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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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Halo 5: Guardians beta shifts to Dec. 29 [UPDATE: Trailer added!]

The beta for Halo 5: Guardians begins on December 29 and ends on January 18, developer 343 Industries announced during Microsoft's Gamescom press conference. This is a slight shift from the initial beta launch dates of December 27 - January 17. Things unlocked in the beta will carry over to the...

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White Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle hits Oct. 28 [UPDATE: Trailer added!]

The White Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle is definitely a thing, Insomniac head Ted Price announced at Microsoft's Gamescom press conference. The bundle is $400 (400 Euros, 350 quid) and includes a white system, white controller and a full game download of Sunset Overdrive. The bundle launches...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is exclusive to Xbox [Update: Trailer added!]

Rise of the Tomb Raider is exclusive to Xbox platforms, Crystal Dynamics Head of Product Development Darrell Gallagher announced during the Xbox Gamescom press conference. It's due out in holiday 2015. Gallagher didn't mention whether it was scheduled for Xbox 360, Xbox One or both. Rise of the...

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An influx of Xbox One indies: Superhot, Goat Simulator [UPDATE: Many trailers added!]

Microsoft's indie development initiative, ID@Xbox, is bringing in a bunch of games to launch first on console on Xbox One, including Superhot, Goat Simulator, Dungeon of the Endless, No Time to Explain and Smite. Peek the full list of games ID@Xbox head Chris Charla announced during the Xbox...

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Watch the Microsoft Gamescom press conference right here [Update: It's over!]

The Xbox press conference, live from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, goes live at 2PM CEST (8AM ET, 5AM PT, 1PM UK). In other words, any minute now. Watch the livestream right here and be sure to follow along with our liveblog straight from the press conference. Update: The stream may be over, but...

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The day after day one: Xbox, PlayStation Gamescom shows today

It's time: PlayStation and Xbox have their Gamescom press conferences in Cologne, Germany, today. Xbox is at 2PM CEST (8AM ET, 5AM PT, 1PM UK), and PlayStation is at 7PM CEST (1PM ET, 10AM PT, 6PM UK). We'll have liveblogs and all the hot news from each show right as they happen. Day one of...

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EA Access subscription service is live for all on Xbox One

EA Access is now available for all Xbox One users, EA has announced. The program was previously in beta for a limited number of players. EA Access is an Xbox One-exclusive subscription service that allows players to download select games in the EA Vault for $5 a month or $30 a year. The service...

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John Romero: 'I haven't made a shooter since 2000, so ...'

John Romero is working on a shooter for the first time in 14 years. Romero made the announcement on Monday night's recording of the Super Joystiq Podcast Gamescom Special, alongside special guests Mike Bithell and Brenda Romero. Here's how it went down:...

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Square Enix gets real, reveals time-bender Life is Strange

Square Enix and DONTNOD, the studio behind Remember Me, are working on a new IP to be released in digital, episodic chapters: Life is Strange. That's not a commentary on the chaotic nature of existence; it's the name of the game. Life is Strange stars Max Caulfield, a high school senior who's...

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Award-winning Monument Valley recouped costs in one week

Monument Valley, winner of an Apple Design Award and an all-around beautiful brain-buster, made back its development costs after just one week on the App Store, Lead Designer Ken Wong said during a presentation at GDC Europe. Even though it's a $4 app and it launched alongside other premium games,...

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