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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: Wandering Wasteland 2 with Brian Fargo [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

We are hearty rangers! We do not fear cultists worshipping the atomic bomb, mutated freaks, or roving bands of slavering summer cannibals, baking in the ceaseless southwestern sun of America. We gather our party, our band of freaks and survivors, and we walk right out into the dry heat of...

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Joystiq Streams: Blindly walking into the madness of Silent Hills [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Have you ever had that nightmare where the guy that made Zone of the Enders, the guy that made Hellboy, and that guy who played the younger brother in Boondock Saints end up in a fog-covered town that physically manifests your every trauma and insecurity? Plagued me for years, that one. Never...

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Joystiq Streams: Tomb Raider 2, Lara's original PlayStation exclusive [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Gamescom 2014 hasn't even officially opened its doors to the public, but the biggest European gaming event of the year has already yielded up some mad surprises: Rise of the Tomb Raider is going to be an Xbox exclusive. What that means is still unclear, of course. We know that Rise will be "Xbox...

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Watch the PlayStation Gamescom '14 press conference right here [Update: It's over!]

Sony brings the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita funk to Gamescom starting at 7PM CEST, which is 1PM ET, 10AM PT, 6PM UK for those across the land. Is Uncharted 4 actually a prequel to Wipeout? Will we get a glimpse of long lost The Last Guardian? New crazy PlayStation 4 and PS Vita...

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Assassin's Creed Unity Gamescom trailer walks you through Paris

Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft's first entry in the series built only for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4, is a looker. As demonstrated in a new trailer assembled for Gamescom 2014, Unity's Paris is a bustling, glistening city full of 19th century grandeur. It's also full of insane civil unrest and...

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Skylanders: Trap Team bridges the gap between console and tablet

Skylanders: Trap Team will be revolutionary, for both the series and potentially for Activision's entire publishing operation, when it releases on October 5th. It doesn't dramatically change the central play of Toys For Bob's popular action figure adventure games. Catching villains in teensy...

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Watch the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer premiere

Sledgehammer Games sits down with Xbox Live's Major Nelson for the very first live stream of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer. What does it look like when Call of Duty players slip back into the series' trademark shootouts sporting lasers and jetpacks like a bunch of GI Joe characters?...

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Joystiq Streams: Embarking on an Abyss Odyssey

Ah how shameless, the way these mortals blame the gods! From us alone they say come all their Joystiq Streams yes but they themselves with their own reckless ways compound their pains beyond their proper share by playing games like Abyss Odyssey with such careless abandon. Not an odyssey of the...

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Library of Congress discovers unreleased Duke Nukem game, chews bubblegum

Hail to the king of unlikely archival discoveries, baby. David Gibson, a moving image technician with the Library of Congress, stumbled upon a diamond in the rough while scouring through hundreds of games and game-related media artifacts submitted to the library by game publishers: a complete,...

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Velocity 2X teleports to PS4 and Vita on September 2

Velocity 2X makes bold claims about its quantities of shooting, jumping, and teleporting right in the title, implying that it's not only a sequel to FuturLab's signature game but a multiplication of it. Players will decide for themselves if it delivers on that promise when Velocity 2X hits...

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