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Anthony is a writer living in New York whose work has appeared in The A.V. Club, The Gameological Society, Edge, and Fast Company. He has been writing about video games for 28 years. Only seven of those years have been professional writing. The previous 21 years were primarily private stories about spending time with Mega Man. He owns two beaches, likes long walks on cats, and is eternally grateful for the love and patience of his wife.

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Joystiq Streams: See my KOR-FX vest, best for making games feel weird [UPDATE: Live!]

See my vest/see my vest/as we strap a KOR-FX Acousto-Haptic Video Gaming Vest to our chest/Feel this peripheral/it ain't medicinal/it just makes games less ephemeral/Oh please, won't you see my vest! Ahem. Today on Joystiq Streams, something different! Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM) receiv...

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Swifter, Not Safer: Bloodborne trades Dark Souls' creep for speed

Bloodborne bummed me right out when it was announced back in June. Gothic action RPG from From Software, Japan's premiere purveyors of supremely weird, deeply punishing action games? Should be awesome. Unlike many of the converted, though, I've never cottoned to the Dark Souls games that Bloodborne...

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Joystiq Streams: Silent night, Dying Light

Do not go gentle into that zombie fight/shambling corpses should burn and rave at close of day/Rage, rage against the hordes of Dying Light. Techland has been working on the zombie apocalypse train for years now, determined to make the best possible open world overrun with stumbling undead f...

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UPDATE: Super Joystiq Podcast returns to iTunes

For many of our listeners, it might have seemed like the Joystiq Podcast flat out disappeared at the beginning of November. While we were still running episodes on Joystiq at the podcast's homepage, alongside some new radio experiments currently known as Joystiq Presents, the podcast RSS feed stopp...

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Console Madness Giveaway: Free PS4, Destiny Ghost Edition, much more

In November, Joystiq went a little console crazy. We gave away an Xbox One Limited Edition Bundle. Then we gave away another Xbox One Limited Edition Bundle. Then we took a break to give away some sweet phones and a Witcher board game. Break's over. Now Joystiq's embarking on its biggest, craziest ...

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Joystiq Streams: Chaos Reborn, Julian Gollop Grudge Match Round 2

Nine months have passed since X-COM creator Julian Gollop swung by Joystiq Streams to play a prototype version of Chaos Reborn, his new versus strategy game. Much has changed! For starters, the game no longer looks like a crazy Tron-ified tabletop RPG session, all black backgrounds and neon bea...

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One Final Fantasy X PS4, please! When do you re-purchase a game?

A common lament circled around the Joystiq crew this week, echoing from staffer to staffer like a particularly winsome bird call: "Great! Now I'm going to buy Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster again!" Roughly one year after Square-Enix brought Yoshinori Kitase's freaky love-and-water-basketball story...

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Twitch update on Xbox One: This time it's personal(ization)

Just in time for the flood of new Xbox One owners broadcasting throughout the holidays, Twitch has announced a plethora of new features for its streaming service on Microsoft's console. Ranging from broader archive access to adding a personal touch to your homepage, the update expands Twitch as par...

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Joystiq Streams: Finding our Destiny in the Dark Below

How far we have come since Dinklage first found us in the wreckage of Russia! We have rolled and re-rolled our characters, we have raided with friends and unlikely allies. We have kitted ourselves out with the tightest loot there ever was, and discovered Loot Caves that passed into legend as qu...

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The Game Awards 2014: Hang out with Joystiq for the show [Replay]

The Game Awards 2014 madness has technically already begun. You need look no further than Street Fighter V's announcement this morning, and more game announcements and premieres are expected throughout the event this evening. We already know you're going to be following along on Twitter, but why no...

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