Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo WiiU) [VIDEO]

by Blogger on ‎02-21-2014 10:59 PM - last edited on ‎02-24-2014 09:17 AM by Editor in Chief

DKC_BoxArt.jpgOne of Nintendo's oldest bad guy turned good stories is back for its first spin on the Nintendo WiiU!  Donkey Kong, the one time maniacal girlfriend stealing gorilla retired to his Island Paradise in 1994, and with his new found heroism has launches one of Nintendo's best-selling gaming franchises.  20 years after the first one came out, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has landed, bringing with it some old faces, new tricks and a world where pirate penguins and owls pick on our jungle friends.  Come check out my review of the latest edition of the franchise and see if it's a worthy pickup for your Nintendo WiiU collection.

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Super Mario 3D World: Review

by Blogger on ‎11-28-2013 09:33 AM - last edited on ‎11-28-2013 09:59 AM by Blogger

Box.jpgFrom the beginning of time… ok well… maybe just the early 80s, Mario and his brother Luigi have been synonymous with 3 things…  Nintendo, success and a lot of coins!  All the way back to the original Mario Bros., the italian plumbers have been plunging their way into the hearts of more than three decades of gamers and after arguably the two best titles on the Nintendo Wii with the Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Galaxy 2 the dynamic duo, along with a few of their friends, make their debut on the Nintendo Wii U with Super Mario 3D World.  Brought to you by the development team behind the latter of the Galaxy games, Super Mario 3D World has a fantastic pedigree and with it some high expectations. Not only do they deliver as promised, but they outdo themselves with one of the best games of the year!

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Lots of Disney Infinity Add-Ons now available for the holidays!

by Blogger ‎11-27-2013 02:11 PM - edited ‎11-27-2013 02:13 PM

Disney_Infinity_Logo.jpgBack in August, Disney Infinity brought fans of the Magic Kingdom a new dynamic in video gaming, with the ability to play as characters in scenarios that you previously couldn't.  A few months later, the magic continues with a lot of different characters and themed playsets.  From Toy Story, to the newest addition to the Disney Family (Frozen) and a few old favourites in between, there's something for everybody right now, and with possibly much more to come in 2014, it won't be long before you have the whole Disney Universe at your fingertips!  Check out the new add-ons available now at Best Buy.

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Unboxing the Skylanders: Swap Force WiiU console [VIDEO]

by Blogger on ‎11-19-2013 07:23 PM - last edited on ‎11-29-2013 01:37 PM by Editor in Chief

Skylanders_Console.jpgIt's quickly become one of the best selling video game franchises out there, and now, part 3 of the Skylanders series: Swap Force is available for all major consoles, and in a special WiiU Bundle.  Featuring Swap Force, three different Skylanders heroes (including one specially colored for this console,) Nintendo Land and a bounty of extras, the Skylanders: Swap Force WiiU packs a huge punch for a low price.  Come take a look!

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Gifts for teens that make you wish you were back in high school

by Blogger ‎11-17-2013 01:00 PM - edited ‎11-14-2013 09:09 PM

AirHockeyTable.jpgWith the holidays fast approaching, gift giving can be really easy, or really hard depending on whom you're buying for.  Then there are the gifts with dual purpose - Maybe you want to give it to your teen, or maybe you want something you can all enjoy as a family.  Maybe it's even something that might flash you back to when you were their age?  Here's a list of some of those fun products that might do just that.

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This weekend: Trade 1 and Get Assassin's Creed IV, Battlefield 4 or Call of Duty: Ghosts!

by Blogger on ‎11-08-2013 04:01 PM - last edited on ‎11-09-2013 02:53 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

Battlefield_4_Splash.jpgThis might be the best games trade-in deal in years!  This long weekend at Best Buy, Trade one current gen title, and get your choice of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV or Battlefield 4 for current gen consoles!  Click below to find out what this offer is, and how you can take advantage.

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Nintendo Holiday Event Showcases Their Best Video Games for 2013

by Blogger on ‎11-01-2013 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎11-01-2013 04:14 PM by Editor in Chief

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To showcase some of their Holiday 2013 releases, Nintendo made a media stop in Toronto, and I had the privilege of attending. 


On display were a number of new and soon-to-be released games that are part of what I would consider a strong holiday lineup from Nintendo.  Read on to find out more details about everything on display and more!

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Review: Wii Party U

by Blogger on ‎11-01-2013 12:24 AM - last edited on ‎11-01-2013 04:17 PM by Editor in Chief

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Wii Party U is here!  The sequel to 2010's Wii Party brings with it 3 different gaming categories with numerous game types, and other minigames within those.  80 different minigames in all encourage you to dust off your Wiimotes, hook the sensor up and clear some space in your living room for a night of gaming fun.  How fun is it?  Read the review by clicking below.

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Gifts your boyfriend secretly wants

by Blogger on ‎10-30-2013 01:01 AM - last edited on ‎11-08-2013 02:50 PM by Editor in Chief

mindstorms.jpgAs one of the self-admitted hardest people on the planet to buy a gift for, it's sometimes helpful to have a list of some of the things we secretly want or think would be great to receive.  Some of us have simple tastes.  Some of us have expensive tastes.  Either way, this list might provide insight into some of those bits and pieces of technology we're secretly interested in, but might not let on as much as we should.

