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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

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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Watch Dogs Review: A Wizard Did It

The advanced technology in Watch Dogs is not just indistinguishable from magic – it IS magic. The game would have you believe you're the world's most powerful hacker, bending surveillance cameras, traffic control and all manner of personal electronics to your one-touch whims. But in this...

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Metro Redux remasters Moscow for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Metro 2033 and its sequel, Metro Last Light, are coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and SteamOS later this summer, with a year's worth of additional work done by European developer 4A Games. Dubbed a "true director's cut," Metro Redux collects and rebuilds the atmospheric survival games with an...

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Trailing and trolling orcs in Shadow of Mordor

I'm perched on a building's wind-hewn skeleton, overlooking a lake. It looks like the sun has just woken up, its warm yawn creeping over the waters. It's a pretty nice day in Mordor, which, if you're unfamiliar with The Lord of the Rings, is the forbidden domain of orcs, dark lords and...

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Meet the new monster hunters of Evolve

The snarling villain of Evolve, an enormous monster that attempts to thwart and smash four hunters trying to turn him into a trophy, isn't going to like this. The four-versus-one shooter is getting a new set of hunters, each one lugging unique weapons to match the monster's ferocious power and...

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Wolfenstein: The New Order review: Nein out of ten

Wolfenstein: The New Order is a brassy and unapologetic shooter – the kind of game that Nazis typically find themselves in. The heroes are damaged and bitter, the enemies endlessly disposable, and the player's portrait gets dressed like a baby if he picks the easy mode. You know what you're...

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Slide until you die in Xbox One's crazy Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive is a goofy explosion of vivid colors and anything-goes attitude, though it's not without shape. The outline resembles Jet Set Radio, with weapons on loan from Ratchet and Clank, and a dash of Fable's fuck-you to dying. We all know it's a video game, but listen - Sunset Overdrive...

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