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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

Seen@GDC 2014: Animal masks and fan art at Devolver Digital

Surrounded by fan art inspired by its games, including the recently released Luftrausers and cult-hit Hotline Miami, Devolver Digital invites press and partners to its meeting space donning animal masks and wielding deadly mimosas. "We're a very serious business," Devolver Digital's Nigel Lowrie...

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Making everything new, old again in Alien: Isolation

Though Ridley Scott's classic Alien takes place in a distant future, the film's production values were a product of the late 1970s, with sets and props cobbled together with elements from the era. Rather than evolve the original designs-of-necessity in its upcoming and inspired Alien:...

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EVE Valkyrie in development for PS4's VR headset

CCP's virtual-reality star fighter EVE: Valkyrie is also in development for Sony's recently announced VR headset, Project Morpheus. Though CCP and Oculus VR had announced a co-publishing agreement for the game, a spokesperson from CCP has told Polygon that the exclusive partnership only...

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Overheard@GDC 2014: What being hunted in Alien Isolation sounds like

The Creative Assembly is clear that its new game, Alien: Isolation, is a survival horror game directly inspired by Ridley Scott's 1979 classic film, Alien. That means there are no big, James Cameron-developed pulse rifles. No gruff marines. Just you, Amanda Ripley, attempting to survive. In...

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Report: Play Wii Sports Club free for a limited time beginning March 21

Nintendo will give all Wii U players a chance to play its Wii Sports Club series for free during a three day event beginning on March 21, according to IGN. The free-for-all event also features access to online multiplayer for each of its included games. Wii Sports Club offers à la carte...

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Ghost Recon Online gets a new title, April Steam release

The online-only, free-to-play shooter Ghost Recon Online has ditched its redundant subtitle for something a little more bomb, yo. Ghost Recon: Phantoms will launch on PC via Steam in April, publisher Ubisoft has announced. "With all the changes the game has undergone since its conception, the...

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Candy Crush studio King seeks up to $7.6 billion IPO valuation

Candy Crush Saga makers King Digital Entertainment Plc, says it expects to price its initial public offering at $21-$24 per share, valuing the company at up to $7.6 billion. King, which became notorious within the games industry after trademarking and enforcing use of the common word "Candy,"...

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Humble Bundle of Love for Boyer packs in a ton of games for $25

Over thirty-five games and soundtracks are on offer in a very special Humble Bundle sale, established to help support IGF chairman Brandon Boyer's cancer treatment relief campaign. The massive collection of independent gems is priced at $25, with all proceeds going to Boyer's treatment relief...

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sales reach 130K in eight days

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold "more than 130,000 combined physical and digital units" during its first eight days of release, according to Nintendo and U.S. sales data from consumer research group NPD. Tropical Freeze launched on February 21. Nintendo 3DS software sales increased 25...

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Exiting Irrational team shares its 'proudest' BioShock Infinite moments

Irrational Games, as we knew it, is closing its doors. As its final goodbye, the dev has released a short video featuring former employees discussing its "proudest moments" working on the studio's final project, BioShock Infinite, and the game's final DLC chapter. [Image: Irrational Games]...

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