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Unboxing the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Console [VIDEO]

by Blogger ‎10-05-2013 01:20 AM - edited ‎10-07-2013 11:09 AM

zeldabundle.jpg10 years ago, when The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker originally came out, Nintendo put a console bundle together that included some bonuses, but nothing done to the hardware itself. Surprising, considering the history of branded consoles Nintendo had put out to date, and would continue putting out for years to come. Now, with Wind Waker revived in HD, Nintendo's released another Wind Waker bundle, but included a specially branded piece: The Wii U Gamepad. Click below to find out more about the console, and view our unboxing video.

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U)

by Blogger ‎10-03-2013 12:09 PM - edited ‎10-03-2013 12:11 PM

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One of the most unique installments of the Legend of Zelda series is back!  Wind Waker was a game that brought with it a new visual spin on the way we viewed Link, and played the games. 

 

Both beloved and controversial, Wind Waker is the first of two scheduled reboots this year for Nintendo systems, and the first in a rumored line of Wii U Zelda high definition releases. With a few new gameplay modifications, is Wind Waker worth revisiting again on its 10th anniversary?

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Review: Wonderful 101 (Wii U)

by Blogger ‎09-17-2013 01:00 AM - edited ‎09-17-2013 01:00 AM

Wonderful101Artwork.jpgIt's tough to take risks in gaming nowadays, especially when tried and tested formulas like the Grand Theft Autos, Saints Rows and sports titles do so well.  Still, Nintendo is out there every day trying to think outside the box, and the Superhero stacking epic Wonderful 101 is no exception.  Boasting a cast of 100 superheroes (both major and minor) and the ability to create superweapons with the flick of a wrist, Wonderful 101 is something you've never played before.  But does the risk pay off for Nintendo?  Check out Plug-In's review of this Wii U exclusive title.

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Skylanders: Swap Force Coming Soon!

by Blogger on ‎09-08-2013 10:18 PM - last edited on ‎09-09-2013 01:02 PM by Editor in Chief

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It's been a runaway hit over the last couple years, and starting October 13th, the next edition of Skylanders hits shelves. 

 

Swap Force will the first one for the next generation consoles, and will be fully backwards compatible with all other figures to date. 

 

What are some of the other surprises Swap Force has in store?  Come take a look.

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Nintendo Announces 2DS; WiiU Deluxe Set Price Drop

by Blogger on ‎08-29-2013 10:34 PM - last edited on ‎09-03-2013 04:20 PM by Editor in Chief

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Nintendo announced some changes and new products that help them close out 2013 in a strong fashion alongside some of their previous announcements, including a price drop for the WiiU Deluxe system.  Click below check more info on this price drop and when it will happen, and take the first looks at the Nintendo 2DS, the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD WiiU bundle and get a quick release schedule of some of Nintendo's own game releases for the rest of the year.

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Gamescom: A Final Wrapup

by Blogger ‎08-25-2013 10:05 PM - edited ‎08-26-2013 10:41 AM

Gamescom-2013-logo.jpgGamescom is a wrap, and left behind are some good memories and some even better news.  Nearly 350,000 attendees went to this year's convention, with hundreds of thousands checking out the action from all over the world.  Want to see a bit more information about of this year's titles, along with a full list of award winners?  Click below and check it out.

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Gamescom Day Two and Three Recap

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2013 02:23 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2013 03:18 PM by Editor in Chief

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While today was the first official day the floor opened to the public, Gamescom and its exhibitors have been "full steam ahead" since Tuesday's press conferences, and yesterday's developers' day. 

 

Here's a quick recap of some of the sites and sounds, some gameplay trailers and updates on some of the major games and announcements at Gamescom 2013.

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Disney Infinity Review and Gameplay Video

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2013 12:02 AM - last edited on ‎08-23-2013 09:23 AM by Editor in Chief

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How long has it been since Disney Infinity was first announced?  Nearly three years. 

 

On August 18th, it became a reality. 

 

Disney Infinity is now available on most major consoles at your local Best Buy, and online at BestBuy.ca.  Was it worth the hype?  What does Infinity look like?  Come read the Plug-In review of Infinity, and check out an original gameplay video too.

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ps4.jpgWith the next generation of Playstation and XBox consoles just around the corner, the question remains - When is the right time to upgrade and go out and buy the new systems?  So many factors come into play with this decision (price, your investments in the other systems, launch titles, etc.)  Here are a few reasons that might help swing you toward a new console, or toward keeping your current ones a bit longer.

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E3 Day Two: Nintendo's Turn on the Conference Floor

by Blogger ‎06-11-2013 11:21 PM - edited ‎06-12-2013 09:10 AM

WiiU-3DS_SmashBros_logo01_E3.jpgThough they decided to stay away from the round of press conferences this year, Nintendo still had plenty to show off on the floor at E3, and announced some new goodies for the WiiU and 3DS as well.  Come take a look at some of the announcements, release dates and see screenshots of titles like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze!

