Gamescom 2014: "The Rest" - Some of Matt's favourites

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2014 09:41 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 11:25 PM by Editor in Chief

gamescom.jpgEarlier in the week, we took a look at Sony and Microsoft's press conferences at Gamescom.  It's time to do a quick sweep up of the rest of Gamescom. I'll speak about 5 of my favourite and most anticipated titles, from the very close (NHL 15) to the very distant (Mortal Kombat X.)  Tell me your favourites too, and why!  Check it out.

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The tales of Two Ripleys emerge when you Pre-Order Alien: Isolation

by Blogger on ‎08-11-2014 09:37 PM - last edited on ‎08-12-2014 08:22 AM by Editor in Chief

alien isolation.JPGThe long awaited Alien: Isolation drops on October 7th, and with it, the envisioning of a story arc between the first two Alien movies. Alien: Isolation is one tabbed to be more like Ridley Scott's first Alien film than James Cameron's sequel. Not only can you live out this new storyline with a new Ripley, but a familiar face returns with your pre-order.  Read on to find out more.

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Disney_Infinity_2.0_Pack_Coverart.jpgDisney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes is just weeks away. Featuring many of your favourite Marvel Universe characters (with more to come) and the arrival of Tinker Bell and Stitch, this promises to be a big step forward for the already successful Infinity franchise.  What else can you expect, and what can you get for free with your Pre-Order?  Click on to find out.

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Pre-Order Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for Collectibles and in-game content!

by Blogger on ‎07-18-2014 12:38 PM - last edited on ‎07-18-2014 01:56 PM by Editor in Chief

Persona4_UltimaxPS3Cover.jpgPersona 4 Arena Ultimax releases for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at the end of September, but a great limited Pre-Order bonus from Atlus means you should think about Pre-Ordering as soon as possible! In addition to free access to one of the side story (Adachi) episodes, you'll also get some collectibles packaged in too!  Read on to find out more.

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Pre-Order Sacred 3 for access to an exclusive in-game Class!

by Blogger on ‎07-15-2014 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎07-15-2014 12:25 PM by Editor in Chief

Sacred3SplashArt.jpgNearly 6 years after Sacred 2 blasted onto the scene, the third chapter in this action based RPG series is ready to debut later this summer! Sacred 3 takes you into saving the Heart of Arcania from falling into the hands of the Ashen Empire. With numerous classes, explosive gameplay and multiple class choices, Sacred 3 is already shaping up to be a worthy sequel. However, it's worth it even more to get the jump by Pre-Ordering. You'll get access to a newly announced class that you won't be able to access anywhere else right at release.  Read on to find out more!

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Pre-Order Madden NFL 15 and get free Ultimate Team Content!

by Blogger on ‎06-23-2014 02:00 PM - last edited on ‎06-25-2014 10:39 AM by Editor in Chief

MaddenRichardSherman.jpgThe longest running EA Sports franchise is back for edition #26! Madden Football is the first to officially kick off EA Sports Game season in August, and this year's edition plans to give you a much more stabilized defensive system, recreated environments (on the next gen consoles) and more!  When you Pre-Order Madden 15, you'll also get access to some free Ultimate Team content!  Read on to find out more.

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Pre-Order NHL 15 to get yourself bonus Hockey Ultimate Team Content!

by Blogger ‎06-23-2014 09:00 AM - edited ‎08-08-2014 09:29 AM

NHL151280x720_nhl15-msg-enviro1_resize_wm.jpgThis year's going to be a big one for the NHL series.  It finally debuts on the next gen consoles utilizing the new IGNITE engine. Not just that, but you'll enjoy a huge boost to in-game physics with some help from one of the engineers involved with the Large Hadron Collider, and a great Ultimate Team Bonus Boost if you Pre-Order the game. Curious about the bonus, or how the Large Hadron Collider ties into the NHL game this year?  Read on to find out.

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Pre-Order FIFA 15 to get bonus Ultimate Team content!

by Blogger on ‎06-22-2014 10:12 PM - last edited on ‎06-25-2014 11:02 AM by Editor in Chief

fifa15_xboxone_ps4_authenticplayervisual_higuain_wm.jpgWhat does EA Sports have in store for those pre-ordering their most popular sports gaming franchise this year?  FIFA is back for another year with numerous gaming enhancements bringing you closer to the real game itself. What better time to announce a pre-order bonus than during the World Cup?  Click on to see what EA has in store for this year's Pre-Order for both standard and Ultimate Team editions.

