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Joystiq Weekly: New 3DS XL, The Talos Principle review, no more review scores and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. This was a busy week, but our decision to drop numerical r...

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Off the Grid: XCOM - The Board Game

You may not be aware, but a new XCOM is on the way to stores later this month! No, don't bother firing up those spiffy new consoles, this XCOM experience is for your tabletop. Board and card game publisher Fantasy Flight Games has teamed up with 2K to bring you XCOM: The Board Game, and Joystiq...

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Best of the Rest: Xav's picks of 2014

ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Set aside your cries of it being a glorified demo; you'll...

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Off the Grid: Golem Arcana

Following its successful Shadowrun revival Kickstarter, developer Harebrained Schemes set its sights on a new crowdfunded project: a miniature tabletop game and mobile app hybrid. That game is Golem Arcana, which launched earlier this year. Utilizing an infrared stylus and specialty app, pla...

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Off the Grid + Joyswag: Donkey Kong Jenga

Update: Entry period for the giveaway has ended. Saria the Cat was randomly selected, and here's her winning entry: "Ticket to Ride expansion using the Ocarina of Time Hyrule map. Yeah, I know I'm creative. Not." Congrats to the winner, and you can still read our impressions of the game below! It'...

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Joystiq hands-on: Halo Interactive Strategy Game

Interactive level design to the max! The Halo Interactive Strategy Game is a crown of shame, aiming a Christmas-ruining SPNKr at happy children everywhere. Sure, I tempered my expectations of a board game based off a video game -- especially an "interactive" one. But after imposing it on my reg...

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Off the Grid Special: Game Design 101

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. For nearly two years now, Off the Grid has introduced (and reintroduced) Joystiq's readers to some of the best board and card games on the market. The relationship b...

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Off the Grid reviews Power Grid

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. In real life, scarcity isn't fun. Scarcity is the rising price of gas, or the difficulty of finding a job. In a game, however, scarcity can be incredibly compelling,...

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Off the Grid: The new roommates

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. One of the most exciting parts about moving to a new place is having new people to play with. One week ago I arrived in California, and moved in with my new roommate...

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Off the Grid: Risk Black Ops and Hasbro's wrong direction

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. Risk: Black Ops is one of the most beautiful board games you'll never play. In anticipation of the newly updated release of Risk, Hasbro produced only 1,000 copies o...

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