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E3 2013 Booth Tour: Nintendo

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2013 08:33 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:32 PM by Regular Member

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Nintendo may not be launching a new console this year, but they have plenty to show in terms of upcoming games - some of which you may be able to try out this week at your local Best Buy store, because Nintendo is featuring several of its E3 demos at various Canadian locations. Check with your favorite store for details.

 

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E3: Day One Recap with Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft and EA

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2013 04:00 AM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:36 PM by Regular Member

E3-2013.jpgBest Buy is live at E3 this year.  Check Plug In, and the information network regularly for live and up to the minute news.  In the meantime, here is a brief recap of June 10th: Day One of one of the world's largest gamer playgrounds.

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Announcement: Call of Duty: Ghosts

by Blogger on ‎05-01-2013 01:52 PM - last edited on ‎05-21-2013 11:49 AM by Regular Member

CallOfDutyGhosts.jpgOn November 5th, Call of Duty celebrates an important milestone: The tenth edition of one of the best selling franchises of all time hits shelves, as Call of Duty: Ghosts makes its way to your gaming systems.  What details do we know so far?  Read on to find out.

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GDC 2013: Console and Gaming Summary

by Blogger on ‎03-30-2013 10:15 PM - last edited on ‎05-23-2013 12:22 PM by Regular Member

DualShock4.jpgThe 2013 San Francisco edition of the Game Developers' Conference has wrapped up, and with it, a few key announcements and updates were made for things like the PS4, Windows App Store and the WiiU.  Here is a summary of some of the announcements that may affect what you see at Best Buy in the coming weeks and months, or things to help bolster what you may have purchased or pre-ordered recently.

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Fitness games to get you in shape this spring - Nike+ Kinect Training and Wii Fit U

by Blogger on ‎03-11-2013 02:31 PM - last edited on ‎10-03-2013 03:34 PM by Editor in Chief

nike-kinect-training.jpgThis spring, if you want to ditch the extra pounds you’ve gained this winter and turn into a leaner, fitter you, you’re going to need to get started somewhere. But in a world where commuting, kids, and extra long hours at work can take up all your time, how do you fit in a work out?

 

The answer is fitness games. These handy game titles work with your XBOX 360 and Wii U, and although you may not think they’ll get the job done, you’d be surprised at how you’ll break a sweat playing a fit game. In fact, after trying one of them out myself for 6 weeks, I’d say they feel much less ‘game’ and much more like pain.

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Video Game Releases March 2013

by Blogger on ‎03-05-2013 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎05-21-2013 11:51 AM by Regular Member

bioshockinfinite.jpgFollowing a couple quiet months (Playstation 4 announcement aside) 2013 gaming roars to life in March.  Many beloved Franchises will see new installments, whether they be sequels, prequels or just reboots.  Releasing this month you'll see new titles for old favorites like God of War, SimCity, Bioshock, Starcraft II and even the first major sports titles of the year.  It's time to play ball!  Come check out our look at some of the major titles you can expect to see on shelves this month.

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Top 10 Video Games for the Holiday Season

by TechLinz on ‎12-18-2012 10:22 PM - last edited on ‎05-23-2013 12:25 PM by Regular Member

Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 10.27.11 PM.pngIf you’re wondering how to please the gamer in your life over the holidays I’ve got the answer for you. Are you ready? Games! …Didn’t see that coming did you?

 

Here’s what I consider to be the top 10 games for this holiday season.

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Skylanders Giants: Great Adventures for Gamers Young and Old

by Blogger on ‎12-14-2012 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎12-14-2012 09:46 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

SkylandersGiantsLogo-640x346.jpgAfter the success of Spyro's Adventures, the Skylanders are back in Giant form for the sequel.  Skylanders: Giants features easy drop-in, drop-out character swaps, a story-rich single player quest and even a battle mode for your friends.  Check out our look at Skylanders: Giants!

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The best family games of 2012

by Blogger on ‎12-08-2012 09:00 PM - last edited on ‎12-10-2012 10:16 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

gaming_nintendo_land_3.jpgWhen the weather outside is frightful, tis the season to hide out inside and play games with the family. Although board games can be a lot of fun, you just can’t beat a night gathered around the TV with the latest and greatest video games. This year, you can give the gift of family time when you pick up some of the best family games of 2012.

 

Check out a few of these great titles and get ready for some fun winter nights:

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Looking Back at 10 of the Best Action/Adventure Games of 2012: Part 2

by Blogger ‎12-05-2012 12:00 PM - edited ‎12-02-2012 10:59 PM

mario.jpgThis is our continued look at 10 of the best Action/Adventure games to come out this year, with any accompanying Plug-In Blogs we did with them.  Click here to read through, and we've included a link to Part 1 as well in case you missed it.

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Super Mario Bros U

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2012 09:10 AM - last edited on ‎11-26-2012 11:27 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

New-Super-Mario-Bros-U2.jpgFor thirty years the Italian Plumber has been rescuing his girlfriend from the (surprisingly) persistant King Koopa, much to the delight of the gaming masses.  With this newest of Nintendo Consoles, our mustachioed hero is back again, for another 2D adventure.

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