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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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Japan's white Destiny PS4 is that little bit prettier

Like in the West, Sony is releasing a shiny white PS4 bundle in Japan for Bungie shooter Destiny. The difference is that Japan's system is a smidgen cooler thanks to the addition of a laser-etched faceplate bearing the game's logo - pretty swish, I'd say. It's interesting to see Japan getting...

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Railguns at the ready, Quake Live hits Steam 'soon'

Free-to-play shooter Quake Live is coming to Steam "soon," some four years after it first hit browsers. Bethesda Softworks Vice-President Pete Hines announced the news at Quakecon yesterday, though he didn't put a date on the Steam release. Meanwhile on the game's website, id Software revealed the...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Strike Force Foxx, Mr. Driller 2

It's one of those weeks on the eShop where the headline covers two-thirds of the new releases. The missing part of the triforce? Collavier Corporation's Comic Workshop, a game that doesn't, sadly, teach you how to become the next Kevin Hart. There's not much to say about the other two games,...

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Destiny Xbox One beta won't be 1080p, Bungie aiming for it in full game

The PS4 beta of Destiny, which begins today, is expected to run in 1080p resolution - after all, last month's alpha did. However, the Xbox One beta, which begins on July 23, will not, according to comments made during an IGN livestream yesterday. Before anyone sounds the alarms, Bungie Community...

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This year's Club Nintendo elite rewards are all downloadable games

Marking a change from the calendars, posters and other Nintendoodads, the 2014 Club Nintendo elite rewards for North America are all downloadable games. While that'll disappoint some of you, as a European I have to note on our side of the ocean it's all physical - and personally, not the most...

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MS: Kinect-less debut sees Xbox One monthly sales double in US

It looks like the Kinect-less line of Xbox One helped give the console a boost in June, when sales of the system in the US were "more than double" those of May. Microsoft announced the stat, revealing its internal data is based on its "retail calendar and sold through numbers," meaning they...

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Wii U's Fatal Frame unveiled, petrifies Japan in September

The next Fatal Frame comes to Wii U in Japan on September 27, more than six years after the series' last fully-fledged entry. Nintendo and developer Koei Tecmo presented the first snapshot of the new horror game in a livestream this morning, revealing its Japanese title as Zero: Nuregarasu no...

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Sims 2 players get expansion-stuffed upgrade as EA ends support

After a decade of expansions and updates, EA is ending support for one of its PC big hits from the 2000s, The Sims 2. The 2004 sequel shipped at least 20 million copies across all platforms, and its 8 expansion packs didn't do too bad themselves. Maxis' life sim definitely can't be accused of...

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The Last of Us: Remastered includes optional 30fps lockdown [update]

Update: Asked on Twitter if the 30 frames per second (fps) lock indicated any fluctuations from the regular 60fps, Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells said, "Not at all. We included it at the request of the purists who wanted the experience as close to the original (PS3) as possible." Original...

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Xbox One camo controller, headset perfect for woodland gaming

Xbox spokesoldier Major Nelson says the new special edition Xbox One controller and stereo headset are "Armed Forces" accessories, but camouflage needn't be limited to the military. If you've ever wanted gaming time away from prying eyes, you can truly become invisible with these additions to your...

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