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South Park goes tripping on the Oculus Rift

South Park's latest season definitely seems to be taking a turn for the nerdy. Last week, Matt Stone, Trey Parker and crew lambasted freemium games that use shady business practices to make players spend more money. This week, South Park showed us a world where the Oculus Rift - a device that up to...

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Did You Know Gaming reminds us the PS2 was once considered military hardware

Remember the good ol' days of video games? You know, before hard drives and wireless internet connections? The folks at Did You Know Gaming do, and this time, they're taking us back to the era of Sony's little black box that could, the most popular video game system of all time, the...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is covered in snow

I don't know about the weather where you guys live, but this week, Iowa (which is where I'm from, and is the state with all the corn and pigs, in case you were wondering) got its first taste of real, honest-to-goodness winter. Our temperatures dipped, the winds kicked up, but most importantly, it's...

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WRUP: Stock gamer

I entered "video game player" into a stock photo site and this is what I got. Look at those two. They seem so happy. Especially the excitable blond, who is... holding his controller, um, quite oddly. Are they playing on a PS2?! What's everyone playing?...

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Barely Related: Dr. Doom is a hacker, Aunt May isn't a spy

It's getting cold out there in the real world. Stay inside with us, we've got lots to talk about. 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...

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Joystiq Streams: Mario Kart 8 Too Link, Too Furious

Since summer ended, the Hells Shells have been resting, lying in wait for the triumphant return of Blue Collar Racing. The last Joystiq Grand Prix was five months ago, but with hot, fresh DLC invading Mario Kart 8 it's time to hit the track once more! Get ready as the drunken posse of Mike Suszek...

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When "It" Became "He": An Amiibo Tale

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U this month come the Amiibo, Nintendo's little army of figurines that can transport characters like Link, Princess Peach and even the lithe WiiFit Trainer into your game. Having a tiny statue of Mario seems like a goofy way to introduce extra fighters to Smash Bros.,...

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Desert Bus for Hope rides again, charity drive begins today

The eighth Desert Bus for Hope charity drive officially kicks off today. We've been fans of the marathon for many years here at Joystiq, but in case you don't know what it's all about, here's the rundown. The folks at LoadingReadyRun sit down to play Desert Bus, one of the most mind-numbingly...

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CoD: Advanced Warfare gets 6 million viewers on Twitch in first week [Update]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is apparently as fun to watch as it is to play, given that players spent 5.4 million hours watching Twitch streams of the game in its first week. That figure came from Variety, which noted that over 75,000 broadcasters streamed gameplay footage of Advanced Warfare on...

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Glitched Sonic Boom speedrun clocks in at under an hour

It took speedrunners less than 24 hours to crack open Sega's Wii U action game Sonic Boom and produce an hour-long playthrough thanks to a game-breaking glitch discovered yesterday. The current world record, achieved during Twitch streamer Parax0's fourth-ever playthrough of the game, clocks in at...

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