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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.

Anthony John Agnello's Latest Posts

Joystiq Streams: Inquisiting together in Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Joystiq that inquisits together, stays together! This maxim is undeniable as a fearless band of adventurers shall prove on today's Joystiq Streams. Last week, Alexander Sliwinski (@sliwinski) gave viewers a guided tour of Dragon Age: Inquisition's first hour, but it was a lonesome affair. T...

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Gaming for the X-Files Fan's Soul: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Sometimes you have an itch that simply can't be scratched. Characters you loved disappear into the recesses of fanfic and Netflix binge watching, long gone plot threads from dead TV shows, comics, and novels dangling in your memory. What you really want isn't necessarily more of the old stuff. Woul...

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Joystiq Streams: A mile in Grand Theft Auto 5 PS4's shoes

We knew it was coming. Of course it was coming. As soon as Rockstar said that Grand Theft Auto 5 would be coming exclusively to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, the writing was on the wall. The very face of sandbox gaming would blow out the final days of last gen's consoles and be reborn in ...

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Joystiq Streams: Mario Kart 8 Too Link, Too Furious

Since summer ended, the Hells Shells have been resting, lying in wait for the triumphant return of Blue Collar Racing. The last Joystiq Grand Prix was five months ago, but with hot, fresh DLC invading Mario Kart 8 it's time to hit the track once more! Get ready as the drunken posse of Mike Suszek (...

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Console Madness: Joystiq is giving away an Xbox One Assassin's Creed: Unity bundle

Remember that time we gave away a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle? Sure you do. If you won that beast, congratulations! If you didn't, we bet you'd like another shot. Joystiq and Microsoft have got you covered. We're giving away an Assassin's Creed: Unity Xbox One bundle this week! ...

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When "It" Became "He": An Amiibo Tale

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U this month come the Amiibo, Nintendo's little army of figurines that can transport characters like Link, Princess Peach and even the lithe WiiFit Trainer into your game. Having a tiny statue of Mario seems like a goofy way to introduce extra fighters to Smash Bros.,...

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Joystiq Streams: Expect Dragon Age: Inquisition

"Dragon Age: Inquisition is an immense fantasy epic, a sprawling adventure across the many landscapes of Thedas, unapologetically mature in its exploration of politics and brazen in its combat," says Joystiq's Alexander Sliwinski in his 5-star review of BioWare's first RPG for PlayStation 4 and...

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Joystiq Streams: The history of shooting in Bedlam, plus free games

After a week straight of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Joystiq Streams, we've been thinking seriously about the land of first-person shooters. With our palate overwhelmed by Microsoft's genre-defining series, we find ourselves in need of something stranger. Something a little bit diffe...

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Joystiq Streams: Grunt punting the old way in Master Chief Collection

Were the Covenant not a wholly fictional race of militaristic, lizardy zealots, Joystiq would ask their leaders a very simple question: Why do you use Grunts in your military? Cannon fodder is one thing, but in terms of strategic value, they don't seem to add a whole hell of a lot to either off...

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Console Madness: Joystiq is giving away an Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle

Last year, the new consoles came but the new games for them were more of a promise than a reality. Now the games are here. Sunset Overdrive, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Forza Horizon 2; the Xbox One has itself a seriously tempting library that's only continuing to grow. Know what would be re...

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