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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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PSA: Today's Destiny update causes interruptions

Destiny is getting an update today, meaning players may see the above alert in their games. This warning popped up for us on PSN while our ship was in orbit. Bungie.net offers the following message: "Pardon our dust! Destiny is being updated. You will be returned to the title screen to install a...

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PewDiePie joins MLG.tv with exclusive BroKen streams

PewDiePie, the internet's most famous YouTuber (this sentence wouldn't have made sense 10 years ago), has signed a deal to bring episodes of his "BroKen" podcast to launch exclusively on MLG.tv, with the premiere stream tonight. "BroKen" stars PewDiePie – normal name Felix Kjellberg –...

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Sony UK boss: Vita sales are 'robust,' banking on Minecraft

Sony has been fairly low-key on Vita recently, with little mention of the device at its Gamescom press conference this year, and just a little Vita love during its Japan & Asia conference. However, Sony hasn't forgotten Vita – its sales are "robust and consistent," Sony UK head Fergal...

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Barely Related: Alan Moore's million, James Franco's Rant

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 of this as your casual weekly recap of interesting (and...

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Destiny State of Service: Day Three

This is State of Service, an ongoing review of the online service of a recently launched game. Friday, September 12 | T-minus 27 days until final verdict Current State of Service: Good Summary: Destiny continues to enjoy a clean launch, with glitches hitting a small number of players. ...

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Octodad localized in Japan with a new name, tons of style

When Octodad: Dadliest Catch launches on PS4s in Japan, it'll be with the snazzy new logo seen above, and a fancy localized name: "something like Okutodaddo: Don't Call Me an Octopus," Young Horses co-founder Phil Tibitoski says on Twitter. Adorable. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan designed...

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Humble Weekly Bundle Kalypso 2: Omerta, Airline Tycoon 2

Kalypso is double-dipping into Humble waters with this round of the Humble Weekly Bundle, offering Grand Ages: Rome – Gold Edition, Imperium Romanum – Gold Edition, Airline Tycoon 2 and Disciples 3: Gold Edition for whatever price you'd like to pay. Oddly enough, the Humble Bundle...

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Paul McCartney didn't receive a check for his Destiny work

Paul McCartney contributed to Destiny's soundtrack, but he didn't do it for the money – because there was none, Bungie Community Manager Eric Osbourne told Vulture. "There was no check involved, big or otherwise," Osbourne said. "He's in it for the creativity. He got a wonderful...

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Destiny State of Service: Launch Day

This is State of Service, an ongoing review of the online service of a recently launched game. Thursday, September 11 | T-minus 28 days until final verdict Current State of Service: Good Summary: After some connection issues at launch, Destiny's online performance has been smooth. A...

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Play Final Fantasy 13, Murdered on mobile in Japan

Square Enix is launching a service in Japan through the app Dive In that enables games such as Final Fantasy 13 and Murdered: Soul Suspect to run on iOS and Android mobile devices. The streaming service launches on October 9, and it will initially support Final Fantasy 13, Final Fantasy 7...

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