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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

Joystiq Streams: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's wild ride on Wii U

Sick of living in the shadow of monarchs and plumbers, Toad and Toadette are striking out on their own. No more waiting in an angry turtle's castle just to tell you to look somewhere else for a princess! No more playing second fiddle in the platforming antics of Mario and his pals! Toadette and Toa...

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Joystiq Streams: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amiibrodown

We've waited patiently, quieting the nigh on unstoppable power in the collective Joystiq gut with games like Shadow of Mordor and Bayonetta 2. Now our acrobatic feats of destruction can be unleashed. Now, after so long, we can finally beat the ever loving crap out of each other online in Super Smas...

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Joystiq Giveaway: 3 copies of The Art of Assassin's Creed: Unity

For all of Assassin's Creed: Unity's foibles, from lackluster mission design to myriad, horrifying glitches in the initial release, one thing is undeniable: It's gorgeous. Ubisoft's digital recreation of Revolution-era Paris is a monumentally impressive work of digital artistry. Who can blame old A...

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PSA: Chat commands barrage Akiba's Trip streamers with underpants and foreigners

Akiba's Trip isn't what you think it is. You spend your time in Marvelous' action RPG mercilessly beating vampires with folding chairs and forcibly removing their clothing, but it's not some kind of perv fiesta made for voyeurs. Players are performing a public service getting rid of those vampires!...

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Joystiq Streams: That's a tiger in my Far Cry 4 and I'm happy to see you

Smell that fresh air! Glory in the plush, pink suits! Grapple hook a gun-toting lunatic to an elephant and grab a drink, because it's time to head into the wilds of Far Cry 4 and see what there is to see. Today on Joystiq Streams, our very own Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK) will climb back up t...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire

In the case of Nintendo eShop's new releases this week, size does indeed matter. With just a smattering of games on Wii U, one of them a late spring PS4/Xbox One hit and another being an obscure Game Boy Advance curio, you'd think the console would be on shaky ground. Not so. It's got big, big good...

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Joystiq Streams: Free to be Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Captain Falcon had opened a chain of family eateries. Kirby was working on Pink on the Outside, a treacly memoir that wasn't going anywhere. Link and Zelda were waiting on production for their next project, but feeling anxious and lost. Samus was looking into starring in a Quentin Tarantino pictur...

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Joystiq Streams: Inquisiting together in Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Joystiq that inquisits together, stays together! This maxim is undeniable as a fearless band of adventurers shall prove on today's Joystiq Streams. Last week, Alexander Sliwinski (@sliwinski) gave viewers a guided tour of Dragon Age: Inquisition's first hour, but it was a lonesome affair. T...

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Gaming for the X-Files Fan's Soul: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Sometimes you have an itch that simply can't be scratched. Characters you loved disappear into the recesses of fanfic and Netflix binge watching, long gone plot threads from dead TV shows, comics, and novels dangling in your memory. What you really want isn't necessarily more of the old stuff. Woul...

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Joystiq Streams: A mile in Grand Theft Auto 5 PS4's shoes

We knew it was coming. Of course it was coming. As soon as Rockstar said that Grand Theft Auto 5 would be coming exclusively to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, the writing was on the wall. The very face of sandbox gaming would blow out the final days of last gen's consoles and be reborn in ...

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