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Meet the IMC, Titanfall's miners turned corporate army

Developer Respawn Entertainment has unveiled another Titanfall faction spotlight, this time focused on the IMC, or Interstellar Mining Corporation. Originally known as Hammond Engineering, the group that would become the IMC was first formed to extract resources from various planets for use in...

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Gabe Newell 'lore' video is just adorable

The Lore In a Minute YouTube series is devoted to detailing the back-stories of video games, but it recently side-stepped to talk about the head of Valve, Gabe Newell. This cute, animated video covers Newell's rise to stardom in the gaming industry from his days at Microsoft. With it being only...

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Stardock hires Civ V designer Jon Shafer and fantasy writer Dave Stern

It was odd to hear about Jon Shafer leaving Firaxis a couple weeks back, what with him being an avid member of the Civ community and lead designer on the latest iteration, Civilization V -- a game our own Alexander Sliwinski called "a 'friendly' strategy game." During an interview with our sister...

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The best of WoW.com: December 8-15, 2009

Patch 3.3 is out in the World of Warcraft, and the game is experiencing a new influx of excitement. The new Dungeon Finder system means almost anyone can jump into an instance whenever they want, and new raiding and 5-man content means players are off and questing again. Just in case you're...

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The best of WoW.com: May 19-26, 2009

Just in case you haven't heard, things are hopping over at Joystiq's sister site WoW.com (formerly WoW Insider). Not only are we continuing to post the most constant and in-depth news and views about the biggest game in the world (though not the best selling -- maybe we'll have to start a Wii...

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BlizzCon 2008: Diablo III lore & art panel

Story guru Leonard Boyarsky and background artist Chris Donnelson spoke at yesterday's Diablo III Lore & Art panel just before the closing BlizzCon eremonies, and they detailed how the background of the previous two Diablo games will tie into this one. Check out the highlights after the break,...

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BlizzCon 2008: Starcraft II lore panel

Chris Metzen and Andrew Chambers sat down at BlizzCon to chat about the lore and story behind the universe of Starcraft II. As we saw in the gameplay panel yesterday, Blizzard is aiming to really break a lot of new characters into the foreground using the adventure game-style cutscenes, and Metzen...

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The best of WoW Insider: August 12-19, 2008

This gigantic, bladed, slashing monstrosity is one of the most coveted weapons in all of the World of Warcraft, spoken of in whispers by some of the most epic characters in the game: the Ashbringer. And it's set to feature pretty prominently in Wrath of the Lich King, the second expansion coming...

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