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Jazzpunk occupies a crossbreed universe of 1950s Americana and modern convenience. It's an alternate-history exploration of the Cold War era: The world is occupied and run by machines in a society that appears to be equal parts Russian, Japanese and American. The construction workers are robots. The sushi chefs are robots. The police force is made up of robots....

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Joystiq Weekly: Titanfall, Thief review, Twitch Plays Pokemon and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. This week's news of a new Tony Hawk game isn't exactly...

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Jazzpunk review: Doo-wop skidoo bop pow

Jazzpunk occupies a crossbreed universe of 1950s Americana and modern convenience. It's an alternate-history exploration of the Cold War era: The world is occupied and run by machines in a society that appears to be equal parts Russian, Japanese and American. The construction workers are robots....

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Joystiq Streams: Getting surreal with Jazzpunk [Relive the stream!]

Joystiq Streams needs a break from all the high octane shooting action it's been doing in Titanfall. What better way to unwind from massive bouts of mech violence than with Necrophone Games' deeply strange Jazzpunk? Its heady blend of bizarre humor, pop culture detritus, adventure and weird...

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Jazzpunk spoofs cyberpunk in live-action trailer

As an adventure game rife with pop cultural spoofs and slapstick comedy, it makes a certain kind of sense that the latest Jazzpunk trailer would be an extended riff on the 1995 Keanu Reeves "classic" Johnny Mnemonic. In development at Necrophone Games, Jazzpunk is described as "a comedy...

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Comedy adventure Jazzpunk out on Feb. 7

Necrophone Games' offbeat espionage-themed adventure game, Jazzpunk, will hit Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms via Steam and as a DRM-free download on February 7, developer Luis Hernandez announced this week. Published by Adult Swim Games, Jazzpunk promises a unique tale set in an alternate...

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