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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: Co-op forever in Don't Starve Together

Joystiq has issues with not starving. It all started with those accursed turkeys when Don't Starve hit PS4 in January. Things got even worse when we tackled Reign of Giants with Klei's own Seth Rosen in June. This time? This time's going to be different. We won't starve now that we're together....

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Joystiq Discussion: How do you like your Best of the Year list?

How do you evaluate Tetris and Metroid in the same breath? Does that even make sense? One's about manipulating space using a small collection of simple shapes while the other's about exploring an alien world as an increasingly dangerous bounty hunter. Yet they're both video games. They're electroni...

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Joystiq Streams: Far Cry 4 for four straight hours

There are only 2.5 days of 2014 left! How are we going to knock everything off our annual bucket list in less than 72 hours! There was so much left to do. Visiting a new country. Climbing a mountain near Everest without having to actually climb Everest. Tricking a honey badger into fighting an ...

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Console Madness: Free Sunset Overdrive Xbox One and much more

Joystiq will never stop giving away consoles! NEVER! Until we run out of consoles to give away, of course. That ain't happening yet. Following up our Nintendo 3DS XL giveaway comes yet another Xbox One giveaway. This one, however, is the possibly the best of them all. We're giving away an ultra r...

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Console Madness: Free Smash Bros 3DS XL, the rarest PS4 game, and much more

So Joystiq's given away a couple of limited edition Xbox Ones, a limited edition PlayStation 4, a crazy edition of Destiny, and a whole mess of random swag. You think we're done? We're not done. Prepare for more! In the lead-up to Christmas, Joystiq is giving away a limited edition Super Smash Br...

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Joystiq Streams: Halo 5 beta, live and uncut

Halo is on the brain this December. We're chock full of conflicting emotions about Master Chief, personable AI, and the many ancient technology entanglements they find themselves snared in. Revisiting all of Chief's tales in the Master Chief Collection reminded us just how awesome Halo campaign...

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Joystiq Discussion: Do you pre-order games?

Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Assassin's Creed: Unity. Driveclub. What do these games share? All of them hit consoles this fall in semi-functional states. Halo's matchmaking is still busted, Assassin's Creed is still working to iron out kinks, and Driveclub's many social features, the very thi...

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Joystiq Streams: See my KOR-FX vest, best for making games feel weird

See my vest/see my vest/as we strap a KOR-FX Acousto-Haptic Video Gaming Vest to our chest/Feel this peripheral/it ain't medicinal/it just makes games less ephemeral/Oh please, won't you see my vest! Ahem. Today on Joystiq Streams, something different! Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM) receiv...

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Swifter, Not Safer: Bloodborne trades Dark Souls' creep for speed

Bloodborne bummed me right out when it was announced back in June. Gothic action RPG from From Software, Japan's premiere purveyors of supremely weird, deeply punishing action games? Should be awesome. Unlike many of the converted, though, I've never cottoned to the Dark Souls games that Bloodborne...

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Joystiq Streams: Silent night, Dying Light

Do not go gentle into that zombie fight/shambling corpses should burn and rave at close of day/Rage, rage against the hordes of Dying Light. Techland has been working on the zombie apocalypse train for years now, determined to make the best possible open world overrun with stumbling undead f...

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