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Xav de Matos is responsible for the management, acquisition, and development of feature-length content on Joystiq.

In his 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's Latest Posts

Video preview: Bayonetta 2

In the pantheon of video game absurdity, Platinum's Bayonetta franchise stands atop any other series. A witch with guns for shoes and hair that acts as both outfit and weapon trumps pretty much any other crazy concept ever concocted in interactive entertainment history. Platinum brings its...

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Video preview: Alien Isolation

Alien: Isolation is just around the corner, launching on October 7 for PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3. After playing an Oculus Rift-powered preview of the game, Joystiq Senior Reporter Jessica Conditt described The Creative Assembly's take on the classic franchise as "pants-shittingly...

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NHL 15 and NBC hook up, birth swanky presentation

I mentioned it in my review, NHL 14's broadcast package was a dated mess. Developer EA Canada aims to fix that problem with NHL 15, which features a new NBC-themed presentation and fresh commentators in the next-gen version. A first look trailer of the new package in action is getting me...

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To the Moon follow-up, A Bird Story, coming Nov. 5

The follow-up to Freebird Games' emotional To The Moon is finally spreading its wings and flying toward release. A Bird Story will launch for PC, Mac and Linux on November 5, the developer has announced. Last year, when Freebird Games had anticipated a mid-2013 release for its next title, the...

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Mario Kart 8 sales surpass 1 million in US

Over one million players have felt the cold dead eyes of Luigi on them in Mario Kart 8, Nintendo has announced, revealing the racer has become the second Wii U game to reach the sales milestone in the United States. According to a press release, New Super Mario Bros. Wii U was the first title to...

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Invisible Inc's Early Access trailer isn't even trying to hide

Although a trailer showing a pitch black screen may have been more apt considering its title, Klei Entertainment opted to show off the stylish gameplay of Invisible Inc. instead. Way to break immersion, folks! Check out the trailer after the break. Invisible Inc. (formerly known as Incognita) is...

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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes coming to Steam

Update: In a video featuring Snake sneaking around in a box stamped with the Steam logo, Hideo Kojima has officially announced Metal Gear Sold 5: The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes is coming to PC. The announcement was made during Konami's special Metal Gear Preview Party, broadcast on Twitch. No...

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Report: Silent Hill resurrected by Kojima and Del Toro

The mysterious interactive horror game Sony teased during its Gamescom press conference? It may just be a window into the future of Konami's Silent Hill franchise. Completing the interactive teaser while streaming on Twitch, user "SoapyWarpig" unlocked a cutscene featuring a desolate town. After...

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Rayman creator goes Wild, announces exclusive open-world PS4 adventure

Rayman creator Michel Ancel has announced Wild, an exclusive open-world title for the PlayStation 4. Wild is the debut title of Wild Sheep Studios, the studio Ancel recently announced to the world. "We wanted to focus on a single platform, and PS4 was clearly the best fit," Ancel said during the...

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PlayStation Now coming to Europe in 2015, UK gets first beta

European PlayStation fans have been invited to the streaming game revolution, Sony revealed during its Gamescom press conference. PlayStation Now, Sony's streaming game service coming to PlayStation devices and select televisions, is coming to Europe in 2015. UK residents will be invited to the...

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