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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.

Richard Mitchell's Latest Posts

MouseCraft review: Pretty Gouda

If you were to ask me if MouseCraft is any good, I'd probably respond, "it's okay." It's nothing special, I'd say. "A decent puzzle game," I would call it, "but nothing spectacular." Having completed all 80 levels of MouseCraft, I think I stand by that recommendation, but it needs an addendum. ...

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Destiny beta grants three download codes for each player

Platform selection for the Destiny beta is live today. The beta itself is still a few days out, but eager Guardians are already getting some good news: Beta participants will be given three download codes for the platform of their choice. Whether you're planning to play on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3...

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Sonic Jump Fever has spread to iOS and Google Play

Sonic Jump Fever has arrived on both iOS and Google Play, Sega has announced. The game follows up on the Blue Blur's previous mobile outing, Sonic Jump, and it promises even more of the rodent's famous, signature talent: jumping. Players jump and bounce as high as possible, collecting lots of...

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PAX South passes on sale ... right now!

It's official, PAX South passes are now on sale. The news come via the official PAX Twitter account. Those interested in grabbing passes can point their browser here, where you'll be placed in a virtual queue that will let you purchase a pass when the time comes. The queue was fairly short as of...

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Fantasy Zone 2 is next for Sega 3D Classics

Fantasy Zone 2: The Tears of Opa-Opa is the next game that will get the Sega 3D Classics treatment on 3DS, joining the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin, Super-Hang On, Space Harrier and the original Fantasy Zone. Like its predecessor, Fantasy Zone 2 is a side-scrolling shooter set in...

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10 Years, 10 Great Games: Richard'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. For his number one selection, Reviews Content Director Richard Mitchell surprises all by picking...

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Oculus announces Oculus Connect conference, acquires RakNet

As the latest Oculus Rift development kits begin shipping, Oculus VR has made a pair of important announcements for up-and-coming virtual reality developers. First, the company will be hosting a new VR development conference later this year. Called Oculus Connect, the conference will feature...

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Divinity: Original Sin sells a miraculous 160,000

Larian Studios' Kickstarted RPG, Divinity: Original Sin, has debuted to sales of 160,000 copies. After leaving early access and officially launching on June 30, Original Sin quickly became Larian's fastest-selling game, reports Eurogamer. Original Sin's success is thanks to "word of mouth" driven...

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$5.4M pot of gold at the end of Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

Take a look, it's in a book. Oh no, wait, you'll have to look on the internet if you want to find the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, which has closed at $5,408,916, shattering its $1,000,000 goal. In addition to utterly destroying its base goal, cresting the $5 million mark satisfies a stretch goal...

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Tomb Raider novel trots the globe in October

With not one but two new Tomb Raider games announced during E3 this year, Lara Croft is already awfully busy, but not so busy that she can't star in a new novel. Coming from DK Publishing and written by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent, Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals will arrive in October. ...

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