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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.

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Steam Music Player available for all

The Steam Music Player is out now for all users, following a beta that launched in February. Steam Music integrates your own music library into the Steam Overlay and collects soundtracks that come with some games, and makes all of this accessible without having to leave Steam or your game at all....

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Indie Fund goes for artistic award-winner Gorogoa

Gorogoa is heralded for its intricate, hand-painted art and unique approach to puzzle gaming, aspects that have earned it the top prize from the Good Game Club in 2013 and an award for Excellence in Visual Art from the 2014 IGF. These have also helped make Gorogoa the next game to receive support...

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Steam Curator Curator helps find people finding good games

The Unofficial Steam Curator Curator collects related groups that have their own game lists on Steam under its new Curators program. For example, Steam Curator Curator has a group titled "Oddly Specific Curation," which includes one curator's list of games with skeletons in them, a list of games...

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Slender: The Arrival shines a dull light on PS3, Xbox 360

Slender Man is here. He's creeping through your PS3 and Xbox 360, waiting for you to plop down $10 so he can appear on your TV screen, dressed to the nines but still without a face. Slender: The Arrival on consoles expands the original game with new story elements and extended levels, and those...

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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die review: True Kinective

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is a surprisingly layered, dense game – especially for a linear, point-and-click adventure about a man with a bullet in his forehead and the ability to travel through time. It's equal parts gruesome, funny and quirky, combining elements of sci-fi with classic cop...

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PSN Tuesday: Flockers, FIFA 15, Slender: The Arrival

It's time to kick some sheep! FIFA 15 and Team 17's bloody sheep-herding puzzle game, Flockers, are both out on PS4 today, alongside Defense Grid 2 and Castlestorm: Definitive Edition. FIFA 15 is also on PS3 and Vita. PS3 gets the bulk of today's game dump, with Slender: The Arrival, Ar nosurge:...

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Play League of Legends in college, win scholarship money

The League of Legends North American Collegiate Championship returns for the 2014 - 2015 season with a larger competition layout and new region splits. Last year, 540 teams competed from 300 universities across the US and Canada. "This year, the competition's even bigger," Riot says. "The season...

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Joystiq's big list of games on Steam Curators

We're tastemakers! The Joystiq staff has lovingly put together a list of the games we most enjoy on Steam, using its brand new Curators service. See the Joystiq Curators page right here. Our premiere picks run the gamut from Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, to Always Sometimes Monsters, to Ys...

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A trio of Super Smash Bros. TV ads settle everyday disputes

Someone on Twitter once told the internet a story that is slightly related to these three Super Smash Bros. 3DS television ads, so we'll paraphrase it here: This person was playing Pokemon X PVP on the bus, against someone else also on the bus. The storyteller defeated the opponent just as the bus...

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Report: Lords of the Fallen PS4 is 1080p, Xbox One is 900p

The only difference between the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Lords of the Fallen is in the resolution: Xbox One is 900p, while PS4 is 1080p, City Interactive Executive Producer Tomasz Gop tells VideoGamer. "Probably the resolution [on Xbox One] is like 900p instead of 1080p on PlayStation 4,"...

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