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Review: Watch Dogs - Fear the Smartphone

by Blogger on ‎06-18-2014 09:43 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2014 05:12 PM by Editor in Chief

WatchDOgs Logo.jpgIt was probably the most anticipated game of E3 2012, and then the most anticipated game of E3 2013. Finally, Watch Dogs is out for pretty well every major console (WiiU coming soon) and promises to be one of the most tense, nail biting thrill ride games in years, stepping you in the shoes of an anti-hero hacker. But was it worth the wait? Click below and find out for yourself.

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E3 2014: Electronic Arts gets ready to take sports to the next level

by Blogger ‎06-10-2014 09:28 AM - edited ‎06-10-2014 09:37 AM

FIFA15Screenshot.jpgEA Sports UFC releases for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next week, marking their first major sports title this year.  This should be a huge year for next gen sports gamers.  NHL will make its next gen debut, NBA has been completely re-envisioned, and the PGA Tour is back, along with presentation enhancements for FIFA and a new playcalling experience with Madden.  Want to find out more about what EA is doing this year?  Read on to find out.

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Pre-Order NBA 2K15 for this "Thunder"-ous Kevin Durant bonus pack!

by Blogger on ‎06-08-2014 05:37 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2014 01:27 PM by Editor in Chief

NBA2K15_PS4_FOB (Temp).jpgOklahoma City Thunder (RIP Seattle Supersonics) superstar Kevin Durant factors heavily into NBA 2K15, and you can get some KD inspired wares, along with a nice headstart for your created superstar if you pre-order the game now.  Want to know what they are?  Read on to find out.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect is out to possess your gaming console

by Blogger on ‎06-03-2014 01:00 PM - last edited on ‎06-03-2014 02:42 PM by Editor in Chief

murdered.jpgWith just a few more days until this year's E3, last year's curiously popular title Murdered: Soul Suspect is now out. In this fairly unique twist on investigative detective games, you play a murdered detective who is still out to solve a serial killer mystery from beyond the grave. How can you bring this criminal to justice despite no longer being alive?  Click below to find out more about this crafty title.

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Review: Was Wolfenstein: The New Order worth the 20 year wait?

by Blogger on ‎05-30-2014 12:00 PM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 05:11 PM by Editor in Chief

WolfensteinTheNewOrder.jpgIt's been a really long time since Wolfenstein was a thing, though for many FPS gamers, it was the first. Some 22 years after the original Wolfenstein 3D graced our 286 computers and sound blasters, Bethesda are now the rightsholders and bring it back in Wolfenstein: The New Order. But was it worth the wait, and is this just poorly rehashed nostalgia? Read on to find out.

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Pre-Order The Evil Within to stand a Fighting Chance

by Blogger on ‎05-30-2014 12:57 AM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 05:08 PM by Editor in Chief

EvilWithinSmall.jpgComing this October, the survival horror genre gets a little bit more interesting when Bethesda brings us The Evil Within. Nothing good starts at an abandoned mental hospital, and you'll be treated to any number of twists, turns and scares. Pre-Order the Evil Within and get access to the Fighting Chance pack, which may just give you that boost, or just prolong your death.

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Review: Jabber in style with Gioteck's gaming chat sets

by Blogger on ‎05-08-2014 10:43 PM - last edited on ‎05-09-2014 08:23 AM by Editor in Chief

giotech.jpgBritish company Gioteck has started bringing its line of cost effective and unique products to North America.  This will be the first in a three part series reviewing their products. First we'll take a look at some of their different chat sets. With wired and wireless options alike, Gioteck provides some fairly traditional, and some unusual ideas alike for your in-game online XBox 360, Playstation 3 and 4 chatting. Come take a look at some of these sets.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to offer a terrifying look at future conflict

by Blogger on ‎05-06-2014 12:46 AM - last edited on ‎05-08-2014 01:23 PM by Editor in Chief

Call-of-Duty-Advanced-Warfare.jpgCan you imagine what our world would look like with private military for hire, and all nations struggling against each other constantly at war?  Sledgehammer Games and Activision want to give you a look into that this year in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. With a completely new dynamic to the series, and a voice cast including the likes of Kevin Spacey, this November promises to be an earth-shattering look into war many years from now.  Find out more after the jump.

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Fire up the Flames of the Inquisition with this Dragon Age Online Pre-Order bonus!

by Blogger on ‎05-01-2014 05:06 PM - last edited on ‎05-02-2014 02:26 PM by Editor in Chief

Inquisition_Intro.jpgDragon Age Inquisition isn't out until October, but you can suit yourself early with this great online-only Pre-Order bonus.  Pre-Order the game today and get day one access to the special Flames of the Inquisition weapons pack, featuring a powerful arsenal of weapons to help you power through the massive sprawl that's promised this fall.  Read on to find out more about this offer.

