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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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Indie Pinata sale invites you to take a swing at similar games

The Indie Pinata sale offers discounts on 10 Steam games hand-picked by independent developers, available through July 26 at 10AM PT. The catch: You have to purchase or already own one of the games in the sale to get the discounts. That Steam backlog is looking pretty handy right about now. The...

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Humble Weekly Simulators 2: Universe Sandbox, Tropico 4

Simulator games aren't ways to escape reality – they exist to make real life better. Did you always want to be a train conductor, only to find that plan derailed by the demands of money and opportunity? Simulators have you covered. Do you wish you were a cat? Done. Now all your dreams are...

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The sun sets on Tale of Tales' funding for next game

Sunset has been funded on Kickstarter with $67,636 raised of a requested $25,000, allowing developer Tale of Tales to conquer a stretch goal aimed at creating a richer, bigger game through the addition of an animator, programmer and concept artist. Sunset is a narrative-driven exploration game...

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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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