Is PC Gaming stronger than ever in the face of the new consoles?

by Blogger ‎08-31-2014 10:25 PM - edited ‎08-31-2014 10:26 PM

XSniperTower.jpgThere was a while there where it seemed PC Gaming (with the exception of RTS games and MMOs) was starting to fall off the face of the earth. While some of my friends remained steadfast (most playing Civilization IV, and V World of Warcraft or both,) I ditched my PC for consoles almost exclusively since high school. I've started to go back a bit, and I'm seeing that the game has changed so much. I can't live without a mechanical keyboard now, and I'm sure my wife appreciates her gaming mouse too.  Developers are coming back too.  Read my thoughts on the matter.

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Risen 3: Titan Lords - A Pirate Adventure (with lots of monsters)

by Blogger ‎08-31-2014 03:53 PM - edited ‎09-01-2014 11:28 AM

Risen-3-Titan-Lords-Walkthrough.jpgThere really aren't enough pirate games. There's Assassin's Creed: Black Flag of course, and a handful of others, but despite our cultural obsession, Pirates don't get a ton of video game represenation (unless its thematic, and some villain or something). Here to fill that gap is Risen 3: Titan Lords. Take to the seas in an expansive Pirate themed action adventure, Demons, cults, treasure, its all in a days work.

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LaytonWright.jpgIt feels like eons ago when I first found out that Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright were going to do a crossover title.  As a fan of both franchises I waited...

 

...and waited...

 

...and waited...

 

...and finally found out it was coming out in March 2014, only to see that release that get pushed back to end of the summer.  Well, the game is finally here, and it's finally available for you to pick up.  Is it the crossover title we've all been waiting for?  I think so, but will you?  Read on.

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The Ultimate Home Theatre of your Dreams

by Blogger ‎08-31-2014 11:33 AM - edited ‎08-31-2014 11:38 AM

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What components would you put in the home theatre system of your dreams? Most of us watch enough TV that having an awesome home entertainment system makes a lot of sense, but few of us go that extra step - including myself. I have thought about what would make my dream home theatre.

 

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Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router Reviewed

by Blogger ‎08-31-2014 10:36 AM - edited ‎08-31-2014 10:36 AM

preview.jpgIf a growing horde of smartphones, tablets, game consoles, laptops, smart appliances, connected cameras and video streamers is congesting your Wi-Fi network, Netgear has a solution. The Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wi-Fi router offers a total of 3.2Gbps over three Wi-Fi bands to maximize the wireless performance of each of those devices. I plugged one in to my home network and here’s how the stealthy looking, six-antenna router performed.

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Freedom Wars - Fighting Giant Robots in a Dystopic Future (Pre-order Bonus)

by Blogger ‎08-30-2014 08:54 PM - edited ‎08-31-2014 07:39 AM

freedom-wars2.jpgI think the title about sums it up really.  A third person action title; team up in groups of four to take down monstrous robots. One of the years many PS Vita titles, Freedom Wars was released to great success in Japan, though, they do like fighting giant robots over there... then again, so do we! Play as a character held prisoner for the crime of 'being alive', work off your debt destroying robo-menaces, save innocent lives, and don't forget... let's have fun out there people.

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Learn while having fun with the LeapPad3!

by Blogger on ‎08-30-2014 05:42 PM - last edited on ‎08-31-2014 08:23 AM by Blogger

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Make learning fun with the new LeapPad3 from Leap Frog!

 

 

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5 Kitchen Gadgets You Can't Live Without

by Blogger ‎08-30-2014 03:00 PM - edited ‎08-30-2014 09:07 AM

mother-and-son-cooking-together.jpgWhat makes up a well-stocked kitchen? I’d have to say it depends the person cooking in it. Although we all have our favourite must-use kitchen gadgets, some people like to use kitchen tools every day that other people may never have heard of. But out of the plethora of cool kitchen gadgets available, there are a few gadgets I think we can all universally agree are absolutely essential to a happy, well-run kitchen.

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Creative Back To School Lunches And Snacks - Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎08-30-2014 08:12 AM - edited ‎08-30-2014 08:13 AM

d4430846854038cbe7adccee68300c64.jpgThe words ‘Back To School’ can bring about mixed emotions for a lot of parents. On one hand, it’s nice to spend time with the kids in the summer – on the other? It will be absolutely amazing to get them back into a regular routine. But a regular routine means packing lunches, so here's some creative lunch bag inspiration they're sure to 'eat up.'

