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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

Sniper Elite 3 review: War and pieces

Sniper Elite 3 marvels in its own destruction, continuing the franchise's adoration of slow motion bullets and the highlighting of a target's gooey innards. It glorifies not war, but something worse: Nearly every shot fired. This is the game's great fault: that it only has a single trick, an almost...

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10 Years, 10 Great Games: Xav's picks

Throughout the week, Joystiq celebrates its tenth anniversary by revealing each writer's favorite - not "best" - games of the last decade. Aside from selecting a number one, each list is unordered. For his top selection, Feature Content Director Xav de Matos discusses the industrywide...

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Joystiq Streams: Metroid 2 and Another Metroid 2 Remake [Update: Relive the stream!]

"Anthony is on vacation," Xav screamed to Reviews Content Director, Richard Mitchell. "Are we responsible for today's Joystiq Streams?" "I think so. What should we do?" Richard shot back, holding a pair of large novelty sunglasses he earned as a reward in improv class. "Let's stream...

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Unity comes to PlayStation Mobile

Unity, the malleable video game development engine available for nearly every platform known to man, is coming to – you guessed it – another platform man is familiar with. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced the "official version" of Unity for PlayStation Mobile will be made...

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EA unlocks all weapons, gadgets in Battlefield Hardline beta

For its final few days in closed beta, EA has decided to unlock all weapons and gadgets available in Battlefield Hardline. Unlocking everything will give PC and PS4 beta players the chance to wield any of the content currently gated by level, including the ballistic shied, breaching charge, and...

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Free-to-play Ridge Racer Driftopia servers shuttering in August

Less than a year after launching its beta on PC and PlayStation 3, Bandai Namco has announced its plan to shut down servers for its free-to-play race, Ridge Racer Driftopia, by August 15. A statement from the publisher, acquired by Eurogamer, thanked players for support and promised: "all the...

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King of Fighters spinoff 'Rhythm of Fighters' coming to iOS, Android

SNK Playmore is transforming its King of Fighters franchise into a mobile rhythm game – dubbed The Rhythm of Fighters – for Android and iOS devicies, the game's official website has revealed. The fighting game/music mashup will launch "soon" on the App Store and via Google Play. ...

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Team Fortress 2 'Love and War' update rolls on, adds weapons and gluten

After adding a handful of colorful taunts to its free-to-play shooter, Valve has rolled out a mix of new weapons and items available for Team Fortress 2 as part of its "Love and War" update. Items featured in today's update include, but are not limited to: The Back Scatter, a scattergun with the...

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Snooping brought Grim Fandango to PS4 & Vita

One of the most pleasant surprises at E3 2014 was the announcement that LucasArts' beloved adventure game Grim Fandango is coming to PS4 and Vita. How did it happen? PlayStation VP of Publisher Relations Adam Boyes explains it all came about when the game's original project leader, Tim...

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Valve releases new Team Fortress 2 short film, adds dancing taunts

You've decked out your heroes in pretty hats and now it's time to hit the town and dance. Team Fortress 2 has entered the next-generation of taunting opponents by introducing the ability to ridicule them in the form of dance. New taunts featuring the conga, square dancing, headbutting...

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