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89 – Catchy Propoganda

Jason Arriola, John Lucero, and Vanessa Cahill talk about Ness' adventures in the wonderful world of the Switch, Geralt's adventures
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89 – Catchy Propoganda

John Lucero’s Top 5 Movies of the Year

As I was putting this list together I came to a realization; I didn't have strong enough feelings on some
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John Lucero’s Top 5 Movies of the Year

Jason Arriola’s Favorite Podcasts of 2017

If you're looking for some podcasts to listen to, I've got a few suggestions for you. These are a few
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Jason Arriola’s Favorite Podcasts of 2017

Jason Arriola’s Top Ten (Mostly) Game Albums of the Year

    We put up John's favorite albums from 2017 earlier this week. To jump on the bandwagon, these are my favorite
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Jason Arriola’s Top Ten (Mostly) Game Albums of the Year

GAJ Game Club Episode 11 – Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Brave New World

John Lucero and Brittany Beshel return with Jason Arriola in tow to discuss the second episode of Life is Strange: Before
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GAJ Game Club Episode 11 – Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Brave New World

88 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoilercast

Jason Arriola, John Lucero, and Conor Mahood sit down and have a little chat about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It
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88 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoilercast

John Lucero’s Top 10 Albums of the Year

Music was so good in 2017. As a huge hip hop fan, the breadth of quality options lead to me
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John Lucero’s Top 10 Albums of the Year

87 – The 2017 Keighley’s

John tests Jason's ability to guess how the Keighley's went down this year, we run down the announcements from there
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87 – The 2017 Keighley’s

86 – It’s A Little Old

Jason Arriola and John Lucero talk about a lot of old stuff. Alternate history 1960's America? Check. Egypt in the final
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86 – It’s A Little Old

85 – Wii? Oui.

Jason Arriola, John Lucero, and Franky Ordaz have been playing some stuff. John with the timely stuff like Wolfenstein II: The
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85 – Wii? Oui.

89 – Catchy Propoganda

Jason Arriola, John Lucero, and Vanessa Cahill talk about Ness’ adventures in the wonderful world of the Switch, Geralt’s adventures in The Withcer III, and Jason’s love of the combat in Dragon’s Dogma. Mini rundown on the Nintendo Direct Mini! And… Labo is as Nintendo as Nintendo gets. We know you like us, so you should like us […]

January 20th, 2018 | Jason Arriola

John Lucero’s Top 5 Movies of the Year

As I was putting this list together I came to a realization; I didn’t have strong enough feelings on some movies I saw this year to justify a top 10 list, so I decided to drop it down to five. That way I’m not wasting your time by praising something I only sort of enjoyed. […]

January 20th, 2018 | John Lucero

Jason Arriola’s Favorite Podcasts of 2017

If you’re looking for some podcasts to listen to, I’ve got a few suggestions for you. These are a few of my favorites that I either started listening to last year, they started last year, or I felt they really came into their own last year. You know, some sort of qualification tying it to […]

January 18th, 2018 | Jason Arriola

Jason Arriola’s Top Ten (Mostly) Game Albums of the Year

    We put up John’s favorite albums from 2017 earlier this week. To jump on the bandwagon, these are my favorite game-related albums from last year. Most of them are direct soundtracks, but some are fan made remixes that stuck with me throughout the year.   Honorable Mentions: Shadows of Adam – Tyler Mire, Blossom Tales: […]

January 12th, 2018 | Jason Arriola

GAJ Game Club Episode 11 – Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Brave New World

John Lucero and Brittany Beshel return with Jason Arriola in tow to discuss the second episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Chloe seems to be softening a bit and shows us some signs of how she got to be where she is when we meet her in the original Life is Strange. The end is […]

January 5th, 2018 | GAJ Staff

88 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoilercast

Jason Arriola, John Lucero, and Conor Mahood sit down and have a little chat about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It gets a little heated, but remains civil because we’re adults talking about a movie. Hopefully needless to say, but SPOILERS AHOY! If you’re interested in following Conor’s work outside of here, he’s one part of The […]

December 31st, 2017 | GAJ Staff

John Lucero’s Top 10 Albums of the Year

Music was so good in 2017. As a huge hip hop fan, the breadth of quality options lead to me listening to a new album or two every week. I totaled just over 70 full length albums this year and that doesn’t include the many singles I also enjoyed. What I’m trying to say is […]

December 29th, 2017 | John Lucero

87 – The 2017 Keighley’s

John tests Jason’s ability to guess how the Keighley’s went down this year, we run down the announcements from there and PSX, Capcom is shaping up to have a hell of a 2018, and stuff we’ve been playing this week. We know you like us, so you should like us on Facebook and Twitter as well. […]

December 15th, 2017 | GAJ Staff

86 – It’s A Little Old

Jason Arriola and John Lucero talk about a lot of old stuff. Alternate history 1960’s America? Check. Egypt in the final years of the Ptolemaic Dynasty? Check. Umm, that might be the last of the old stuff unless you count movies and TV shows that came out in the last six months old? Sorry, I really flubbed […]

December 4th, 2017 | GAJ Staff

85 – Wii? Oui.

