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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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The Crew Season Pass is $25 of early, exclusive car access

The Crew Season Pass is $25 and grants owners one-week-early access to four add-on car packs totaling 12 cars plus all of their paint jobs and rims, two exclusive cars, 23 unlocked tuning kits, and an exclusive sticker with each new pack. Each of the car packs cost $7 individually, and the first pa...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PS4 has no Share Play, here's why

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare doesn't include the new Share Play functionality on PS4 that allows players to have a friend play through their games via an online connection, one hour at a time, regardless of whether the friend owns the games. Share Play launched on October 28 with PS4 update 2.0, ...

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Valiant Hearts comic barks up the iOS tree for free today

Valiant Hearts: Dogs of War is a four-chapter, interactive comic book that tells the backstories of Walt, the dog star of the game Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and his canine sister, Cassie. The comic is free to all who own Valiant Hearts: The Great War on iOS, and the game is $5 for the first ch...

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Witcher 3: Wild Hunt includes 16 free DLC packs

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have 16 post-launch DLC packs, all of them free. Witcher 3 launches on February 24, and the first DLC drop is on February 25, including two content packs, the Temerian Armor Set (horse armor included) and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for the main character, Geralt. Each w...

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World of Speed gameplay video takes a spin through Moscow

World of Speed is an MMO-style racing game from Need for Speed: Shift and Shift 2: Unleashed developer Slightly Mad Studios, and this is some of the first gameplay footage we've seen since the game's announcement in February. The video shows off driver-seat and third-person perspectives, and w...

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Unity Asset Store top sellers earn $30K a month

The Unity Asset Store is 4 years old and poised to have 1 million users by the end of 2014, Unity announced this week. The Asset Store is a marketplace of user-created development assets, services and tools, including environment art, animation tools, sound effects, shaders and all types of technic...

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Pikmin 3 demo out now; Pikmin Short Movies on 3DS, Wii U

A demo for Pikmin 3 is live on Wii U today, and a collection of Shigeru Miyamoto's animated Pikmin Short Movies is available on both 3DS and Wii U for $5. The 3DS version of Pikmin Short Movies is in 3D, while the Wii U version is HD, and both editions are available in Europe today as well. These i...

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Code Name: STEAM launches in spring 2015

Code Name: STEAM launches on 2DS and 3DS in spring 2015, Nintendo announced today during its Direct livestream. Code Name: STEAM is a new, tactical IP from the Fire Emblem studio that puts players in charge of a four-person team. You'll have to take down enemies in turn-based battles and manage you...

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Rock out with Grand Theft Auto 5's OST on vinyl, CD this holiday

Grand Theft Auto 5 is kicking it old-school with limited edition soundtrack bundles in CD and vinyl formats, available online and at retail starting December 9. The soundtrack collections are limited to a production run of fewer than 5,000 units worldwide. There's no word on price just yet. The ...

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Cute new Pikachu, Skylanders balloons in Thanksgiving Parade

Happy November! It's the month of family, too much food and the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, this year featuring a new Pikachu balloon and a big balloon of Eruptor from the Skylanders series. The new Pikachu wears a festive scarf and he's carrying a snowman version of himself in h...

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