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Remedy’s Sam Lake shows off Remedy’s Alan Wake

Remedy writer Sam Lake narrated a video presentation of Alan Wake at GDC Europe, providing the most detailed look we’ve seen yet at the psychological thriller. We see Wake realize that his wife is missing, and begin the undertaking of piecing together the manuscript that he doesn’t remember writing, and whose events are coming true.…

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Joyswag: Call of Duty: World at War DLC Map Pack 3 (360/PS3)

If you’re already a follower of our Twitter account, you’d know that we’re giving away a boatload of codes for Call of Duty: World at War DLC Map Pack 3 on both 360 and PS3. We’re going to be doing more throughout the day and next time we do a similar offering, we may not…

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Now Playing: August 17-23, 2009

Please excuse us for missing last week’s feature. We’re pretty sure no games were foolish enough to release the same week as Madden. Right? Choose your platform to jump to a specific release list: Last updated: Monday, 11:35 AM Continue reading Now Playing: August 17-23, 2009 Now Playing: August 17-23, 2009 originally appeared on Joystiq…

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Report: UK retailers increasing price of Xbox 360 Arcade, accessories

UK-based gaming site Eurogamer is reporting that retailers will be jacking up the price of the Xbox 360 Arcade unit, from its current price of £129.99 to the thanks-it’s-more-expensive price of £159.99. In fact, even more value is lost when you remove the five free XBLA games that came bundled in the Arcade package; these…

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What’s in a Name: Gearbox Software

If you looked at the Joystiq calendar, you would have seen a bright red circle drawn around today with something like 17 little smiley faces around it. Sure, that was in part because it’s taco salad day in the cafeteria, but also because we couldn’t wait to share this new What’s in a Name with…

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Red Alert 3 ‘Commander’s Challenge’ DLC costs $10, coming to 360 / PS3 this fall

Though Command & Conquer Red Alert 3‘s Uprising expansion landed on PCs months ago, it seems a port of at least some of the expansion’s content is heading to consoles this fall. The “Commander’s Challenge” DLC is set to run you $10 and offers “50 intense challenges against a set of nine different commanders, including…

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Reassuring: Alan Wake is ‘done,’ being polished

Remedy Managing Director Matias Myllyrinne tells Joystiq that Alan Wake is finished and getting all gussied up for its release next spring. After a GDC Europe presentation on how Remedy handles intellectual property, we asked the executive if the long-in-development title would be ready to wake when the snow melts. Myllyrinne noted, “It’s all done,…

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Rare wants to revitalize classic IP with Natal, beat world

While most people were struck with thoughts of the future when Microsoft’s motion-control apparatus Project Natal was unveiled, Rare couldn’t get its mind off the past. In a recent interview with VideoGamer, 15-year Rare veteran George Andreas explained the device “gives us an opportunity to maybe at some point in the future investigate some of…

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