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Anthony John Agnello

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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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Come on feel the toys: What's new in Skylanders Trap Team

Knowing full well that kids love catching them all when there are even more to catch, Activision announced Skylanders Trap Team for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PS3, and Xbox 360. The latest entry in the franchise follows up last year's Skylanders: Swap Force and introduces the...

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Joystiq Streams: Blinded by Daylight [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Daylight by Zombie Studios is full of lies! Just look at screenshots of that game. There is not an abundance of sunshine present. Indeed, darkness, creeping madness, and monsters seem to be the only things well-stocked in the recesses of Daylight. Doesn't matter! Who needs light anyway? Clear...

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Joystiq Streams: Mercenary Kings reign on PS4 with Tribute Games [Update: It's over!]

The all-encompassing brolation that was the Broforce Joystiq Streams on Tuesday did not satisfy our hunger for sweet two-dimensional action. Indeed it only made the crew more ravenous for big cartoon sprites and twitchy gunplay in the grand tradition of Contra and Metal Slug. Feeding the beast...

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Joystiq Discussion: When and why do you pay to skip ahead?

Joystiq's own Xav de Matos recently presented the crew with an all-too-familiar scenario: "My sister plays Candy Crush and couldn't beat a level," Xav told us, lamenting what today's youth has come to. "She paid real money to skip the stage. I told her she was the problem and yelled at her on...

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Joystiq Streams: Broforce brodown [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Hey! Where you going, Brosephine Baker? Got someplace better to be? Not when there's Broforce to play, you don't. Free Lives' shooter may look like a pile of pop culture references, pixel art, and 16-bit era run-and-gunning no different from legions of games put out by small developers over...

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Always Sometimes Monsters is surprisingly almost human

Always Sometimes Monsters doesn't play, look, or read as particularly human. Vagabond Dog's story about traveling across the United States to win back your first love, built in GameMaker, is a heady brew of visual novels like Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward and SNES-era Squaresoft role-playing...

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Below is a link between Dark Souls and Zelda

Below makes you feel small. Wonderfully, wonderfully small. Capybara Games' new adventure, a lush marriage of Dark Souls and the original Legend of Zelda, is a game of contrasts, encroaching dark and tiny lights with a wee character in a big, echoing world. "The idea of scale was the first thing we...

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Joystiq Streams: Picking a fight with Kinect Sports Rivals [Update: Never mind!]

Joystiq's Jess Conditt did not much care for Kinect Sports Rivals. "The biggest challenge in gameplay is often hassling with the Kinect," chided Jess in her two-star review, "Overall, the games themselves are insultingly simple." Everything's worth a second look, though! In the interests of due...

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Joystiq Streams Special: Things to do in Dark Souls 2 PC when you're dead [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

If you're one of the intrepid souls who waited a few weeks to play Dark Souls 2 on PC, it appears you made the right call. As Joystiq's Xav de Matos discovered, the PC version of From Software's bruiser of a sequel is the best, markedly prettier than its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterparts...

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PAX East 2014: The Complete Joystiq Panel Schedule

Like a fleet of Viking long ships descending on a harbor ripe for plunder, the Joystiq crew is sailing into Boston for PAX East this weekend hungry for games and hanging out with the people who love games. Not only will we be wandering the PAX East show floor and hanging with developers so as to...

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