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Sinan serves as Joystiq’s UK editor, based as he is in London, England. He’s written for numerous online and print publications over the last five years, as well as hosting the Big Red Potion podcast. In his former lives he’s been a medical student, personal assistant, tennis coach, and DJ. He once played a stylish Columbian toyboy in a play, something that’s really hard to imagine.

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iPhone, iPad tell Tales from the Borderlands, out now

Telltale's games can take their time to reach iOS, but the smartphones and tablets haven't had too long to wait this winter. Game of Thrones hit the App Store in the game's launch week, and now the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands is available for iPhone and iPad, priced at $5. As for An...

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There's a swingin' game I know called SimCity 2000, and it's free

You can reticulate splines like it's 1995 by grabbing the truly classic SimCity 2000 for free, thanks to Origin. EA's PC portal is offering the normally $5 special edition as the latest On the House freebie, but only for a limited time. Once you download it, it's permanently yours to play whenever ...

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Theatrhythm Dragon Quest announced

When Square Enix mused about Theatrhythm crossing to properties other than Final Fantasy, we all knew where that train of thought was headed. Sure enough, Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is now officially a thing, and it's coming to 3DS in Japan on March 26, 2015. Details are sparse for now and there's...

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Heroes of Might and Magic 3 to return in HD, debut on tablets

Heroes of Might and Magic 3 is charging back into gaming with a surprise pincer attack. Not only is the 1999 turn-based strategy returning to Windows PC with widescreen-friendly HD visuals, but it's also coming to iOS and Android, albeit for tablets only. If that has strategists of a certain age...

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Even 2014 had a montage - watch a year of gaming in 118 seconds

It's nearly 2015, which means we get to relive the last 12 months of gaming in a lovely 2 minute movie courtesy of Mr. Malcolm Klock. We've featured Malcolm's now traditional end-of-year videos for a while now - thanks, Malcolm! - and as ever we've counted up the total amount of games featured; thi...

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Alien: Isolation adds difficulty modes for two extremes

Do you like Alien: Isolation but wish the xenomorph was hard of hearing? Or maybe you found Creative Assembly's survival horror such a breeze that you could've beaten it with a busted motion tracker? Sure, you can already choose from Easy, Normal and Hard modes, but what if you're hiding in a vent ...

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Nintendo: We'll 'likely' phase out some Amiibo after first run

Nintendo of America confirmed this week some Amiibo toys "likely will not return to market," following a retailer's claim that the publisher had officially discontinued the Marth, Wii Fit Trainer and Villager figures. In a statement provided to several sites including Wired, Kotaku and Destructoid,...

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Bravely Default sequel lights up Japan in April 2015

Bravely Second is flying fairly to Japan on April 23, 2015, though there still isn't word on a Western release. The Bravely Default sequel was due on Japan's retail shelves this winter, but perhaps the publisher thought releasing it prematurely was unacceptable. So, while Japan has to wait a lit...

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Square Enix lists Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PS4

"This is my story now," whispered the PlayStation 4. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is making the pilgrimage to PS4, at least if a now pulled Square Enix listing is anything to go by. As spotted by a NeoGAF user, the publisher's online store for France said the polished-up PS2 RPGs are coming ...

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Thank the Mario Maker for including SMB 3, World themes

As revealed at The Game Awards, Nintendo's pumped some new features into Mario Maker since we last saw it at E3. The Wii U's DIY outfit lets you switch between Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World themes, in addition to old-school SMB1 and new-school NSMBU. Also, check out that flying spiny-sh...

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