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Death kills parents, robs cradle in Sims 4

Here's a tragic – yet heartwarming – tale from The Sims 4, as shared with me by the game's Executive Producer, Rachel Franklin: ...

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Joystiq Streams: Tomb Raider 2, Lara's original PlayStation exclusive [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Gamescom 2014 hasn't even officially opened its doors to the public, but the biggest European gaming event of the year has already yielded up some mad surprises: Rise of the Tomb Raider is going to be an Xbox exclusive. What that means is still unclear, of course. We know that Rise will be "Xbox...

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Watch the PlayStation Gamescom '14 press conference right here [Update: It's over!]

Sony brings the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita funk to Gamescom starting at 7PM CEST, which is 1PM ET, 10AM PT, 6PM UK for those across the land. Is Uncharted 4 actually a prequel to Wipeout? Will we get a glimpse of long lost The Last Guardian? New crazy PlayStation 4 and PS Vita...

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Watch the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer premiere

Sledgehammer Games sits down with Xbox Live's Major Nelson for the very first live stream of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer. What does it look like when Call of Duty players slip back into the series' trademark shootouts sporting lasers and jetpacks like a bunch of GI Joe characters?...

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The Last of Us Remastered's Photo Mode helps spawn a beautiful trailer

The Last of Us Remastered's Photo Mode isn't just useful for capturing those little moments of perfectly-framed opportunity, you know. When used to string together a series of 3D portraits set against the game's haunting guitar theme, it can help make a pretty darn good trailer for the game....

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Live improv saves the day when Witcher 3 SDCC panel goes awry

Pop quiz, hotshot. You're at the San Diego Comic-Con panel for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. A demo showing live gameplay has started, but none of the characters' voices are working. You've got a packed room full of fans who want to see the game in presentable condition, and not enough time to...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is running out of space

Physical space can be a precious resource, I've recently discovered. See, I just moved from the second floor of my apartment complex to the first floor, and while the ability to walk outside with just the slide of a door plus the ease of having a yard (small though it may be) for the dogs are both...

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This Skyrim Nightingale statue has 100 points in Awesome

Say what you will about the Daedric Princes of The Elder Scrolls games, but some of them have a keen eye for fashion. Case in point: Nocturnal, lady of night and darkness, clads her servants - the Nightingales - in the kind of outfit we imagine Batman would wear if Batman were a medieval fantasy...

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Barely Related: Terminator Genisomething, Star Wars world

We're leaving on a jet plane and we're definitely, 100 percent sure when we'll be back – right after Gamescom. 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,...

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WRUP: Gamescom 2014 next week

Next week is Gamescom and no delicious schnitzel in the city of Cologne is safe from our ravenous desire. Quinoa and kale? You're out of your mind! It's a solid week of beer, meat and bread. There's gonna be video games, too... and three press conferences. Microsoft, Sony and EA will all have new...

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