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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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Lords of the Fallen dev addresses complaints about slow-moving characters

Lords of the Fallen, the Dark Souls-ian role-playing game from Deck 13 and City Interactive, has had trouble communicating what it's all about to potential players ahead of its release on October 28. Looking to better explain his game, Tomasz Gop of City Interactive released a video detailing...

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Halloween Horror Streams: All along the Clock Tower 3

Halloween songs are misleading! "Monster Mash" implies good times at a graveyard bash. "Thriller" doesn't encourage caution; Vincent Price always sounds like he's kidding. "Don't Fear the Reaper" explicitly says not to fear the reaper. And since Ray Parker Jr. ain't afraid of ghosts, why should...

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Joystiq Streams: Sunset Overdrive tastes the rainbow [UPDATE: It's over!]

Insomniac, it's been such a long, long time. Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus was a snack, Fuse was a dud, and 2011's Resistance 3 was kind of brilliant but it was also a bummer. Seriously, no matter how hopeful the ending was that game was grimmer than a birthday party where the clown is an...

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Until Dawn: Modern horror Caged on PlayStation 4

Teens go into cabin. Cabin is in the woods. Slashers are in the cabin. Seems simple, no? Until Dawn, Supermassive Games' exclusive new horror game for the PlayStation 4, is a little unclear with its intentions, though. Are the slashers within its cabin original freaks that are more than they...

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Joystiq Streams: Vib-Ribbon's block rocking beats

It's Friday night! Time to gather the supplies. One sensory deprivation tank ensuring complete darkness, silence, and numbness? Check. Approximately three pounds of Pixie Stix ensuring all hallucinations are as giddy as they are disturbing? Check. Tom Waits, Portishead, and Cibo Matto CDs to...

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Joystiq Streams: No tricks, just treats with Costume Quest 2

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat. If you don't, I don't care, I'll just ask you some weird question about Halloween and give you a free copy of Costume Quest 2, Double Fine's new RPG! Joystiq's already run its review of Costume Quest 2, but there's just something...

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Joystiq Streams: Bayonetta 2 for what ails you

Here is what happens in the prologue of Bayonetta 2: Bayonetta goes Christmas shopping with a morbidly obese caricature of Joe Pesci in midtown Manhattan. She asks her best friend Jeanne to go buy caviar for a Christmas party before Jeanne jumps a motorcycle off a building for no reason. Then...

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Free Aliens vs. Predator Classic 2000 on GOG now, not a sweet music festival

"Hello, Internet!" screams Good Old Games as it steps to the mic. "Are you ready to rock?!" Guitars squall, a banner covered with snarling beasts drops from the background, and fireworks erupt from the back of the stage: It's Alien vs. Predator Classic 2000 time. The 2010 remake of Rebellion's...

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Joystiq Streams: Discovering The Evil Within

The Evil Within, much as it is in the human psyche, has proven mercurial and divisive. Is The Evil Within born evil? Or was it just raised that way? The only way to find out is to make more and more people confront The Evil Within on its own terms, much like we're going to force horror gaming...

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WayForward keeps haunting Til Morning's Light with Amazon

WayForward ain't afraid of no ghost, but that's primarily because it's got Amazon Game Studios backing it up making Til Morning's Light, a new haunted-house game. Built specifically for Amazon's Fire Phone, it follows the flashlight-wielding Erica Page as she wanders around a cursed New England...

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