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Destiny 2 Review

Platforms: Playstation 4 (reviewed), Windows, and Xbox One Destiny 2 is Destiny with confidence. The first game, while mechanically sound, was
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Destiny 2 Review

82 – Mario’s A Never Nude

Jason Arriola is joined by  John Lucero and Luke Maxwell to talk about the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta, Dragon Quest XI, and Ys
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82 – Mario’s A Never Nude

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Review

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Vita, and Windows Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is the latest entry in the now 30 year
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Review

81 – Pizza Orgy

Jason Arriola is joined by  John Lucero  for some Destiny 2 (someone's gotta do the shooter heavy lifting around here) and Franky Ordaz for No Man's
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81 – Pizza Orgy

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Review

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Microsoft Windows Certain games come along at the right time in life and click with you when
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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Review

80 – Why Is She Lachrymose?

Jason Arriola might be head over heels for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana and  John Lucero  is a bit apathetic about the Gundam
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80 – Why Is She Lachrymose?

Observer Review

Platforms: Playstation 4, Windows, and Xbox One (reviewed) Observer is a sci-fi horror game that takes inspiration from Bloober Team’s previous
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Observer Review

79 – Sacrifice For My Art

Jason Arriola and John Lucero stumble back into this podcast thing after the marathon Metal Gear Solid Game Club. John's
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79 – Sacrifice For My Art

Mononoke Forest Review

Platform: Nintendo 3DS Mononoke Forest, as the name might suggest, is a game about Mononoke. You might be asking, what are
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Mononoke Forest Review

GAJ Game Club Episode 8 – Metal Gear Solid

Our Game Club is back and it's better (and longer) than ever! Jason Arriola and John Lucero are joined by
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GAJ Game Club Episode 8 – Metal Gear Solid

Destiny 2 Review

Platforms: Playstation 4 (reviewed), Windows, and Xbox One Destiny 2 is Destiny with confidence. The first game, while mechanically sound, was plagued by poor design decisions and an oppressive level of grinding in the endgame. It was a full year with the release of The Taken King expansion that the game started to realize its […]

September 18th, 2017 | John Lucero

82 – Mario’s A Never Nude

Jason Arriola is joined by  John Lucero and Luke Maxwell to talk about the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta, Dragon Quest XI, and Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. The generation of ports continues, PewDiePie should probably shut his piehole, and there was a ton of Nintendo Direct stuff to go over. Next week is the Metal Gear Solid: Ghost […]

September 17th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Review

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Vita, and Windows Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is the latest entry in the now 30 year old series. If you’re unfamiliar, Ys is an action-RPG series that’s largely known for its snappy combat and kickass soundtracks. While this is Ys’ first step into 3D, Falcom has had experience in making […]

September 14th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

81 – Pizza Orgy

Jason Arriola is joined by  John Lucero  for some Destiny 2 (someone’s gotta do the shooter heavy lifting around here) and Franky Ordaz for No Man’s Sky talks. Brother, can you spare some ports? How about L.A. Noire, Okami, Vanquish, both Shenmue games, and Bayonetta? The Switch hits 1.5 million in sales in Japan and Stephen King used to be really […]

September 13th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Review

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Microsoft Windows Certain games come along at the right time in life and click with you when they may otherwise not have. While it may be a rare occurrence for some, I think this fact is true for everyone, as a game you love now is something you may have been […]

September 9th, 2017 | Anthony Gore

80 – Why Is She Lachrymose?

Jason Arriola might be head over heels for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana and  John Lucero  is a bit apathetic about the Gundam Versus beta. New Borderlands game might be in the works, new Nightmare Creatures game is definitely in the works, Wii U getting another nail in the coffin, Puzzle Fighter on mobile, Resident Evil 7‘s getting its DLC wrapped […]

September 7th, 2017 | GAJ Staff

Observer Review

Platforms: Playstation 4, Windows, and Xbox One (reviewed) Observer is a sci-fi horror game that takes inspiration from Bloober Team’s previous effort, Layers of Fear, and adds in the dirty, futuristic feel of Blade Runner. Its attempt to make a connection with the sci-fi classic becomes apparent as soon as you learn that the Rutger […]

September 2nd, 2017 | Jason Arriola

79 – Sacrifice For My Art

Jason Arriola and John Lucero stumble back into this podcast thing after the marathon Metal Gear Solid Game Club. John’s been having fun with Call of Duty: WWII’s beta and XCOM 2 while Jason’s been having less fun with Uncharted: Lost Legacy and Observer. A quick pitstop in Westeros as they talk a bit about […]

August 30th, 2017 | GAJ Staff

Mononoke Forest Review

Platform: Nintendo 3DS Mononoke Forest, as the name might suggest, is a game about Mononoke. You might be asking, what are Mononoke? Well, they are little creatures that thrive on making humans happy, collecting “happy orbs,” and trying to create paradise. Unfortunately, not all Mononoke are good, as there is a group of Hazard Mononoke […]

