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 ‎03-18-2015 10:07 AM by Editor in Chief

Type0HDLogo.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 ‎03-17-2015 11:10 AM - edited ‎03-23-2015 09:17 AM

Resident-Evil-Revelations-2-Gamers.jpgReleased as TV inspired, weekly, digitally downloaded episodes, the forth and final installment is releasing on March 18th and Capcom is bringing it all together under one roof. With Resident Evil Revelations 2, join two teams of cast members in a co-op adventure against an evil islands 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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RussellMartinBoxArt.jpgIt's less than 2 months away from the first official swing of the Major League Baseball season, but the gaming equivalent starts a week earlier with MLB 15: The Show! This year, Sony and Skinit team up to bring you this year's Pre-Order bonus.  Read on to find out what it is, and learn why you see Russell Martin on the cover now instead of the previously announced Yasiel Puig.

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Dying Light - Open-world, Free-running, Zombie Apocalypse

by Blogger ‎01-31-2015 03:55 PM - edited ‎02-04-2015 04:13 PM

DyingLightScreen.jpgA game from a studio with a Zombie survival pedigree, Dying Light stands on the experience of developer Techland's last game, Dead Island.  A melee focused tropical get away filled with the walking dead, it was well received, selling well enough to earn a sequel.  Stepping away from the franchise, the team has turned that experience into the Undead Apocalypse they always wanted.  Free running your way over rooftops, scouring for supplies, and helping your fellow survivors, it's a zombie fans dream come true.

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[FINAL]RZGC_TwitterContest_twitter2_880x440_EN.JPGReward Zone is Best Buy’s very popular loyalty points program. Earn points with every purchase, and then convert those points in to reward certificates that can be applied to future purchases.  The Reward Zone Gamers Club has additional benefits like exclusive offers and contests: this is one of those. Gamers Club members who also follow BBYC_GamersClub on Twitter will be eligible to win great prizes once we exceed 10,000 followers, which should be this week.  Join now and help us “level up” to 10,000 followers and you could be entered in a draw to win some awesome prizes. Read on for more details:

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Saints Row: IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell - Open-world Content, Next Gen Re-release

by Blogger on ‎01-24-2015 08:50 AM - last edited on ‎02-11-2015 09:57 AM by Editor in Chief

saintsRowIV-GatOutOfHell.JPGIf it's content you're looking for, The Saints, Violition, and Deep Silver, have you covered. Brought up to the big leagues with the standard up-rez, you don't go to Steelport for the beautiful scenery, you go for the endless chaos and good times. To help get you through the cold months, it comes pre-packaged with more DLC than you can imagine, including stand-alone adventure Gat out of hell. Get Re-elected with Saints Row IV: Re-elected.

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Review - Dragon Age: Inquisition, move over Skyrim the Inquisition has arrived

by Blogger ‎12-31-2014 04:20 PM - edited ‎01-01-2015 03:00 PM

DAI-Box-art.jpgClassic RPG meets the best technology the game industry has ever had, in the best example of a pure Fantasy RPG since the Elder Scrolls introduced us to the Dragonborn.  A sprawling title filled to the brim with content and unbelievable scenery, not to mention monsters great and small, Dragon Age: Inquisition delivers an experience that will earn it Game of the Year consideration, without a doubt.  If you like questing in majestic settings, smashing horrors with arrows, blades, magic, and the strength of your will, reaping the rewards of adventure, well, I think I've got your next few months sewn up for you.

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Get in on the Halo 5: Guardians Beta ONLY through the Master Chief Collection!

by Blogger ‎12-29-2014 08:22 PM - edited ‎02-02-2015 02:55 PM

Halo_Guardians.jpgIf you passed on Halo: The Master Chief Collection because you were Halo'd out, or you didn't want to rebuy the titles you'd bought on the old consoles, you may want to think again. The collection is the gift that keeps giving, and today, one of those gifts was opened up in the form of the Halo 5: Guardians Beta. From now until January 18th, you'll gradually get access to maps, gameplay styles and weapons you won't see again until the game comes out later next year. Read on to find out more.