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Project CARS - Online Pre-order Bonus for the Evolution of the Racing Sim

by Blogger ‎08-29-2014 08:22 PM - edited ‎08-29-2014 08:23 PM

ProjectCarsLogo.jpgA game with a very appropriate name, in two words Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) is a project in crowd funding a racing platform that will probably be THE game for the Racing SIM enthusiast.  Boasting more tracks than its competition, and a beefy car roster, Project CARS is an 'open' driving experience unlocking everything from the word go (or should I have said 'drop of the flag'?) allowing racers to choose when, where, and what their racing experience will be, across Career paths, Solo stuff, multiple Motorsports, Online, and Community, this is one garage with a lot of stuff in it.

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Bringing your own device to school and the school policy

by Blogger on ‎08-29-2014 03:45 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 06:37 PM by Blogger

 

shutterstock_141207505.jpgMany schools are implementing a ‘bring your own device’ policy - meaning students learn from their own computers and not those provided by the school.

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Preview: The powerful FUJIFILM X-30 compact camera

by Blogger ‎08-29-2014 02:50 PM - edited ‎08-29-2014 02:52 PM

FUJIFILM-X-30-FRONT-BACK.jpgFUJIFILM has unveiled its high-end, third-generation compact camera. The FUJIFILM X30 promises to bring back the joy of shooting. Highlights include a high-quality CMOS sensor, real-time viewfinder, high capacity battery and dual ring controls.

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Choose the Right Lens, Capture the Perfect Wedding Photo

by Vendor on ‎08-28-2014 08:02 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 09:06 AM by Best Buy

10072300.jpgWedding photography is one of the most rewarding fields in photography, because it offers so many unique opportunities to make powerful and moving images. Today we're looking at some of the best Canon lenses for capturing images that will bring tears to the eyes of your bride and groom for years to come.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV - Review

by Blogger on ‎08-28-2014 07:33 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 09:18 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

ultra_sf4_wall.jpgTHE massively successful fighting game of most any generation it has existed in, Street Fighter's current iteration, Street Fighter IV sparked a resurgence in fighting genre interest, unlike anything since the Mortal Kombat guys first started ripping off bits and pieces of one another. Constantly tested and pushed by its community, updates have long been a part of Street Fighter. Ultra this, Arcade Edition that, is it worth it?  In a word, yes.  In two, Oh heck yes. Ultra Street Fighter IV ladies and gentleman, lets fight.

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Invisible Fence and Electronic Pet Doors – Pet Products Go High Tech

by Blogger on ‎08-28-2014 02:37 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 09:22 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

Pet2.jpgLeashes and collars will do the trick for dogs, and cats can be kept indoors to protect them from the hazards on the roads, but if you have a cat or dog that’s what I call a ‘streaker’ – meaning anytime the door is open they bolt, you have a definite problem that needs solving.

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Top 3 Streaming Devices for your Dorm Room

by Blogger on ‎08-28-2014 01:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 09:30 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

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Dorms don’t usually provide any kind of TV service right in your dorm room, so a streaming device is almost a necessity. There are quite a number of different streaming options, but to make it simple for you here are the top 3 devices.

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Madden 15 returns with a gamechanging defensive experience

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 10:22 PM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 10:12 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

Madden15_CoverArt.jpgI've never been a fan of defensive football in the Madden series.  It seems so often, I'd just be doing the same thing over and over again. Madden 15 changes the way we've played defense, both by vantage point and strategy. This is just one of the many big changes in this year's edition of the Madden series. Come get a glimpse of what this year's edition has to offer.

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ONE MIDNIGHT OPENING, THREE OF THE HOTTEST RELEASES OF 2014

by Best Buy Best Buy on ‎08-27-2014 04:30 PM - last edited on ‎08-27-2014 04:30 PM by Best Buy

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Head down to your local Best Buy store on Monday, September 8th and be one of the first to get your hands on NHL 15, Destiny AND Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Our stores will be opening at 11:59pm but you can line up early for additional offers on Next-Gen consoles and gaming accessories and take part in our lineup giveaways!

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Sensor Size And Crop Factor Demystified

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 02:03 PM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 10:51 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

Untitled-1.jpgKnowing the best focal length for your subject is an important part of photography, but sometimes there's a difference between the focal length you think you're using, and your true focal length. This is a result of the crop factor, which comes into play because of the variety of camera sensor sizes on the market today.

