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I've used my time with Stiq Figures to ask you about your favorite specific elements, moments and quirks from video games, and reading your responses has become to feel like a weekly check-in with a bunch of gaming-oriented friends. With this being the final edition of Stiq Figures however, it's ti...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Joystiq writes about gaming-themed figurines, apparel and trinket-stuffed special editions fairly often, but there are scores of referential collectibles out there that never reach our front page. It can ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Now that we can count the remaining days of 2014 on one hand, you might hear an awful lot about New Year's resolutions over the coming days. Whether it's a completely new goal or something you committed t...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. A lot can happen in a year. Social media behemoths can snatch up rising tech companies, unlikely returns can happen simply because a CEO says so, and new, strong genre frontrunners can seemingly come out ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Our to-play lists may still be a little bloated from this year's offerings, but this weekend's PlayStation Experience (and past Gamescom and E3 presentations) proved there's no shortage of games planned t...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Many directors have tried to convert video games into movies or TV series, and many more will probably try to do the same. Regardless of whether our ideas hold any merit, it's fun to think of what we wou...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Modern gaming is seemingly more about online play with each month, and though that apparently means we'll see plenty of rocky launches, it doesn't seem like a design convention that's going to change anyt...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Game series that nail a play style several times over tend to earn a long-standing fondness from their admirers. Fresh debuts and experiences are important, but having a gaming equivalent of reliable co...

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Too-serious protagonists surrounded by stoic fighters have a time and place, but slogging through stern-faced casts can make everything seem a bit dull. For a medium thriving on fantasy worlds, the capacity for goofiness can feel pretty neglected at times. In a way, that makes the outlandish except...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Assuming you've bought one at all, you've had a fair amount of time to settle in with your preferred modern console by now. Whether it was cool games, the prospect of cool games or some other features t...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Halloween is days away, making it the perfect time to settle in for a couple scares from your favorite interactive medium. Sometimes the horrors faced are a little more than you anticipated though, and wh...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Decades of consoles and peripherals have given us a pile of play styles to get comfortable with, and even if there's nothing suited to your tastes in there, modifying a shoe box isn't out of the question....

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. So you've just built a world worthy of an adventure, but how do you decorate its less-traveled paths? What do you use to pull the hero away from a direct point A-to-B trek to topple the central antagonist...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Wondering through the glowing pathways of a thunderous arcade has yet to get old, but watching the style of play steadily recede into obscurity certainly has. Online play is now immensely more popular th...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. You've probably finished quite a few movies in one sitting, but video games are longer, more demanding and generally built for multiple sessions. Fatigue from doing the same thing for more than several h...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. With the rise of digital storefronts and all-in-one gaming consoles, there are a few more options to distribute demos than bundling compilation discs with gaming magazines. The modern difference is partic...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Destiny is less than 48 hours away, and I imagine plenty of you wish you could just skip ahead to the moment its servers go live. As agonizing as the final days of waiting can be, counting down to a highl...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. I remember dreaming up improbable video game crossovers with my schoolyard friends. While none of our strokes of genius have been specifically catered to, I must have left our childhood sketchbooks at an ...

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