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Xav de Matos

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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

Give your worst to The UnEarth Initiative

The UnEarth Initiative tells the story of the world's most expendable citizens. Earth is overpopulated and to combat the scarcity of space and supplies, the world's government has collected "the undesirables" and flung them into orbit. Slackers, procrastinators, insomniacs and anyone else with a...

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls review: All you need is kill

With Diablo banished once again, the people of Sanctuary have finally found themselves in a place of peace. Five minutes later ... The angel of death, Malthael, steps in as the latest evil force descending upon the land, once again raising the question of why Sanctuary's citizens never consider...

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PS Vita software update makes room for more apps on home screen

A new system software update coming to the PlayStation Vita will add detailed memory card file management to the Content Manager, along with the ability to display up to 500 apps on the handheld's home screen, according to the PlayStation Blog. System Software 3.10 will also add the ability to...

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Surviving hell in 11 Bit's This War of Mine

With its teaser trailer, This War of Mine presents a world ensnared in combat, but focuses its lens on the civilians caught in the middle of the brutal conflict. "In war, not everyone is a soldier," the ominous video notes, featuring huddled civilians within a building as uniformed soldiers battle...

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Obsidian unleashes free-to-play tanks in Armored Warfare

Following the flatulence-laden release of South Park: The Stick of Truth, developer Obsidian Entertainment has revealed a new explosive game. Armored Warfare is the company's first foray into the wild world of free-to-play games and features modern tank battles. Armored Warfare is being...

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Challenges and comparisons: The monsters that hunt Alien Isolation

The Creative Assembly has been forced to make a number of changes in order to realize the vision for Alien: Isolation. After successful pitches to both Sega and 20th Century Fox, the developer turned to recruitment, ensuring it added new members to its team that were capable of crafting the exact...

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Devolver Digital on mixing indie movies and games for charity

If its recent Humble Bundle proves anything, it's that Devolver isn't settling for a footprint in one entertainment medium. With its games and a series of indie films on offer in the latest bundle, Devolver mixed its two passions in the pay-what-you-want, charity-driven Humble Bundle series. ...

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Sharing legends with the world in Never Alone, a game inspired by Alaskan Native communities

While museums and organizations lock the industry's most important works behind glass to preserve their memory, development and publishing partners Upper One Games and E-Line Media are using video games to help preserve the legends of a people. In the upcoming "atmospheric puzzle platformer"...

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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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