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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.

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Borderlands 2 free Steam weekend, Pre-Sequel up for pre-purchase

Want a fresh world to explore? If you haven't already entered the insanity that is Borderlands 2, this weekend represents your best bet. Beginning today and until Sunday at 1pm PT, the game is available to play for free on Steam. As part of the promotion, Borderlands 2 and its content are curren...

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Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 packs Deadlight, Van Helsing and GalCiv 2

A new Humble Bundle is upon us, this time packing a handful of big games. The Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 includes Deadlight, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Complete Pack and Galactic Civilizations 2: Ultimate Edition in the organizations standard "name your price" package. Beating the average...

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Shadowrun's standalone Dragonfall Director's Cut arrives Sept. 18

The standalone, "Director's Cut" version of the Shadowrun Returns DLC Dragonfall will arrive on September 18, developer Harebrained Schemes has revealed. The updated version of the downloadable content features new missions, music, and improvements to the user interface and combat systems. The D...

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Valve just might make that Team Fortress 2 shirt you designed

Valve is giving a chance to the visionaries (and drunk idiots) that have shaped this great land by enhancing common items, paving the way to beer hats and tuxedo-stamped shirts. For a limited time, Valve is inviting other dreamers to join the fray by submitting their own t-shirt and poster designs ...

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Freedom Wars does battle in NA, Europe on October 29

Freedom Wars is coming to the PlayStation Vita on October 29 in North America and Europe and on October 31 in the UK. The action role-playing game is a collaboration between God Eater creators Shift, Street Fighter X Tekken co-developer Dimps and Sony's Japanese Studio. Participating retailers a...

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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 power...

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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 awesome....

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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 exci...

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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 de...

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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 se...

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