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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 in journalism, specializing in digital media.

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Losing money and reputation to build Heavy Gear Assault

When Stompy Bot Productions kicked off its Kickstarter campaign for Heavy Gear Assault in May 2013, it was already raising money from fans on its own website. "Being an independent games publisher, we are not interested in helping the rich get richer," Producer Vince McMullin tells Joystiq ...

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#IDARB enters Xbox One in Feb., free in Games with Gold

You know what was missing in the new Star Wars trailer? Bacon. The fine folks at Other Ocean Interactive have remedied this oversight in the new trailer for #IDARB, an eight-player competitive game coming to Xbox One for free via the Games with Gold program in February 2015. See #IDARB's Star Wa...

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Sony 'embarrassed' by Driveclub's launch, UK boss says

Driveclub's launch has been rocky, pockmarked with severe server issues, a stream of patches and the delay of the game's free PS Plus version. With all of this in mind, Sony UK Managing Director Fergal Gara told IGN that he and the Driveclub team are "embarrassed" by the game's performance so far. ...

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The Game Awards reach 2 million classy viewers

The Game Awards were a downright classy affair (seriously, we handed out Classy Points during the show) – especially compared with last year's Spike-sponsored VGX show, which we can summarize with a line from our liveblog: "Thank you guys so much for joining us. Misery truly loves company." T...

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Play Elegy for a Dead World the write way on Steam today

Elegy for a Dead World is available now on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux, 10 percent off ($13.50) through December 17. Elegy for a Dead World is a game about writing and a lesson in British Romantic poetry – players travel to far-off, alien planets and complete phrases about the environment, ty...

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Take-Two 'unaffected' by GTA5's removal from Australian stores

Target and Kmart stores in Australia pulled Grand Theft Auto 5 from their shelves last week, following a review of the game's content and feedback from customers, the companies said. A change.org petition with nearly 50,000 signatures decried the game's depiction of violence against women and calle...

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Never Alone review: Into the storm

Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC ‚ÄčNever Alone has a message – but first and foremost it is a truly beautiful game. It turns an ancient legend from Alaska Natives, the Iñupiat, into a harrowing yet enlightening journey through ice and fire. It's a platformer set in the harsh, frozen landsc...

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Paul McCartney, the hologram, in Destiny music video

Holograms are generally reserved for dead artists and sci-fi depictions of AI, but Paul McCartney has no use for society's limited definitions of advanced technology. The music video for McCartney's Destiny song features him as a hologram, roaming the same lands as our Guardians....

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PSN Tuesday: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Game of Thrones

T-T-T-Tuesday, Junior. This week, PSN gets four games on PS4 and five on PS3. On PS4, we have Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams: Director's Cut, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (our review's here), Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut and Tennis in the Face. On PS3, there's episode one of Telltale's ...

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Dragon Age: Inquisition stability patch out for all but Xbox One

The first post-launch patch for Dragon Age: Inquisition drops today on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and PC, BioWare says in its blog. The patch will hit Xbox One "as soon as possible," the post says. This is Patch 2, following Inquisition's day-one patch, and it focuses on stability. BioWare breaks down the ...

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