Review: NHL 15 is an enigma in 2014 sports gaming

by Blogger ‎09-20-2014 09:35 PM - edited ‎09-20-2014 09:36 PM

NHL15Bergeron.jpgAsk gamers about NHL 15 and you'll get one of two answers: "It's great because it's the hockey game we've been waiting for" or "I can't believe it's missing so much." The camps will probably remain pretty divided, but the fact of the matter is, if you're in it for the traditional hockey gaming experience, NHL 15 provides it and more. It is, in fact, a good hockey gamer's gamer. Read on to find out more.

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Introducing 'amiibo' - Nintendo's answer to Infinity and Skylanders

by Blogger on ‎09-16-2014 09:31 PM - last edited on ‎09-17-2014 10:21 AM by Editor in Chief

amiibo.jpgI think I smell this holiday season's 'big deal'.  New in a market that hasn't even had a chance to grow old, Nintendo is stepping into the 'toys as video games' realm, alongside current residents Infinity and Skylanders. Did you're mind just ponder the possibilities?  Perhaps you've got the perfect place just asking to be filled with delightful Nintendo characters that will also enter video games and do your bidding? Me too. It's amiibo, it's Nintendo, it's figurines that play in the game, and it's probably going to have your children pestering you incessantly as we march steadily on toward December.

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Goro lives...as you when you Pre-Order Mortal Kombat X!

by Blogger ‎09-11-2014 09:48 PM - edited ‎09-11-2014 09:53 PM

MK_WB_PS4_3D.jpgThe term "Goro Lives...as you!" was originally coined back in 1993 when Mortal Kombat came out for the Game Boy and he was a hidden character. With a very limited moveset and possibly the pound for pound worst graphics, it was still the first taste you had of this legendary monster. Well, Goro's back, and he's your bonus if you pre-order Mortal Kombat X!  Find out all the details about obtaining him by clicking onward.

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Destiny - The Next Generation Shooter

by Blogger on ‎09-09-2014 09:14 PM - last edited on ‎09-10-2014 11:45 AM by Editor in Chief

DestinyCoverArt.jpgThey changed the gaming world and began a revolution that would see video game titles top the biggest box office showings that Hollywood could muster. Years and many Halo games later, Bungie announced something new. Though it's exact impact remains to be seen, Shooting things in the First Person hasn't been this compelling in a very long time. It's Destiny, and its the next big thing in gaming.

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Is PC Gaming stronger than ever in the face of the new consoles?

by Blogger ‎08-31-2014 10:25 PM - edited ‎08-31-2014 10:26 PM

XSniperTower.jpgThere was a while there where it seemed PC Gaming (with the exception of RTS games and MMOs) was starting to fall off the face of the earth. While some of my friends remained steadfast (most playing Civilization IV, and V World of Warcraft or both,) I ditched my PC for consoles almost exclusively since high school. I've started to go back a bit, and I'm seeing that the game has changed so much. I can't live without a mechanical keyboard now, and I'm sure my wife appreciates her gaming mouse too.  Developers are coming back too.  Read my thoughts on the matter.

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Risen 3: Titan Lords - A Pirate Adventure (with lots of monsters)

by Blogger ‎08-31-2014 03:53 PM - edited ‎09-01-2014 11:28 AM

Risen-3-Titan-Lords-Walkthrough.jpgThere really aren't enough pirate games. There's Assassin's Creed: Black Flag of course, and a handful of others, but despite our cultural obsession, Pirates don't get a ton of video game represenation (unless its thematic, and some villain or something). Here to fill that gap is Risen 3: Titan Lords. Take to the seas in an expansive Pirate themed action adventure, Demons, cults, treasure, its all in a days work.

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LaytonWright.jpgIt feels like eons ago when I first found out that Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright were going to do a crossover title.  As a fan of both franchises I waited...

 

...and waited...

 

...and waited...

 

...and finally found out it was coming out in March 2014, only to see that release that get pushed back to end of the summer.  Well, the game is finally here, and it's finally available for you to pick up.  Is it the crossover title we've all been waiting for?  I think so, but will you?  Read on.

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Freedom Wars - Fighting Giant Robots in a Dystopic Future (Pre-order Bonus)

by Blogger on ‎08-30-2014 08:54 PM - last edited on ‎09-03-2014 04:00 PM by Editor in Chief

freedom-wars2.jpgI think the title about sums it up really.  A third person action title; team up in groups of four to take down monstrous robots. One of the years many PS Vita titles, Freedom Wars was released to great success in Japan, though, they do like fighting giant robots over there... then again, so do we! Play as a character held prisoner for the crime of 'being alive', work off your debt destroying robo-menaces, save innocent lives, and don't forget... let's have fun out there people.

