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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

Doctor Who-inspired animation one of Sunset Overdrive's most requested respawns

Since it revealed "next-gen respawning" in Sunset Overdrive – the popular culture-infused animations that return players to the action after death – developer Insomniac Games has been flooded with suggestions from fans. Insomniac Creative Director Marcus Smith says that one of the...

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Video preview: Crossing the thin blue line in Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield Hardline pulls players out of the military's theatre of war and puts them in the role as cops and robbers, vying for the biggest stack of cash. In Joystiq's latest video preview, Editor-in-Chief Ludwig Kietzmann battles for both sides: As an officer in the world's most brutal...

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Splatoon is an ink-filled shooter from Miyamoto's junior team

Nintendo has announced Splatoon, an 8-player third-person shooter with weaponized ink is coming to Wii U. The title is in development by the young developers at EAD, working directly under Shigeru Miyamoto. As players compete in 4-on-4 battles, the environment is coated in colorful ink....

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Hyrule Warriors coming Sept. 26 in North America

Nintendo has announced Hyrule Warriors, featuring playable co-op characters Zelda and Midna, will launch for the Wii U on September 26, 2014, in North America. Europe will receive the game on September 19. Hyrule Warriors pits The Legend of Zelda series protagonist Link against spawning...

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Yoshi's Wooly World adds co-op, coming to Wii U in 2015

Nintendo has announced that its next Yoshi adventure – Yoshi's Wooly World – will include a two-player co-op mode. Yoshi's Wooly World is coming to the Wii U in 2015. Though the the game is helmed by the team behind the adorable Kirby's Epic Yarn, Yoshi's upcoming Wii U adventure is...

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Ubisoft gets tactical, introduces Rainbow Six: Siege

At the E3 2014 Ubisoft Media Briefing, the Tom Clancy game publisher reintroduced gamers to the Rainbow team. Rainbow Six: Siege is coming Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2015. Revealed at the end of the conference, the in-game demo featured two teams of five battling each other in a hostage-filled...

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NHL 15 hits the ice on September 9

The "new generation" of EA Canada's NHL 15 is scheduled to arrive in stores on September 9 in North America and on September 12 in Europe, EA has announced. NHL 15 is coming to Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3. EA's pre-order plan for NHL 15 is intricate and varying based on retailer. As...

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Platinum invites you to battle monsters in Scalebound, exclusively on Xbox One [Update: Trailer]

Platinum Games director Hideki Kamiya has announced his studio's next game: Scalebound. The Microsoft Studios published game will arrive exclusively on the Xbox One. A rendered trailer for the game was a mash-up of a fantasy world with some modern twists. A giant dragon lands with a thunderous...

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Meet the computer that's learning to kill and the man who programmed the chaos

In Kirkland, Washington, sits a computer ready to wage war. It drains the planet's resources, amasses massive armies and prepares for world domination. "It's trying to get smarter and it is, very quickly," says the man who sits next to the computer as it calculates routes toward victory. While...

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How guerrilla warfare works in Homefront: The Revolution

Not too long after Crytek UK began working on a sequel to Homefront, the developer started to get worried. Studio closures at THQ, rumors of the publisher's financial strain and whispers of the entire organization's dissolution overtook any news surrounding the company and its projects, including a...

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