Review: State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition – the world overrun by zombies

by Blogger on ‎04-25-2015 08:43 PM - last edited on ‎04-26-2015 07:45 AM by Blogger

SOD.jpgThe fastest selling original Xbox Live Arcade game comes to the Xbox One. State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition  features enhanced graphics, new achievements, community challenges, and includes two major add-ons: Break Down and Lifeline.

 

Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse, and make it out alive? 

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, prepare to die again!

by Blogger on ‎04-19-2015 02:06 PM - last edited on ‎04-25-2015 09:04 AM by Blogger

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin Teaser.jpgDark Souls II, brought us back to the unforgiving world of Drangleic. A world where your only hope is to kill the now insane remnants of people now known as hollows and collect their souls to try and regain whatever you can of your frail humanity. Now with Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, you can play through the full game plus all of its extra content, improved graphics and even more players in online play. Prepare to die, again!

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EA announces release date of Star Wars Battlefront in first full-length trailer

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2015 06:06 PM - last edited on ‎04-21-2015 01:22 PM by Editor in Chief

2386 Boba_Sitter_Glam.jpgHot on the heels of the yesterday's surprise release of a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, comes the first full-length trailer for Electronic Arts' upcoming video game, Star Wars Battlefront. That's already more than enough to get any Star Wars fan thoroughly excited, but check this out: if you pre-order Star Wars Battlefront on Bestbuy.ca, you'll get an exclusive Boba Fett bobblehead! Get ready Star Wars fans, this holiday season couldn't get any more exciting!

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Role-playing games you must play this year

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2015 05:35 PM - last edited on ‎04-24-2015 12:21 PM by Editor in Chief

RPG collage.jpgWith so many great role-playing games in 2015, you may be wondering what to spend your hard-earned money on? Come check out my list of role-playing games you must play this year, and discover what my all-time favourite role-playing game is! Let's take a look!

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MLB 15: The Show, It's time to step up to the plate!

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2015 10:08 AM - last edited on ‎04-25-2015 09:03 AM by Blogger

MLB 15 The Show Title Teaser.jpgOnce again fans can get into the latest season of Major League Baseball with the always jaw dropping MLB 15: The Show.  SCE San Diego studios hits it out of the part with the most authentic MLB experience to date. So get your bubblegum ready, pick up your controller and lets start the show!

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It's time to rock all over again with Guitar Hero Live!

by Blogger on ‎04-15-2015 09:18 PM - last edited on ‎04-16-2015 10:08 AM by Editor in Chief

guitar-hero-box-cover.jpg5 years ago, Warriors of Rock was what we thought was the swan song for the multi-million selling Guitar Hero franchise. But Fall 2015 is ready to bring us a brand new game with new hardware and play style!  Guitar Hero Live promises to bring you a new offline and online experience unlike ever before. Find out more, including a preliminary artist list by clicking below.

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Splatoon - Making a mess has never been this much fun

by Blogger ‎04-15-2015 07:59 PM - edited ‎04-24-2015 12:38 PM

Splatoon logo.jpgSplatoon is a colourful third-person action shooter game that fans have been waiting for since it was first revealed during Nintendo’s E3 2014 Digital Event. The game is like nothing you have ever seen before from Nintendo. In Splatoon, you play as “Inklings”, characters who can transform between human and squid form in a blink of the eye. Using your special ink gun, you can spray surfaces and walls with goopy ink. 

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Here are the 'can't miss' games coming out in April!

by Blogger on ‎04-14-2015 02:12 PM - last edited on ‎04-16-2015 03:18 PM by Editor in Chief

mortalkombat.jpgLooking for a new video game and wondering which to choose? There are plenty of exciting games releasing in Aprilhere are my top picks for the month!

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Sony Announces Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle

by Blogger on ‎04-11-2015 07:55 PM - last edited on ‎04-12-2015 03:10 PM by Editor in Chief

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Hey Bat fans! Are you thinking about picking up Batman: Arkham Knight, one of this year's hottest upcoming games, and haven't yet made the upgrade to PlayStation 4? If so, you'll want to check out the incredible new Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle Sony just announced. It comes with a Steel Grey custom Batman faceplate, matching DualShock 4 Controller, plus the game—and even more surprises!

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces LEGO Dimensions

by Blogger ‎04-09-2015 06:30 AM - edited ‎04-14-2015 05:26 PM

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After huge hits like The LEGO Movie and LEGO Batman 3, where does the LEGO franchise go next? How about even bigger! In LEGO Dimensions, releasing on all major home video game consoles this September, many of your favourite LEGO worlds—including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, and The LEGO Movie—are coming together, all in one game!

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Review: Story of Seasons, the Harvest Moon series reborn with a new name

by Blogger ‎04-08-2015 08:46 PM - edited ‎04-24-2015 12:31 PM

story_of_seasons_logo.pngHarvest Moon, the best-selling series is reborn as Story of Seasons. The farming and life-simulation game improves upon the farming and relationship-building that the series is known for, while adding the theme of “Connecting”—both with other lands across the game world or with other players online.

 

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Review: Mario Party 10 brings new twists and turns to an old favourite

by Blogger ‎04-07-2015 09:10 PM - edited ‎04-08-2015 10:53 PM

MarioParty10Art.jpgIf you've followed Mario Party since the first one some-16 years ago, you know just how much has changed. You're no longer competing head to head on the game boards. You're not collecting coins, and you're not racing each other to buy stars anymore. Still, Mario Party 10 shows us that growth isn't necessarily a bad thing, and changing our traditions, while subtle, can still make a fun game.  Let's take a look.

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Review: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is unique, but is it good?

by Blogger on ‎04-04-2015 05:03 PM - last edited on ‎04-05-2015 12:59 AM by Editor in Chief

CodenameSTeam.jpgTake the Golden Era of comic books, mix it with XCOM and a little taste of Fire Emblem. Then give it a steampunk influence, a cast of fictional and non-fiction historical characters and top it off with a good sense of humour. This is Code Name S.T.E.A.M. for the Nintendo 3DS. It's a wacky turn based strategy game from the folks that brought Warioware and Fire Emblem. It's a departure from the usual titles from Nintendo, which begs the question: Is it good?  Let's take a look.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited - Explorers Pack pre-order bonus

by Blogger ‎03-26-2015 10:13 AM - edited ‎03-30-2015 01:42 PM

ESOTamriel.jpgThe Elder Scrolls Online, fantasy role-playing game and massive multiplayer online, set in Tameriel, home of such games as Skyrim and Morrowind, is dropping its subscription fee. Now making a move to next generation consoles, with all major updates and improvements since launch, it's The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Pre-order your copy for the PS4, Xbox One, or PC-DVD  for access to Explorers pack exclusive content!

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection - 'Bazillions' of hours of content

by Blogger on ‎03-25-2015 10:41 AM - last edited on ‎03-25-2015 04:23 PM by Editor in Chief

borderlands-the-handsome-coll-123.jpgWith two included games, the newest franchise to receive a high definition port to the new consoles is bringing a great deal of content onto the PS4 and Xbox One. A first-person shooter with a roster of class based characters with lot of personality.  Not to mention a world (and moon) filled with monsters, mutants, and degenerate freaks, and a 'bazillion' guns to use against them, Borderlands is in a class all its own. A whole lot of gaming in one place, let's take a peek at Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

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Getting my Party on with Mario and Friends in Vancouver

by Blogger on ‎03-20-2015 10:04 PM - last edited on ‎03-24-2015 12:47 PM by Editor in Chief

OpeningSplash.jpgThe latest Mario Party for the Nintendo Wii U has just hit shelves, and to celebrate, Nintendo has had a few nationwide demo events for Mario Party 10!  I had the chance to attend one of the West Coast events, and check out my initial thoughts of the game, along with a look at the new amiibo!

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PC Gaming that delivers more power and performance than you can imagine

by Blogger on ‎03-19-2015 04:11 PM - last edited on ‎03-19-2015 04:26 PM by Editor in Chief

BBY_PCGaming.jpgPC Gaming is arguably the most popular it's been in almost 2 decades. Boasting features you can't get on consoles (including more powerful components) has there been a better time to make your next gaming choice a PC?

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Battlefield Hardline - Cops vs robbers and up to 64 person multiplayer

by Blogger ‎03-19-2015 11:02 AM - edited ‎03-19-2015 12:24 PM

Battlefield_Hardline.jpgTaking the fight from the more familiar military field of battle and throwing it into the crime riddled streets, the newest edition to the Battlefield franchise pits the criminals against the police. With a self contained campaign, and a big multiplayer suite, Battlefield Hardline is like a selection of the best crime drama scenarios, but now on your game console as a first-person shooter. Time for some cops and robbers folks!

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Huge battles and new challenges await in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD!

by Blogger on ‎03-18-2015 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎04-01-2015 01:41 PM by Editor in Chief

final-fantasy.jpgFinal Fantasy Type-0 HD is a next gen re-release of the 2011 PSP title. A fairly violent title that takes place in the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries, Type-0 HD tweaks a couple of things from the original and sets course on a long story mode and fun side missions. Come take a look!

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Resident Evil Revelations 2: Co-op Survival Horror with a TV twist!

by Blogger on ‎03-17-2015 11:10 AM - last edited on ‎04-01-2015 01:40 PM by Editor in Chief

resident-evil.jpgWith Resident Evil Revelations 2, join two teams of cast members in a co-op adventure against an evil island's worth of mutated zombie freaks. Packaged with Raid mode, put aside the four part campaign and face off against waves of mutants for a spree of unlockables and level ups. Get those neck hairs ready folks, they'll be standing up before long, thanks to Capcom's unique brand of survival horror.

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Review: Embrace the unusual with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

by Blogger on ‎03-12-2015 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎03-12-2015 10:39 AM by Editor in Chief

kirby.jpgOnce in a while, Nintendo does some weird and experimental things with the Kirby Franchise.  Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a kickback of sorts to 2005's Canvas Curse for the Nintendo DS.  With no controlling mechanics outside of momentum, drawing lines and a few taps, you're definitely in for a challenge with this game.  Let's take a look!

