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Richard Mitchell

Reviews Editor - richard@joystiq.com

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Richard serves as Reviews Editor and is ultimately responsible for overseeing Joystiq's critical content. He has contributed to Joystiq since 2006. Over the years he has founded Joystiq's first podcast, produced dozens of videos, covered major trade shows and penned numerous reviews. 

Richard Mitchell's Latest Posts

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review: Walk the line

As the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow trilogy would have it, Dracula is very different from the vampire we all know, even when compared to his many incarnations in the Castlevania series. Betrayed by God, hated by Satan and feared by humanity, this Dracula treads an indefinite path, struggling with...

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Assassin's Creed Mega Bloks will let you build the perfect killing machine

Mega Brands and Ubisoft will release Assassin's Creed branded Mega Bloks building sets later this year, the companies have revealed. The announcement offers no details about the sets though Ubisoft SVP of marketing and sales, Tony Key notes, "This collection captures the spirit of Assassin's Creed...

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New trailers for Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Bayonetta 2

We got quite a bit of 3DS news from today's Nintendo Direct, but it wasn't without a few tender morsels for Wii U owners. In addition to Little Mac appearing in Super Smash Bros, Game Boy Advance games hitting Virtual Console and the announcement of NES Remix 2, Nintendo rolled out new trailers for...

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Joystiq Streams: Live the secret life of a cephalopod in Octodad [Update: Watch the recap!]

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! If you missed it, you can watch the recap right here! After playing Ecco the Dolphin last week, Joystiq Streams continues its dive into aquatic gaming ... more or less. This week, we crack into Octodad: Dadliest Catch, the game...

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch review: Eight arms, all thumbs

Octodad: Dadliest Catch reminds me of "Chicken Boo," an old series of short cartoons that used to air during Warner Bros' Animaniacs. The premise was ridiculous: Boo was a giant chicken that pretended to be human. He disguised himself as everything from a superhero to a respected Civil War general,...

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Wii Fit U review: Some assembly required

It's hard to fully analyze a fitness product without spending a large amount of time with it. By the very nature of fitness and exercise, it takes time to see results. Even if you're already a health addict, you'll need some time to appreciate the nuances of a new routine, but after spending about...

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Joystiq Streams: Fable Anniversary with special guests from Lionhead [Update: Relive the stream!]

Joystiq Streams doesn't get dopey about the past. We play games that were released in 1992 because we're classicists! Nostalgia has nothing to do with it. We would be lying, however, if we said that Fable Anniversary doesn't make us just a bit misty, what with its fine HD rendering of...

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Risk of Rain Review: Catch your death

Imagine stepping into a warm, inviting hot tub. As you relax in the water, an attendant pours in some bath salts. You register a rise in the temperature, but think nothing of it. The attendant returns, this time sprinkling fragrant herbs into the water. It's getting hot in here. The attendant is...

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Best of the Rest: Richard's picks of 2013

Team Joystiq is barging into 2014 with a celebration of last year's best games. Keep reading throughout the week to see our assembly of ingenious indies and triple-A triumphs. Rogue Legacy Rogue Legacy is one of those games that comes out of nowhere. It's a name you see popping up on Twitter....

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Battlefield 4 Premium double XP event today, AMD 'Mantle' update this month

A recently delayed Battlefield 4 double XP event for Premium members has been rescheduled. Originally supposed to take place on December 30, the new date for the event is ... today. It began at 8am ET this morning and will run for a total of 58 hours. If you've had your eyes on a particular unlock,...

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