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 Ludwig serves as Joystiq's editor-in-chief and has ten years of professional video games writing experience. Ludwig is the chief editor of Joystiq's published content, in addition to being one of the site's most valuable contributors, having reported on numerous gaming events and news developments. His reviews have also featured in South African publication GEAR magazine.

Ludwig Kietzmann's Latest Posts

Doom gets a dark teaser as QuakeCon looms

Doom is entering the CG teaser phase of its modern resurrection. Bethesda and id Software intend to show the game off at their QuakeCon event in July, but have already put out a new trailer to convey the shooter's hellish mood. It's so dark, even Youtube wants to improve the lighting. The...

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Everything in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

When the franchise shepherds at 343 Industries say they're collecting all of Master Chief's Halo games to preserve his many accomplishments on Xbox One this year, it's tempting to dress the talk down to something practical. 343's general manager, Bonnie Ross, says "it is about his past, it is about...

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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved debuts on Xbox this October

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved will bring its imaginative sound sorcery to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 21. Developed by Rock Band creator Harmonix, Disney Fantasia explores the vivid imagery and music of Disney's symphonic film, but with a modern spin and a conductor-like wave of the arm...

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Batman: Arkham Knight delayed into 2015

This year's lineup of blockbuster games is on the wane, with Batman: Arkham Knight making a high-profile exit into 2015. The Arkham series, which has mainly been a product of Rocksteady Studios and the matching realization that Batman games don't have to be robot-punching slogs through Gotham's...

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More Graves added to Murdered: Soul Suspect

When your name is Jason Graves, you are surely meant to score a game called "Murdered: Soul Suspect." Not that your award-winning resumé is light on big titles - you also created the musical accompaniment to the Tomb Raider reboot (horns), the Dead Space series (sudden violins), and Alpha...

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'Major' update to Battlefield 4 netcode in the works

With a new Battlefield game on the horizon, series creator DICE has stepped out ahead of "too soon" backlash to say that support for Battlefield 4 will continue. "We've always dared to try new settings and experiences with Battlefield and seeing this new one take shape is a long lasting dream...

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare potted to PlayStation [update: in August]

PopCap's knack for creating "casual" games that hypnotize people into serious, never-blinking patterns of play is most recently seen in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. Following a well-received debut on Xbox plantforms, the developer's playful blend of third-person shooting and botanical...

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Maleficent finally gets invited to something: Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney's drag-and-drop sandbox has cordially invited Maleficent to the next shindig in Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition. The announcement ties to this weekend's opening of Maleficent, a new fairytale film in which a horned Angelina Jolie puts at least one person to sleep. The villainous mistress that...

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The Order: 1886 delayed until 2015

The PlayStation 4's visually extravagant third-person shooter, The Order: 1886, has been delayed until "early" 2015 – or about 129 years after a group of gun-toting knights embarked on a quest that many excitable historians said would definitely, definitely be adapted into a video game one...

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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham sends brooding bricks into space

Batman needs no introduction, and the title of his newest game spurs simple deduction: The Dark Knight is clearly leaving his stomping grounds behind in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Scheduled to show up this fall, the latest brooding brick game sees Batman teaming up with the rest of the...

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