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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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Hotline Miami 2 dials D-E-L-A-Y for a launch by early 2015

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is now due out between late 2014 and early 2015, according to the game's official Twitter account. It was originally scheduled to launch by September 2014. "Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is still getting some final tweaks and polish, expected to be ready for late...

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Octodad is a nurse, messy eater in next week's free Shorts DLC

Nothing fishy going on here: Octodad: Dadliest Catch gets free DLC in its "Shorts" update scheduled to hit all platforms on October 14. The Shorts DLC includes two stories in the Octodad world, titled Dad Romance and Medical Mess. "These two new levels are each a short story in the Octodad canon...

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Uruk betrayal times 19 in Shadow of Mordor video

Some days, you just need to hear an army of Uruk that all sound like teeny-tiny, English-speaking mice. Other days, it's nice to see the well-orchestrated on-screen betrayal and slaughter of those same Uruk. Today, you get both of these things....

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Let's watch this trailer, keep it Between Me and the Night

Between Me and the Night is a surreal exploration, puzzle and adventure game that deals in dualities. By day, the nameless young boy can explore his floating house and unlock new rooms to boost his skills. By night, he encounters and must conquer the fears of his mind, both in the house and while...

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Anita Sarkeesian dissects the hoaxes, campaigns against her

Anita Sarkeesian is in a special position. Not only does she publicly and academically dissect video games from a feminist perspective, but she is able to transfer that magnifying glass onto herself, since her work has made her a well-known figure within the industry. In a talk at XOXO in...

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LittleBigPlanet 3 gets a bit of 'House' actor Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie, English renaissance man and star of the long-running Fox drama House, is the voice of Newton, the antagonist in LittleBigPlanet 3, Media Molecule revealed today. This news is extra-special because it puts Laurie opposite Stephen Fry, who voices the game's narrator and happens to be...

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Assassin's Creed: Unity at 900p, 30fps on Xbox One, PS4

Assassin's Creed: Unity will be locked at 900p and 30fps on both Xbox One and PS4 when it launches in November, Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand tells VideoGamer. "We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff," Pontbriand says. Most games in the new console...

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The Crew delayed to December, adds a beta

The Crew is due out worldwide on December 2, rather than its initial release date of November 11, Ubisoft announced today in a press release. Ubisoft will launch a second closed beta on PS4 and Xbox One in November, "giving even more players the opportunity to experience the game, which is...

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Microsoft's RoomAlive turns your living room into a holodeck

Microsoft's IllumiRoom project has expanded beyond a single-Kinect set-up and is now called "RoomAlive." RoomAlive turns an enclosed area into an interactive gaming space, with enemies and puzzles projected on walls, floors and objects for residents to take out with their hands, feet or...

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Barely Related: Science's Bob Dylan, Twin Peaks tease

May your weekends be filled with liveliness and joy. 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...

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