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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Okay, so I'm a pinball enthusiast, not a wizard. I've always loved trying out new pinball tables whenever I come across them, but before I outgrew allowances, my quarters usually landed in The Simpsons, T...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Game developers can make some pretty great content, as evidenced by the games we've collectively been glued to over the past few decades. It makes sense, too - they've got the knowledge, the tool set and...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. I'm not used to finding people to StreetPass with. I never managed to do it during my last two years on a campus of 10,000 students, and it's the same story in my current home in the suburban outskirts. ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. When you want a console near its launch, it's less about what color it is and more about getting your hands on one. I've only waited in a launch line once - my friends and I scoped out the store we thoug...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. This week's release of South Park: The Stick of Truth reminded us of how satisfying it is when a licensed game doesn't end up resembling a pile of burning trash. The idea of turning our favorite shows or...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Responsive controls and impressive graphics can really help a game, but there's something that only a strong soundtrack can add to the experience. Visuals and scripts invoke wonder while audio allows you...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Cooperative gaming is conceptually brilliant and even better in execution. When it works, that is. Finding teammates you mesh with can feel a bit like flipping a coin - the pal you get along with elsewhe...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Writing Joystiq Weekly's opening today got me thinking - there are a lot of great incentives to keep exploring video games, but having rival characters personify a game's peak challenges is one of the mo...

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Out of every game genre out there, I've clocked most of my hours in the land of platformers. Collecting wumpa fruit in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, fooling around in Sonic the Hedgehog 2's Casino Night Zone, learning to fear the sun in Super Mario Bros. 3 before I knew what melanoma was...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. When I was a kid, I had the time and imagination to get drawn into great fantasy worlds in books, movies and video games. To me, Zelda games and Pokemon didn't have strategy guides to help me get out of ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. I can't imagine making sequels is an easy thing to do. Developers are usually expected to surpass the preceding game with a harder better, faster stronger experience that throws in new elements without l...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. I think we've all seen the news by now - despite the 3DS being the best selling gaming device of 2013 and some genuinely great new games, Nintendo didn't have such a great year financially. Its $240 milli...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. We did it! The human race survived another year without blowing itself up, and our reward is another promising year of gaming. It's too early to pretend we've got a grip on everything that's going to be ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. This time next week, we'll have cleared another year of gaming! Whatever your tastes may be, I hope 2013 offered plenty of great games to help you unwind from the daily grind. It certainly sat well with m...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. The holidays were a pretty different time for me when I was a kid - there was no such thing as Amazon shopping sprees, and my "game collection" consisted of a few cartridges under a clunky CRT TV, right ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. There's a sense of accomplishment that floods from besting a game's challenge after weeks, months, maybe even years of watching your avatar crumple in its death. Sticking with a game to champion its toug...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Sometimes a game does something so well that you can't really walk away. You might have finished its content or cleared out its achievements list, but you can still pour hours into it without really notic...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. I remember reading about the Rumble Pak in Nintendo Power and eventually seeing it in the ad campaign for Starfox 64. A device that made my controller shake around when I was hit? Sounds ... dumb, I thou...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Atlus had a bit of a spree this morning with Persona announcements - there's the chibified spinoff coming for the 3DS, the extension of Persona 4 Arena for the PS3, the particularly surprising, rhythm-ori...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. The PS4 launched into US homes this week, and the Xbox One is about to do the same on November 22. The launch lineup is set (minus Peggle 2) and we've learned that smaller downloadable games may offer as...

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