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Review: Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket can record your gameplay anywhere!

by Blogger on ‎04-18-2014 09:39 PM - last edited on ‎04-21-2014 11:44 AM by Editor in Chief

HDPVRRocket.jpgHauppauge has time and again created some of the most versatile personal recording devices, and the HD PVR Rocket aims to do that yet again.  This lightweight yet powerful device allows you to do things some of its competition can't, such as record with push buttons off the device, record to devices without the use of a PC and even plug in a microphone for realtime commentary recording!  Come check out a review of this helpful device after the jump.

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Review: Putty Squad [Playstation 4]

by Blogger on ‎03-28-2014 08:23 PM - last edited on ‎04-04-2014 02:54 PM by Editor in Chief

Putty-Squad-PS4-Wallpaper.pngThe game Putty Squad has a pretty screwy life cycle.  Originally released in 1994 for the Super Nintendo in PAL (outside North America) regions, it had review copies released for the Amiga, but Ocean Entertainment started to move away from publishing, and never released it.  Almost two decades passed, and Putty Squad was almost released for Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita and then FINALLY debuted for Amiga last year.  Putty Squad is now available in North America for Playstation 4, having been a rest of the world launch title.  Then, it will be released on Playstation 3 and Vita at the end of this month.  Was that confusing enough?  Hopefully the review isn't.  Click on to read about Putty Squad.

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z slashes its way to XBox 360 and Playstation 3

by Blogger on ‎03-19-2014 09:39 PM - last edited on ‎03-20-2014 01:33 PM by Editor in Chief

Yaiba_SplashLogo.jpgA couple years after it was originally announced, and a couple of delays in the making, the next installation of the long-running Ninja Gaiden series is ready to go.  Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z released this week and features the familiar frantic melee combat you've come to appreciate from the series with a 21st century spin: Zombies.  What is the game all about?  Click on to find out.

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Review: South Park: The Stick of Truth

by Blogger on ‎03-04-2014 09:10 AM - last edited on ‎03-14-2014 11:13 AM by Editor in Chief

Stick_Of_Truth_Boxart.jpgIt's been a very long time since there was a South Park console game.  In fact, the newest system when the last console was game was out was Sega Dreamcast, a previous object of Cartman's affection.  Some 15 years after South Park Rally, it's time for the cast and crew to come back a few gaming generations and 200 episodes later.  The Stick of Truth is the first game back, courtesy of Ubisoft, and is a Role Playing Game of all things.  Featuring more fart gags and more inside jokes than perhaps any other video game I've ever played in my life, please come check out the review for this rather unique title.

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A Sony Playstation Exclusive Triple Play!

by Blogger ‎02-18-2014 08:13 PM - edited ‎02-19-2014 01:22 PM

PlaystationTrio.jpgWith two HD remasters and a Vita exclusive, Sony is representing the month of February with a Trio of console exclusives. The PS Vita wins with a double helping with the giant demon hunting Toukiden: The Age of Demons, and murder mystery Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles rounds it out, packaging two 'Tales' games and treating them to the full HD face lift.

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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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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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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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Beyond: Two Souls - The Next Chapter in Emotional Storytelling

by Blogger on ‎10-18-2013 07:14 PM - last edited on ‎10-21-2013 09:32 AM by Editor in Chief

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In the on going discussions of video games as art, video games as storytelling devices, and video games versus movies, the Playstation 3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls is set to make its mark.  Billed as the next evolution in emotional storytelling in video games, David Cage, director of Heavy Rain, leads us on an epic adventure as you play out the extraordinary life of the game’s main character Jodie Holmes. 

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Review: FIFA 14

by Blogger on ‎10-07-2013 09:43 PM - last edited on ‎10-09-2013 05:22 PM by Editor in Chief

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20 Years ago, Electronic Arts brought FIFA International Soccer to video game and soccer lovers around the world. Check out how this year's release stacks up.  Countless improvements to different aspects of the game play and game systems makes this title a must have for video game football fans! 

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Review: NHL 14

by Blogger on ‎09-14-2013 11:55 PM - last edited on ‎09-16-2013 11:28 AM by Editor in Chief

Box Art.jpgWith training camp and the NHL preseason underway, it's time for another edition of the longest running hockey gaming series in video gaming: EA Sports NHL series.  NHL 14 marks the final 360/PS3 exclusive editions (you'll have to wait for next year XBox One and Playstation 4 gamers) and promises a few new additions as well as the psuedo return to NHL 94 in the Anniversary Mode.  Come take a look at the review for this hard-hitting 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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