Xav de Matos



Xav de Matos is the former Feature Content Director at Joystiq, Senior Editor at Shacknews, and Contributing Editor at GamePro.

He was a co-host on the iTunes award-winning podcast Weekend Confirmed.

He is Canadian and is very sorry for Justin Bieber.


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Developer Renegade Kid has reacquired control of its Dementium series, a horror-focused intellectual property that birthed two frightening games on the Nintendo DS. Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Wats...

September 16th 2014 at 9:00pm
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Three new games have been added to Humble Indie Bundle 12, the digital distributor has revealed. Monaco, a co-op heist game; Race the Sun, a super-fast minimalistic racer; and The Bridge, a 2D logic...

September 16th 2014 at 8:30pm
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This week's PlayStation Store update brings a handful of games to PS4 that began life elsewhere. The future-set strategy game Anomaly 2 arrives ($14.99) after first emerging on PC and mobile platform...

September 16th 2014 at 7:00pm
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Madden NFL 15 was the software leader in August, surprising a record-breaking no one. According to the NPD results, Madden's sophomore effort on the latest batch of consoles faired better on the PS...

September 11th 2014 at 7:10pm
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Alone in the Dark: Illumination is shooting for a November release, Pure FPS producer Stephanie Marroquin tells Joystiq. Publisher Atari confirmed the launch window goal, but adds an exact release da...

September 2nd 2014 at 3:30pm
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With Atari back from the brink of extinction once again, the publisher has shifted its focus from a game maker to a license holder that finds development partners to create modern-day interpretations...

September 1st 2014 at 3:00pm
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Bandai Namco Producer Yusuke Tomizawa announced the action-RPG God Eater franchise will live on. During Sony's Pre-TGS media briefing, Tomizawa revealed God Eater 2: Rage Burst is coming to PS4 and V...

September 1st 2014 at 3:35am
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Sony Online Entertainment's zombie-survival online game H1Z1 must first find stable footing on PC before the game begins to take shape on PS4, Senior Game Designer Jimmy Whisenhunt tells Joystiq. Mo...

August 30th 2014 at 3:30pm
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Naughty Dog is handing out two new maps for the Factions multiplayer mode in The Last of Us on both PS3 and PS4, the developer announced today. The maps will be distributed for free "in appreciation...

August 21st 2014 at 8:30pm