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DOKI-DOKI-UNIVERSE

Doki-Doki Universe Review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita (reviewed) Doki-Doki Universe is the story of QT3, a robot on an important mission.  He is out to learn everything he can about humanity in order to avoid becoming scrap.  During his journey, QT3 will visit a number of unique planets filled with a crazy cast of characters […]

September 13th, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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Goodbye, Old Friend

It’s strange how little we understand about the value of human life until someone close to us, be it either on a personal or more abstract level, dies. Today, I’m reminded again of that value as someone who influenced one of my passions passed away. Robin Williams was an actor, but known to me more […]

August 11th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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Eight to Consider: Games of E3 2014

E3 2014 was all about the games and, for the most part, didn’t disappoint.  There were tons of titles shown off that caught my attention.  So many that this list was actually rather hard to keep to eight choices.  Well, I finally managed to narrow it down and this is the list of eight games […]

July 21st, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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A Note From The Editor – Mid-2014 Edition

Been awhile since we’ve touched base with each other, hasn’t it? I thought I should sit down and get my thoughts out about what’s been going on in my life that’s led to a slowdown of content on the site in both written and podcast form. If you’re only a reader of the site, you […]

July 16th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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Rogue Legacy is Coming to PlayStation Platforms Very Soon

Today on the Official PlayStation Blog, Teddy Lee of Cellar Door Games announced that Rogue Legacy would be coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on July 29.  The critically acclaimed “rogue-lite” game will feature cross-buy, cross-save, a bit of additional content and (for all you trophy hunters out there) a platinum trophy […]

July 9th, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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Drop The Zero (DualShock 3) And Get With The Hero (DualShock 4)

I’ve had a tough time going back to my Playstation 3 and the DualShock 3 after making the jump to the Playstation 4 the DualShock 4. Sure, I could connect it via one of the USB ports, but what kind of animal uses wired controllers in this day and age? After a lot of experimentation […]

July 2nd, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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Child of Light Review

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3 (reviewed), PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One In a world full of generic military shooters, cookie cutter zombie games and Minecraft clones, it’s quite refreshing to see Ubisoft breathing life into the industry with creative and beautiful games like Rayman and now Child of Light. Let’s start […]

June 30th, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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Microsoft Bears Down To Better Combat Sony

I can’t really say I’m surprised. We all had to see this one coming. Microsoft saw the writing on the wall and had to once again adapt their strategy for not only Xbox One, but the Xbox brand as a whole. On Tuesday morning, Microsoft announced that they would be offering a version of the […]

May 15th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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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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Rogue Legacy is Coming to PlayStation Platforms Very Soon

Today on the Official PlayStation Blog, Teddy Lee of Cellar Door Games announced that Rogue Legacy would be coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on July 29.  The critically acclaimed “rogue-lite” game will feature cross-buy, cross-save, a bit of additional content and (for all you trophy hunters out there) a platinum trophy […]

July 9th, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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Drop The Zero (DualShock 3) And Get With The Hero (DualShock 4)

I’ve had a tough time going back to my Playstation 3 and the DualShock 3 after making the jump to the Playstation 4 the DualShock 4. Sure, I could connect it via one of the USB ports, but what kind of animal uses wired controllers in this day and age? After a lot of experimentation […]

July 2nd, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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Microsoft Bears Down To Better Combat Sony

I can’t really say I’m surprised. We all had to see this one coming. Microsoft saw the writing on the wall and had to once again adapt their strategy for not only Xbox One, but the Xbox brand as a whole. On Tuesday morning, Microsoft announced that they would be offering a version of the […]

May 15th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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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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Goodbye, Old Friend

It’s strange how little we understand about the value of human life until someone close to us, be it either on a personal or more abstract level, dies. Today, I’m reminded again of that value as someone who influenced one of my passions passed away. Robin Williams was an actor, but known to me more […]

August 11th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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A Note From The Editor – Mid-2014 Edition

Been awhile since we’ve touched base with each other, hasn’t it? I thought I should sit down and get my thoughts out about what’s been going on in my life that’s led to a slowdown of content on the site in both written and podcast form. If you’re only a reader of the site, you […]

July 16th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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Microsoft Bears Down To Better Combat Sony

I can’t really say I’m surprised. We all had to see this one coming. Microsoft saw the writing on the wall and had to once again adapt their strategy for not only Xbox One, but the Xbox brand as a whole. On Tuesday morning, Microsoft announced that they would be offering a version of the […]

May 15th, 2014 | Jason Arriola
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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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Eight to Consider: Games of E3 2014

E3 2014 was all about the games and, for the most part, didn’t disappoint.  There were tons of titles shown off that caught my attention.  So many that this list was actually rather hard to keep to eight choices.  Well, I finally managed to narrow it down and this is the list of eight games […]

July 21st, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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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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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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Doki-Doki Universe Review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita (reviewed) Doki-Doki Universe is the story of QT3, a robot on an important mission.  He is out to learn everything he can about humanity in order to avoid becoming scrap.  During his journey, QT3 will visit a number of unique planets filled with a crazy cast of characters […]

September 13th, 2014 | Anthony Gore
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Child of Light Review

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3 (reviewed), PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One In a world full of generic military shooters, cookie cutter zombie games and Minecraft clones, it’s quite refreshing to see Ubisoft breathing life into the industry with creative and beautiful games like Rayman and now Child of Light. Let’s start […]

June 30th, 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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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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Jason Arriola

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Currently Playing: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4), Rogue Galaxy (PS2), Dark Souls II (PS3), and SteamWorld Dig (Vita)

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Currently Playing: Pokemon Y

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Currently Playing: Something from the mountain of backlog games... *sigh*

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Currently Playing: Finally diving into the PS3 and Vita backlog. So it's all a bunch of "older" stuff like the Mass Effect trilogy and The Last of Us.

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