xbox One, Gold members can snag the Call of Duty Ghosts season pass, the Snoop Dogg VO Pack, Makarov Legend Pack, Squad Pack Extinction and Captain Price Legend Pack each for 50 percent off, plus Trials Fusion for...

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All of the nightmares live in Five Nights at Freddy's

We found where the nightmares live. They reside at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a fictional children's eatery featuring animatronic singing animals that wander the crusty, marinara-stained halls at night. In Five Nights at Freddy's, you're the security guard who must keep the robots at bay each...

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Burn, crush your jelly pals in Gang Beasts from Double Fine

Gang Beasts is a silly, brutal brawler starring four jelly-boned fighters in local co-op matches, and it's now getting publishing support from Double Fine. The game comes from three brothers at UK studio Boneloaf, and it combines ragdoll physics, environmental hazards and gummy-bear-style...

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Don't kill the dogs in Below

The dogs in Below aren't vicious or dangerous. They'll follow you around and are downright cuddly, as long as you don't hurt one. Still, most players try to kill the dogs the second a pack appears, Capy founder Nathan Vella said during a demo of Below at Gamescom. "Everybody wants to kill the...

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Palmer Luckey looks years out, sees Oculus doing software

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey compares the future of virtual reality to the current television industry – the money isn't in manufacturing TVs, it's in creating content for those TVs. "It's going to be the same thing with VR," Luckey said during an interview at Gamescom. "Eventually,...

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Overheard@Gamescom: Fly, you fool!

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor isn't canon, but developer Monolith intends to respect JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series as the game borrows the books' characters, settings and lore – and some of their famous lines. In a demo at Gamescom, Designer Michael De Plater...

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Small games go big, really big, at Gamescom

The Indie Megabooth is now an international star with its premiere exhibition at Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany. The booth is bigger than ever and surrounded by the largest crowd of any gaming convention, traditionally topping out at more than 300,000 visitors. Indie Megabooth's Gamescom...

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