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Ground Pound Kill in the Halo 5 Beta

It wasn't easy, but we pulled off an awesome ground pound kill in the Halo 5 beta.

Betawatch: December 13 - 19, 2014

Elite: Dangerous formally launched this week, departing our Betawatch (Gammawatch?) list and flying free into the wilds of the MMO jungle. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Landmark's closed beta launched PvE combat this week;...Show More Summary

Barely Related: The Interview didn't go well

Happy holidays, everyone! Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry an...

Discontinued Amiibo Could Be Released in Card Form - IGN News

Nintendo producer Shigeru Miyamoto says discontinued Amiibo functionality may still be made available, in the form of cards.

It Ain't Easy To Recreate The Star Wars Trailer In GTA V

Star Wars features things like the Millennium Falcon, lightsabers and droids. Grand Theft Auto does not. You'd think this would make recreating the new Star Wars trailer impossible in GTA V, especially without the use of mods, but no. People just had to get creative! Read more...

A Look Back At The Year In First-Person Video Games

Remember that horrible-looking Rambo FPS? Seems like so long ago, right? But it came out this year. A shaky start, but things got better from there. Thank God. Read more...

Halo 5 Beta: Sniping in Slayer on Empire

We grab a sniper rifle and go to town on the enemy team on Empire.

Story of Seasons dev blog 5 - Angora rabbit pocket plushie

Story of Seasons has all the animals you’d expect to see on a farm, from cows to sheep to chickens, and even some unusual furry friends like alpacas. But there are some new faces in the barn as well. First up is the Angora rabbit. These friendly balls of fluff live in coops alongside your chickens. Show More Summary

Destiny: Xur's Location and Goods - IGN Plays

Alfredo and Sean show you where Xur is located this week and break down what he has to offer.

Very Quick Tips for the Halo 5 beta

The Halo 5 beta is out for Xbox One preview accounts and select members of the press, and will be coming your way soon on December 29 if you are qualified. I...don't know how I feel about it yet, as my experience has been mixed so far. It's definitely a beautiful-looking shooter, but the gunplay feels off at times. Show More Summary

Shiny the Firefly - review

A portion of a 4cr review... Shiny The Firefly is a fun game that will keep players busy for a few hours. The easy to understand gameplay mechanics, colorful graphics and cheerful music will make this an easy sell for younger gamers,...Show More Summary

Chariot - file size

@ChariotGame of @FrimaStudios filesize on #WiiU :P @GoNintendoTweet @NinEverything @JeGeekJePlay #indiedev #gamedev — Nintendo Hall (@NintendoHall) December 19, 2014

Two Tribes teases another RIVE trailer incoming

Train system is now in RIVE! Avoiding trains has never been this much fun! — Two Tribes (@TwoTribesGames) December 20, 2014 Perhaps we should make another trailer soon!? ;) — Two Tribes (@TwoTribesGames) December 20, 2014

MapleStory 2 begins closed beta signups next week, will include a jail system

Another day, another game we can't have yet. This one's MapleStory 2, the sequel to Nexon's MapleStory, which in spite of its cuteness is still one of the biggest MMORPGs in the world. Steparu reports that MS2 is set to enter its first...Show More Summary

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