August 28th, 2017 | Anthony Gore

GAJ Game Club Episode 8 – Metal Gear Solid

Our Game Club is back and it’s better (and longer) than ever! Jason Arriola and John Lucero are joined by Conor Mahood of The Movie Express podcast, and JoeStar to dig deep on the Playstation classic, Metal Gear Solid. As hard as it is to believe, Metal Gear Solid is nearing 20 years old and that largely […]

August 22nd, 2017 | GAJ Staff

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Coming To Playstation 4 In 2018

It’s been an odd haul for the until-now arcade-only Dissidia Final Fantasy. The fighting game was built on modified Playstation 4 hardware, but it wasn’t until today that Square Enix announced that it will be coming to the Playstation 4 in 2018 as Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (which is somehow not the most unwieldy title in the […]

June 7th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku Now Available

If you’re in the mood for an action RPG with an old school feel and tons of customization, then Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! is right up your alley. Just released today for Playstation 4, Vita, and Windows via Steam platforms, Cladun Returns has a ton of features that got more than a bit of my attention. You […]

June 6th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Arrives This Summer

Back in 2015 Mega Man Legacy Collection was released and featured the first six Mega Man games in one convenient package on current generation systems. Well Capcom has decided to show the Blue Bomber a little more love as they have announced Mega Man Legacy Collection 2. This second collection of games will feature entries […]

June 5th, 2017 | Anthony Gore

Extinction Is Coming (And It Looks A Lot Like Attack On Titan)

Iron Galaxy, the studio behind Dive Kick and Killer Instinct: Season 2, announced their project today. Extinction looks, for all the world, like a take on Attack on Titan‘s formula of giant monsters against humans. I really enjoyed Omega Force’s take on Attack on Titan, but it did have some hangups. Movement while not flinging through the air using the vertical maneuvering gear felt […]

June 1st, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Lost Sphear Is Next Project By Tokyo RPG Factory

Tokyo RPG Factory, the developer behind I Am Setsuna, announced their latest title today, Lost Sphear. Melancholy seems to be the name of the game for Tokyo RPG Factory and Lost Sphear is definitely not looking to buck that trend. It’s story centers around a young man named Kanata who lives in a world that has parts of it, […]

May 30th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Two Kunio-kun Games Coming West

If you’re a fan of the Kunio-kun/River City, Natsume’s got your back. Nekketsu Mahou Monogatari, is coming our way as River City : Knights of Justice. Here’s the news from Natsume directly. “River City: Knights of Justice, known in Japan as Nekketsu Mahou Monogatari, is scheduled to launch as a 3DS e-Shop exclusive this summer. Kunio and […]

May 30th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

The Possible Realities Of A Nintendo 64 Classic

I feel like we’re partially responsible for this, willing it into an early existence, having talked about the possibility of a Nintendo 64 Classic on the latest podcast. If you haven’t heard, Nintendo filed a trademark for the Nintendo 64 controller image.   It seems more an inevitability than a “what if”, so I started […]

July 26th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Apple iOS 11 Is Going To Kill Some Games

When Games and Junk first started, putting classic video games on the iPhone seemed absurd. The screen on the iPhone 4 seemed too small to be able to properly enjoy Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, and even the original Final Fantasy. I could only imagine playing these inferior ports turning people off them. All it really took to […]

June 29th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Nintendo Discontinues The NES Classic

Nintendo has a fair amount of things going on for it right now. The world (us included) seems to be unable to stop talking about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild more than a month after its release. Their newest console, the Switch, seems to be doing rather well as it continues to be […]

April 13th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Radiant Historia Getting Another Shot At Life With A 3DS Remake

Last night, Atlus teased us with this image. I became rather excited at the prospect of a new Radiant Historia game. A remake on Vita? 3DS? Switch? And then the realities of the present day kicked in and I realized it was probably going to be a smartphone port. Soul effectively crushed. Thankfully, Atlus pulled through. Radiant […]

March 21st, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Game Diaries: Yakuza 0 – Brutal And Brutally Funny

Yakuza 0’s not something that I was initially planning on getting. Thanks to Playstation Plus, I’ve got a few of the previous games in my digital collection, but I haven’t really touched any of them. I tried Yakuza 3 when it was newer, but it didn’t vibe with me right away, so I sent it […]

February 4th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World Promo Videos Are Adorable

One of my favorite titles of 2015, Yoshi’s Woolly World, was just ported to the 3DS. Relabaled Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, it adds a mode that makes it easier for players to finish it by letting you use Poochy puppies as unlimited eggs and allows Yoshi to fly indefinitely. You can also get it bundled with […]

February 4th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

GAJ Game Night – Valkyria Revolution and The Long Dark

First up, we were trying to play the Final Fantasy XV multiplayer beta, but some server issues killed that idea. We ended up going with Valkyria Revolution, a Musou game that has you mashing on buttons to skip the cutscenes more than actually attacking. A couple of days later, we decided to check out the The Long Dark. […]

August 8th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Game Night – Rainbow Six: Siege

John Lucero, Jason Arriola, and Brittany Beshel spot some tangos in Rainbow Six: Siege. In case you’re wondering, yes, there’s friendly fire in this. And to see Brittany’s sick dance moves, tune in to the second part at around the 6:15 mark.

