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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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NPD breaks down Heavy Core, Light Core, Casual PC players

Of the US population age 9 and older, 37 percent of people play games on the PC, the NPD reports in its new study, Understanding PC Gaming: 2014. PC players game for an average of 6.4 hours per week. NPD breaks PC players into three groups, Heavy Core, Light Core and Casual. Heavy Core players...

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Hack 'n' Slash descends on Steam in its full glory

Hack 'n' Slash, Double Fine's pretty puzzle-action game, is now out in its full form on Steam, after a few months in Early Access. Hack 'n' Slash is a product of Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight game-jam-style initiative, and it was first pitched back in 2012. "The Early Access community has been...

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Game devs on board with the iPhone 6, Apple Watch

Apple unveiled its shiny new toys at a conference today, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and iOS 8. A lineup of game developers are already signed on to play around with Apple's new chip, the A8, which supports 64-bit and is 50 percent more energy efficient than the...

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Gravity Ghost finds footing on Steam in January

Gravity Ghost is a gravity-bending dreamscape and physics puzzler featuring a space fox and the voices of Bastion's Logan Cunningham, Hey Ash's Ashly Burch and Gone Home's Sarah Elmaleh, with music by FTL composer Ben Prunty. It's due out on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux on January 26, 2015. ...

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PSN Tuesday: Destiny, NHL 15

Happy Destiny day! You can celebrate by playing Destiny on PS4 and PS3, or by playing NHL 15 on either of those systems. The choice is all yours. Destiny comes in two forms on Sony systems: a $60 option for either PS3 or PS4, and a $90 Digital Guardian Edition that gives you the game across both...

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Report: Microsoft may buy Minecraft studio Mojang

Microsoft is in serious discussions to buy Mojang, the independent Swedish studio responsible for Minecraft, in a deal estimated at more than $2 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. An agreement could be signed this week, the site says....

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Sunset Overdrive Season Pass hands over three DLCs

A Season Pass for Sunset Overdrive includes the game's first three DLC packs, six character outfits, two Amps and two Traps, all bundled up for $20. The outfits, Amps and Traps will be available to Season Pass holders on launch day, October 28. Two of the DLCs in the Season Pass are campaign...

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The cute Humble Flash Bundle: Triple Town, Where is my Heart?

This Humble Flash Bundle is so cute and it's only around for a handful of hours. Get Toki Tori 2+, Triple Town and Girls Like Robots for any price you wish, and add on Woodle Tree Adventures and Where is my Heart? for $8 or more. Soundtracks included with applicable purchases are for Toki Tori 2+,...

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Maxis producer: If Sims 4 isn't successful, there's no Sims 5

EA isn't thinking about the next Sims game at all, but the future of the series hinges on The Sims 4 performing well, Maxis producer Grant Rodiek said on the official Sims forum (cache here). "We're not working on Sims 5," Rodiek said. "We're not thinking about Sims 5. If Sims 4 isn't...

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Batman: Arkham Knight leaves the cave in June 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight is due out worldwide on June 2, 2015, Warner Bros. and DC announced today. In June this year, Arkham Knight was delayed into 2015. The launch date announcement comes with descriptions of two special editions, the Limited Edition and the Batmobile Edition. Both will be...

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