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Skullgirls player accidentally admits piracy to creators

Well, this is embarrassing. Twitter user "Dan Hibiki" recently asked Lab Zero Games about a curious message they received while playing the PC version of all-female 2D fighter Skullgirls ... only to be informed by its creators that the text only appears for people who pirated the game. Whoops. B...

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Night in the Woods' snappy dialogue inspired by Twitter

The protagonist of side-scrolling adventure game Night in the Woods is a cat named Mae. Like the other characters in the game, Mae acts more human than feline, a 20-year-old college dropout that's coping with both her and her friends' gradual transitions to adulthood. After the PC, Mac and Linux ga...

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HBO Go, Twitter among 35 apps coming to Xbox One by year's end [Update]

Xbox One and Xbox 360 will receive 45 apps by the end of the holiday season, Microsoft announced today. Among the apps are Twitter, Facebook, Vine, HBO Go, ShowTime Anytime, Comedy Central and Major League Gaming, some of which already have a presence on Xbox 360. Xbox One's Twitter app will int...

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Adventure Time creator turns game maker as Twitter plays Pendleton Ward

Pendleton Ward is no stranger to gaming. His popular cartoon, Adventure Time, frequently references video games and tabletop roleplaying games, and even features an anthropomorphic video game console as a recurring character. Perhaps it's little surprise, then, that Ward would create a game (or som...

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Barely Related: Affleck's tiny Batman ears, tons of TV

Some weeks are more hectic than others for no apparent reason – and that just makes the weekend so much sweeter. 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 n...

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Forza 5, GRID 2 devs have fun over BAFTA award mix-up

Question: When is an April Fool's prank not an April Fool's prank? Answer: When the prank happens three days late and isn't intentional. In other words, when the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), which is responsible for the BAFTA Awards, accidentally sends a nomination slip inte...

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'Irrational Jobs' career outreach forms in the wake of BioShock dev layoffs

Immediately following todays' announcement that Irrational Games is winding down to just 15 employees, the hashtag "#IrrationalJobs" sprung up on Twitter to assist developers in finding new jobs. A similar, immediate outreach happened in the wake of 38 Studios' closure in May 2012. While the has...

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Upcoming roguelike #Dungeon generates dungeons from tweets

#Dungeon is an upcoming roguelike with a unique twist: rather than procedurally generating its own content, the game is tied to the @HashtagDungeon Twitter account, which tweets out the code that becomes a level. Players can also get in on the creative process by tweeting with the right syntax and ...

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EA tweet was 'unauthorized,' no new NBA Jam announcements

A tweet teasing a new entry in basketball series NBA Jam came from unauthorized use of the account, EA has told Joystiq. "Yesterday, there was unauthorized use of the @nbajam Twitter handle," an EA representative said. "We do not have any announcements to make about NBA Jam at this time." The tw...

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Telltale's The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 to be among us February 4

The Wolf Among Us episode two, Smoke and Mirrors, will be coming to PC, Mac and North American PS3s on February 4, with an Xbox 360 and European PS3 launch to follow the day after. Developer Telltale tweeted the news yesterday, and was met with ... a question about when the next episode of The Walk...

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