on 08-29-201608:36 PM - last edited on 08-30-201605:40 PM by BBYMartin
Get 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!
byPaulH08-24-201611:40 AM - edited 08-24-201601:21 PM
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Get ready for some ghostbusting action with Activision’s latest game, Ghostbusters. Available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you will command a squad of rookie ghostbusters through some of New York City’s most ghoulish environments. Featuring a four player local co-op, you and your friends can join together to take rouge spirits and rid them from the city.
Take one look at an upcoming video game events calendar and you can’t help but recognize that gaming’s popularity is off the charts these days. Gamescom, PAX West, Tokyo Game Show, Paris Games Week, Fan Expo, X16, Nintendo Tour—and many more—all in the next three months alone. To get you primed on the hottest video game events of the summer (and beyond), here’s a list of gaming events happening soon to keep on your radar.
With Overwatch—available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows—Blizzard Entertainment has cast aside the sword and sorcery shtick from which it spawned the uber-successful Warcraft and Diablo series of games. Instead, Overwatch is an accessible and character-based, multiplayer, first-person shooter set in a future where global chaos and tyranny is battled by adventurers, sentient robot ninjas, cyber cowboys, and other assorted misfits of science. But, where once Blizzard ruled the world of competitive e-sports gaming with its StarCraft titles (until games like League of Legends, Dota 2 and others stole the crown), can Overwatch’s gameplay return Blizzard to the top? Read my review of Overwatch to find out.
on 07-23-201606:56 PM - last edited on 08-02-201602:03 PM by BBYMartin
Rocket League Collector's Edition combines all the fast paced, high-octane next-generation action into one content filled disc. Available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, this retail release of the popular game comes packed with four new cars, and all the content and vehicles found in the Chaos Run, Supersonic Furry, and Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC packs. Come inside and see why Rocket League Collector’s Edition will keep you coming back time and time again.
Summer vacation is in full swing and quite possibly one of the most anticipated video game console launches in recent memory is just around the corner. The brand new Xbox One S 2TB console from Microsoft arrives August 2nd, which supports 4K Ultra HD video and HDR games and content. Find out why the Xbox One S is perfect for University and College students heading back to school this fall.
byPaulH07-20-201607:57 AM - edited 07-20-201602:54 PM
The Pokémon Go phenomenon that is sweeping the world officially rolled out to Canada this past Sunday, immediately becoming the #1 app download in both the Android Google Play Store and iOS App Store. If you’re among the tens of millions of players enjoying this craze, or are thinking about coming onboard, I’ve got some useful tips and recommended accessories to help make your Pokémon outdoor hunt a “wild” success.
The Carmageddon franchise is back! Now with more carnage and mayhem than ever before, Carmageddon: Max Damage is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Set in a world of non-stop laughs, over-the-top violence, and crazy power-ups where you battle it out for the number one spot. Come find out inside why Carmageddon: Max Damage is the best game to date in the franchise.
From Epic Games, the preeminent development powerhouse behind such mega hits as Unreal Tournament and the original Gears of War trilogy, comes their all-new third-person MOBA, Paragon. I've been having an absolute blast participating in the game's Early Access Season, and with the new Paragon Essentials Edition available now, there's never been a better time to join the fight. Come see what all the excitement is about!
Classical role-playing game fans take note: SEGA’s7th Dragon III Code: VFD for Nintendo 3DS has finally arrived, and it was well worth the wait. This is the fourth entry in the formerly Japan-only franchise, now available on our shores for the very first time. Nintendo 3DS is home to some of the best RPGs on the market—franchises like Pokémon, Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei, and Bravely come to mind—and 7th Dragon III belongs right up there on that esteemed list. This is the RPG you’ll want to be playing this summer.
Techland and Deep Silver’s open-world zombie survival franchise Dead Island is shambling its way onto PS4 and Xbox One in glorious, grisly high-definition with the Dead Island: Definitive Collection. This “ultimate” collection contains the original Dead Island and its undead successor Dead Island: Riptide, both fully remastered in 1080p resolution and containing all previously released DLC and patches. If you’ve never experienced these immersive, horrifying action RPG games before—or want to revisit them in stunning HD—then this compilation is simply to die for.
on 07-04-201607:19 PM - last edited on 07-08-201602:46 PM by BBYMartin
This August, Xbox One is about to become 4K Ultra HD-ready with the release of the sleeker, slimmer, Xbox One S 2TB console. Announced by Xbox head Phil Spencer at E3 2016, the Xbox One S is ready to deliver the latest games and entertainment with richer and more luminous colours on your 4K TV.
by4scarrs07-03-201605:29 PM - edited 07-11-201607:31 AM
After three years in development, Mighty No. 9, the Kickstarter-funded spiritual successor to the Mega Man series of video games, is finally here. Developed by a veteran team from Japan, Mighty No. 9 promises to test your skills and wow you with its beautiful character design. Come find out if this is the game Mega Man fans have been waiting for.
Nintendo's oh-so-adorable pink one is back for his second Nintendo 3DS adventure, Kirby: Planet Robobot. This game offers a unique, sci-fi themed twist on the classic Kirby formula, complete with an all-new mech suit for Kirby called Robobot Armour. It's fun, it's familiar, yet creative at the same time; Kirby fans are in for a real treat!
Remakes and HD re-releases are never going to stop, that is just a fact of the video game industry as it stands currently. In most cases not much is done to these newer releases of older titles, aside from putting a few games in a series together and updating the graphics to 1080p in most cases. This is not the case with Vanillaware’s latest release, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, which not only had the HD overhaul but it also received some much needed improvements and a few welcome additions.
on 06-29-201606:40 PM - last edited on 08-10-201601:55 PM by BBYMartin
Missed out on last year's hard-hitting, brilliantly-designed fighting game Mortal Kombat X? Now's your best opportunity to jump in and play the greatest entry in franchise history with the release of Mortal Kombat XL. This definitive version includes all the content from the original, plus every DLC character and Skin Pack that has released to date!
Following a supercharged E3 Expo, and a spring season filled to the brim with blockbuster games, July is comparably quieter month for video games. As such, I'll be devoting some time to catching up on recently released games, but I also plan on checking out a few new games too. Games high on my radar this month include Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, Monster Hunter Generations, Batman: Return to Arkham, and a few more!
by4scarrs06-25-201609:00 AM - edited 06-28-201605:39 PM
Welcome to the resistance. Homefront: The Revolution is here on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Play as Ethan Brady, the newest member of the resistance, as you try to take control away from the KPA and bring back freedom to the people by any means necessary. Come find out inside why this open-world first-person shooter will have Homefront fans on the edge of their seats with excitement.
byPaulH06-24-201608:13 AM - edited 06-24-201608:31 AM
In celebration of the upcoming release of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, WB Games hosted an exclusive Canadian media launch event inside the Rogers Centre’s upscale TD Comfort Clubhouse. At the event, not only did I get a chance to try the game early, but also the opportunity to meet Toronto Blue Jays’ starting pitcher R.A. Dickey!
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