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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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Halloween Horror Streams: Shadow of Condemned: Criminal Origins

Shadow of Mordor isn't a scary game. Building up pressure in high stakes scenarios is something it excels at, but making with the scares? Not these orcs. Developer Monolith Productions probably just needed a break, though. It's coming off a decade of smart, very scary games. Condemned: Criminal...

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Halloween Horror Streams: Resident Evil 2's righteous Raccoon City

Resident Evil's amazing remake is coming back in HD next year. The Evil Within made us remember Resident Evil 4's raw magic. Next year's brand new Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has us reflecting on Code Veronica's gothic madness. But where is the love for Resident Evil 2, that slice of...

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Joystiq Streams: Long live the Empire in TIE Fighter

When Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the writing was on the wall for LucasArts. The company had been shuttering studios for years already, slimming down Disney Interactive piece by piece. LucasArts did die, but with the house's best years long past them the real fear was that its long-dormant...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare available at Walmart a day early

Not content to wait for Tuesday, Walmart and Activision are pushing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out at the big box retailer on Monday, November 3. While the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition sold by Walmart won't have any exclusive in-game content right in the $60 package, the...

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Halloween Horror Streams: Vampire's delight in Quest for Glory IV

Who needs the lush audio design of Alien: Isolation or the pristine mix of technology and art in Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs to get frightened by video games? Horror ain't dependent on a sense of convincing reality, son! It's all about creating atmosphere, the right mood for making your brain...

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS update balances for your Conquest pleasure

Attention Smash-ers: the non-stop online brawling will have to pause at least momentarily. Nintendo has released the first post-release update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, introducing changes to make for "a more pleasant experience" that must be downloaded to play online. What are...

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The Legend of Korra review: Bend it like Bayonetta

Bending the elements like folks do in The Legend of Korra is an intoxicating dream. Much as they did in the original Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon, many people born in Korra's world can freely manipulate the four elements through martial arts. The Avatar, born into every generation to maintain...

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Halloween Horror Streams: Left 4 Dead 2 brings, mauls us together

In the name of Halloween Horror Streams, you've seen Joystiq ask inane questions of Slender Man. You've seen Joystiq wear a schoolgirl outfit while berating, then fearfully running away from a giant psychotic wielding a hammer. Now, with just one week left before All Hallows' Eve, you'll watch...

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How 8-way fights work in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros.' 4-player fights have been chaotic but properly described by subtitles like Melee and Brawl. With the introduction of 8-player fights in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, though, those fights are going from brawl-ish to downright riotous. How will 8-ways in Smash Bros. for Wii U even...

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Joystiq Streams: Relapse with Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions [Replay]

Update: It's over, so catch the full replay after the break! Don't worry, the hard days are all in the past. The habit's been kicked. No more obsessing over leader boards. No more retries at dawn, trying to best your friend's achievements. No more shakes when you put down the controller....

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