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Review - The Crew, Open-world Driving meets Next Gen Consoles

by Blogger ‎12-24-2014 11:33 AM - edited ‎12-24-2014 11:58 AM

The Crew cover.jpgDo you like criminal underworlds? How about infiltrating said underworlds to get a bit of old fashioned revenge? Ok, how about driving cool cars driving really fast? Alright, now, how about an entire continental USA to drive them in? Have your attention? Fun and fast (and maybe just a little bit furious, wink wink) The Crew is open world, with co-op in mind. So, grab a controller and get yourself a race.

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Editor's Choice: Matt's Top 10 Video Games of 2014

by Blogger on ‎12-23-2014 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎12-24-2014 10:01 AM by Editor in Chief

slide_character_one.jpgAs a gaming reviewer, I get to play a lot of different types of games. Sports, Puzzle, Adventure, you name it.  This year was viewed as a fairly weak one amongst a lot of my peers, but I didn't see it that way.  Despite the fact that, yes, there was a lot of disappointment, there were still a few diamonds in the rough, and some absolute gems too.  Here's my personal top 10 for the year 2014, starting with Bravely Default (Pictured) and going from there.

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The PlayStation Experience - Sony has a LOT of gaming you should be excited about

by Blogger ‎12-22-2014 08:01 AM - edited ‎12-22-2014 08:07 AM

playstation-experience-2014-638x316.jpgA game bonanza in the desert, the Sony PlayStation Experience celebrated 20 years of the consoles history, by talking about what they have coming out next year.  Tacky?  Maybe, but it's their party, and they can self promote if they want to.  Frankly, for PlayStation owners, there is a lot to be excited about.  Dialed into the community in a way I havent seen on this scale in gaming, the PlayStation Experience was a big success, and packed to the gills with gaming.

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The Crew - Open-world Driving across the Continental USA

by Blogger ‎12-17-2014 07:57 AM - edited ‎12-17-2014 09:24 AM

TheCrewCoverTop.jpgYes, you read that right.  Developers Ivory Tower and Ubisoft have crafted themselves a map that includes all of Continental America.  A driving game that wants you to tag along with friends, fancy a road trip across country?  Pack your bags (get your snacks really, no actual packing required) and grab some friends.  It's time for a rip down the road with The Crew.

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Review: Nintendo takes a trip down memory lane with the NES Remix games

by Blogger ‎12-12-2014 10:00 AM - edited ‎12-18-2014 11:11 AM

RemixLogos.jpgWith every passing Nintendo gaming generation, it's not unusual to see original NES titles up for sale in the respective console's eShop. Usually, however, all you get is the old game itself with no bells and whistles.  The recently released NES Remix disc version (the WiiU games were originally available in the eShop) change things up a bit. You get bits and pieces of these NES games put into objective/challenge form, and a few new twists and turns too. 

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX - Disney Meets Final Fantasy with an HD Re-master

by Blogger ‎12-09-2014 12:38 PM - edited ‎12-10-2014 09:07 AM

kingdom-hearts-2-5-HD-Remix.jpgA pairing of two already massive media producers with extensive catalogues of characters and stories, Square Enix and Disney Interactive got it in their heads to do a collaboration, Kingdom Hearts was born, and a legion of rabid fans created. An action-adventure RPG, Kingdom Hearts titles have been spread across a lot of different hardware.  Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix packages and remasters 2 fan favorite Kingdom Hearts games , with an included cinematic experience of a third.

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Review: The CronusMax lets you use cross controllers to different consoles!

by Blogger on ‎12-08-2014 10:40 PM - last edited on ‎12-10-2014 11:21 AM by Editor in Chief

CronusMaxHiRes.jpgIt's a neat concept - Using your Xbox One controller on your PS4, or maybe using your 360 controllers on your Xbox One. As one of the few people out there that still prefer the feel of the Xbox 360 controller to the Xbox One, I was a big fan of this idea as one of the few that prefer the feel of the 360 controller.  The CronusMax is just the device that lets you do that. Come take a look at this powerful little device that's no bigger than a flash drive.

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