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Project CARS - Online Pre-order Bonus for the Evolution of the Racing Sim

by Blogger on ‎08-29-2014 08:22 PM - last edited on ‎09-03-2014 04:40 PM by Editor in Chief

ProjectCarsLogo.jpgA game with a very appropriate name, in two words Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) is a project in crowd funding a racing platform that will probably be THE game for the Racing SIM enthusiast.  Boasting more tracks than its competition, and a beefy car roster, Project CARS is an 'open' driving experience unlocking everything from the word go (or should I have said 'drop of the flag'?) allowing racers to choose when, where, and what their racing experience will be, across Career paths, Solo stuff, multiple Motorsports, Online, and Community, this is one garage with a lot of stuff in it.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV - Review

by Blogger on ‎08-28-2014 07:33 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 09:18 AM by Best Buy Best Buy

ultra_sf4_wall.jpgTHE massively successful fighting game of most any generation it has existed in, Street Fighter's current iteration, Street Fighter IV sparked a resurgence in fighting genre interest, unlike anything since the Mortal Kombat guys first started ripping off bits and pieces of one another. Constantly tested and pushed by its community, updates have long been a part of Street Fighter. Ultra this, Arcade Edition that, is it worth it?  In a word, yes.  In two, Oh heck yes. Ultra Street Fighter IV ladies and gentleman, lets fight.

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Madden 15 returns with a gamechanging defensive experience

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 10:22 PM - last edited on ‎09-09-2014 05:16 PM by Editor in Chief

Madden15_CoverArt.jpgI've never been a fan of defensive football in the Madden series.  It seems so often, I'd just be doing the same thing over and over again. Madden 15 changes the way we've played defense, both by vantage point and strategy. This is just one of the many big changes in this year's edition of the Madden series. Come get a glimpse of what this year's edition has to offer.

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ONE MIDNIGHT OPENING, THREE OF THE HOTTEST RELEASES OF 2014

by Best Buy Best Buy on ‎08-27-2014 04:30 PM - last edited on ‎09-05-2014 03:02 PM by Editor in Chief

Best buy Midnight opening

 

Head down to your local Best Buy store on Monday, September 8th and be one of the first to get your hands on NHL 15, Destiny AND Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Our stores will be opening at 11:59pm but you can line up early for additional offers on Next-Gen consoles and gaming accessories and take part in our lineup giveaways!

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Metro: Redux - Two Games, Lots of Bullets, and the End of the World.

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 11:45 AM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 04:44 PM by Editor in Chief

MetroRedux.jpgUnfairly overlooked, the Metro series is a gripping, gritty, dark and brutal tale of surviving a hostile environment, in an unlikely place, and against all odds.  When things as simple as air and light are consumable resources that your life depends on, a certain amount of tension becomes a constant companion.  Monsters and badguys abount, darkness lay in all directions and safety is as precious and rare as gold.  Interested?  Well, if you like shooters, if you like a bit of horror, and especially if you like post apocalyptic wastelands, you should be.  Its Metro: Redux, re-packaging the two installments of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, a whole gang of improvements, and giving a healthy help up in the graphics department.

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Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

by Blogger on ‎08-19-2014 08:18 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 04:56 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

DiabloIIIUltimateEdCover.jpgDo you like running through dungeons, slaying any manner of undead monster, slavering beast, or horrible fiend? Employing magic and weaponry in the dispatching of said foul creatures?  Collecting hordes of loot for your trouble?  If you answered 'yes' to any or all of these questions, you might just need Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. 

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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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Pre-Order Hyrule Warriors to send Link and Zelda Skyward!

by Blogger on ‎08-15-2014 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎09-05-2014 04:47 PM by Editor in Chief

hyrule-warriors-e3Screenshot.jpgIt's only about 5 weeks before Hyrule Warriors makes its long awaited release in North America, and what a better day than Japanese launch day to discuss what you'll get when the game releases here with your Pre-Order.  Read on to find out about the Pre-Order bonus you get if you act now while supplies last.

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Sony shouts out the Indie Studios and shares a new way to game at Gamescom!

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 11:33 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 11:41 PM by Editor in Chief

gamescom.jpgHow many new ways can you find to reinvent the wheel of video game gameplay?  We've got to be running out of ideas and ways at this point, but Sony came along at Gamescom with something in hand that's never been tried before. A little bit risky, a little bit uncertain, but a huge win for their customers, SharePlay is one of the many things Sony shared with us at Gamescom. Curious how many PS4 systems have sold to date? Read to find out.

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Microsoft goes exclusive with Lara Croft and more at Gamescom 2014

by Blogger on ‎08-12-2014 10:10 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 11:47 PM by Editor in Chief

gamescom.jpgIt was a pretty big day for Microsoft at Gamescom this year. They showed some footage from some of their most anticipated launches, announced a couple new consoles and even announced an unexpected exclusive with a familiar face: Lara Croft. Read on to find out about the new Tomb Raider and more!