 

 

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Creating the Best Soundtrack for Your Presentation

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 12:33 PM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 10:52 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

Creating a PresentationWith Back to School, we know that assignments and projects will soon be a part of our lives as well.

 

Use WavePad Audio Editing Software to create a professional audio track to will take your presentation to the next level.

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Metro: Redux - Two Games, Lots of Bullets, and the End of the World.

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 11:45 AM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 11:04 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

MetroRedux.jpgUnfairly overlooked, the Metro series is a gripping, gritty, dark and brutal tale of surviving a hostile environment, in an unlikely place, and against all odds.  When things as simple as air and light are consumable resources that your life depends on, a certain amount of tension becomes a constant companion.  Monsters and badguys abount, darkness lay in all directions and safety is as precious and rare as gold.  Interested?  Well, if you like shooters, if you like a bit of horror, and especially if you like post apocalyptic wastelands, you should be.  Its Metro: Redux, re-packaging the two installments of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, a whole gang of improvements, and giving a healthy help up in the graphics department.

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Kobo announces Aura H20, the waterproof e-reader

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 04:49 AM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 09:21 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

Dahlia_Hero_Image_Web_600 Preview.jpgIf there’s one thing better than sitting on the beach, it’s sitting on the beach with a good book. An e-book, preferably. Unfortunately water, sand and e-readers don’t mix and protective cases can be a pain. Kobo has fixed that problem once and for all with the all new Kobo Aura H2O, a waterproof, sandproof and dustproof e-reader.

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Top 5 Home Theatre Products for the Fall Season

by Blogger ‎08-26-2014 10:02 AM - edited ‎08-26-2014 10:02 AM

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Is your Home Entertainment System ready to take full advantage of the upcoming Fall TV Season, or will some simple upgrades really improve your entertainment pleasure. Here are my top 5 Home Theatre products that can really beef up your fun.

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Why NFL is better on 4K UHD

by Blogger on ‎08-25-2014 02:21 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 12:30 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

Why_NFL_better_4KUHD_viewing.jpg What can NFL fans expect to see when the game starting to broadcast in 4K Ultra High Definition? Plenty.

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Review: Pebble watch enhances your Smartphone

by Blogger on ‎08-24-2014 02:36 PM - last edited on ‎08-27-2014 02:53 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

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The Pebble watch pairs with your smartphone to run apps right from your wrist. See that important email or text or who is is calling without having to pull your phone out.

 

 

 

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Dancing on the ground, in the air and on the ceiling with Parrot's Rolling Spider

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2014 08:42 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 09:15 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

Rolling_Spider.jpgI think there are few people out there that enjoy spiders, whether they be the flying or crawling kind. Parrot's Rolling Spider is one that doesn't have 8 legs, but is a miniature quad-copter with detachable wheels. It's a breeze to set up and play with, and can even land itself without worrying about clumsy timing!  Come check out this small yet imaginative device!

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Walking Dead Season 4 Contest

by Best Buy Best Buy ‎08-23-2014 08:28 AM - edited ‎08-24-2014 09:05 AM

walkingdead.jpgThe title says it all. Find out how to enter for a chance to win The Walking Dead Season 4 Limited Edition box set on blu-ray and the first three seasons with a bonus t-shirt.

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Rock Out the Dorm with 3 of the Best Wireless Speakers

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 02:45 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:07 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

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Having the very best sound in your dorm room is going to make the school year a whole lot more enjoyable. Rock out with your friends, stream music from your favourite station, or just mellow out with your best tunes. Wireless is the best way to go for many reasons and here are the top 3 wireless speakers to rock out the dorm.

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Light It Up: Photography And Lighting

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 12:42 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:05 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

2014-06-21_1403321934.jpgThere are a number of key skills that every photographer needs to master. One piece of the photography puzzle is reading and understanding light, not in the scientific sense, but in the way we use it to enhance our photography. Today we’re going to give you a brief introduction to some of the concepts and scenarios that will help you make beautifully lit photographs.

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No kitchen, no problem: Microwave Meals for the dorm - Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 10:56 AM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:04 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

dorm-room-microwave.jpgThere’s a little known fact about living in the dorm room that no one will tell you before you go for the first time – you will be hungry. Without access to mom’s kitchen, there is a lot you’ll have to do without. But armed with a microwave? You’d be surprised at what you can whip up to satisfy those dinnertime or midnight cravings.

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