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  1. Holy Spoop, Steam’s Halloween Sale Deals Are Scary Good

    The smart kids go trick or treating in Steam's neighborhood.

    Have you recovered from the Steam Summer Sale yet? Because they're at it again for Halloween with a ton of incredibly low prices on games that will scare you but not your wallet. If the twinkie I'm holding were the size of your savings, it'd be a twinkie 35 feet long weighing approximately 600 pounds.

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  2. [UPDATED] Did You Miss Anita Sarkeesian Talking Gamergate On Colbert? We’ve Got The Video For You.

    That happened.

    Creator of Feminist Frequency Anita Sarkeesian surprised us late Wednesday by tweeting this photo of herself sitting at the famous desk of The Colbert Report. Sure enough, just a few hours later she sat with Stephen Colbert himself to discuss the Gamergate movement and online harassment. And The Mary Sue has the video in case you missed it.

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  3. [UPDATED] HOLY FEMINIST FREQUENCY, BATMAN! Anita Sarkeesian is Going to Be On The Colbert Report TONIGHT!

    Anita Sarkeesian, the woman behind Feminist Frequency just tweeted this and I think I may cry I'm so happy.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Priorities in Game Development Might Not Be Great for Diversity

    Yes, we're still upset about this one.

    "Look at how the feces squish and plop with realistic physics! Hmm? What do you mean by, 'priorities'?"

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  5. We Played Sunset Overdrive and More at Its Star-Studded Launch Party, and It Was FUN

    It was like some kind of... awesomepocalypse.

    While I can't speak for how Sunset Overdrive is as a full game, I did get to play it a bit last night along with a bunch of famous people I have no business being in the same room with, and it was a blast. I also played a bit of Assassin's Creed Unity, and I'll do my best to tell you about that, too—despite how awful I am at it. Hey, you try focusing on gaming with Michelle Hurst AKA Miss Claudette watching.

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  6. X-Wing, TIE Fighter Games Coming DRM-Free to GOG.com With More LucasArts Classics

    We've time traveled, yes?

    The classic X-Wing and TIE Fighter games of the '90s are finally getting digital rereleases thanks to a deal between Disney and GOG.com!

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  7. Watch Leigh Alexander’s Speech on Games Writing and Culture From XOXO

    Because we should be listening to women in gaming right now more than ever.

    Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra's Editor at Large, has been facing a lot of the same stuff most women in games culture have faced as of late—which is why it's awesome to see her get up on stage at XOXO Festival and talk about games writing and culture. And if you haven't seen Anita Sarkeesian's speech from XOXOFest, you should probably go and watch that too.

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  8. Sexist Ad on Polygon Causes Uproar—But Is It For The Right Reasons?

    I saw this tweet earlier this morning. Whether or not it is legitimate, I do not know (which is all kinds of depressing unto itself), but what really bothered me were the responses.

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  9. Review: Fantasy Life Is a Mind-Numbingly Adorable Escape From Reality

    IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE.

    Like the cute, simplistic aesthetic of Animal Crossing but wish it were a little more goal-oriented? Enjoy the wide scope of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim but wish it were fluffier and just a little bit more manageable? Fantasy Life, which comes out for the Nintendo 3DS tomorrow, is the adorable middle ground you've been waiting for.

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  10. Meet the Most Unlucky Schmucks In the World Right Now: The Guys At @GamersGate

    Prayer circle.

    GamersGate, according to their official Facebook page, "is the leading digital distribution platform for PC, Mac and Linux games, with over 6000 games available." They also must have done something awful in a past life, because damn. Those poor bastards. Twitter thinks so, too:

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