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WRUP: A quiet July to catch up

There's no better opportunity to catch up on that backlog than the month of July. Or, you could always add more to the games that need playing. The end of the year flood begins in late August. What's everyone playing?...

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Why Shovel Knight couldn't run on a real NES

Shovel Knight is a well-crafted homage to the golden age of NES platformers (read our review!), but that doesn't mean it could actually run on Nintendo's beloved 8-bit console. Children of the 80s and 90s will probably notice, for example, that there is no sprite flickering in Shovel Knight. As it...

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Miiverse users can now embed posts elsewhere on the 'net

If you've ever found yourself wishing you could share your collection of Mario Kart 8 stamps with the rest of the Internet, you're in luck: The latest Miiverse update allows users to embed posts outside of Nintendo's nascent social media hub. "We've added a feature that lets you embed a Miiverse...

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Joystiq Streams: Metroid 2 and Another Metroid 2 Remake [Update: Relive the stream!]

"Anthony is on vacation," Xav screamed to Reviews Content Director, Richard Mitchell. "Are we responsible for today's Joystiq Streams?" "I think so. What should we do?" Richard shot back, holding a pair of large novelty sunglasses he earned as a reward in improv class. "Let's stream...

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Rainbow Six: Siege to include male hostages, too

Rainbow Six: Siege was the surprise finale of Ubisoft's E3 conference, featuring a team of players descending on a suburban home where a woman was held hostage by a group of heavily armed bad guys. The woman cowered while the house exploded around her, and she was referred to as "The Hostage"...

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Google I/O wrapup: Razer microconsole, Android TV

Google's I/O 2014 conference unveiled plenty of goodies for tech-heads and gadget lovers, including a few nuggets for all of the video game enthusiasts out there. Engadget helps us break it down:...

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Hit List Q&A: Monument Valley designer Ken Wong

In the "Hit List" from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the video game industry's top talents describe their current gaming addictions, their most anticipated releases and more. This week: Ken Wong, lead designer of Monument Valley. Ken Wong served as lead designer on ustwo's...

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Steam Greenlights 75 more games: Futuridium, Lost Orbit

Yep, 75 more games are on the path to Steam. We won't list them all, but a few notable stand-outs include Futuridium EP, Ensign-1, Pale Blue, Lost Orbit, The Masterplan and, of course, VoidSpace – The Dogecoin MMORPG. A few other games have interesting-sounding names, such as Exploding...

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NECA makes a Master Chief motorcycle helmet

Fine purveyor of action figures and other sundry collectibles, NECA is making a piece of molded plastic for Halo fans that does more than just look super cool on your desk. The Master Chief motorcycle helmet isn't just a piece of flashy, decorative headgear but a functional helmet that will...

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IGDA: Number of women in industry rising, still under half

Women compose 22 percent of the gaming industry, up from 11.5 percent in 2009, the 2014 IGDA Developer Satisfaction Survey reports. Men make up 76 percent of the industry, while 2 percent of respondents identified as transgender or "other." "Men still dominate the industry," the IGDA says. ...

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