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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

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...

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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...

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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...

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Joystiq Streams: Halo 4's spectacular butts in glorious 60fps [Update: Watch the replay!]

If there's one thing we know about Halo 4, it's that it has the single best selection of butts in any shooter ever made. Say what you will about 343's take on classic Halo multiplayer, its expansion of the series' plot, or Spartan Ops. No other FPS in the history of FPSes can compete with...

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Knights of Pen and Paper keeps autumn alive in Haunted Fall update

Halloween may already be resting in its grave, but that isn't stopping meta RPG Knights of Pen and Paper from embracing the spirit (spirits?) of the season in a brand new update. Available Thursday, the Haunted Fall update adds new everything to the role-playing game about people playing a pen and...

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Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix Collector's Edition features almost the whole series

Square-Enix is giving the PlayStation 3 one last dollop of weird anime melodrama and Final Fantasy fan service when it releases Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix in December. Anyone who waited on picking up last year's Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, though, is in for an extra treat. The Sora obsessed...

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Joystiq Streams: Project Spark, Master Chief Collection, Xbox One giveaways

Xbone, we can hardly recognize you! One year old, $150 cheaper, and you lost all those extra Kinect pounds. And look at those exclusives! Forza Horizon 2, D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, Sunset Overdrive, Fantasia: Music Evolved – why don't you give us a call sometime? We'll catch up, Xbone....

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