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I guess we should just call this "Final Webcomic Wrapup," huh? With Joystiq closing its doors, the webcomic buck stops here. And you know what? It has its upsides. For example, now I can tell you all what I really thought of doing the webcomic wrapup for you week after week, consistently being told...

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PAX is headed eastbound and down from its Seattle home base, and Joystiq will be there next weekend to cover its inaugural happenings. We'll even be participating in/hosting several panels, too! So join us, won't you? As for me, the last time I was in Texas was high school, when schools from the...

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Earlier this weekend, I was compelled to watch game console boot-up videos. You know, the little jingles and animations that play when you start up your system? So anyway, I start making my way forward by year of release. I get to the GameCube and ... no, no. You're seeing things. I'm not crying! ...

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It even runs at 60 frames per second! Amirite? Eh? Eh? Resolution jokes! Hold on, I've been informed that those are so 2014. My apologies. Well, let's just skip the jokes then, and get right to the heart of the matter: it's a new year, which means new promises and goals to make to ourselves. ...

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Welcome back, Joystiq readers! Last year around this time, I asked you what you gave someone as a gift for the holidays. This year, it's okay to brag a little bit about what you got. But of course, as I am a sentimental sort, I'll tell you one of my favorite gifts I got this year: time with my dad....

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Dear readers, Don't worry everybody, despite the warm and fuzzy sentiment expressed by this week's headline, we're not going full-blown "TV holiday special" levels of cheesiness. Still, the holidays are upon us now, and we hope you all have a very merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/Wookie...

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Confession time, readers: I have hardly done any Christmas shopping. Only a handful of people on my list are completely taken care of, meaning I still have a bevvy of brothers, sisters, step-family, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and one very sweet grandmother (Hi Grandma!) to buy gifts fo...

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Sure, it might not be the Weekly Webcomic Wrapup's anniversary or Joystiq's anniversary, but you'll notice I didn't specify which anniversary I'm celebrating in the headline. Besides, crashing someone else's party is totally acceptable, especially when they invite you and give out as many goodies a...

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Forget Black Friday, the real showstopper for me this week was the teaser for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens. I love the Star Wars universe and routinely remind people that my favorite game of all time is, to this day, Star Wars Galaxies because it let me explore and live in ...

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There's a famous quote I often find myself referencing when the holiday shopping season starts, as it is about to do this week. Here, I'll share it with you now. Ahem: "You are not prepared!" - Illidan Stormrage, World of Warcraft. Yes, Black Friday (or "Black Thriday" as I've heard it called...

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I don't know about the weather where you guys live, but this week, Iowa (which is where I'm from, and is the state with all the corn and pigs, in case you were wondering) got its first taste of real, honest-to-goodness winter. Our temperatures dipped, the winds kicked up, but most importantly, it's...

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BlizzCon 2014 is in full swing, and plenty of news has already seeped forth from Anaheim. There's a new game, new details regarding the Warcraft movie, a Hearthstone expansion and more. It's a good time to be a Blizzard fan. But ... What if you're not? What if Blizzard's games just aren't your t...

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Alright folks, Halloween is over, time to chuck all this "spooky" stuff into the garbage and make way for pine trees, colored paper and yards upon yards of blinking lights. Turn off Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and turn up Michael Buble. What's that you say? There's a holiday between Halloween and ...

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Alright guys, this coming weekend is the big one: Halloween. It's a beautiful excuse to nerd out, be someone else for a day and gorge yourself on candy. But you gotta play by the rules, and that means you need a costume. I've already got mine picked out. Can you guess who I'm going as? (Completely ...

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You know, video games aren't the only ones out there - board games and card games can offer some really fun times with friends as well! This week, I picked up a copy of a game I'd seen mentioned on Twitter, called "One Night Ultimate Werewolf." But since I was already ordering such a game, I decide...

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With the recent release of Alien: Isolation and Halloween a few short weeks away, October's seasonal horror is in full swing. Time to start putting together your costumes, decorating your home and getting cozy with a scary movie or two (or three, or four). I consider myself a fan of the classics...

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Huh? What's that? It's Weekly Webcomic Wrapup time? Sorry, can't. Playing Super Smash Bros. on my 3DS. But hey. Webcomics. Voting. Things. Whatever, can't talk, gotta focus. OH WII FIT TRAINER, YOU CHEAP MOTHER-- Penny Arcade (Consumerism) MGDMT (The more I think about this ...) Fanboys ...

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Last week saw the release of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. Being the eternal 8-year old that I am, I scooped up each and every figure released for the game. That is, I bought them all, save one: Iron Fist. There is a simple reason for this, and it is that I find Iron Fist to be dull, dull, ...

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On Friday, September 19, something amazing happened. It was revolutionary. It was historic. It was ... a new iPhone. Yes, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now out in the wild, and while some people were literally trembling with excitement, I personally was very un-enthused. Don't get me wrong...

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It's been a long time coming, but Bungie's Destiny is finally here. We don't have a final word / review up yet, but if you're dying to know what we think, you can always check out our roundtable discussion or any of the other articles we have on the game. But Destiny is not the only game featuri...

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