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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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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 c...

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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. W...

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Joystiq Streams: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare pays it forward [CANCELED]

After 11 years, Call of Duty has followed an unexpected evolutionary path. The road to Advanced Warfare – which we awarded 4 stars in our review – looks more like the one stretching between entries in '80s horror franchises. Friday the 13th was about a slasher attacking teenagers and it...

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WRUP: All Hallow's Firmware Hiccups

Why look! The ol' PlayStation 4 is blinking its orange light really fast. It must be a Halloween miracle! No wait, now it's ejecting the disc and powering on all by itself. The PS4 is possessed! THE SHARE PLAY IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE?! What's everyone playing?...

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Halloween Horror Streams: Overcoming our fear of Amnesia

We've run the horror gamut during our Halloween Horror Streams extravaganza. We've done old school, we've done new school, we've done zombie apocalypse and haunted zeppelin and even camp. What we haven't done, however, is pit a member of the staff against a game that originally scared them so m...

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Joystiq Giveaway: Octa Monkey Kit Tablet Stand

iPad Air 2 feels insanely thin and light, like you're holding a tablet made of puppy dog breath and clouds. Bully for the people that have one of those, but some folks out there are still rocking an iPad 2. It's only three years old, who cares if it's really heavy and the screen isn't quite as nice...

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Bethesda confirms that Prey 2 is really, most sincerely dead

More than two and a half years after rumors first emerged that the sequel was canceled, Bethesda has confirmed Prey 2 is no more. "It was a game we believed in, but we never felt that it got to where it needed to be," Pete Hines, vice president of Bethesda, told CNET at PAX Australia, "We never saw...

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PS Plus in November: Binding of Isaac, SteamWorld Dig

November brings PS4 owners a final tide of big 2014 releases like Assassin't Creed Unity and Little Big Planet 3, but it also brings PS Plus subscribers some slick downloadables like the long-percolating Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Sitting alongside Isaac on PS4 is Image & Form's SteamWorld D...

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Joystiq Streams: Halo: The Master Chief Collection restarts the fight

Ten years later, it's hard to believe that Master Chief couldn't always dual wield those snappy pistols. Has it been so long since we messed each other up in Coagulation? Did 3650 days really pass between now and the first time we saw Master Chief ride that bomb right into a Covenant ship? Now ...

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