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

by Blogger ‎04-18-2014 09:39 PM - edited ‎04-18-2014 09:39 PM

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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Madden Football: A pioneer in Sports Gaming turns 25

by Blogger ‎08-28-2013 12:07 AM - edited ‎08-28-2013 12:07 AM

MaddenPS4.jpgIn April of 1988, Electronic Arts launched the first John Madden football game for the Apple II GS.  The game was unlike anything football gaming had ever seen.  A strategic football game with customizable weather, team creator modes, and a lot of other features previously unseen, it gave birth to a franchise that still stands until today.  Madden Football was the beginning of a lot of great things for Electronic Arts, and it now turns 25.  Click below to read a brief history of which sports catapulted Electronic Arts into Sports, and take a brief look at Madden 25.

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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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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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Sony at Gamescom: Playstation 4 Launch Date Revealed!

by Blogger on ‎08-20-2013 12:22 PM - last edited on ‎08-20-2013 01:12 PM by Editor in Chief

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What a day for gamers at Gamescom!

 

With a few big reveals today by all parties involved, Sony took the stage to close out the night, with the anticipation of finally revealing the release date of the Playstation 4.  They did, and gave us all a few other treats in the process.

 

Click in to see the release date, along with some of the other information Sony passed along today.

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Tales of Xillia: Another Big RPG exclusive for PS3

by Blogger ‎08-08-2013 01:30 PM - edited ‎08-09-2013 11:32 AM

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Playstation 3 RPG fans are having a great year for exclusives on their console. 

 

First, Ni No Kuni launched to fanfare early in the year, and with a couple others on the horizon before the end of the year, Tales of Xillia has at long last been released in North America, and is now available at Best Buy. 

 

Come take a look at the latest installment in this ongoing franchise.

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Playstation Plus: What is it?

by Blogger ‎07-29-2013 10:27 PM - edited ‎07-29-2013 10:27 PM

Playstation-Plus2.jpgNow that you're going to need a Playstation Plus subscription to play online on the PS4, it's time to get accustomed to Sony's paid service.  While it's been out for around 3 years, it has always been an optional service for those interested.  Sony has tried to make it as worthwhile as possible for those doing so as well, offering up exclusives and deals to those who subscribe.  Come get a better look at Playstation Plus as we head toward the launch of the PS4.

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E3 2013 Booth Tour: Disney Interactive

by Blogger on ‎06-12-2013 07:24 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:28 PM by Regular Member

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Brace yourselves, folks, because Disney Interactive is going to make waves in the coming year. And not just once, but twice.

 
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E3 2013 Booth Tour: The Future of EA Sports

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2013 09:18 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:31 PM by Regular Member

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Sorry for the lack of pictures in this article: EA Sports' next-generation games featuring the Ignite engine are shown in a restricted area where photography and filming are prohibited.

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E3 2013 Booth Tour: Sony

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2013 08:03 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:33 PM by Regular Member

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E3 had barely opened its doors that I fell in love with Tearaway, an upcoming PS Vita game that combines the art direction of Katamari Damacy with the best use of the dual touchscreens that I can remember. A fun, fun game - just don't expect an easy ride because your character will gladly plunge to his or her death whenever you misread the game's 3D perspective - which happens A LOT.

 

 

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E3 2013: The Ubisoft Press Conference

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2013 08:20 AM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:34 PM by Regular Member

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So, exactly how many successful intellectual properties does Ubisoft own, anyway? There's Assassin's Creed, there's Far Cry, there's Rayman, Splinter Cell and half a dozen other Tom Clancy worlds, the Raving Rabbids... Last year, they introduced Watch_Dogs. Could there be more this year?

 

Yes, there certainly can.

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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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E3 2013:The Sony Press Conference

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2013 12:45 AM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:50 PM by Regular Member

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Back on February 20th, Sony introduced the PlayStation 4 to the world. With the next-generation console battles heating up after this morning's presentation of the XBOX One's launch lineup, what does Team PS4 have in store for gamers at E3? Tons of exclusives? Surprises? Some flowers and candy to apologize for making us wait a few more days before we can get our hungry hands on The Last of Us? Let's find out...

 

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E3 2013: The Electronic Arts Press Conference

by Blogger on ‎06-10-2013 11:56 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:51 PM by Regular Member

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We know what to expect from an EA press conference, right? Lots of sports games, a few new installments in long-standing AAA franchises, and maybe a tiny morsel of information about Bioware's next opus if the powers-that-be deem us worthy. In other words: lots of content, but few surprises. Right?

 

Wrong.

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Review: Elgato Game Capture HD

by Blogger ‎06-04-2013 11:17 AM - edited ‎06-04-2013 11:18 AM

10224771.jpgOne device is out there trying to make it as easy as possible for you to live stream and record your XBox 360 and Playstation 3 games.  The Elgato Game Capture HD acts as little more than a simple, yet powerful Plug and Play peripheral for your video game capturing needs.  How does it work exactly?  Check out the review of this handy little device.

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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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Hori Fighting Edge PS3 Arcade Stick Review: Ready? Fight!

by Best Buy ‎04-15-2013 06:00 AM - edited ‎04-14-2013 11:00 PM

The Hori Fighting Edge offers a premium arcade experience in the home and is designed with the fighting game enthusiast in mind. The Fighting Edge is licensed by PlayStation so you can be sure that it features great compatibility with numerous PS3 games. The unit itself features only the highest quality Hori parts and has been tested by professional arcade gamers. Hori’s “Hayabusa” stick lever allows for fast and precise inputs, and the “Kuro” buttons offer unsurpassed response and durability. Hori knows that when you’re in a big fight, timing and accuracy are everything, that’s why they are introducing Tournament Mode. That’s why the Fighting Edge features a Tournament Mode, where unnecessary buttons can be disabled to ensure that you’ll never have an accidental input interrupt a critical combo or special attack. Finally, the Fighting Edge looks fantastic and the glossy black panel with blue LED accents gives the arcade stick a premium finish. 

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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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