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Richard serves as Reviews Content Director and is ultimately responsible for overseeing Joystiq's critical content. He has contributed to Joystiq since 2006. Over the years he has founded Joystiq's first podcast, produced dozens of videos, covered major trade shows and penned numerous reviews.

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Destiny State of Service: Week One

This is State of Service, an ongoing review of the online service of a recently launched game. You can read our scored review of Destiny here. Tuesday, September 16 | T-minus 23 days until final verdict Current State of Service: Good Summary: Destiny's launch week has been generally smooth,...

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Destiny review: Loot Loops

Ask people what Destiny is and you'll get plenty of different answers. It's an MMO. Or a cooperative shooter. An action-filled space opera. If you believe the marketing, it's an aggressively bold interactive experience that's never been attempted before. If you ask me, it's a dungeon crawler. Full...

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Destiny digital purchase on PS3, 360 get free PS4, Xbox One upgrade

Well, deciding which platform to purchase Destiny on just got much simpler. Bungie has revealed that those who digitally purchase Destiny on PS3 or Xbox 360 (i.e. via PSN or Xbox Live) can redeem a free upgrade to the downloadable version of Destiny on PS4 or Xbox One. The program applies to all...

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Dark Souls 2 'Crown of the Old Iron King' DLC review: Baby come back

After you've spent dozens of hours methodically slaying things in Dark Souls 2, you become numb to its trademark difficulty (regardless of whether you feel that difficulty has risen or fallen since the original Dark Souls). You find yourself a decent weapon, you continue to tiptoe your way through...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Theatrhythm Curtain Call demo, weird Street Fighter

It's an interesting week on the Nintendo eShop, though perhaps not a terribly thrilling one. The big highlight is a Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call demo. The demo will let you sample two songs from the rhythm game, and players can transfer their save data to the full game, which launches...

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Beyond: Two Souls PS4 trophies emerge, Director's Cut reported

We're going to level with you. If there is any PS3 game from the last two years or so that you've been waiting to buy, you should consider waiting a little longer – because someone is probably remastering it as we speak. The latest to join the ever-growing pile of prettified PS3 re-releases...

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Xbox One update adds Smartglass features, USB media playback

It's official, the Xbox One September update is poorly named, as it has already been released, days before September even begins. The update adds several new features, most notably the Media Player, which allows users to view and listen to media stored on a USB device. That includes pictures, music...

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Game Show Night at PAX Prime: 3 hours of hilarious filth (and prizes!)

Is your life missing a deep, soul-warping sense of depravity? Could you use a few chuckles? Enjoy game shows? Has Joystiq got the PAX panel for you! As part of a long-running tradition, our own Managing Editor, Susan Arendt, will be hosting Blankety Blank, a disgusting but hilarious take on the...

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection revitalizes Halo 2's Lockout

One of the most beloved maps from Halo 2, the twisty-turny Lockout, is getting an extreme makeover in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Apart from looking much, much better, the new-and-improved Lockout will feature a few new gameplay twists, notably some extra cover near the grav lift and "a...

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Next Dark Souls 2 DLC sits on the iron throne, out now

Man, crowns must be easy to lose. Today marks the release of the second bit of Dark Souls 2 DLC, entitled "Crown of the Iron King." After searching for the Crown of the Sunken King in the first portion of Dark Souls 2, Crown of the Iron King promises "an entirely different environment to conquer,"...

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