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WRUP: PAX Prime 2014 is go!

Attending PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend? So is the Joystiq crew! Here's what we're up to. What's everyone playing this weekend?...

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Barely Related: Hello Kitty is not a cat and other nonsense

Deep breaths, 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...

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Game Show Night at PAX Prime: 3 hours of hilarious filth (and prizes!)

Is your life missing a deep, soul-warping sense of depravity? Could you use a few chuckles? Enjoy game shows? Has Joystiq got the PAX panel for you! As part of a long-running tradition, our own Managing Editor, Susan Arendt, will be hosting Blankety Blank, a disgusting but hilarious take on the...

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Nariko rescues villagers in footage from Heavenly Sword film

Here in 2014 most people have forgotten about Ninja Theory's seven-year-old PlayStation 3-exclusive action game Heavenly Sword, but not Blockade Entertainment, who plan to launch a straight-to-DVD CGI film based on the game on September 2. [Image: Sony]...

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Joystiq Streams: A low down dirty Oculus Rift DK2 tour [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Psst. Hey. Sick of all those tame interviews and careful hand-holding through the growing world of virtual reality? Want to take a trip down the unbeaten paths where the weird stuff is happening in Oculus Rift? Want to see a grown man fight with his inner ear when a computer helmet convinces his...

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Ubisoft execs take the Ice Bucket Challenge as Rabbid looks on

No one is immune to memetic charity, which is why Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot and Ubisoft EMEA executive director Alain Corre are seen below the break enduring a frigid deluge in front of Notre Dame cathedral. Guillemot and Corre are taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a stunt in which...

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See Joystiq at PAX Prime 2014!

Are you headed to PAX Prime later this week? So are we! Your pals at Joystiq will be scouring the show floor for scoops on upcoming games, and we'll be making appearances at a number of panels throughout the weekend. Come see us and say hi! Search for "Joystiq" at PAX Prime's website and you'll...

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Joystiq Giveaway: As Above/So Below gear to kick off horror season

October shouldn't get to keep all the horror fun. Why should scary movies be restricted to Halloween proximity? Joystiq's domain being the northern hemisphere of Earth, we know all too well that come September, the dark arrives earlier and earlier. Leaves start to crackle and crinkle as the...

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Joystiq Streams: Back underground with Metro Redux's survival horror [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Been above ground so long I hardly knew the place/Gee it's good to be back home/Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my gas mask/Honey disconnect the phone/I'm back in the U.S.S.R metro/You don't know how lucky you are boy/Back in the U.S.S.R. metro There is nothing quite so unsettling as the Xbox...

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GaymerX conference to return as GX3: Everyone Games

GaymerX, the gaming convention that seeks to "create a safe space for all gamers, especially gamers who are queer, women, and people of color," will return, and the event's organizers could use your help in funding the show. Earlier this year, it was announced that GaymerX2, the second iteration...

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