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Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers Coming this Summer

My Magic: the Gathering content here on GAJ has all but dried up, but that doesn’t mean my love for the game has completely faded.  With that said, I’m excited to pass on the news that Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers will be releasing at some point this Summer.  This will be the […]

April 10th, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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The Last of Us Remaster Headed to PS4 This Summer

As the title of this post should give away, The Last of Us is headed to the Playstation 4 this summer. For those that have already played it once, the remaster brings higher resolution character models, 1080p support, improved shadow and lighting, and some gameplay tweaks. What those gameplay tweaks might be haven’t been disclosed, so we’ll […]

April 10th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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Eight to Consider: 2013′s Most Disappointing Games

In the past few weeks Jason Arriola and Anthony Gore covered some of the games they missed out on last year; now continuing with coverage of the games of 2013, they shift their focus to the games that didn’t quite live up to their expectations.  These games aren’t necessarily horrible, just experiences that left them […]

February 19th, 2014 | GAJ Staff
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Eight to Consider: Games From 2013 I Didn’t Quite Get To

Once again, I’ve decided to steal Gore’s idea and list eight games that came out in 2013 that I wish I had gotten a chance to get my grubby little mitts on. Much like he, this list was in flux as I scrambled to get in some time with some other games for my Game […]

January 15th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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Eight to Consider: Games I Wish I Played in 2013

In 2013 I was lucky enough to play nearly every game I had the desire to, but like all years there were still some games that managed to slip through the cracks.  Whether it be because they released exclusively on a platform I don’t own or they just went under my radar, there are some […]

January 9th, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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Tearaway Review

Platform: PlayStation Vita When I first started looking into getting a Vita (around the beginning of 2013), Tearaway was one of the games that pushed me off the fence and over to the side of buying one.  While I’ve never been the biggest fan of LittleBigPlanet, I’ve always had much respect for Media Molecule and […]

December 19th, 2013 | Anthony Gore
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The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors Mash Up Announced For Wii U

If you’ve ever wanted to beat huge waves of enemies in The Legend of Zelda? Yeah, I know, it never crossed my mind either, just go with me on this. Tecmo Koei is currently developing just such a title. Check out the trailer below. While the title of Hyrule Warriors (thankfully) isn’t the necessarily the game’s final name, one […]

December 18th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Make Excess Pokemon Work For You

Are your copies of Pokemon X and Y bursting at the seems with excess Pokemon? Well, unless you have over 3,000, which is how many it can store, Pokemon Bank is the answer you’re looking for. If you’ve got multiple copies of the games (like me), you can transfer Pokemon from multiple games to the […]

December 18th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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More Ultra Street Fighter IV Release Details

Ultra Street Fighter IV’s release is creeping closer and closer. And to entice you to take the plunge, Capcom released a few more details yesterday about it. Aside from the slightly obvious rebalancing of the characters, Capcom announced two new modes. Online Training Mode will let you get some practice online before you start getting beaten […]

December 15th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark Review

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita (reviewed) Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark (also known as Stealth Bastard on PC) is a game that tries to blend platforming, puzzle solving and stealth into a hardcore, yet accessible package and I’d say it does a pretty good job doing that.  While I’m a big fan of […]

December 6th, 2013 | Anthony Gore
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Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers Coming this Summer

My Magic: the Gathering content here on GAJ has all but dried up, but that doesn’t mean my love for the game has completely faded.  With that said, I’m excited to pass on the news that Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers will be releasing at some point this Summer.  This will be the […]

April 10th, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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The Last of Us Remaster Headed to PS4 This Summer

As the title of this post should give away, The Last of Us is headed to the Playstation 4 this summer. For those that have already played it once, the remaster brings higher resolution character models, 1080p support, improved shadow and lighting, and some gameplay tweaks. What those gameplay tweaks might be haven’t been disclosed, so we’ll […]

April 10th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors Mash Up Announced For Wii U

If you’ve ever wanted to beat huge waves of enemies in The Legend of Zelda? Yeah, I know, it never crossed my mind either, just go with me on this. Tecmo Koei is currently developing just such a title. Check out the trailer below. While the title of Hyrule Warriors (thankfully) isn’t the necessarily the game’s final name, one […]

December 18th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Make Excess Pokemon Work For You

Are your copies of Pokemon X and Y bursting at the seems with excess Pokemon? Well, unless you have over 3,000, which is how many it can store, Pokemon Bank is the answer you’re looking for. If you’ve got multiple copies of the games (like me), you can transfer Pokemon from multiple games to the […]

