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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: Casting a fiery eye on Shadow of Mordor

JOY-STIQ! JOY-STIQ! JOY-STIQ! STREEEEAAAAAMMMMMMMMS! One day, when we're all War Chiefs in Sauron's army of Uruks, that's what they'll chant. From high and low, they'll call our names out, afraid of our endless wrath and prowess in battle! Then again, it seems like being an Uruk is hard work....

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Scenes of Calm and Chaos: Artists on fighting game backgrounds without the fights

The hand-drawn fighting game background is a fading art, kept alive by the crew at SNK Playmore, keeping the lights on in the King of the Fighters series and the tireless hardcore savants at Arc System Works. Brawlers like Super Smash Bros. 3DS, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle, and Ultra...

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Joystiq Giveaway: 12 Skylanders Trap Team Legendary Starter Packs

Bet you thought we were done after Destiny! Nope. Joystiq is all about doling out the gaming goodness. We're shifting away from the go go grim gun fantasias for our next big giveaway, though! This time, it's all about action figures. Joystiq is giving away 12 Skylanders: Trap Team Legendary...

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Enjoy breakfast with psychotic despot Pagan Min in Far Cry 4 trailer

Pagan Min isn't just the sharpest dressed criminal dictator in all of Krayt, he also happens to be Far Cry 4's most gracious host! Marvel at how he both rocks an expertly tailored magenta suit and casual brunch conversation before compelling you to gun down people he deems "terrorists." Ubisoft's...

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Joystiq Streams: An early drive with Forza Horizon 2

Forza Motorsport always wore its deep love of (and lust for) cars right on its sleeve. Forza's races were enamored with driving as a reflection of the vehicle's capabilities and how a driver worked in concert with it. There wasn't any room left in those games for a love of driving on the open...

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AC Unity's 'Project Window' ensures you and Andy Serkis will never forget Paris

How are you going to keep the assassin down on the secluded training compound after they've seen Paree? Ubisoft's hope with Project Window, a Google Maps-fueled tie-in to Assassin's Creed Unity played in your web browser, is that would-be assassins will just want to stick around in Paris....

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Dota 2 Rekindling Soul update changes heroes, maps

Time to defend those ancients with some newly-altered demon lords. Dota 2 received a major update to both its heroes and maps this week. Valve announced the Rekindling Soul update with major overhauls for one of its freakier heroes right in time for Halloween. Chief among these updates is the...

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Joystiq Streams: Minimum with Human Head and Steam code giveaway

Human Head Studios had a turbulent decade. The Wisconsin-based developer kicked off the HD console generation in 2006 by finishing Prey, a first-person shooter with some interesting ideas about portals released well before cake memes took over the web. After Prey's success, Human Head turned...

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Joystiq Streams: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! with Gearbox [Update: It's over]

Moons haven't gotten so much love as they have by video games in the past month since Buzz Aldrin landed on one in 1969. Link pulls one down to smash up dragons in Hyrule Warriors, and the good Guardians playing Destiny have spent an inordinate amount of time blowing up Wizards from around the...

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Joystiq Streams: Hey, Hyrule Warriors! Come out to plaayyayy

*Clink* *Clink* *Clink* Joystiq Streams is playing Hyrule Warriors live at 4:00PM EST on Joystiq.com/Twitch. CAN YOU DIG IT?! Yes, it's going to be a non-stop cavalcade of Link, Impa, and Midna action. We'll slice up some Moblins and than a bunch of Gorons, just to put the Wii U through...

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