Review: NHL 17 is the best EA Sports NHL game to date

by Blogger ‎09-23-2016 09:42 PM - edited ‎09-23-2016 09:54 PM

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Hockey fans rejoice! NHL 17 is now available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With all-new game modes, new and deeper experiences in fan-favourite modes, and the best on-ice gameplay ever—NHL 17 is the best EA Sports NHL game to date.

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Red Bull Proving Grounds Fight For The 6ix

by Blogger ‎09-22-2016 07:15 PM - edited ‎09-22-2016 07:16 PM

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On September 10th, I had the chance to check out the Red Bull Proving Grounds Fight For The 6ix, held here on the University of Toronto campus. The main game being played was Street Fighter 5 and the competition was fierce but so was the comradery. Tons of matches were played but only one player could be the recipient of the single qualifying spot and win the trip to Santa Monica to compete as the Canadian representative in the finals.

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Return to a galaxy far, far away and embark on a LEGO-ized journey through the blockbuster film Star Wars: The Force AwakensLEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the return of the No. 1 LEGO video game franchise, and lets you relive Rey and Finn’s epic struggle against the powerful First Order—infused from end to end with LEGO’s hilarious wit and signature charm. 

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Impressions: For Honor Alpha

by Blogger ‎09-21-2016 06:15 PM - edited ‎09-21-2016 06:22 PM

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This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to get a chance to play one of my most anticipated games of 2017, For Honor. I participated in Ubisoft's, invitation only, For Honor Alpha, and absolutely loved it. Come see why For Honor is shaping up to be one of the must have games of 2017.

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Review: PES 2017 delivers unrivaled levels of realism, gameplay and control

by Blogger ‎09-19-2016 08:04 PM - edited ‎09-19-2016 08:18 PM

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Take your control and mastery of the beautiful game to new heights in Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Konami's PES franchise has dramatically stepped up its game in recent years, greatly improving the graphics, controls, content, and more. PES 2017 will again kick up it up a notch with authentic and immersive first-touch ball control, a more precise passing system, highly adaptive AI, the ability to set up strategies before kickoff, and even more realistic graphics using the Fox Engine.

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Xbox_Canada_X16_6.jpgAt Xbox Canada’s X16 Media Showcase, Toronto’s historic Distillery District was transformed into a glorious showcase of exciting upcoming Xbox One games, from the biggest AAA titles, to the latest from award-winning independent studios. Brad gave us his hands-on on impressions games like Gears of War 4, ReCore, and Forza Horizon 3, but there were many that I also got to experience, including Tekken 7, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Final Fantasy XV, Dead Rising 4, and Halo Wars 2. Here are my hands-on impressions of these Xbox One games at X16!

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Review: Batman: The Telltale Series is one of Telltales Games' finest titles yet

by Blogger ‎09-16-2016 05:16 PM - edited ‎09-16-2016 05:48 PM

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Telltale Games are masters at creating captivating story-driven adventures. Now they've partnered up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to bring us their latest episodic point-and-click tale: Batman: The Telltale Series. As Batman, you'll delve into the criminal underworld of Gotham City in a story that evolves and changes based on your decisions. Come find out why you should pick up this game for your Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3 today. 

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new Nintendo 3DS XL system inspired by Pokémon Sun and Moon coming soon

by Blogger ‎09-15-2016 12:00 PM - edited ‎09-15-2016 09:02 PM

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It's the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon series, and Poké-mania has never been bigger worldwide. To celebrate the much-anticipated launch of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Nintendo has just announced a new Nintendo 3DS XL system inspired by the upcoming Pokémon games!

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Review: No Man's Sky is all about exploration and survival

by Blogger ‎09-13-2016 03:27 PM - edited ‎09-13-2016 03:44 PM

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Developed by indie studio Hello Games, No Man’s Sky is all about exploration and survival in an infinitely expandable universe. Available for the PlayStation 4, your journey will take you to the far reaches of the universe, and only you can decide how far and fast you will go.

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Fan Expo 2016: all the gaming booths I visited at this year's show

by Blogger on ‎09-11-2016 01:10 AM - last edited on ‎09-12-2016 09:56 AM by Editor in Chief

Fan_Expo_2016_1.jpgFor four days, Fan Expo Canada took over the spacious Metro Toronto Convention Centre for its annual mega celebration of all things pop culture. On top of the amazing PlayStation VR experiences I had there, I also had plenty of time to stop by the gaming booths to play some of the hottest games coming this fall, and beyond. Here are the highlights!

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NHL 17: Interview with the game's producer Sean “Rammer” Ramjagsingh

by Blogger on ‎09-09-2016 10:24 PM - last edited on ‎09-13-2016 04:01 PM by Editor in Chief

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We're just a few days away from big launch of EA Sports' NHL 17, and to get the lowdown on all the exciting new features coming in this year's edition, I had the opportunity to sit down with the game's producer, Sean “Rammer” Ramjagsingh. New game modes, deeper customization, gameplay refinements, and the importance of fan feedback were just some of the topics we covered. Come take a read!

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Sony announces new PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro available this fall

by Blogger ‎09-07-2016 09:59 PM - edited ‎09-07-2016 10:11 PM

PS4 Slim & PS4 Pro.jpgToday at a special press conference in New York, Sony announced a slimmer and lighter PlayStation 4 system, and finally pulled the curtain back on their powerful new PlayStation 4 Pro. Earlier in the year, Sony acknowledged that an improved PS4 console was coming, and now we know what it will feature: support for 4K quality images and high-dynamic-range technology. Games on PS4 Pro will look richer and more detailed for the best game experience possible. The great news? Both of these PS4 consoles are expected to arrive before the holidays!

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As the summer winds down, there is always one special video game event that gets me super excited. That event being the Xbox Canada X16 Game Showcase, and this years event, X16 was pretty awesome.  They had all sorts of goodies and games for us to try and I’m here to give you my take on the event and on few games. Games like Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, ReCore and Cuphead.

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Fan Expo 2016: PlayStation VR hands-on with RIGS, Rush of Blood, and Batman Arkham VR

by Blogger ‎09-06-2016 10:12 PM - edited ‎09-06-2016 10:28 PM

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This past weekend at Fan Expo Canada 2016, PlayStation Canada gave me a special preview of two of their upcoming PlayStation VR games—RIGS: Mechanized Combat League and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. Following that, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment let me “become the Batman” in their all-new virtual reality game, Batman Arkham VR. All three VR games offered a thrilling sneak peak of the future of PlayStation gaming where immersive, 360-degree experiences will take centre stage.

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Hands-on with NHL 17

by Blogger ‎09-03-2016 12:32 PM - edited ‎09-03-2016 12:37 PM

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Following my positive experience with NHL 17’s local Versus mode at E3, recently I had a chance to participate in an NHL 17 preview to explore additional modes and get a more intimate understanding of the huge gameplay changes arriving with this year's edition. Even at this early stage, the vast number of improvements is evident: more customization options, improved presentation, tighter gameplay, better A.I., and deeper modes. Let’s take a closer look at what EA Sports’ latest rendition of Canada’s favourite sport will offer.

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Review: Clutch Chairz Crank Charlie Gaming Chair

by Blogger on ‎09-01-2016 04:55 PM - last edited on ‎09-21-2016 09:14 AM by Blogger

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It's time to sit back and fire up the video game console! Today I review the Clutch Chairz Crank Charlie Gaming Chair. Of course, if you'd rather use it as an office chair for working from home, reading your favourite novel, or just plain ol' sitting, well that's OK too. If you'd like to discover a chair that's comfortable, attractive, and as strong as an OX, then click on through & learn all about the Crank. It may sound obstreperous, but it's actually a real pleasure!

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The latest game in the quintessential cyberpunk epic is here, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The direct continuation of the previous game and the augmented operative, Adam Jensen's ongoing story. This latest game in the series could quite possibly be the best in the series yet and we totally asked for this.

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Metroid Prime: Federation Force on the Nintendo 3DS continues the ongoing war between the Galactic Federation and the Space Pirates. This co-operative sci-fi shooter is set in the Metroid universe and allows for four local or online friends to join in the battle. Come on inside and find out what Nintendo's latest Metroid game is all about.

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Video games coming out in September 2016 you won't want to miss

by Blogger on ‎08-29-2016 08:36 PM - last edited on ‎08-30-2016 05:40 PM by Editor in Chief

NHL_17_PS4.jpgGet those consoles and controllers ready because September is set to be one of the biggest months in video games ever. Bioshock. Destiny. Batman. NHL. FIFA. Dragon Quest. Forza. Yo-kai Watch. These are just some of the incredible game franchises that will get new releases this month. As if that wasn't impressive enough, there is also some new IPs on the horizon, including Ubisoft's Just Sing and the Xbox-exclusive ReCore. Let's take a look at the games!

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If you were lucky enough to be in downtown Toronto this past Sunday August the 21st, you had a chance to check out the Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championships 2016 featuring Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The finals for this tournament were held at Scotiabank Theatre here in Toronto. It was one amazing show and the winners walked away with a huge prize of $50,000!!!  