Jason Arriola, John Lucero, and Franky Ordaz have been playing some stuff. John with the timely stuff like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Super Mario Odyssey, Jason, with a sort of timely stuff with Wulverblade, and Franky laments not having played Super Mario Odyssey but instead tells us about The Flame in the Flood. Jason […]

November 3rd, 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

John Lucero’s Top 5 Movies of the Year

As I was putting this list together I came to a realization; I didn’t have strong enough feelings on some movies I saw this year to justify a top 10 list, so I decided to drop it down to five. That way I’m not wasting your time by praising something I only sort of enjoyed. […]

January 20th, 2018 | John Lucero

Jason Arriola’s Favorite Podcasts of 2017

If you’re looking for some podcasts to listen to, I’ve got a few suggestions for you. These are a few of my favorites that I either started listening to last year, they started last year, or I felt they really came into their own last year. You know, some sort of qualification tying it to […]

January 18th, 2018 | Jason Arriola

Jason Arriola’s Top Ten (Mostly) Game Albums of the Year

    We put up John’s favorite albums from 2017 earlier this week. To jump on the bandwagon, these are my favorite game-related albums from last year. Most of them are direct soundtracks, but some are fan made remixes that stuck with me throughout the year.   Honorable Mentions: Shadows of Adam – Tyler Mire, Blossom Tales: […]

January 12th, 2018 | Jason Arriola

John Lucero’s Top 10 Albums of the Year

Music was so good in 2017. As a huge hip hop fan, the breadth of quality options lead to me listening to a new album or two every week. I totaled just over 70 full length albums this year and that doesn’t include the many singles I also enjoyed. What I’m trying to say is […]

December 29th, 2017 | John Lucero

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

John Lucero’s Top 5 Movies of the Year

As I was putting this list together I came to a realization; I didn’t have strong enough feelings on some movies I saw this year to justify a top 10 list, so I decided to drop it down to five. That way I’m not wasting your time by praising something I only sort of enjoyed. […]

January 20th, 2018 | John Lucero

Jason Arriola’s Favorite Podcasts of 2017

If you’re looking for some podcasts to listen to, I’ve got a few suggestions for you. These are a few of my favorites that I either started listening to last year, they started last year, or I felt they really came into their own last year. You know, some sort of qualification tying it to […]

January 18th, 2018 | Jason Arriola

Jason Arriola’s Top Ten (Mostly) Game Albums of the Year

    We put up John’s favorite albums from 2017 earlier this week. To jump on the bandwagon, these are my favorite game-related albums from last year. Most of them are direct soundtracks, but some are fan made remixes that stuck with me throughout the year.   Honorable Mentions: Shadows of Adam – Tyler Mire, Blossom Tales: […]

January 12th, 2018 | Jason Arriola

John Lucero’s Top 10 Albums of the Year

Music was so good in 2017. As a huge hip hop fan, the breadth of quality options lead to me listening to a new album or two every week. I totaled just over 70 full length albums this year and that doesn’t include the many singles I also enjoyed. What I’m trying to say is […]

December 29th, 2017 | John Lucero

31 for 31: Gore Horror Reviews – Part 2

I’ve decided to go with a theme for this week’s entry of 31 for 31, so I’ll be covering the very divisive (live-action) Resident Evil movie franchise. The Resident Evil game series is one of my favorites and I seem to be one of the few fans that actually doesn’t hate the movies that have […]

October 13th, 2017 | Anthony Gore

31 for 31: Gore Horror Reviews – Part 1

31 for 31 (not to be confused with ESPN’s 30 for 30 movie series, which I totally didn’t rip off) is a series of articles where I cover a different horror movie for each day in October. A few years back I tried something similar to this feature where I attempted to watch and review […]

October 7th, 2017 | Anthony Gore

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

Coffin Dodgers Review

Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Windows, and Xbox One If the Grim Reaper himself came to you in the middle of the night and told you that you only had three days to live, what would you do? If your first instinct wasn’t to soup-up your Rascal scooter and draw up a contract to […]

October 11th, 2017 | Anthony Gore

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

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