June 6th, 2017 | GAJ Staff

Game Night – Overwatch

John and Jason drink in some of that sweet, sweet Overwatch and Jason learns that meth heads aren’t all bad.

May 28th, 2017 | GAJ Staff

GAJ Game Night – Injustice 2

John Lucero shows Brittany Beshel the extensive list of features in Injustice 2 and how hard it is to play while talking…and not blocking.

May 24th, 2017 | GAJ Staff

ROWYCO – Interview With Josh “Visager” Brechner

I recently got the chance to review Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King. Going through it, more than a few tracks really stood out, so I tracked down the composer to compliment him on his work. We ended up chatting for a bit and what initially was an article that I thought was as good excuse as […]

May 19th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

FuriousWang Plays Sweet Home – Complete Playthrough

Greetings and salutations! When October rolled around I felt it was time to do something a little more in spirit of the upcoming Halloween and so I began to play Sweet Home! Which was pretty much the precursor to the Resident Evil series. The experience was pretty memorable and I highly recommend any fan of […]

May 3rd, 2017 | Michael Arriola

Drifting Lands – See You Space Cowboy

Drifting Lands is a side-scrolling shooter after my heart. It takes a side-scrolling shooter and adds in RPG and rogue-like elements and that should keep me coming back far longer than pattern recognition does. I stepped into it a few days ago and found myself backing away from it before I even got a chance […]

June 29th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

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 […]

December 1st, 2012 | Jason Arriola

Fortune Favors the Bold and Death Favors the Dumb

26 June 2015 – Guadalajara, Mexico I sent my team to stop alien abductions in a city I can barely pronounce. Fairly straightforward operation – touch down, wipe out the aliens, head back to base. Colonel Ruben “Richter” Marquez and Major Zahara “Pox” Manana took shots and were out of service for a few days. […]

November 23rd, 2012 | Jason Arriola

I Am the Arisen

Running out of the tower to the top of the fort as my party attempted to raise a gate for support troops while we were being chased by a sizable pack of goblins, we stopped dead in our tracks. As I turned around to survey our surroundings and to come up with an attack plan […]

May 30th, 2012 | Jason Arriola

How Precious Is Life? Dark Souls Doesn’t Care.

Platforms: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (playing) My video game time is something I treasure. As an adult with a wife and a small child, a full time job, and a career change on the horizon, those moments when I actually get to sit down with a controller (or portable system) in hand and enjoy […]

October 1st, 2011 | Jason Arriola

Destiny 2 Review

Platforms: Playstation 4 (reviewed), Windows, and Xbox One Destiny 2 is Destiny with confidence. The first game, while mechanically sound, was plagued by poor design decisions and an oppressive level of grinding in the endgame. It was a full year with the release of The Taken King expansion that the game started to realize its […]

September 18th, 2017 | John Lucero

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Review

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Vita, and Windows Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is the latest entry in the now 30 year old series. If you’re unfamiliar, Ys is an action-RPG series that’s largely known for its snappy combat and kickass soundtracks. While this is Ys’ first step into 3D, Falcom has had experience in making […]

September 14th, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Review

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Microsoft Windows Certain games come along at the right time in life and click with you when they may otherwise not have. While it may be a rare occurrence for some, I think this fact is true for everyone, as a game you love now is something you may have been […]

September 9th, 2017 | Anthony Gore

Observer Review

Platforms: Playstation 4, Windows, and Xbox One (reviewed) Observer is a sci-fi horror game that takes inspiration from Bloober Team’s previous effort, Layers of Fear, and adds in the dirty, futuristic feel of Blade Runner. Its attempt to make a connection with the sci-fi classic becomes apparent as soon as you learn that the Rutger […]

September 2nd, 2017 | Jason Arriola

Mononoke Forest Review

Platform: Nintendo 3DS Mononoke Forest, as the name might suggest, is a game about Mononoke. You might be asking, what are Mononoke? Well, they are little creatures that thrive on making humans happy, collecting “happy orbs,” and trying to create paradise. Unfortunately, not all Mononoke are good, as there is a group of Hazard Mononoke […]

August 28th, 2017 | Anthony Gore

I Want To Be Human Review

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (reviewed) and Windows I Want To Be Human is a score attack action platformer about a vampire girl and a hat boy. With love being banned and the girl and boy being caught smooching, they are arrested and subjected to genetic manipulation which turns them into the aforementioned vampire and hat. What […]

August 17th, 2017 | Anthony Gore

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