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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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"The Evolution of Gaming" shows us just how far we've come

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2014 01:41 PM - last edited on ‎08-08-2014 05:06 PM by Editor in Chief

14846749494_34eadd36d2_k.jpgWe all have memories of the first video games, and first systems we played.  Where did you begin?  The Evolution of Gaming exhibit at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver rehashed many of those old memories, flashing us back to times before some of us were even born, and then into some crucial eras of gaming, like the crash of 1983, and the explosion of the NES in North America.  Then, they flashed us forward and gave us a sneak peek at how gaming might look in just a few short months and years.  Click below to read more and find out just how much things have evolved over the past couple decades.

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2 Xbox Exclusive titles bring two Best Buy Exclusive Online Pre-Order Offers!

by Blogger on ‎08-07-2014 10:37 PM - last edited on ‎08-08-2014 09:50 AM by Editor in Chief

PreOrder_BMW_01_WM_ForzaHorizon2.jpgSunset Overdrive and Forza Horizon 2 are slated to be two of the biggest exclusives coming to the Xbox One this year.  Forza drops at the end of September (and will also be available for the Xbox 360,) while Sunset Overdrive appears at the end of October. However, pre-ordering either game beforehand online through BestBuy.ca while grant you a Best Buy Exclusive in-game bonus.  Interested in finding out just what you get?  Click on to find out more.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 - Unlock Some Cute Costume Craziness

by Blogger on ‎08-04-2014 10:26 PM - last edited on ‎08-08-2014 10:33 AM by Editor in Chief

LBPlanet3-PS4_PKG-v1.jpgYou know you want it, you've been secretly waiting for it and you can't wait to get your hands on it.  What am I talking about?  LittleBigPlanet 3 of course!  Why?  What else would I have been talking about?  It's the little creature made of wool and stitching, back for another adventure, and this time he's brought friends.  Join the funsome foursome as they make a mad dash through a world of cloth and art supplies.  Pre-order Online and Receive some fun costume hilarity!

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Improve your Gaming with Skullcandy Headphones - Review

by Blogger on ‎08-04-2014 02:57 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 11:53 AM by Editor in Chief

skullcandy-gaming-headsets2.jpgI've said it before, I'll say it again, I am a headphone convert.  Gone are the days when I slap any old thing over my ears and call that a listening experience. For the person who games or consumes other media on their consoles or PC's, features like surround sound and wireless, quick access to a mic, or simply, a next level sound quality for whatever you're watching or listening to, can make a big difference.I took a look at three of Skullcandy's offerings in the Gaming Headphone market and the results were positive indeed.

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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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Destiny - Bungie's Next Big Game (and its big pre-order bonus!)

by Blogger on ‎07-29-2014 10:29 PM - last edited on ‎09-03-2014 09:20 AM by Editor in Chief

DestinyCover.jpgHow many hours of game play, that's both campaign and multiplayer by the way, would you say you've racked up in Halo? Personally, I couldn't even guess.  'Combat Evolved' truly was, it opened the gaming worlds eyes to what was possible, and changed things in a major way.  Lan parties gave way to real online multiplayer for the console and we haven't looked back since.  So what do you do after having such a huge impact on our cultures favorite entertainment medium?  Do it again of course!  Enter Destiny, Bungie's next big thing, and they want to give you a whole bunch of cool gear for pre-ordering (so let them).

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The Last of Us: Remastered for PS4!

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2014 09:53 AM - last edited on ‎07-29-2014 12:48 PM by Editor in Chief

boxart.jpgIt may arguably have been the best game to come out on the PlayStation 3, getting praise like it being the "Citizen Kane" of video games. It's high praise, but the Last of Us was a very different and very special game at a time where we were craving something new, and something unique. Few games have made me think and react on the immediate consequences of my actions like this one did.  On July 29th, you'll get the chance to re-live those memories on the PlayStation 4, when the Last of Us: Remastered debuts in glorious 1080p.  Come check out more and leave us some of your memories of this amazing game.

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WWE 2K15: Introducing your Pre-order bonus.... Sting!

by Blogger on ‎07-19-2014 10:38 PM - last edited on ‎07-28-2014 12:00 PM by Editor in Chief

wwe2k15Cov.jpgA wild man in black and white, fighting for what's right, Sting was to the WCW what guys like Brett Heart were to the WWE. How many imaginary matches have friends young and not so young pitted their WCW legend against a friend's WWE Superstar in an imaginary clash of the titans, back and forth across the ring, the highs, the lows!  The two counts! Well the time has come wrestling fans. With WWE 2K15.

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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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Review - ASTRO Gaming headsets (a trio of awesome!)

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 01:49 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:54 PM by Editor in Chief

ASTRO header.JPGChances are, you spend some time with some device or another plugged into your ear. Some of us (me included) don't pay much attention to what that is, just so long as we can hear stuff.  I got the chance to spend some time with a trio of gaming headsets by ASTRO that completely changed my opinion on that front.  I found out that, when done properly, especially for the serious multiplayer gamer, the right set of headphones can really add a level of depth and immersion I've been missing out on all this time.

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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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