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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.

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PSN Tuesday: Fight the weird in Abyss Odyssey and Crimsonland

Today's PlayStation Store update promises to cover our screens with "literally hundreds of aliens, giants spiders, mutant lizards and more." That sort of thing hasn't happened since we installed demonic beta firmware, so it should feel just like old times if we download Crimsonland, an omni-directi...

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10 Years, 10 Great Games: Ludwig's picks

Throughout the week, Joystiq celebrates its tenth anniversary by revealing each writer's favorite - not "best" - games of the last decade. Aside from selecting a number one, each list is unordered. To close out the Joystiq staff's picks for favorite games of the last decade, Editor-in-Chief Lud...

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Dragon Age gets Dorian, a gay guy with a 'stache of magic

BioWare writer David Gaider believes his personally penned Dragon Age character, Dorian, may be "controversial in some corners," but "a fully realized character to fans in the end." Dorian, a gay mage from Tevinter, joins the cast of Dragon Age: Inquisition having rejected the ruling hierarchy of h...

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Escape Dead Island or lose your mind

Dead Island is spawning a new game with mystery in mind, thanks to a partnership between Deep Silver and Swedish studio Fatshark. Escape Dead Island, which is both the game's title and obvious directive, is a third-person game that favors sneaking over wild extermination of the undead, and it tells...

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The Legend of Korra: as told by Bayonetta dev Platinum Games

The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon's animated successor to Avatar: The Last Airbender, is being turned into a cel-shaded pummelfest by Platinum Games. The announcement comes a few days ahead of the third-season premiere of The Legend of Korra on June 27. Platinum's take on Korra, overseen by show s...

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War review: Friends in low places

Valiant Hearts: The Great War treads surely and lightly through the grimmest of places. It sends you digging into the trenches of World War 1, but knows that leaving you to wallow in the mud and blood forever does not grant it emotional maturity. For every dour moment in Valiant Hearts, for every u...

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Trials Fusion demo hits Xbox One, tournaments come online

If you'd like to try before you die awkwardly in a Finnish-made motorcycle gauntlet from hell, try downloading the Trials Fusion demo that just became available on Xbox One. To access it, simply say "Xbox, I wish to see a man suffer." Ubisoft has also announced a free update to the RedLynx-devel...

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This is you in Far Cry 4

Ubisoft has released a good shot of Ajay Ghale, the protagonist of Far Cry 4. Why bother showing the face behind a first-person shooter? Well, as I wrote earlier this week, Ghale represents an important change from who we were in Far Cry 3. [Image: Ubisoft]...

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PS4 pre-loading starts soon with prominent pre-orders

The PlayStation 4 will soon support pre-loading via the PlayStation Store, starting with Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, due on June 24. As will be the case with all pre-orders going live after May 20, Sony says, you'll be able to download the game's files a few days in advance of its release...

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PSN Tuesday: Ultimate fighting champs and cheap Clanks

This week's PlayStation Store update submits a handful of new games, crowned by EA Sports UFC for PlayStation 4. There's a demo available already, paired with a fighting primer from EA that should get you into tip-top shape (for putting your tips on top of the right shapes). The store also house...

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