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Sam Prell serves as weekend editor for Joystiq. His previous work has appeared on Destructoid, G4, Dorkly, and the Penny Arcade Report. He holds both a Columbia Scholastic Press Gold Circle Award and Hearst Journalism Award.

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Report: Double Helix had Killer Instinct build on Xbox 360

Killer Instinct for the Xbox One may have began life as a project for the Xbox 360, if new footage showcased by Andrew Borman of Past To Present Online is to be believed. A video from PTP Online, viewable after the break, shows a (very) rough draft of what would go on to become the Killer Instinct...

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Demo for GaymerX game Read Only Memories now available

A demo for Read Only Memories, a cyberpunk noir adventure game developed by MidBoss Games - a studio comprised of the same people who organized and ran the GaymerX conventions in 2012 and 2013 - is now available to download. According to a blog post from MidBoss, the demo contains a "final(ish)"...

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Did You Know Gaming reminds us the PS2 was once considered military hardware

Remember the good ol' days of video games? You know, before hard drives and wireless internet connections? The folks at Did You Know Gaming do, and this time, they're taking us back to the era of Sony's little black box that could, the most popular video game system of all time, the...

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Mighty No. 9 protagonist Beck gets a color change

Beck, the hero of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's upcoming Mighty No. 9, has taken a look in the mirror and deemed his duds too drab - or rather, developer Comcept has. In an update post on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter page, game director Koji Imaeda explains that Beck's color scheme has gone from...

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Nintendo UK launches digital magazine, Nintendo Extra

Nintendo fans in the UK may have lost their ability to peruse Nintendo-related news and features via the printed page when the Official Nintendo Magazine shut down last month, but now there's a digital magazine to take its place. Dubbed "Nintendo Extra," this new branch of the Nintendo UK site...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is covered in snow

I don't know about the weather where you guys live, but this week, Iowa (which is where I'm from, and is the state with all the corn and pigs, in case you were wondering) got its first taste of real, honest-to-goodness winter. Our temperatures dipped, the winds kicked up, but most importantly, it's...

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It takes less than 30 minutes to see Far Cry 4's alternate ending

Ubisoft's Far Cry 4 is due out on November 18, but you don't have to wait until next week to see a complete video walkthrough, from start to credits. Someone using the YouTube handle "Imperfect Players" has posted a video to the internet showing how the grand adventures of Ajay Ghale and the civil...

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Double Fine's Massive Chalice pours onto Steam Early Access

Massive Chalice, a tactical strategy game from Costume Quest developer Double Fine, has poured itself a glass and chosen to sit at the Steam Early Access table. To celebrate the game's soft launch, Double Fine is going to take a little foam off the top for you: from now until November 18, Massive...

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Android devices may now open The Last Door Collector's Edition

Halloween may be over, but you can still relive the good old spooky days on your Android device with The Last Door Collector's Edition, which is now available via Google Play. A related press release and Facebook post also lists the game for iOS, but that version is currently absent from many...

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Oculus releases mobile SDK, Gear VR coming in December

The Samsung Gear VR, a mobile virtual reality headset powered by Oculus technology that uses a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone (sold separately) for its display, will be available in North America starting this December at a pricepoint of $200, Oculus has revealed. The first-run "Innovator Editon"...

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