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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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Tinker Bell and Stitch run wild in Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney Infinity 2.0 is getting two characters tiny in stature but big on charm: Stitch and Tinker Bell. A new trailer shows off Tink and Stitch's moves in the Toy Box, including motorcycles, gloves that shoot pink cat faces and guns that spew colors. [Image: Disney]...

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Get 5 original XCOM games for less than $10 in Humble Bundle

The Humble 2K Bundle just got more complete with the addition of all five original XCOM games at the "pay more than the average" tier. The XCOM Complete Pack includes the first XCOM: UFO Defense (also known as UFO: Enemy Unknown), Terror from the Deep, Apocalypse, Interceptor and Enforcer. The...

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Activision CEO Bobby Kotick was nearly fired in 2013

Vivendi, Activision's controlling shareholder in 2013, wanted to fire CEO Bobby Kotick, as revealed in emails that are part of a lawsuit filed by Activision investors (via Bloomberg). During negotiations for Activision to buy the majority of its own shares back from Vivendi in 2013, Kotick refused...

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Get hell-gassed in Killzone: Shadow Fall DLC, now with farts

Luckily, smell-o-vision doesn't exist in video games yet. The "Fun & Games Spotlight Pack" for Killzone: Shadow Fall contains fart, planking and comedy spotlight moves, allowing players to taunt with toilet humor. The Fun & Games Spotlight Pack is $2 on the PSN Store. Finally, farts in...

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StarCraft, Guild Wars veterans go big with Gigantic

Gigantic is a five-player, free online game from Guild Wars and StarCraft veterans at Motiga. Players team up as a ragtag group of quirky characters with a giant guardian to protect, and one to kill on the opposing team. Guardians attack the enemy, and they're killed by a blow to the heart. Think...

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EA hires Microsoft Bing founder as CTO

Ken Moss, founder of the program that became Microsoft's Bing service, is now Chief Technology Officer at EA. As CTO, Moss is in charge of EA's Digital Platform and Information Technology divisions. "Ken joins us at an important time in EA's journey, as technology continues to transform the...

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Pikachu as a southern belle in Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

In Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, due out on November 21, players will meet a new Mega-evolved Pokemon, Mega Metagross, in the final battle before becoming the Pokemon League Champion. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire also marks a return to the Hoenn Region, where trainers must defeat...

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Assassin's Creed: Unity gameplay trailer is heady

It's 18th Century Paris, and you're Arno, a master assassin, sneaking through the thick of the French Revolution. Your parries, knife throws, smoke bombs and spying have a direct impact on the future of France and its people - so don't mess it up. Assassin's Creed: Unity features a co-op...

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Imagine the fresh snow, crisp air of Life on a Mountain

The gameplay teaser for Life on a Mountain is oddly enchanting – it features a pixelated blob as a main character, a cave and a snowy landscape, and somehow with these vague elements it tells a charming story. We swear, the room got colder as we watched. Life on a Mountain comes from...

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The Walking Dead's next episode is bloody, standoffish

Episode 4 of The Walking Dead's second season is dubbed "Amid the Ruins," but we doubt it takes place in an ancient Mayan temple or anything like that. Two new screenshots from the episode depict tense, mid-battle scenes: One shows Clementine splattered in blood and wielding an axe while surrounded...

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