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Super Meat Boy Coming to PS4 & Vita This Fall

Dreams really do come true! After years of telling fans that their brutal yet brilliant platformer Super Meat Boy would never release on Sony devices, Team Meat announced today that would soon be changing.  Earlier today, co-creator of the game, Tommy Refenes posted an entry on PlayStation Blog outlining everything that had led up to […]

June 8th, 2015 | Anthony Gore
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FuriousWang plays Earthbound Zero Part 3

I’m back for more adventures in Earthbound Zero. I continue where I left off in Magicant, only with more xp under my belt. Marvel as I get lost once again after I leave Magicant! Eventually figuring out where to go and helping out a guy named Paul, whom eventually joined my party after I brought […]

June 8th, 2015 | Michael Arriola
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Fallout 4 – Just How Big Is It?

We’re a few days behind in the news, but we talked about Fallout 4 a bit in the latest episode of the podcast (which I’m editing now and should be up no later than tomorrow morning). Check out the trailer above and try to NOT be excited. No official release date yet, but I’m hoping all these […]

June 8th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Mega Man Legacy Collection Announcement

Capcom announced today that it hasn’t totally forgotten about the Mega Man series! Coming this summer, the Mega Man Legacy Collection will be initially available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One with a version for the 3DS coming at a later date. So what’s included in the Legacy Collection? According to Capcom, it’s going to include “faithful […]

June 8th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Rainbow Six Siege Release Date Announced

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Rainbow Six game. It’s been more than seven years since Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2, the most recently released game in the long running series, hit store shelves. After a false start with the now cancelled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots, the newest entry has an official release date. Tom […]

May 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Kickstarter News

It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. A lot of interesting projects have popped up and a tale of internet trolling at its worst (finest?) have brushed through, so I’m going to recap the ones that caught my attention the most. Keep in mind, I’m not telling you to go […]

May 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Open-World Survival Game With Friggin’ Dinosaurs!

What’s been severely lacking in my life as an adult gamer has been the fulfillment of one of my childhood fantasies – playing with dinosaurs. Sure, there’s been some games that have tried to capture the magic. Dynowarz: The Destruction of Spondylus tried to fill the void by letting you play as space-marine guy who got to control giant […]

May 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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FuriousWang Plays Earthbound Zero – Part 2

Here we go, the next part of my playthrough of Earthbound Zero. After getting beaten up by a hippy and then torn apart by a FauxZombi, I eventually managed to stumble my way into the graveyard where I found Pippi stuffed inside a coffin. After returning her to the mayor, I got drafted into solving […]

April 30th, 2015 | Michael Arriola
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I Wish I Was Mega Man: Round 1 – Magical Doropie/The Krion Conquest

Welcome to yet another feature I’m doing, I Wish I Was Mega Man, that also falls into the Retro Grade feature. If you couldn’t tell, I’m going to be playing a few games, likely not to completion, that play similarly, sometimes almost way too much so, to Mega Man. Now before you go running off […]

April 27th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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FuriousWang Plays Earthbound Zero

Greetings and salutations! Come and join me (FuriousWang) as I dive into one of my favorite game series, Mother! I recently decided to play the first game in the series to see where it all started. Watch as I battle the my way through hives of hippies and drag-queen crows. To uncover the mystery of […]

April 25th, 2015 | Michael Arriola
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Super Meat Boy Coming to PS4 & Vita This Fall

Dreams really do come true! After years of telling fans that their brutal yet brilliant platformer Super Meat Boy would never release on Sony devices, Team Meat announced today that would soon be changing.  Earlier today, co-creator of the game, Tommy Refenes posted an entry on PlayStation Blog outlining everything that had led up to […]

June 8th, 2015 | Anthony Gore
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Fallout 4 – Just How Big Is It?

We’re a few days behind in the news, but we talked about Fallout 4 a bit in the latest episode of the podcast (which I’m editing now and should be up no later than tomorrow morning). Check out the trailer above and try to NOT be excited. No official release date yet, but I’m hoping all these […]

June 8th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Mega Man Legacy Collection Announcement

Capcom announced today that it hasn’t totally forgotten about the Mega Man series! Coming this summer, the Mega Man Legacy Collection will be initially available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One with a version for the 3DS coming at a later date. So what’s included in the Legacy Collection? According to Capcom, it’s going to include “faithful […]

June 8th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Rainbow Six Siege Release Date Announced

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Rainbow Six game. It’s been more than seven years since Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2, the most recently released game in the long running series, hit store shelves. After a false start with the now cancelled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots, the newest entry has an official release date. Tom […]

May 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Kickstarter News

It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. A lot of interesting projects have popped up and a tale of internet trolling at its worst (finest?) have brushed through, so I’m going to recap the ones that caught my attention the most. Keep in mind, I’m not telling you to go […]

May 14th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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Open-World Survival Game With Friggin’ Dinosaurs!

What’s been severely lacking in my life as an adult gamer has been the fulfillment of one of my childhood fantasies – playing with dinosaurs. Sure, there’s been some games that have tried to capture the magic. Dynowarz: The Destruction of Spondylus tried to fill the void by letting you play as space-marine guy who got to control giant […]

May 14th, 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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FuriousWang plays Earthbound Zero Part 3

I’m back for more adventures in Earthbound Zero. I continue where I left off in Magicant, only with more xp under my belt. Marvel as I get lost once again after I leave Magicant! Eventually figuring out where to go and helping out a guy named Paul, whom eventually joined my party after I brought […]

June 8th, 2015 | Michael Arriola
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FuriousWang Plays Earthbound Zero – Part 2

Here we go, the next part of my playthrough of Earthbound Zero. After getting beaten up by a hippy and then torn apart by a FauxZombi, I eventually managed to stumble my way into the graveyard where I found Pippi stuffed inside a coffin. After returning her to the mayor, I got drafted into solving […]

April 30th, 2015 | Michael Arriola
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I Wish I Was Mega Man: Round 1 – Magical Doropie/The Krion Conquest

Welcome to yet another feature I’m doing, I Wish I Was Mega Man, that also falls into the Retro Grade feature. If you couldn’t tell, I’m going to be playing a few games, likely not to completion, that play similarly, sometimes almost way too much so, to Mega Man. Now before you go running off […]

April 27th, 2015 | Jason Arriola
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FuriousWang Plays Earthbound Zero

Greetings and salutations! Come and join me (FuriousWang) as I dive into one of my favorite game series, Mother! I recently decided to play the first game in the series to see where it all started. Watch as I battle the my way through hives of hippies and drag-queen crows. To uncover the mystery of […]

April 25th, 2015 | Michael Arriola
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Watch, Bitch, Write, Repeat – WrestleMania Predictions

First thing’s first, let me update the status of WBWR. You may or may not have noticed that the series went completely dark following my Royal Rumble predictions. This happened for a few reasons. The first is due to some personal issues that I won’t bore you with. The second, and more pressing matter, is […]

March 28th, 2015 | Anthony Gore
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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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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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Jason Arriola

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

Currently Playing: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4), Titan Souls (PS4/Vita), and Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen (SNES)

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Luke Maxwell

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Currently Playing: Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, Neverwinter.

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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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Vanessa Maestas

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Currently Playing: Pokemon Y

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