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I Can’t Tell What’s Real Anymore

Remember the first time you saw Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within? I do. That sense of awe at never having seen something not real look so damn real really struck me. These days, you can barely distinguish it from the now five year old Final Fantasy XIII gameplay. Well, Benoît Dereau, a level designer and 3D artist […]

January 27th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Watch, Bitch, Write, Repeat – Royal Rumble Predictions

- Before I start, I want to mention how this will work.  It’s pretty simple.  I’m just going to break down my thoughts on each match and then at the end I’ll post a Fantasy Booking (what I want to happen) and a Likely Booking (what I think will happen). I’m just going to come […]

January 24th, 2015 | Anthony Gore
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Watch, Bitch, Write, Repeat – An Introduction

- Well, it’s finally happened.  I’ve finally decided to bring professional wrestling content to GAJ.  In my continued pursuit to try and add as much to the “junk” side of our content as I can, I figured this would be a decent choice.  Pro wrestling is, without question, one of the most polarizing forms of […]

January 24th, 2015 | Anthony Gore
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Resident Evil Now Available for Digital Download

- Survival horror fans, rejoice!  The GameCube “remake” of Resident Evil from Capcom is back, remastered in HD and on next generation hardware for the first time.  Available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, Resident Evil is a must play for horror fans and it’s ready for download on the platform of […]

January 20th, 2015 | Anthony Gore
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Gundam Attacks Building!

It’s no secret Luke and I talk about Mobile Suit Gundam on the podcast. It’s a running gag as to how we can shoehorn some kind of reference in. Well, this tickled me quite a bit – ZAKU II attacking an office building! This is the GUNDAM FEVER PROJECT. At the end, it says, “This surprise […]

January 18th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Dragon Age? More Like Dragon Rage!…Sorry

Once thought to be extinct, the dragons in the world of Dragon Age seem to be flourishing now. Well, they were until we decided to murder them back into nothingness. BioWare showed off just how many dragons have been killed in Dragon Age: Inquisition so far from the game’s Twitter account. And the number is kind of staggering. […]

January 17th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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How Many Hours Do You Have?

Have a pile of shame? A backlog backing up worse than a log in Elvis Presley’s bowels? Well, if you use Steam, you might (or might not, depending on your stance on blissful ignorance) want to head over SteamLeft and see. After you’ve plugged in your Steam info, it uses HowLongToBeat to figure out how […]

January 17th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Child and Creepo Coming to Hyrule Warriors

You guys know how much I loved Hyrule Warriors, right? Well, here’s some more reasons to love it. (We really need to find a sarcastic font.) With the Majora’s Mask pack, you get access to Young Link as a playable character. I can live with that. It’s the fact that the other character you get […]

January 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Majora’s Mask and New 3DS!

Nintendo’s got the New 3DS XL coming to the Western world finally. On February 13th, you’ll be able to buy not only the New 3DS XL, but the Majora’s Mask à-la the Ocarina of Time remake for the 3DS that came out back in 2011. Still not pumped for that? Well how about this shit? […]

January 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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First Note from the Editor of 2015

Hey guys, the newest and first of 2015 episode of the podcast is now up. If you were previously subscribed on iTunes, it should be showing up in your feeds now. If not (shame on you), here are a couple of different ways for you to listen to it. Here is our SoundCloud page. I’ll […]

January 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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I Can’t Tell What’s Real Anymore

Remember the first time you saw Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within? I do. That sense of awe at never having seen something not real look so damn real really struck me. These days, you can barely distinguish it from the now five year old Final Fantasy XIII gameplay. Well, Benoît Dereau, a level designer and 3D artist […]

January 27th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Resident Evil Now Available for Digital Download

- Survival horror fans, rejoice!  The GameCube “remake” of Resident Evil from Capcom is back, remastered in HD and on next generation hardware for the first time.  Available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, Resident Evil is a must play for horror fans and it’s ready for download on the platform of […]

January 20th, 2015 | Anthony Gore
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Dragon Age? More Like Dragon Rage!…Sorry

Once thought to be extinct, the dragons in the world of Dragon Age seem to be flourishing now. Well, they were until we decided to murder them back into nothingness. BioWare showed off just how many dragons have been killed in Dragon Age: Inquisition so far from the game’s Twitter account. And the number is kind of staggering. […]

January 17th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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How Many Hours Do You Have?

