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Exploring the unknown parts of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Speaking with XCOM: Enemy Unknown producer Garth DeAngelis earlier this year, I managed to unearth a little information that had been (appropriately) unknown about the game at the time. Specifically, I learned that aerial combat is returning in Enemy Unknown. Dogfighting alien aircraft played a...

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'Avatar Famestar' introduces persistent, cross-game rewards to XBLA

When Iron Galaxy's Wreckateer is launched next week – the second game in Microsoft's Summer of Arcade annual promotion – it'll include a brand new feature that will show up in several upcoming XBLA games: Avatar Famestars. We first heard the name back in February when a trademark popped...

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Epic's Mark Rein on UE4, Epic Baltimore and Gears of War: Judgment

Given the engine's dynamic illumination features, it's only appropriate for Epic Vice President Mark Rein to start lighting up when he starts talking about Unreal Engine 4. We spoke to Rein on the last day of E3 about the engine's possibilities, and how its robust developer toolset addresses the...

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Activision talks Skylanders Giants and the future of the franchise

We had a quick chat with Mike Graham, a design producer at Activision, about Toys for Bob's extremely popular Skylanders franchise, and the second release in the series, Skylanders Giants. Graham kindly let us in on the reasoning behind the new game and bigger toys, and what other possibilities...

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Joystiq Presents: RiffTrax versus Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Mega Man and Sonic

If you're a product of the late 80s and early 90s, or if you're a Netflix junkie, you may have heard of Mystery Science Theater 3000. For ten seasons, the series perfected the art of poking fun at terrible movies with its biting and hilarious commentary. Years later, Mystery Science Theater 3000...

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Invite a yellow Yoshi into Mario Tennis Open, our treat

If you'd like to play doubles in Mario Tennis Open with someone who looks vaguely like a tennis ball in hue, we can help with that. Nintendo shared the above QR code exclusively with Joystiq, and now we're sharing it with you. From within the 3DS game, you can snap a picture of this code and unlock...

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Turn the pages of Orcs Must Die! 2's new Spellbook

Orcs Must Die! 2 builds upon the excellent foundation of its predecessor with multiplayer – our first taste was pretty pleasant. As revealed exclusively to Joystiq today, it also adds an expanded Spellbook. The Spellbook itself is now divided into five different subsections: My Gear, Traps,...

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Tomba! comes to PlayStation Network as a PSOne Classic this summer

One of Sony's most beloved first-party PlayStation 1 games is coming to the PS3 and PSP via ... a company other than Sony. Tomba!, the platformer starring the pink-haired caveman, will be released on the PlayStation Network soon by MonkeyPaw Games. In addition to being just incredibly cute, Tomba!...

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Six years in, Journey studio rewards itself with two new hires

Did you know that today is thatgamecompany's sixth birthday? It's true! In those six years, the team of approximately a dozen people created Flow, Flower, and, most recently, Journey, all the while cementing their place as heads of the art games movement. The company recently completed its contract...

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Carmageddon earns Reincarnation as a Kickstarter project

Carmageddon: Reincarnation, initially announced as a downloadable multiplatform game last year, now depends on Kickstarter for completion. Patrick Buckland and Neil Barnden, CEO and Executive Director of Stainless Games, tell an all-too-common horror story from creatives stuck in a bad business...

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Op-ed: NHL 15 and the Case of the Missing Modes

Posted on Aug 21st 2014 4:00PM

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CounterSpy review: That slinking feeling

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Joystiq goes back to school

Posted on Aug 20th 2014 1:30PM

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