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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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Oddworld pre-order bonuses prove fezzes are cool

While Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a remake of the 1997 PSone game Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, that doesn't mean it can't feature some new, never-before-seen bonuses. Developer Just Add Water has announced that customers in the US and Canada who pre-order New 'n' Tasty will receive an alternate costume...

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ID@Xbox devs would like early access too, please

Xbox developers are requesting the ability to participate in a Steam-style early access initiative, according to Chris Charla, director of the ID@Xbox program. In a recent interview with Develop, Charla said the issue was one he and his team think about "all the time." "It's something developers...

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League of Legends retires skin codes to fight scam artists

Riot Games is retiring skin codes released prior to April 2014 in an effort to curb third-party re-selling and fraud, according to Community Coordinator Ben Forbes, AKA Riot Draggles. If you're just tuning in, skins in League of Legends change a character's visual look, so that a pirate might...

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Destiny's collector's editions are haunted by Ghosts

Destiny is prepping for its September launch, but which spaceship version will you choose to take you to the moon: the Digital Guardian Edition, Limited Edition or the Ghost Edition? Developer Bungie is here to give some convincing brochures for each. [Image: Activision]...

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10000000 creator's iOS game is Smarter Than You - literally

Luca Redwood, creator of puzzle/RPG hybrid 10000000, is coming back with a new game designed to test its players - only this time, instead of playing against the game, you'll be going head-to-head with other people. Smarter Than You for iOS operates on a simple rock-paper-scissors...

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Deadfall Adventures on PS3 dives to the Heart of Atlantis

Deadfall Adventures, the first-person adventure game for Xbox 360 and PC from Polish developer The Farm 51, is putting on the boots for another adventure, this time on PS3. Deadfall Adventures: Heart of Atlantis is an expanded and revamped re-release of The Farm 51's 2013 adventure/FPS hybrid,...

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San Diego Comic Con gets the first look at Halo: Nightfall

Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series from Halo franchise custodian 343 Industries and producer Ridley Scott, will shed some of its metaphorical armor at San Diego Comic Con next week, allowing us a glimpse at the soft, squishy, human bits hiding underneath. Kiki Wolfkill, executive...

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Skullgirls animator taking pre-orders on limited sketchbook

Mariel Cartwright, lead animator for Lab Zero Games' hand-drawn fighter Skullgirls, is taking pre-orders (link possibly NSFW) from anyone who would like to place her sketchbook among their library. Previously available to fans who made the journey to Anime Expo, the sketchbook will only be...

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Adam Boyes would like to give Early Access to the PS4

Sony Computer Entertainment of America VP of Developer and Publisher Relations Adam Boyes (man that business card must be long) is interested in making an Early Access-style program for PS4 developers, according to a recent interview with Gamasutra. When asked if Sony was considering making a...

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Wassapugeddaw! Raiden revealed for Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon had a special treat for fans at this year's EVO event; the return of Raiden in Mortal Kombat X. According to an interview between Boon and IGN, the infamous thunder god will be screaming gibberish at his opponents in three distinct styles, tentatively being...

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