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Retro Grade – Soul Blazer

Soul Blazer is an action-RPG that was released back in 1992 on the Super Nintendo. Not exactly a genre the SNES was drowning in at the time, but with the benefit of being 20-plus years in the future, there’s certainly a lot of other games of its ilk you can pick from on the platform […]

February 19th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Is The Last Guardian Finally Dead?

Well folks, this might finally be the end of the road for The Last Guardian (or Trico, if you’re weird). I was stumbling about Twitter today and I happened to notice The Last Guardian was trending. Surprised, since I don’t think I’ve even thought about the game since E3 (looking for ridiculous predictions for the podcast), I hit […]

February 16th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition Coming to Playstation 4

If you were a fan of the Darksiders series (all two of them), Nordic Games has confirmed that they’re releasing Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition for the Playstation 4. A listing for the game was spotted on Amazon, but was pulled a few hours later. A representative from Nordic Games, the publisher for the Darksiders series, confirmed later that […]

February 16th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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A Link to the Past Comic Reissue Coming in May

If you were subscribing to Nintendo Power back in the early 90’s, you might remember them running serialized comic versions of some of their big titles. Star Fox, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past all saw comics released in the magazine, adding an even deeper level of advertising for big titles […]

February 12th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Sonic Boom Went Bust

Fan of Sonic or not, things aren’t looking great for Sega’s decades old mascot these days. The latest release in the Sonic series, Sonic Boom, saw the lowest sales numbers for the “edgy” hedgehog. To date, the Wii U and the 3DS version, Sonic Boom Shattered Crystals, have sold 490,000 copies. Combined. Sega isn’t saying if that’s […]

February 12th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Free Playstation 4 Multiplayer This Weekend

If you have a Playstation 4 and have been hesitant on pulling the trigger on a Playstation Plus membership (if you have been, what the hell is wrong with you?), Sony is puling the requirement to its subscription for playing online multiplayer this weekend. The offer begins on Friday, February 13th at 6am GMT and […]

February 10th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Super Smash Bros for 3DS Gets Amiibo Update

Nintendo is releasing an update for Super Smash Bros for 3DS today that allows you to use your Amiibos with it. This will be the first 3DS game that supports Amiibos. The New 3DS will be coming out February 13th, so if you’re planning on upgrading you can start collecting in the madness that is Amiibogeddon […]

February 10th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Introducing Retro Grade

I’d like to introduce this new…feature is what I guess I’m going to call it – Retro Grade. Yes, much like Rock Out with Your Cart Out, I’ve decided to go with a feature with a terrible pun for a name. Hey, it’s my site, okay? Gist of it is that I’ve really started going […]

February 8th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Hyrule Warriors Has Shipped One Million Units

Koei Tecmo has announced that Hyrule Warriors has shipped one million units worldwide. In some alternate universe, my review of Hyrule Warriors would have prevented this. I did what I could for you people, but you just wouldn’t listen. Now, mind you, that doesn’t mean it’s sold one million units. It just means that demand was high […]

January 29th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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And The Numbers For Lifetime Wii U Sales Figures So Far Are…

Well, first off, they’re not pretty. Nintendo announced earlier this week that they’ve sold 9.2 million Wii U’s worldwide since it’s launch in late 2012. They’re not terrible numbers on their own, but when you compare it to the the Playstation 4’s 18.5 million sold, that’s not terribly encouraging. Especially considering the Playstation 4 launched […]

January 29th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition Coming to Playstation 4

If you were a fan of the Darksiders series (all two of them), Nordic Games has confirmed that they’re releasing Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition for the Playstation 4. A listing for the game was spotted on Amazon, but was pulled a few hours later. A representative from Nordic Games, the publisher for the Darksiders series, confirmed later that […]

February 16th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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A Link to the Past Comic Reissue Coming in May

If you were subscribing to Nintendo Power back in the early 90’s, you might remember them running serialized comic versions of some of their big titles. Star Fox, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past all saw comics released in the magazine, adding an even deeper level of advertising for big titles […]

February 12th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Sonic Boom Went Bust

Fan of Sonic or not, things aren’t looking great for Sega’s decades old mascot these days. The latest release in the Sonic series, Sonic Boom, saw the lowest sales numbers for the “edgy” hedgehog. To date, the Wii U and the 3DS version, Sonic Boom Shattered Crystals, have sold 490,000 copies. Combined. Sega isn’t saying if that’s […]

February 12th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Free Playstation 4 Multiplayer This Weekend

If you have a Playstation 4 and have been hesitant on pulling the trigger on a Playstation Plus membership (if you have been, what the hell is wrong with you?), Sony is puling the requirement to its subscription for playing online multiplayer this weekend. The offer begins on Friday, February 13th at 6am GMT and […]

February 10th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Super Smash Bros for 3DS Gets Amiibo Update

Nintendo is releasing an update for Super Smash Bros for 3DS today that allows you to use your Amiibos with it. This will be the first 3DS game that supports Amiibos. The New 3DS will be coming out February 13th, so if you’re planning on upgrading you can start collecting in the madness that is Amiibogeddon […]

February 10th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Hyrule Warriors Has Shipped One Million Units

Koei Tecmo has announced that Hyrule Warriors has shipped one million units worldwide. In some alternate universe, my review of Hyrule Warriors would have prevented this. I did what I could for you people, but you just wouldn’t listen. Now, mind you, that doesn’t mean it’s sold one million units. It just means that demand was high […]

January 29th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Is The Last Guardian Finally Dead?

Well folks, this might finally be the end of the road for The Last Guardian (or Trico, if you’re weird). I was stumbling about Twitter today and I happened to notice The Last Guardian was trending. Surprised, since I don’t think I’ve even thought about the game since E3 (looking for ridiculous predictions for the podcast), I hit […]

February 16th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Introducing Retro Grade

I’d like to introduce this new…feature is what I guess I’m going to call it – Retro Grade. Yes, much like Rock Out with Your Cart Out, I’ve decided to go with a feature with a terrible pun for a name. Hey, it’s my site, okay? Gist of it is that I’ve really started going […]

February 8th, 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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Retro Grade – Soul Blazer

Soul Blazer is an action-RPG that was released back in 1992 on the Super Nintendo. Not exactly a genre the SNES was drowning in at the time, but with the benefit of being 20-plus years in the future, there’s certainly a lot of other games of its ilk you can pick from on the platform […]

February 19th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Introducing Retro Grade

I’d like to introduce this new…feature is what I guess I’m going to call it – Retro Grade. Yes, much like Rock Out with Your Cart Out, I’ve decided to go with a feature with a terrible pun for a name. Hey, it’s my site, okay? Gist of it is that I’ve really started going […]

February 8th, 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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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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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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Retro Grade – Soul Blazer

Soul Blazer is an action-RPG that was released back in 1992 on the Super Nintendo. Not exactly a genre the SNES was drowning in at the time, but with the benefit of being 20-plus years in the future, there’s certainly a lot of other games of its ilk you can pick from on the platform […]

February 19th, 2015 | 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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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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Jason Arriola

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

Currently Playing: Illusion of Gaia, Dragon Age Inquisistion (PS4), and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (Wii U).

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

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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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