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Capy's 'Zombie Tactics' on hold, studio too busy

Capy President Nathan Vella told us at PAX East that the prematurely exposed Zombie Tactics is "on hold." "It's not on hold because it sucks," Vella explained. "It's on hold because we have other stuff first." Capy is currently prepping for the iOS launches of Superbrothers: Sword &...

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FEAR 3 preview: On the run from The Wall

It's always a good sign when a representative for a game developer who's leading you through a demo tells you, "No, that's not an in-house nickname -- that's what this game mode is actually called." The gametype in question is FEAR 3's "F***ing Run" (its actual moniker), a four-player cooperative...

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Video: Joystiq vs. PAX East 2011

PAX East 2011 has come and gone. As we recuperate and shake out the remainder of our coverage, it's time to officially say goodbye. After the break you'll find one of our (now traditional) "Joystiq vs." videos, in which we'e compiled some of the more memorable moments from the expo, including...

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The ocean was all, like, 'psych' in BattleBlock Theater's intro

The Behemoth sets the scene for BattleBlock Theater casually, with an intro movie that doesn't even really seem sure of what happened. Find out approximately how Hatty Hattington and his round-headed, nameless friend got into their predicament after the break....

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Skullgirls preview: Strong foundation

Look past Skullgirls' big-breasted anime babes -- as seen in the announcement trailer -- and you'll find one of the most technical fighters out there. For fighting game fans, Skullgirls offers an interesting prospect: a predictive game engine designed to be a strong foundation to fix and avoid...

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Fez preview: It's the little things

Fez is not just a platformer. Nor is it just a puzzle-platformer. Fez is an experience. A crazy experience that's clearly the product of some eccentric and passionate game developers -- two, in fact, who are all that comprise Polytron Corporation, the game's Montreal-based developer. Fez is...

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PAX East 2011 attendance 69,500; officially becomes biggest PAX

PAX East organizers have told Joystiq that the show's attendance at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center was 69,500, making it the biggest PAX convention yet. Last year's inaugural PAX East show welcomed 52,290 revelers to the smaller Hynes Convention Center. Penny Arcade business...

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Xbox 360 Fancast -- Live @ PAX East 2011

The Xbox 360 Fancast Live show from PAX East 2011 featured some truly magical moments. For those of you who couldn't make it (or those who want to relive the horror), here's the full recording for your listening pleasure. After the break, you can check out the intro video we used to open the...

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel preview: This means juar

I, like many long-time fans I'd imagine, despaired a little bit when I read that Techland was taking their Western franchise in a more modern direction with Call of Juarez: The Cartel. It's a fear the developer is used to addressing. "When we worked on the other Call of Juarez games, we always...

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Valve's Erik Wolpaw on Portal 2's difficulty, PS3 Steam features

Portal 2 writer Erik Wolpaw wants you to know that Valve's upcoming sequel isn't as difficult as it looks. Trailers for the game show off plenty of insane action, filled with daring leaps, breakneck speeds and physically impossible tricks. "We're going to train you," Wolpaw told us at PAX East,...

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