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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup doesn't get it

On Friday, September 19, something amazing happened. It was revolutionary. It was historic. It was ... a new iPhone. Yes, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now out in the wild, and while some people were literally trembling with excitement, I personally was very un-enthused. Don't get me...

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WRUP: Orange Mocha Frappuccino [Update: Behold the magnificence]

Update: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! And masterfully executed. Thanks @Vicky_Bit And we're still waiting on someone to take this Final Fantasy 15 video and add Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" in reverence to the opening scene from Ben Stiller's comedy masterpiece, Zoolander. Could we do it...

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Joystiq Streams: Hey, Hyrule Warriors! Come out to plaayyayy

*Clink* *Clink* *Clink* Joystiq Streams is playing Hyrule Warriors live at 4:00PM EST on Joystiq.com/Twitch. CAN YOU DIG IT?! Yes, it's going to be a non-stop cavalcade of Link, Impa, and Midna action. We'll slice up some Moblins and than a bunch of Gorons, just to put the Wii U through...

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Joystiq Streams: When a Canadian coaches a scrub in NHL 15

The Rangers versus Kings Stanley Cup final this past June was one of the most watched Stanley Cup finals in a generation. NBC reported it had about 5 million viewers total. To put that in perspective, the Super Bowl snagged 111.5 million viewers in February. Who cares, though! So the NHL...

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In Real Life: A gaming graphic novel giveaway from Joystiq

With the fall gaming season in full swing now, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the flood. Do I play Destiny? Hyrule Warriors? What about good ol' Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call? Too many games! Let's step back from playing, give our brains a collective breather, and just read about playing...

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A mindset to match The Evil Within

I think a lot about mental health. Partly because I co-founded a charity dedicated to increasing empathy and education about mental health issues, but mostly because I love horror games like The Evil Within. Zombies and ghosts and demons are fun, of course, but what I really like is a good...

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Conan O'Brien tackles Minecraft dev's $2.5B acquisition

We covered the events leading up to Microsoft's purchase of Minecraft developer Mojang this week, but didn't stop to consider how its creators plan to spend all that cash. Comedian Conan O'Brien addresses this vital issue in the clip above, making Notch's motives much clearer. Good job, Minecraft...

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Joystiq Streams: New Gauntlet needs a workout badly

All these space wizards and Dinklages and space balls telling us about our Destiny as conqueror of the darkness have exhausted us. Now we thirst for simpler pleasures. No more moon wizards! Just regular wizards, who are mightily hungry and may or may not need food in the immediate future. The...

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GX3 convention meets funding goal, will continue in 2015

Fan-oriented gaming convention GX3 (formerly GaymerX) has surpassed its initial funding goal, ensuring that the weekend-long event will run for its third consecutive year in 2015. Initially pitched as an event focused on the LGBT community, this year's showing expands its reach to include...

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Can you play Doom on a printer? Yes you Canon

With wearable computers like Google Glass and Apple Watch wooing the tech obsessed, it's hard not to feel bad for older machines showing their age. Printers no doubt look at fax machines and imagine a grim future of irrelevance, but they can buck up thanks to hot new game support! Printers are...

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