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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: 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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Win a PlayStation 4 from Joystiq, Massively, and WoW Insider

We're already halfway through new game season, and the PlayStation 4 library is looking mighty rich! We've got Destiny. We've got Driveclub. We've got Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within and InFamous: First Light. If you don't have a PS4 but still want to get in on this action, we've got a plum...

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Joystiq Discussion: All aboard Nintendo's Amiibo train?

Just a little more than a month to go before patient Wii U owners will finally get a Super Smash Bros. to call their own. November 21st will bring more than just HD Smash into your home, though. Nintendo will also roll out its Amiibo that day, the teensy near-field communication equipped figurines...

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Humble tilts without temptation in South Park pinball tomorrow

Polish off those Awesome-o flipper skills and get ready to make some triple ball jokes: Zen Studios is releasing South Park pinball this week for nearly every platform under the sun. PlayStation 4/3, Xbox One/360, iOS, Steam, Android, Mac, and PC will all get two tables based on Trey Parker...

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Alien: Isolation giveaway games and swag can hear you scream

While playing Alien: Isolation, a common pastime around Joystiq these days what with our playthrough of hard mode and our review, one thing is clear: Amanda Ripley does not get chilly thanks to her jacket. She may be hounded by murderous looters, androids, and one gigantic, exoskeletal monstrosity...

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