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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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More Mercedes madness in new live-action Mario Kart ads

Remember that wonderfully oddball Mercedez-Benz Japan commercial that accompanied the OMG GLA DLC Mario Kart 8 revelation? You know, the one with the hard-as-nails, real-life Mario climbing out of the GLA all super-cool before walking into a Goomba? No no, you didn't dream that, it really happened....

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Halo: MCC to matchmake it up to players with today's updates

343 Industries plans to release "a number of server updates" today for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, with the aim of improving the problematic matchmaking. In an official forum post, Exec. Producer Dan Ayoub said the updates are due to roll out this morning (PT), and since they're server-side ...

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Watch Conan O'Brien scream at Frenchmen in Assassin's Creed: Unity

It's November, so it's the busy season for Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer segment. As a Brit who doesn't speak with a French accent, the talk show host's take on Assassin's Creed: Unity resonates with me. Also, that weary look at the mention of "backstory" is golden. [Image: Ubisoft]...

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PlayStation 4 firms up with 2.02 system update, available now

Hot on the heels of the PS4's 2.01 system update is - you guessed it - 2.02, available to download now. We've successfully nabbed and installed the firmware, but the patch notes currently offer little to report on what it's changed. According to Sony's support page, with 2.02 "system software stabi...

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Nintendo mega-busts out another batch of Amiibos [update]

Update: As our post went live, Nintendo of America unveiled a trailer pinning the 11 new Amiibo figures for February 2015. In the video, which you'll find below the break, Nintendo notes "some of our retail partners will be releasing a certain number of these as exclusive figures, so stay tuned for...

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Super Smash Bros. ad fits eight players into one huge living room

Video game commercials tend to imagine us living and playing in an massive, lush living rooms that don't mesh with reality. Even with a sofa so long you can easily fit five people on it, Super Smash Bros. WIi U's eight-player mode means one unlucky beardy-dude still has to perch on the back in N...

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UK Charts: CoD Advanced Warfare dethrones FIFA

After six weeks unchallenged, even FIFA 15 can't stop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from taking top spot in the UK. EA's latest sterling factory falls to No. 2, while according to Chart Track, Sledgehammer's shooter outsells the combined first week sales of Titanfall, Destiny and Wolfenstein: The ...

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Watch Blizzard's absolutely lore-ful WoW 10-year retrospective

First unveiled at Blizzcon, Blizzard's hour-long World of Warcraft "documentary" celebrates the MMO's upcoming tenth anniversary on November 23. Yup, 10 years, billions of dollars, millions of subscribers, 90 levels, 5 expansion sets and 1 awesome South Park episode. [Image: Comedy Central]...

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 ESRB rating almost a Barry sandwich

ESRB's newly-published rating for Resident Evil Revelations 2 hints at a third playable character, and that hint seems to point toward a return for Barry Burton. As DualShockers spotted, the rating notes "players assume the roles of an imprisoned woman and a father searching for his daughter on an ...

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Ex-Irrational devs' The Black Glove falls well short of funding

Day for Night Games, an offshoot studio formed in the wake of Irrational's layoffs, failed to crowdfund first-person adventure The Black Glove. In terms of how far short the game was of its goal, it's a case of not gloving one hand, let alone two. After a month of campaigning, The Black Glove amass...

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