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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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Get an Xbox One Kinect sensor for $150 in October

A standalone Kinect sensor for Xbox One will hit retail for $150 on October 7, Microsoft announced this morning. The solo Kinect sensor comes with a copy of Dance Central Spotlight. In May, Microsoft announced that it would sell Xbox One consoles without the Kinect for $400, a $100 drop in...

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10 new Rockstar Verified Jobs in GTA5 (That's What She Said)

We're probably not using that joke correctly. "That's What She Said" is one of the new Rockstar Verified Jobs in Grand Theft Auto Online. It's a Race for Sports Cars dealio featuring a broken-down trainyard and a "final huge leap from the freeway back to the finishing line," as Rockstar describes...

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Play all of the 'Connected World' Ludum Dare 30 games

But be warned: There are a lot of entries to play. Ludum Dare 30 is in the bag, and so are a bunch of cool new games and prototypes from developers worldwide. Ludum Dare 30 includes the 48-hour Compo and the 72-hour Jam, both with the theme "Connected Worlds." This all went down over the...

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Link revs up in Mario Kart 8 this November

Link is a playable character in Mario Kart 8 with the "Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8" DLC pack, due out in the UK in November for £7. We're contacting Nintendo of America for more information about a stateside release [Update: The packs are now confirmed for North America]. The pack...

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Metro Redux shows off 60FPS in launch trailer

Both games in the Metro Redux re-release, Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light, are available today in North America for $25 each on Steam, Xbox Live and PSN. For clarity's sake, Metro 2033 Redux is $25 and Metro Last Light Redux is $25, and a retail version of Metro Redux containing both games is...

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The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 5 review: Exit wounds

This review covers the latest episode in an ongoing season, and may contain spoilers. Players of Telltale's The Walking Dead have offered a singular, echoing criticism throughout its first and second seasons: "My choices don't matter." Detractors claim that the story is set in concrete and only...

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The Legend of Korra begins in October

If you've recovered from The Legend of Korra's season three TV finale, read on for more news about the series in video game form. Otherwise, take a few more deep breaths and brace yourselves: The Legend of Korra game from Platinum and Activision is due out on October 21 on PSN and PC, and on...

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Cubesis, A god game where you're not the only god

In Cubesis, you control the weather on a series of floating square habitats, home to the Cubies, in order to maintain their crops, keep water levels at bay, boil the Cubies alive or make them happy. With the almighty power of weather control, you can destroy or save the Cubies on each island by...

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PSN Flash Sale knocks DmC, XCOM, P4A, more to $10

Surprise! There's a quick little sale happening on PSN right now that bumps the following PS3 and Vita games to $10: DmC: Devil May Cry, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Metro: Last Light, Darksiders 2, BioShock 2 and Infinite, The God of War Collection, The Sly Collection, Prototype 2, Persona 4 Arena and...

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Barely Related: Mythbusters break up, Spider-Woman cover

Home again, home again – and then off to PAX Prime next week. 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...

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