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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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Tour the open world of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U

Remember that Legend of Zelda game announced back at E3? You know, the one where Link is definitely not a girl? Well, Nintendo revealed a good chunk of gameplay during The Game Awards this weekend, showcasing a massive, open world as well as the new combat tricks such as slow-mo arrow firing afte...

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The Iron Banner returns to Destiny on December 16

Raids, strikes, missions and console-exclusive content aren't the only things heralding the arrival of Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below. Lord Saladin and The Iron Lords will return to Destiny's PvP mode, the Crucible, for another round of the Iron Banner event on December 16. Bungie Com...

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Loadout brings mayhem and a skin pack to PS4 December 16

Practice your war face while you can, PlayStation 4 owners, because it won't be long before Edge of Reality, developers of hyperviolent shooter Loadout, will want to see it in action. The studio's popular game launches on PS4 December 16. Of course, simply launching on a new platform isn't enoug...

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Sony's Shuhei Yoshida playable in Super Time Force Ultra

Shuhei Yoshida will be playable in the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of Super Time Force Ultra, Sony announced this weekend as part of their PlayStation Experience event. The President of Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment will wield his smartphone as a weapon, sho...

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Grim Fandango Remastered lives again on January 27

Death comes for us all, but on January 27, it comes for your PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in the form of Grim Fandango Remastered. Sony revealed the release date for the Double Fine adventure game (not to be confused with the Double Fine Adventure Game, which became Broken Age, which is a...

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PlanetSide 2 PS4 beta sign-ups are live, soldier

Last month, it was reported that Sony Online Entertainment's PlanetSide 2 would make it to the PlayStation 4 by year's end as a playable beta. We're quickly closing in on the end of that release window, but there's still hope: sign-ups for the PS4-flavored PlanetSide 2 beta went live this week, mea...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is celebrating an anniversary

Sure, it might not be the Weekly Webcomic Wrapup's anniversary or Joystiq's anniversary, but you'll notice I didn't specify which anniversary I'm celebrating in the headline. Besides, crashing someone else's party is totally acceptable, especially when they invite you and give out as many goodies a...

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Evil Within gets 1GB update to fix bugs, improve performance

If you were looking to experience a nightmare before Christmas, perhaps you looked to your Xbox One or PS4 and a copy of Bethesda's The Evil Within. If you bumped into not just hordes of monstrous killers but also gameplay-impacting bugs and glitches, good news: the game has received a 1GB patch to...

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PewDiePie and Let's Plays at center of latest South Park

"The living room is dying," Kyle Broflovski solemnly states in this week's episode of South Park, as he loudly longs for the days when he and his brother Ike would spend their days together, playing Call of Duty and other video games. See, Ike isn't interested in playing games anymore. He's interes...

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PS4's going the Distance, PS4's going for speed

Developer Refract Studios is bringing Distance, its successfully-Kickstarted arcade racer, to the PS4 in 2015, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. The game, which straps players into a car that can defy physics in order to barrel roll along the sides of buildings or take to the air in flig...

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