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Again. Pippin Barr – game developer, philosopher, artist – has launched a game within a picture frame, complete with the player's own reflection transposed in real-time over the glass. The game is a snippet from one of Barr's earlier works, Let's Play: Ancient Greek Punishment, and it...

January 14th 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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The mobile marketplace presents a great opportunity for up-and-coming developers, and Joystiq Deals is giving you a chance to join in the fun with the Android Lollipop Coding Course, a comprehensive tutorial that will walk you through many key aspects of app creation. Featuring over 30 hours of vi...

January 13th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In case you're not sure how the match-three puzzle RPG Puzzle & Dragons is managing a Super Mario Bros. crossover, here's some perspective: Puzzle & Dragons has earned 42 million downloads across iOS, Android and Kindle Fire HD devices worldwide since its release in February 2012, accordin...

January 11th 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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The finalists for the 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards were revealed today, led by Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which received five nominations. Monolith's third-person action game was nominated for Game of the Year, Innovation, Best Design, Best Narrative and Best Technology awards at the cer...

January 9th 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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What's better than winning one Nexus device? Winning two Nexus devices. Joystiq Deals is currently hosting a giveaway that includes both a Nexus 6 phone and a Nexus 9 tablet, a duo collectively valued at over $1,000. No purchase is necessary and entry requires only that you register a valid email a...

January 9th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Xbox avatars may soon return in an upgraded form on the Xbox One, PC platforms, and mobile devices, a pair of recent Microsoft job postings indicate. "As we cross the threshold to a unified operating system and product experience across Microsoft, it is time to for Xbox avatars to also advance to...

January 8th 2015 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Mojang's breakout hit Minecraft took second place in a Google-issued list of the most popular YouTube search queries of 2014, ranking immediately behind the word "music" in terms of search frequency. According to Google, the word "Minecraft" was more frequently searched on YouTube in 2014 than the...

January 8th 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Starting at 3:30PM EST right here and on Twitch, it's JOYSTIQ DOME! Ten games enter! Ten games get robustly examined while 13 editors jaw at one another before examining the year 2014 in detail! Yes, it's the Super Joystiq Podcast Live! Thrill as Ludwig Kietzmann tries to defend Watch Dogs. S...

January 8th 2015 at 3:34pm 0 Comments
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Joystiq Deals is giving away a OnePlus One Android smartphone this week, giving you the opportunity to own a cutting-edge piece of technology before it hits retail. For a chance to win, sign up with Joystiq Deals and submit your e-mail address. You can also refer a friend to earn an additional con...

January 7th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Finalists for the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 17th annual Independent Games Festival awards are Klei Entertainment's Invisible Inc., Croteam's The Talos Principle, Inkle Studios' 80 Days, Patrick Smith's Metamorphabet, 11 Bit Studio's This War of Mine and Team Outer Wilds' Outer Wilds...

January 7th 2015 at 12:35pm 0 Comments
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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. Threes Threes is ingenious. Its simplistic presentation belies beautiful, thoughtful design an...

January 7th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Monument Valley developer Ustwo revealed that only five percent of the game's installs on Android are "paid for." It divulged "interesting data" about the game in recent tweets, clarifying that a "small number" of the other 95 percent of installs were legitimate. Additionally, the data does not acc...

January 6th 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments