It's the eternal debate that rages every time a new console comes out: Which one should I buy? If you're stuck between a rock and a hard place deciding whether you want the XBox One or the Playstation 4, you have so much more to consider now outside of just the games on the system, or the price point. Which one is going to provide you with a better online store? Which one can I link with my other devices better? If gaming is "the box," which system does it better outside that box? Read on to see which system might be the right fit for you.
bykdiston12-06-201309:36 PM - edited 12-09-201309:55 AM
In a season dominated by the release of the new generation of console gaming, and all its new generation of exciting releases we have an audacious PS3 title reminding us that there's plenty of life left in what has become the old generation. Packed with content, speed, and shiny shiny vehicles, Gran Turismo 6 is here... vroom vroom.
From 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!
A roman tale of bloody revenge for the next generation, this Xbox One exclusive has been around since 2010, where it served to show off the potential of the Kinect system. Three years later, and Ryse: Son of Rome is a part of Microsoft's 'Better with Kinect' campaign, but has dropped the on rails approach and the motion controls. Developed by Crytek, Ryse: Son of Rome puts a sword in your hands, and revenge in your heart!
Like a neighborhood court owned by a solitary figure, the world of the Basketball Sim has become synonymous with a single name. But what's this? That tough kid from awhile back has moved back into town, and he fancies a game! 2K, with NBA 2K has had the hoops to itself for a few years now, but making a play for the next generation, EA is back with NBA Live 14, who has the skills? Lets find out!
When it comes to gamers, there isn’t anything they keep more sacred than their hardware. On forums they fill their signatures with specs and stats, they’ll spend hours discussing the benefits of configurations changes, and it all comes down to two things… speed and accuracy. How quickly and precisely does their keyboard register the jump, how exact did their CPU calculate their sick combo, and how deadly did their mouse register that head shot. In the world of gaming, a millisecond can mean a lot… or it could mean absolutely nothing! That’s why with the help of Logitech I’m going to help you decide what kind of mouse you are, and try to find the best fit for you when considering value, quality, features, needs and precision
If you get your kicks behind the wheel (or controller) of something that goes 'vroom vroom' and drives really fast, this is a very good time for you. Fall, winter, and into next year sees the release of a 'who's who' of racing and car centric titles. From last generation to next, whether Playstation, Xbox, or PC (and Wii U too!) there's something here to get your motor running.
Do you have Call of Duty fever? Symptoms include itchy trigger finger, restlessness, and the desire to skip work? Well lucky you, its COD season folks! Call of Duty: Ghosts steps up and takes on the next generation of gaming consoles, and looks to show the world that it can be as valid in the next as it was in the last.
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!
bykdiston10-30-201310:10 PM - edited 11-06-201310:21 AM
Within the heart of many of us resides a Hulkamaniac, a Warrior, an Undertaker, a figure of titanic proportion that's captured our imagination as a child, or who continues to sand tall on that highest turnbuckle in today's squared circle. Celebrating the WWE's heroes of past and present, WWE 2K14 has two 24 inch pythons flexed and freshly oiled, brother!
Pirates!, Treasure! Sea Battles! Do I have your attention? It could be argued that every installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise has built up to this. The high flying, death dealing, rooftop leaping action the series is known for simply belongs behind the tiller of a predatory ship, and causing havoc in and amongst tropical settlements. It's Ubisoft, its Pirates, its Assassin's Creed: Black Flag
bykdiston10-26-201309:03 AM - edited 10-26-201309:33 AM
The third installment of the excellent Arkham series of Batman games has arrived, meaning its time to deliver a beating on thugs with authentic feeling fisticuffs and stealthy Bat action ( Bat-ction?). Taking part in The Bats first years, experience early encounters with his biggest baddies (Joker, Bane, Penguin, and so forth), while tracking eight assassins, and foiling their attempts to collect the bounty on his head, with Batman: Arkham Origins.
The next installment of the beloved Pokemon franchise is here. Whether you chose Pokemon X or Y (or both like I did,) the sixth generation features a complete overhaul of the Pokemon you knew and loved before. With new graphics, fight mechanics and of course, new Pokemon, X and Y promises to be the biggest and best installment yet. How does it look? Find out after the jump.
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.
Do you like some good clean fun? Need something family friendly, but fun for all? Well, friends, its a good week for it, with the release of two great games, between them available for pretty much any console you can name. Run amok amongst the Lego-ized Marvel Universe with Lego Marvel Super Heroes, or collect and swap with Skylanders: Swap Force (or if you refuse to choose, do both!).
It's only 5 weeks until the PlayStation 4 is available, and you can get your hands on Sony's newest contribution to console gaming. It has the lowest Canadian launch price for a Sony console in 18 years, and is targeting the biggest launch by number of games. What else does the PlayStation 4 offer to its buyers? Read on to find out some more of the facts and features coming to store shelves on November 15th.
Here we are, just a few weeks away from the launch of the XBox One. This week, it's time to take a look at some of the specs and fun facts about thisnext generation systems. Here's a fact sheet about the XBox One, and some of the information about the sights and sounds of the system before it launches on November 22nd.
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!
Throw Valve into the console market competition - Sort of. Valve recently announced plans to bring Steam to the comfort of your living through through SteamOS and a plentitude of hardware options. While the looks and layouts of these hardware pieces will emerge as time goes on, the jewel in the center of this crown is the controller, which looks to change the way you play all of your games on Steam, and PC gaming in general. Customizable touchpads, clickable screens and more make this a pretty unique peripheral. Read on to find out a bit more about Valve's plans, and the possibilities this controller could have for gamers.
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Available as a PSN digital download, Rain is a story about a boy, a girl, and a spectral world full of monsters. A Playstation 3 exclusive, Rain plays with invisibility, the spectral characters only visible by exposure to the world's persistent storm. Navigating a haunting, dreamlike city, empty but for the invisible characters, players will pursue the vision of a girl, and race to get out of the Rain.
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What's a next generation of hardware without a games catalogue? So much sexy plastic, that's what.
Luckily the folks in charge at both Microsoft and Sony have done their best to make sure there's a little of everything available for you on your first day with your brand new Playstation 4 or Xbox One (or both, if that's how you get down). What games you ask? Good thing we put together this handy list ...
Ringing out the old as we rang in the new, it's time once again for one of gaming's giants to make its presence felt. At this point, Rockstar's MO with the Grand Theft Auto franchise is clear - take to the stage, single handedly change what we understand to be possible with games, drop the microphone, exit stage left. Starting with GTA III, to San Andreas, then IV, as now with Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has 'kicked it up a notch'.
Your brain needs exercise as much as your body and the right mental workout can improve your basic cognitive functions at any age. The good news is you’re never too old to train your brain
North Carolina State University researchers found that older adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well being; researchers at the University of California in San Francisco found playing driving videogames improves memory and attention among older players.
byBradMoon08-31-201312:38 PM - edited 09-12-201311:03 AM
In the previous four segments in our series on building your own gaming PC, we covered off the basics, the reasons for building your own instead of a buying a rig, the video card and the processor and motherboard. We’re now winding down and discussing some of the more important supporting components: the hard drive, optical drive, RAM and the power supply.
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.
In my earlier post about making a family day out of game day, I pointed out that in a 3 hour NFL game the ball is actually in play for only 11 minutes. A big part of that down time are full breaks in the action like half-time or intermissions, time outs, commercial breaks, etc.? There are some great ways to keep the family excited and having fun during those breaks in the game.
Here are a few suggestions, some of which I am sure you would never have thought of.
bypaliontology08-25-201310:05 PM - edited 08-26-201310:41 AM
Gamescom 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.
Chasing down the Blacklist, a shadowy hit list of American interests, aimed to draw the United States out of conflict zones, Sam once again dons his three pronged goggles, and does his spy thing. Though no longer voiced by long time series staple, veteran actor, and owner of one of the coolest tough guy voices around, Michael Ironside, Sam Fisher has definitely returned to form.
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