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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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Assassin's Creed Unity review: A tale of two games

PC, Xbox One, PS4 It was the best of Assassin's Creed, it was the worst of Assassin's Creed. So it goes with Assassin's Creed Unity, the newest game in Ubisoft's alternate-history series, where sci-fi tech allows you to relive the secret war between Assassins and Templars. Unity succeeds where...

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Terraria hits PS4 on Tuesday - can you dig it?

The PlayStation 4 version of 2D exploration/sandbox game Terraria will surface on November 11, according to a new post on the PlayStation Blog. According to publisher 505 Games, the PS4 version is almost three times as large as the PS3 version, featuring more than 1,000 new items. The PS4...

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Bungie gifts Destiny player recovering from brain surgery Exotic rifle

The enigmatic Darkness isn't the only foe Bungie is equipping its Destiny players to fight: the former Halo series developer has gifted one of its players with "Fate of All Fools," an Exotic-category scout rifle not seen anywhere else in-game. The reason: This particular player is recovering from...

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Ex-Riot Games devs' Vainglory makes MOBAs mobile on iOS

Thought you were safe from the MOBA craze just because you prefer to game on mobile devices? Think again: developer Super Evil Megacorp is bringing their MOBA, Vainglory, to iOS devices this month. Vainglory simplifies the typical MOBA formula by reducing team size to three (instead of the more...

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Sony's new PS4 headset is a Silver lining, available now

Not everything that glitters is gold, you know. Sometimes taking home silver can be just as satisfying. Case in point: if you're a PlayStation 4 owner in need of a headset but don't want the wireless PlayStation Gold model, perhaps you'd be interested in their new, wired Silver model, which began...

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Heroes of the Storm getting new characters, maps, beta in January

Blizzard's MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, continues to evolve and change. During the opening ceremony for BlizzCon 2014, company president and CEO Mike Morhaime introduced a new trailer for the game which revealed characters Jaina, Thrall and the Lost Vikings, as well as two new maps: Sky Temple and...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is going to start its own con

BlizzCon 2014 is in full swing, and plenty of news has already seeped forth from Anaheim. There's a new game, new details regarding the Warcraft movie, a Hearthstone expansion and more. It's a good time to be a Blizzard fan. But ... What if you're not? What if Blizzard's games just aren't your...

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Microsoft Stores celebrate Master Chief Collection launch with streams and swag

If there's one thing Halo's Master Chief is known for, it's partying ... okay, maybe not. Regardless, Microsoft will be celebrating the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection with special events taking place at Microsoft Store locations across the US. According to Microsoft spokesman Larry...

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Overwatch beta starts in 2015, sign-ups now live

Overwatch, Blizzard's freshly-unveiled team-based shooter, is currently playable in Anaheim for the duration of BlizzCon 2014. If you couldn't make it to this year's celebration of all things Blizzard though, there's still hope; sign-ups for the Overwatch beta are live, and all you need is an...

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PSA: Dragon Age story bridge The Last Court now in session

The Last Court, a text adventure bridging the narrative gap between Dragon Age 2 and the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, is now available to experience for free via your web browser. If you're ready to play the role of marquis, ruling over the small state of Serault, simply head over to the...

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