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Apotheon brings PS4′s Greek paintings to life in January

Apotheon, Alien Trap Games’ sidescrolling action adventure that pits players against the gods of Olympus, will wield its sword, spear and shield in January 2015 of next year on PS4. Alien Trap’s recent PlayStation Blog post paired the release window…
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Season 2 brings new Seasonal Legendaries, Conquests to Diablo 3

The second season of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls hasn’t reached PC and Mac just yet, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t properly hype themselves for shinier gear while they wait. A recent Battle.net post details some of the changes due to launch with the…
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Halloween Horror Streams: Left 4 Dead 2 brings, mauls us together

In the name of Halloween Horror Streams, you’ve seen Joystiq ask inane questions of Slender Man. You’ve seen Joystiq wear a schoolgirl outfit while berating, then fearfully running away from a giant psychotic wielding a hammer. Now, with just one…
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Free Updates For The Sims 4 Brings Star Wars Costumes Now, Pools Later

The Sims 4 might not have made the critical splash that EA and Maxis were hoping for (our review), but with some free updates, maybe it will warrant a second look from consumers. The first content pack is available now, with some seasonally appropriate inclusions.

October means Halloween, so Maxis is bringing your dead Sims back from the grave as ghosts. You can invite your dearly departed Simmed ones back into your house, with all their stats in place (and some new behaviors influenced by how they passed on). There’s even a chance you’ll be able to give them a second chance at wearing a meat suit. 

In celebration of the holiday, you’ll also get some Star Wars-themed costumes. You can dress up as Leia in her white gown, Luke in his X-Wing pilot uniform, Darth Vader, and Yoda.

There are also new eye colors, in case that’s something you’ve been looking for. And this is just the first of three free updates.

November brings pools back. December’s update will introduce new careers and rewards. We have no doubt that paid add-on content is coming, but it’s good to see EA start off by giving fans something free for their loyalty. 

[Source: The Sims 4]

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Mario Kart 8 B Dasher video brings back Mario’s mad moves

It’s baaack. The B Dasher returns to the Mario Kart franchise in North America with Mario Kart 8′s first DLC pack, due to launch in November. Here it is in action once again, with Mario behind the wheel….
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Distance brings Early Access patrons to the track this fall

After introducing players to its neon-streaked streets at PAX Prime last month and in a private beta, Refract Studios’ Distance will turn the corner on Early Access sometime this fall. Although an exact arrival date has not been set, Refract’s…
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Jungle Rumble brings musical monkey mayhem to Vita ‘very soon’

Developer Disco Pixel has announced that its rhythm-based platformer Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness and Bananas is coming to Sony’s Vita handheld.

In Jungle Rumble, players control a troop of monkeys that must battle an opposing simian faction…
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Final update brings Forza Horizon 2 garage to 210 cars

After weeks of slowly unveiling cars from Forza Horizon 2 developer Playground Games has now reached its final update and is ready to show the world the remaining 22 cars slated for inclusion in the upcoming open-world racer.

No single theme unites…
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Joystiq Streams: Shadow of Mordor brings a Twitch to Sauron’s eye

Team Joystiq tackles Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor today at 4PM EST on Joystiq.com/Twitch, giving you an early look at Monolith’s dark fantasy adventure game ahead of its launch later this month.

Blending open-world action with stealth mechanics,…
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Musical puzzler Sentris brings the funk to Early Access

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, developer Timbre Interactive has released Sentris to Steam Early Access.

Equal parts rhythm game and puzzler, Sentris sees players aligning musical components on a series of rotating disks. Line up the…
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