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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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Nintendo reveals first Amiibo figures and prices, but no release date

Nintendo revealed an initial line up of Amiibo toys on Thursday. The near-field communication-equipped action figures compatible with Nintendo Wii U and 3DS games like Super Smash Bros. will cost $12.99 each when they launch, but Nintendo has yet to announce an official release date for the line...

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Bayonetta 2 gives Wii U a new 'do on October 24

Bayonetta 2, the new Platinum Games and Nintendo joint starring a witch wearing a jumpsuit made of her own hair, will officially be available on the North American Wii U just in time for Halloween. Both retail and downloadable versions of Bayonetta 2 will release on October 24th. The retail...

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Dust: An Elysian Tail swishes to PS4 in 1080p, 60fps

Dust: An Elysian Tail is getting a second shot at console stardom in the near future when Dean Dodrill's anthropomorphic action exploration game jumps to PlayStation 4. Dodrill announced the new port via the PlayStation Blog on Thursday, allowing Fidget, the game's lovably freaky cat-bat character...

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Joystiq Streams: A low down dirty Oculus Rift DK2 tour [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Psst. Hey. Sick of all those tame interviews and careful hand-holding through the growing world of virtual reality? Want to take a trip down the unbeaten paths where the weird stuff is happening in Oculus Rift? Want to see a grown man fight with his inner ear when a computer helmet convinces his...

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Joystiq Giveaway: As Above/So Below gear to kick off horror season

October shouldn't get to keep all the horror fun. Why should scary movies be restricted to Halloween proximity? Joystiq's domain being the northern hemisphere of Earth, we know all too well that come September, the dark arrives earlier and earlier. Leaves start to crackle and crinkle as the...

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Joystiq Streams: Back underground with Metro Redux's survival horror [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Been above ground so long I hardly knew the place/Gee it's good to be back home/Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my gas mask/Honey disconnect the phone/I'm back in the U.S.S.R metro/You don't know how lucky you are boy/Back in the U.S.S.R. metro There is nothing quite so unsettling as the Xbox...

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Joystiq is giving away tens of thousands of Dizzel beta codes

We love games, you love games. That is why you are here reading this right now, it is the central component in our ineffable bond. Want to know what we love even more? Playing games a little bit early. Why wait when you can dive into the gory innards of a game as it's being made? Indulge in that...

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Joystiq Streams: Putting Madden 15 through its PS4 paces [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

There's a lush place where video games and football meet, and it's not just in EA and the NFL's island industry known as Madden NFL. In the heart of August, when the temperature and light start to drop, these pastimes begin their full bloom seasons. Today, we play Madden NFL 15 not just because...

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Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition round table: Should you upgrade?

Diablo 3 raises a lot of questions. If angels don't have heads and faces, why do they exclusively wear hoodies? Does the witch doctor have a chronic illness or is he just shaking like that because he drank way too much coffee? Biggest of all, though, is this whopper: Should you take this chance to...

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Joystiq Giveaway: Back to school with Razer PC gear

Graduation is a distant memory. Middle school? High school? Undergrad? Daycare? Everyone's leaving their old life behind and getting ready to build a new front of educational righteousness in the near future. Just like mom asked you to, you've made a checklist of necessities. New phone case to...

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