Have a pile of shame? A backlog backing up worse than a log in Elvis Presley’s bowels? Well, if you use Steam, you might (or might not, depending on your stance on blissful ignorance) want to head over SteamLeft and see. After you’ve plugged in your Steam info, it uses HowLongToBeat to figure out how […]

January 17th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Child and Creepo Coming to Hyrule Warriors

You guys know how much I loved Hyrule Warriors, right? Well, here’s some more reasons to love it. (We really need to find a sarcastic font.) With the Majora’s Mask pack, you get access to Young Link as a playable character. I can live with that. It’s the fact that the other character you get […]

January 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
If that doesn't excite

Majora’s Mask and New 3DS!

Nintendo’s got the New 3DS XL coming to the Western world finally. On February 13th, you’ll be able to buy not only the New 3DS XL, but the Majora’s Mask à-la the Ocarina of Time remake for the 3DS that came out back in 2011. Still not pumped for that? Well how about this shit? […]

January 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Gundam Attacks Building!

It’s no secret Luke and I talk about Mobile Suit Gundam on the podcast. It’s a running gag as to how we can shoehorn some kind of reference in. Well, this tickled me quite a bit – ZAKU II attacking an office building! This is the GUNDAM FEVER PROJECT. At the end, it says, “This surprise […]

January 18th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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First Note from the Editor of 2015

Hey guys, the newest and first of 2015 episode of the podcast is now up. If you were previously subscribed on iTunes, it should be showing up in your feeds now. If not (shame on you), here are a couple of different ways for you to listen to it. Here is our SoundCloud page. I’ll […]

January 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Evolution Isn’t Kind to Everyone

Sometimes evolving is the way to a more advanced version of a species that allows it to better survive it’s environment. Then, sometimes, this shit happens. Source – Dorkly

January 3rd, 2015 | 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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Watch, Bitch, Write, Repeat – Royal Rumble Predictions

- Before I start, I want to mention how this will work.  It’s pretty simple.  I’m just going to break down my thoughts on each match and then at the end I’ll post a Fantasy Booking (what I want to happen) and a Likely Booking (what I think will happen). I’m just going to come […]

January 24th, 2015 | Anthony Gore
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Watch, Bitch, Write, Repeat – An Introduction

- Well, it’s finally happened.  I’ve finally decided to bring professional wrestling content to GAJ.  In my continued pursuit to try and add as much to the “junk” side of our content as I can, I figured this would be a decent choice.  Pro wrestling is, without question, one of the most polarizing forms of […]

January 24th, 2015 | Anthony Gore
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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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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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Hyrule Warriors Review

Platform: Wii U I kept telling myself that I could overlook Hyrule Warriors’ roots in the Musou games. Being able to fulfill the power-fantasy of playing as Link and mowing through hundreds, sometimes thousands, of enemies in a single battle would be enough to overlook the repetitive nature of these games. The fan-service thrown in should […]

October 10th, 2014 | 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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Scott Romero

"GAJ's resident game developer."

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

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Luke Maxwell

"Luke is the current Sock Puppet Boxing Champion of The World"

Currently Playing: Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, Neverwinter.

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Jason Arriola

"I am the voice of our podcasts. For that, I can't apologize enough."

Currently Playing: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4), Pier Solar (PS4), and E.V.O.: Search for Eden (SNES)

“I’ll initiate my prison defense mechanism: spray diarrhea until I’m choked to death.”

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Anthony Gore

"Some Dude."

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.

“Someday, someone will best me. But it won’t be today, and it won’t be you.”

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