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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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Tekken team's Project Morpheus demo is voyeuristic

Bandai Namco Director Katsuhiro Harada and the team behind the Tekken series put together a demo for Sony's VR hardware, Project Morpheus, though it's just about the furthest from a fighting game you can get. The demo is called Summer Lesson and it's an interactive tour through a Japanese...

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PSN Tuesday: Don't Starve, Velocity 2X

If Wednesday is Whacky and Thursday is Thirsty, what's left for poor old Tuesday? It's not alliteration, but we like to think of Tuesday as PSN Update Day: This week, grab Velocity 2X as a Cross-Buy on PS4 and Vita for $20 (free for Plus members), and Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate on PS4 for $60. ...

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Xbox One lands in 28 new countries in September

Xbox One launches in 28 countries in September, including China, Russia and Japan, and today Microsoft provides a breakdown of release dates in the new regions. Chile and Columbia get Xbox One today, September 2, while Japan gets it on September 4, China on September 23, and Russia on September 26....

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Thousands of game devs sign open letter against harassment

"We believe that everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or disability has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened." It may seem like an obvious statement, but it's one with particular relevance to the gaming...

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Pre-order Destiny on Xbox One, get launch-day delivery, $10 gift card

Those interested in a boxed Xbox One copy of Destiny can snag a few extra perks by pre-ordering this week through the Microsoft Store. Pre-order before September 5 at 5PM ET to lock down launch-day delivery, and all Microsoft pre-orders come with a $10 gift card in digital code form. Those who...

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Barely Related: Hello Kitty is not a cat and other nonsense

Deep breaths, everyone. 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...

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Peggle 2 pinballs, pachinkos to PS4

Peggle 2 is bouncing down to PS4 on October 14, PopCap Games announced today. The PS4 version includes classic and Xbox One version Peggle Masters. Peggle 2 hit Xbox One at launch and the Xbox 360 in May, though in 2013 we learned that the game was bound for "as many platforms as possible," and...

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Castlevania producer Dave Cox leaves Konami after 17 years

Today is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow producer Dave Cox's final day at Konami, he announced on Twitter. Signed with the hashtag "#endofanera," Cox wrote the following: "After 17 years I have decided to leave Konami to explore new opportunities. Today is my final day with the company." In...

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Costume Quest 2 treats players to Oct. 7 launch on Steam

Costume Quest 2 launches on October 7 on Steam, with pre-orders live now and ripe for the picking – or tricking or treating. Pre-order the game across Mac, Linux and PC in two ways: Costume Quest 2 plus four classic costumes for $15, or pay $20 for the "Pre-Purchase Costume Quest 2 Bundle,"...

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New Super Meat Boy is an auto-runner for PC, tablets

Super Meat Boy Forever is an auto-runner heading to PC and tablets, coming directly from Super Meat Boy crew Team Meat. The Team Meatheads are Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes, and they're showing the new game off at PAX Prime 2014. Super Meat Boy Forever is playable at the show, but there's no...

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