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Friend, former Joystiq editor Andrew Yoon passes away at 29

On Thursday, January 29, friend and former Joystiq editor Andrew Yoon tragically drowned while on vacation in Austin, Texas. He was 29. Following his tenure at Joystiq, I was fortunate enough to convince Andrew to pick up his life in New York and join me in Los Angeles as part of the Shacknews e...

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Game writing pioneer Bill Kunkel passes away

Bill Kunkel, who started writing the first-ever dedicated video game review column in 1978 and co-founded Electronic Games Magazine, passed away on Sept. 4. Most familiar with Kunkel's work likely know him as "The Game Doctor," after a column that appeared in Computer Gaming World and other publi...

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Wisconsin town approves early plans for Gary Gygax memorial

Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons (and thus many of the mechanics modern role-playing video games are based on), passed away a few years ago, and the interest trying to build a memorial for him in his hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin has just cleared a hurdle with the local Board...

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Video: Gears of War 2's 'Dark Corners' maps

Epic recently hooked us up with the new Gears of War 2 maps included in the upcoming Dark Corners expansion, so we decided to put together a little video showcasing the new levels. Above you'll find footage of all seven new maps, so dive right in and enjoy. Dark Corners, along with All Fronts, will ...

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Metamorial: Game writers remember Dave Arneson

Somewhere between co-creating Dungeons & Dragons and teaching at Full Sail College, Dave Arneson left an indelible mark on the gaming landscape. Every time we roll for initiative or challenge the dungeon master's ability to adapt, Arneson's guiding hand can be felt. We've gathered sentiments ...

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WoW players set up memorial service for croc hunter

With many still lamenting the unfortunate death of Steve Irwin, the man who struck fear into the hearts of elusive crocodiles everywhere, several World of Warcraft players have decided that it would be a marvelous idea to have an in-game memorial service. User Bubbrubb asserts in a WoW forum post th...

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