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DMC: Definitive Edition - Hack and slash, action-adventure on the PS4 and Xbox One

by Blogger on ‎03-10-2015 08:50 PM - last edited on ‎03-11-2015 11:00 AM by Editor in Chief

DMCScreen.jpgPart Demon, part angel, all hardcore monster slayer! Dante is back again, in the new Definitive Edition of series Reboot DMC: Devil May Cry. DMC: Definitive Edition brings this hack and slash, action adventure to the PS4 and the Xbox One.

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Review: Riding the futuristic rails with Screamride

by Blogger on ‎03-10-2015 09:50 AM - last edited on ‎03-11-2015 11:11 AM by Editor in Chief

scream-ride.jpgFrontier Developments (of Rollercoaster Tycoon fame) is back with a new generation of coaster gaming.  Taking place 35 years in the future, Screamride takes a lighthearted (and occasionally) morbid look at humans trying to push their G Forces to the limit in Screamride. But is it the staple coaster of your amusement park, or a kiddie ride?  Let's take a look.

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Pre-Order Mad Max for a Ripper of a Bonus!

by Blogger on ‎03-06-2015 09:36 PM - last edited on ‎03-10-2015 09:08 AM by Editor in Chief

MadMaxBoxart.jpgAt some point or another, I'm sure every one of us born before 1990 have seen at least one of the Mad Max movies (or at least seen snippets of it.)  They aren't going to be remembered as the best movies of all time, but I'd say they're pretty significant to the cinephiles.  September 1st, 2015 is the long awaited release date of Mad Max.  Following some platform release changes (more in the article on that,) you'll finally get to see what Avalanche Studios has been working on the past few years.  You're also being set up with a pretty sweet Pre-Order bonus if you get in early. Read on to find out more!

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MajoraMaskSplash.jpg15 years have passed now since The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask shocked traditionalists and long time series fans. Following a much darker pathway than previous games, Majora's Mask was welcomed by some and shunned by others.  Now, with the New Nintendo 3DS making its debut, Majora's Mask is back in a revamped 3D form to help take advantage of the new controls and button spread.  I admit I wasn't a fan 15 years ago, but I'm older and much more open to change nowadays.  My thoughts on the game are available by clicking below.

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The Order: 1886 - Steampunk Weapons, Werewolves, and the Dark Streets of London

by Blogger ‎02-20-2015 02:23 PM - edited ‎02-20-2015 05:06 PM

The_Order_1886Cover.jpgA game that captrued imaginations when it was announced at E3 2013, The Order: 1886 is a Victorian era romp with a few twists.  Stunning to look at, the dark streets of London hold more than a few terrors, one of them being beastial half breeds lurking in the night.  Fighting these monsters are the Knights of the Round, aided by the early onset of the Industrial Revolution, and that means it's epic guns vs. werewolves, and if that doesnt get you excited, you might want to check your pulse.

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How to transfer data from your Nintendo 3DS to your new Nintendo 3DS XL

by Blogger on ‎02-16-2015 10:11 PM - last edited on ‎02-17-2015 10:37 AM by Editor in Chief

datatransfer.jpgWhether you've upgraded to one of the standard new Nintendo 3DS XL systems or bought one of the special edition ones, there's one problem you'll have to solve before you can ease into it fully - Transferring the data from the previous system to the new one. 

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Evolve is Monster Hunting in an Alien Landscape

by Blogger on ‎02-16-2015 10:24 AM - last edited on ‎02-17-2015 03:57 PM by Editor in Chief

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A little taste of something old and something new, the squad based co-op doesn't see a ton of releases, and nothing quite like this short of Monster Hunter itself.  Armed to the teeth with sci-fi tools and weapons, take a team of four and face the biggest darn monster this side of Godzilla.  Asymmetrical, first-person shooting, if you don't fancy being the humans, be the monster instead.  Hunt and be hunted, with Evolve.

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Get ready for the biggest hunts yet in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate!

by Blogger ‎02-14-2015 05:37 PM - edited ‎02-14-2015 05:42 PM

Monster_Hunter_4_Ultimate_Splash.pngAfter the success of Monster Hunter 3, it was a little surprising not to see the sequel released in North America right away.  But wait no more!  The latest iteration - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate came out alongside the New Nintendo 3DS, and this powered up version will help you forget that you had to wait all of that extra time to get your hands on it!

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Review: Logitech's Orion Spark Keyboard is a fun and easy way to ignite your PC Gaming

by Blogger on ‎02-13-2015 09:30 PM - last edited on ‎02-18-2015 03:31 PM by Editor in Chief

OrionSparkG910.jpgThanks to Plug In, I've had the opportunity to test drive a lot of mechanical gaming keyboards.  As a result, I loyally use the Logitech G710+, but I was curious to see just what the Orion Spark (G910) brought to the table.  How about more macro keys, palm rests and up to 16.8 million key color possibilities with billions of coordinating options?  That's just the beginning of the Orion Spark.

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