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Xav de Matos is responsible for the management, acquisition, and creation of feature-length content on Joystiq.com. Xav serves as production manager of Joystiq's original video content and helps to organize and host the Super Joystiq Podcast.

In his nearly eight years in the industry Xav has produced content for AOL GameDaily, Joystiq, GamePro Magazine, Shacknews and was a co-host on Weekend Confirmed. Xav de Matos holds a degree in Public Relations.

Xav de Matos's Latest Posts

Modern Combat 5 cracked, pirated by contest winner

Pirated copies of the mobile first-person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout flooded torrent websites this weekend, reportedly originating from a copy of the game distributed by the developer as part of a contest. Gameloft held the giveaway recently, inviting players into the game early. "One of...

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The Evil Within pushed up to Oct. 14 for early scares

Sometimes fear sneaks up on you. News from QuakeCon – via the game's official Twitter account – reveals that The Evil Within, the upcoming horror game from Resident Evil mastermind Shinji Mikami, is now launching on October 14 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC....

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Germany wins again, this time it's a world record Spelunky run

Spelunky has once again been mastered, with a new world record speedrun set over the weekend. YouTube user Pibonacci waltzed through the devious action game with a final time of 1:55:343. The previously established world record for any percentage game completion was clocked at two minutes and one...

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Sony heads dish on the PS4's famous E3 debut

The hour-long interview featuring Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House revealing how Sony strategically changed its E3 script to stray from Microsoft's DRM direction is now online. The video, from last week's Develop Conference in Brighton, also features PS4 architect Mark Cerny, and...

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Destiny companion app offers up lore, loadout changes

When Destiny's July 17 beta launches on PlayStation platforms, Guardians hungry for more information can download and utilize the game's companion app. Revealed by IGN, the app allows players to examine and swap equipment, peruse missions and bounties and learn more about the lore in Bungie's...

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Humble Flash Re-Bundle: Overlord, DIRT, Operation Flashpoint

Codemasters and the charitable folks at Humble Bundle have teamed up to offer a pile of guns, cars and overlords in a new "Flash Re-Bundle" for a very limited time. For one day only, seven games plus DLC are available in a pay-what-you-want bundle. Overlord and the Overlord: Raising Hell DLC,...

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Sniper Elite 3 review: War and pieces

Sniper Elite 3 marvels in its own destruction, continuing the franchise's adoration of slow motion bullets and the highlighting of a target's gooey innards. It glorifies not war, but something worse: Nearly every shot fired. This is the game's great fault: that it only has a single trick, an almost...

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10 Years, 10 Great Games: Xav's picks

Throughout the week, Joystiq celebrates its tenth anniversary by revealing each writer's favorite - not "best" - games of the last decade. Aside from selecting a number one, each list is unordered. For his top selection, Feature Content Director Xav de Matos discusses the industrywide...

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Joystiq Streams: Metroid 2 and Another Metroid 2 Remake [Update: Relive the stream!]

"Anthony is on vacation," Xav screamed to Reviews Content Director, Richard Mitchell. "Are we responsible for today's Joystiq Streams?" "I think so. What should we do?" Richard shot back, holding a pair of large novelty sunglasses he earned as a reward in improv class. "Let's stream...

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Unity comes to PlayStation Mobile

Unity, the malleable video game development engine available for nearly every platform known to man, is coming to – you guessed it – another platform man is familiar with. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced the "official version" of Unity for PlayStation Mobile will be made...

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