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Joystiq Discussion: All aboard Nintendo's Amiibo train?

Just a little more than a month to go before patient Wii U owners will finally get a Super Smash Bros. to call their own. November 21st will bring more than just HD Smash into your home, though. Nintendo will also roll out its Amiibo that day, the teensy near-field communication equipped figurines...

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Joystiq Discussion: How much would you pay for EA Access?

From aggressive downloadable content campaigns to Online Passes, EA has never shied away from trying new ways to make cash with games. Following the success of programs like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Games With Gold, EA is embracing the subscription gaming model with EA Access on Xbox One. ...

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Joystiq Discussion: Pray or spray the Xeno away in Alien Isolation?

"You can get through the entire game without killing someone," said Gary Napper, lead designer of Alien: Isolation, in a new interview with GamesTM. "It's something that was, not so much a challenge, but something I felt was what the character would do. We're talking about a member of the Ripley...

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Joystiq Discussion: Drakengard 3 asks, shalt thou always kill?

Scroobius Pip wasn't talking about video games in his song "Thou Shalt Always Kill," but it certainly seems like a prime directive when you pick up a controller. Booker DeWitt grinds Columbian policemen's faces right off while Lara Croft takes a pan species approach to slaughter, doing in tigers...

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Joystiq Discussion: Will you buy the Kinect-free Xbox One?

Back when I was plotting a Sega Saturn purchase back in the long, long ago, I came up with an easy method for determining whether or not to purchase a gaming machine. The rule: if there are eight games either available or coming out on that machine that I really badly want to play, it's worth...

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Joystiq Discussion: How do you like your Nintendo?

Nintendo isn't in peak condition. The 3DS recovered from its debut slump back in 2011, but the Wii U hasn't found a sizeable audience. As the House of Mario announced on Wednesday, it's sold just over 6 million Wii Us since the console hit in November 2012, significantly less than the PlayStation 4...

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Joystiq Discussion: When and why do you pay to skip ahead?

Joystiq's own Xav de Matos recently presented the crew with an all-too-familiar scenario: "My sister plays Candy Crush and couldn't beat a level," Xav told us, lamenting what today's youth has come to. "She paid real money to skip the stage. I told her she was the problem and yelled at her on...

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Joystiq Discussion: Should there be more female enemies in games?

The Last of Us, Joystiq's very favorite game of 2013, is a mean game about mean people finding reasons to survive when the world's gone to hell. Joel and Ellie, the heroes of The Last of Us, dole out the harshness regularly to all sorts of bad people that are a lot meaner than them. Strange thing...

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