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The 8-bit Time Machine takes game music back to 1985

Modern game soundtracks are nice thanks to their full orchestras and high-definition sound, and chiptune music can be a fun trip down Nostalgia Lane. While it may seem like you'd have to choose one or the other, you can have your audio-flavored cake and eat it too thanks to "The 8-bit Time Machine,...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup wishes you a happy holidays

Dear readers, Don't worry everybody, despite the warm and fuzzy sentiment expressed by this week's headline, we're not going full-blown "TV holiday special" levels of cheesiness. Still, the holidays are upon us now, and we hope you all have a very merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/Wookie...

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WRUP: Happy holidays!

It's the last WRUP before Christmas Day, and Alexander's gone and left me in charge of it. Still, what's the worst that could happen, right? Happy holidays, y'all! What's everyone playing this weekend?...

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Barely Related: The Interview didn't go well

Happy holidays, everyone! Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of this as your casual wee...

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Console Madness: Free Smash Bros 3DS XL, the rarest PS4 game, and much more

So Joystiq's given away a couple of limited edition Xbox Ones, a limited edition PlayStation 4, a crazy edition of Destiny, and a whole mess of random swag. You think we're done? We're not done. Prepare for more! In the lead-up to Christmas, Joystiq is giving away a limited edition Super Smash Br...

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Joystiq Streams: Halo 5 beta, live and uncut

Halo is on the brain this December. We're chock full of conflicting emotions about Master Chief, personable AI, and the many ancient technology entanglements they find themselves snared in. Revisiting all of Chief's tales in the Master Chief Collection reminded us just how awesome Halo campaign...

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Joystiq Discussion: Do you pre-order games?

Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Assassin's Creed: Unity. Driveclub. What do these games share? All of them hit consoles this fall in semi-functional states. Halo's matchmaking is still busted, Assassin's Creed is still working to iron out kinks, and Driveclub's many social features, the very thi...

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Joystiq Streams: See my KOR-FX vest, best for making games feel weird

See my vest/see my vest/as we strap a KOR-FX Acousto-Haptic Video Gaming Vest to our chest/Feel this peripheral/it ain't medicinal/it just makes games less ephemeral/Oh please, won't you see my vest! Ahem. Today on Joystiq Streams, something different! Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM) receiv...

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Joystiq Streams: Silent night, Dying Light

Do not go gentle into that zombie fight/shambling corpses should burn and rave at close of day/Rage, rage against the hordes of Dying Light. Techland has been working on the zombie apocalypse train for years now, determined to make the best possible open world overrun with stumbling undead f...

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Final Fantasy composer records symphonic album at Abbey Road

Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu is crafting an album of symphonic music from the Final Fantasy series, to be recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios and released digitally in early 2015 through Merregnon Studios. The album plays off of the Final Symphony concert series, which features songs fr...

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