 

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Review: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE puts on a stellar performance

by Blogger ‎08-24-2016 11:40 AM - edited ‎08-24-2016 01:21 PM

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Mic check, testing 1, 2, 3. It’s time to take centre stage for your grand pop idol debut in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Nintendo and Atlus’ dazzling new role-playing game for Wii U. This unique music-inspired crossover title blends the world of Nintendo’s Fire Emblem with Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei in fun and imaginative ways sure to delight fans of these series. Explore a modern-day Tokyo and channel your inner pop star power to battle evil spirits out to harvest the creative energy from everyday citizens.

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Review: The King of Fighters XIV evolves to the next generation

by Blogger ‎08-23-2016 04:12 PM - edited ‎08-23-2016 04:26 PM

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This is the moment The King of Fighters fans have been waiting for! The latest entry of SNK's renowned team fighting game series, The King of Fighters XIV, is now available on the PlayStation 4. Come find out how SNK worked to create an entry in the series that appeals to both hardcore fans and newcomers alike.

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Review: Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics will get you into the Olympic spirit

by Blogger ‎08-13-2016 10:23 PM - edited ‎08-13-2016 10:38 PM

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Choose your side—Team Mario or Team Sonic—and battle it out at the Rio 2016 Olympics to see who will top the podium. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics for Wii U lets you compete in 14 official Olympic events, and 3 original Duel events that give familiar sports a Mario & Sonic twist. Train with your favourite characters like Yoshi and Tails, then go for the gold!

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Review: Monster Hunter Generations is an excellent tribute to this popular series

by Blogger ‎08-09-2016 04:14 PM - edited ‎08-09-2016 08:16 PM

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Following last year's highly praised Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom's hit action RPG franchise is back with another exciting entry on Nintendo 3DS, Monster Hunter Generations. Celebrating the last decade of Monster Hunter gaming, this latest version features a blend of new locations and monsters, and returning fan-favourites, all presented with the latest generation of graphics and gameplay enhancements!

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How to build the ultimate gaming station in your dorm

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2016 09:26 PM - last edited on ‎08-16-2016 03:51 PM by Blogger

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The school year is almost upon us, and if you are going to university, chances are you will be moving into a dorm. Granted you won’t be spending all your time in your dorm room, but when you are in there, you want it to be comfortable and to maximize what little space you have available. Hopefully this guide will help you pick out some great gear and give you some good ideas to give you the ultimate gaming station.

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Review: Ratchet & Clank is must-play for new and returning fans

by Blogger ‎08-02-2016 07:54 PM - edited ‎09-18-2016 07:16 PM

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After a three-year break, Sony and Insomniac Games' flagship platformer-shooter franchise Ratchet & Clank has made its triumphant return on PlayStation 4. This re-imagining of the first game in the series is bigger and better in every way—new worlds, new weapons, new bosses, and gorgeous new graphics are just the beginning. PlayStation fans, you won't want to miss this one!

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Gaming computers bring the ultimate experience for school and after school

by Blogger ‎07-30-2016 08:23 PM - edited ‎07-31-2016 06:14 PM

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The summer is already half over, which means back to school is only a month away. Which is a bummer for most but there is a silver lining, it is the best time to get a new PC or upgrade from your current potato of a rig and I have got some great gaming computers here, to help give you a one up on the competition in game and in school.

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Video games coming out in August 2016 you won't want to miss

by Blogger ‎07-29-2016 10:51 PM - edited ‎08-30-2016 06:28 PM

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August has always been one of my favourite months for new video games as it means a new Madden NFL game is right around the corner, and just as exciting, that game more than any other signifies that the tidal wave of new AAA fall/holiday games has officially begun. Before the next school year and cooler weather begins, here are the sizzling hot games releasing in August 2016.

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How to throw the very best Pokémon Go party

by Blogger ‎07-29-2016 12:05 PM - edited ‎07-30-2016 02:29 PM

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We have all been spending the last couple of weeks walking everywhere to catch all the Pokémon we can with the new smash hit mobile app, Pokémon Go. The only thing better than playing the game, is playing with friends and the best way to do that is by throwing a Pokémon Go party. I got some tips and some great gear to help your Pokémon Go party be the very best!

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Fall is rapidly approaching, which for me always means a few things: beautiful autumn leaves, cooler weather, and of course, back to school time. Video game fans will also know that the new school year marks the beginning of the fall gaming bonanza where publishers roll out their most anticipated AAA games of the year. To keep you in the loop on what games will be the talk of the campus this school year, here are the top games everyone will be playing.

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