December 18th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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More Ultra Street Fighter IV Release Details

Ultra Street Fighter IV’s release is creeping closer and closer. And to entice you to take the plunge, Capcom released a few more details yesterday about it. Aside from the slightly obvious rebalancing of the characters, Capcom announced two new modes. Online Training Mode will let you get some practice online before you start getting beaten […]

December 15th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Spelunky Updated on PS3 and PS Vita

In a bit of unexpected, but welcomed news, Spelunky was updated on the PS3 and PS Vita.  This update not only fixes some of the slow down issues and other bugs, but also adds the (formerly PC exclusive) Daily Challenge to the game. In the Daily Challenge everyone who participates will compete on exactly the […]

November 21st, 2013 | Anthony Gore
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Wake Up, It’s MoMo O’Clock

People with jobs often compare massively multiplayer RPGs to having a second job.  For me though, MMOs are more akin to a morning routine.  You move through a series of menial tasks half asleep waiting for the caffeine to kick in and the day to really begin.   It’s a scientific fact that brushing your teeth […]

October 18th, 2013 | Luke Maxwell
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Exclusive Look at NimbleBit’s Newest Projects

Recently, NimbleBit announced that their latest game, Pocket Trains, will be coming to iOS and Android soon. Two of their previous efforts, Tiny Tower and Pocket Planes, did fairly well and, as you might remember, had their hooks in me for months on end. After some snooping around, I found some info on some unannounced projects they have […]

September 26th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Discoverie: Terror in Cute Town

In recent times, game jams have proven a rewarding (and seemingly limitless) source of novel, fresh gameplay experiences and concepts.  Some game jams place a time-limit on a development team, others use a topic or theme to drive creativity, and some focus upon a tried and tested genre to see what developers can come up […]

August 22nd, 2013 | Luke Maxwell
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Chroma Squad Kickstarter

I’ll admit it, I loved the shit out of the Power Rangers growing up. Sure, I did my best to hide it from most of friends, but I owned the foot tall figures, the Zords, VHS tapes, and even some books. Looking back, it doesn’t seem like something I should have been too horribly embarrassed […]

August 11th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Yatagarasu Playtest

Yatagarasu is a new-ish, independently produced fighting game by some people who used to work on The King of Fighters series.  It’s a six-button, Third Strike-style 2D fighter with cool character designs and a novel approach to the “just Defend”/Offensive Block/Parry systems of games like Garou and Street Fighter 3.  Parrying is assigned to a […]

August 9th, 2013 | Luke Maxwell
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Reviewing Reviewing Games

I was putzing around on Twitter, as I’m wont to do when bored, and noticed a couple of our staff talking about some reviews and feedback about the reviews for the upcoming Dragon’s Crown. I’ll get to that later, but first, I want to talk a little “inside baseball” about how reviews are handled here. If […]

August 1st, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Eight to Consider: 2013′s Most Disappointing Games

In the past few weeks Jason Arriola and Anthony Gore covered some of the games they missed out on last year; now continuing with coverage of the games of 2013, they shift their focus to the games that didn’t quite live up to their expectations.  These games aren’t necessarily horrible, just experiences that left them […]

February 19th, 2014 | GAJ Staff
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Eight to Consider: Games From 2013 I Didn’t Quite Get To

Once again, I’ve decided to steal Gore’s idea and list eight games that came out in 2013 that I wish I had gotten a chance to get my grubby little mitts on. Much like he, this list was in flux as I scrambled to get in some time with some other games for my Game […]

January 15th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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Eight to Consider: Games I Wish I Played in 2013

In 2013 I was lucky enough to play nearly every game I had the desire to, but like all years there were still some games that managed to slip through the cracks.  Whether it be because they released exclusively on a platform I don’t own or they just went under my radar, there are some […]

January 9th, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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Eight to Consider: Spelunky Monsters Part 2 (The Good)

In the last installment of my ongoing Spelunky series, I went through some of my least favorite (or most troublesome) enemies in the game.  This time around I’m going to once again discuss some of the monsters you’ll come across. While each is still a deadly threat (in most instances), each of the following can […]

October 10th, 2013 | Anthony Gore
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Eight to Consider: Spelunky Monsters Part 1 (The Bad)

As my admiration for Spelunky continues to grow, I’d like to keep covering it whenever possible.  Earlier in the month I covered some of my favorite items and this time around I’m going to discuss some of the enemies that tend to give me the most trouble.  Hopefully newcomers to the game will find this […]

