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  1. Want To Make Alien: Isolation Less Mind-Numbingly Terrifying? Put The Alien In Squeaky Shoes!

    Almost as nonsensical as Catwoman in high heels!

    Our Editor in Chief Jill Pantozzi loved Alien: Isolation, but it (and I quote) "scared the shit out of her." Since I am a little horror movie baby and would never sleep again if I played it, I am seriously comforted by Neebs Gaming's terror-proof addition to Alien: Isolation - just throw really squeaky shoes on the alien. Problem solved. Fear neutralized.

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  2. This Make-Up Tutorial For Borderlands‘ Handsome Jack Is Beyond

    With bonus Halloween tutorials for dudes and ladies, too!

    Shonagh Scott, a professional make-up artist based in the UK, is known for some of her wackier tutorials on Tumblr and YouTube - like this one, based on Borderlands' Handsome Jack (he's basically the Archer of video games). This guy looks like someone who could own a Butt Stallion, you know what I'm sayin'?

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  3. [UPDATED] Major Video Game Associations Condemn #Gamergate’s Harassment Of Women

    Over the last two months, the Gamergate movement has consistently harassed women out of both the gaming industry and their homes. After Anita Sarkeesian was forced to cancel a speech in Utah due to terror threats, she called for the media and the gaming industry to take a strong stage against the "movement" - and now, one of gaming's biggest players is taking up the charge.

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  4. First Official In-Game Footage Of Firefly: The Game Features Mal Talkin’ In Your Earholes

    And the music and oh gosh it's like living in Firefly.

    The first in-game footage from the Firefly: The Game MMO at NYCC is beyond. Mal! Jayne! The music! Exploring a derelict ship! It's like every dream I've ever had of living in the Firefly 'verse except just a little bit more computer generated. But hell, I'll take what I can get at this point. Just hearing Nathan Fillion be Mal again is the sweetest thing I can possibly imagine.

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  5. [UPDATED] Brianna Wu Describes “War On Women” In The Gaming Industry On MSNBC

    Cosigned.

    Game developer and podcaster Brianna Wu appeared on MSNBC's The Reid Report yesterday to discuss the ongoing harassment of women in gaming, and to share how male developers and journalists can help change that culture of misogyny from the top down.

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  6. NYCC 2014: Check Out Preview Pages From DC Comics New Fables: The Wolf Among Us Digital Comic

    [View All on One Page] Announced at their DC DIGITAL: DOWNLOAD THIS! panel at New York Comic Con today, DC is putting out their first Vertigo digital first title. And it just so happens to be a comic book spinoff of Telltale’s video game, based on the Vertigo comic Fables! Got all that? Here’s the […]

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  7. Ingress Diaries: In the Cemetery, At Midnight, with the Flashlight

    How Agent ArielSkye Got Over Her Fear of Werecoyotes Eating Her Face Off (kind of)

    I startle easily, and I have a vivid imagination. So when I'm parked in a cemetery at midnight and the wind makes a tree rustle and drop acorns on the ground, I imagine that I'm being surrounded by a pack of werecoyotes bent on slowly eating my face off. What am I doing parked in a creepy cemetery at midnight, gripping my cell phone in one hand and one of those giant flashlights that doubles as a bludgeoning tool in the other? Well... I'm playing a game called Ingress.

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  8. Late to the Game: A First-Timer Imposes Order On the Chaos of Mass Effect 1

    Anticipation: Being able to romance Garrus in the next game.

    Welcome to new(ish) series Late to the Game, where Sarah Ingram of The Geekmates reviews games that she’s shamefully left unplayed up to this point. It’s like newbie recaps, but not. First was Dragon Age: Origins, and now, by popular demand, it's Mass Effect 1.

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  9. Video Gaming Has a Problem With Jumping Realism, and It’s Mario’s Fault

    Don't try this at home.

    Humans as a species are not actually very good at jumping, but you wouldn't know that if you looked at video games. And not just platformers, either; even the most realism-driven games sometimes allow players to bounce off the walls like it ain't no thing.  So why is this such a pervasive mechanic? According to PBS Game/Show, it all points back to Super Mario Bros.—and, of course, a heavy dose of wish fulfillment.

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  10. Cyan and Legendary Pictures Partner for Transmedia TV Series Based on… Myst?

    "Hello, TV audience. Try moving the slider."

    I know this sounds inexplicable, but trust me when I say that this is an actual headline: Cyan and Legendary Television are partnering to create a Myst television series.

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