September 13th, 2013 | Anthony Gore
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Eight to Consider: Spelunky Items

[Information that some may deem "spoilers" ahead.] I’ve made my love for Spelunky well known here at GAJ, but in preparation for the PS3/Vita release, I’ve been playing a ton of it on XBLA.  I originally bought Spelunky on XBLA last year when it first came out and even reviewed it here on the site.  […]

September 5th, 2013 | Anthony Gore
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Why Not Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse Has Turned Into One Of My Favorite Experiences This Year

Platform: Xbox 360 Every once and a while, a game goes completely under the radar before it finds itself on either physical or digital shelves. State of Decay fell into that category when I turned on my 360 a couple of weeks ago to see what was new. After playing the demo, I was convinced […]

June 26th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Quick Stealth: Fearless

Fearless is a game created in 72 hours by Ben L. Grauer aka Drag0nSix; it’s a stealth action game in which the player (a blue guy) must avoid enemies (red guys) and collect power-ups.  Each power-up (represented by a glowing blue sphere) grants the player rudimentary video game ability, I found the jump sphere first, […]

May 12th, 2013 | Luke Maxwell
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Fear the Future. Turn on a Light.

I’ve had a tough go of coming up with some stuff to write about lately. Who wants to read nothing but reviews from a D-list reviewer? A few people, but that’s not why you come here. Maybe it is. Who am I to judge? I’m going to start up an experiment that I hope to […]

January 15th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Portable Kirby…IN 3DS

Kirby’s Dream Land Platforms: GameBoy (1992), 3DS Virtual Console (2011) Price: $3.99 Dream Land is Kirby’s very first outing and just so happened to be on Nintendo’s first handheld console as well. The gameplay is mostly what you would expect in a 2D platformer of the early 90s, along with a few additional features. The […]

November 8th, 2012 | Scott Romero
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10 Kirbies, One Game

I don’t know if I’ve raved about my love of the DS in a review yet…but man! Do I love the DS. Games like Kirby Mass Attack are the reason. While the game itself was not incredibly challenging, it was adorable, used the touch screen of the DS to its full abilities, can be found […]

November 6th, 2012 | Vanessa Maestas
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Not Your Grandma’s Crocheting Material

To say I was a little apprehensive about Kirby’s Epic Yarn would be making it sound like I had any interest in this game to begin with. As I would look through stores searching for a bargain that wasn’t in the ads, I would always pass right over certain games. Epic Yarn somehow got lumped […]

November 5th, 2012 | Jason Arriola
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Tearaway Review

Platform: PlayStation Vita When I first started looking into getting a Vita (around the beginning of 2013), Tearaway was one of the games that pushed me off the fence and over to the side of buying one.  While I’ve never been the biggest fan of LittleBigPlanet, I’ve always had much respect for Media Molecule and […]

December 19th, 2013 | Anthony Gore
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Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark Review

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita (reviewed) Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark (also known as Stealth Bastard on PC) is a game that tries to blend platforming, puzzle solving and stealth into a hardcore, yet accessible package and I’d say it does a pretty good job doing that.  While I’m a big fan of […]

December 6th, 2013 | Anthony Gore
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Beyond: Two Souls Review

Platform: Playstation 3 It’s a rare occasion that a game comes along and compels you to see it through to the end in as few sittings as possible. Having something create a world you want to continue to be lost in is a rare treat indeed. Beyond: Two Souls, tries really, really hard to do […]

November 26th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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Sound Shapes Review

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita (reviewed) Sound Shapes is an interesting take on the rhythm game.  Instead of matching notes on a plastic instrument you’ll be platforming through various levels grabbing coins and collectibles in order to change the music.  In a way, it is a bit like the Bit Trip Runner […]

November 23rd, 2013 | Anthony Gore
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Dragon Fantasy Book II Review

Platforms: Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita I reviewed Dragon Fantasy Book One earlier this year. While I enjoyed my time with it, the “swing and a miss” battles sucked a bit of my enjoyment out of it. Hoping for something a bit more brisk this time around, I sat down with Dragon Fantasy Book II […]

November 7th, 2013 | Jason Arriola
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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review

Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360 (reviewed), and PC You really do have to feel for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. It suffered through such a tumultuous development, that it’s almost amazing it made it into the wild at all. Chris Plante over at Polygon wrote a really interesting article about how it came to be in […]

October 26th, 2013 | Jason Arriola

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