[FINAL]RZGC_TwitterContest_twitter1_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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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 on ‎12-29-2014 08:22 PM - last edited on ‎12-30-2014 04:32 PM by Editor in Chief

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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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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Why are the "Toys to Life" video games so popular?

by Blogger ‎12-07-2014 04:23 PM - edited ‎12-07-2014 10:32 PM

FrozenInfinity.jpegYou might never have heard the term "Toys to Life" but it's the sub-category of the games your kids are asking you for: The Skylanders, the amiibo and the Disney Infinitys of the world. These games have taken flight over the last 3 years and have turned into a multi-billion dollar industry. In fact, the Skylanders franchise has moved so many games and figures over that period that it's now one of the most profitable video gaming franchises in history.  What's behind the appeal of these for not just kids, but adults too? Let's take a look at some of the possibilities.

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Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker pays respect to a forgotten genre

by Blogger on ‎12-03-2014 11:01 PM - last edited on ‎12-04-2014 04:09 PM by Editor in Chief

CaptainToad.jpgI'm a puzzle game nerd from a young age. I used to rent all the puzzle games I could get my hands on as a kid, and would spend hours in the summer borrowing my neighbour's Game Boy puzzle carts. In the last decade or so, there haven't been a lot of games out there that have interested in me, but Braid gave me hope that there was still good left in the puzzle-adventure genre. Nintendo's Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is another title hoping to do that too.  Let's take a look.

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Lego_Batman_3_-_Beyond_Gotham_cover.jpgLEGO Batman 2 was an interesting game to me.  It wasn't the most polished title, but featured some of my favorite things in the series yet.  The first LEGO Batman was the first of the line of games I 100%'d, and I definitely remember the summer I spent (having recently been laid off from my job) disposing of baddies in between my job search.  The third game is here now, and I was hoping for a lot of the same.  Does it deliver?  Let's take a look.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity, Revolution Under a Parisian Sky (and Co-op!)

by Blogger ‎11-30-2014 09:07 PM - edited ‎12-01-2014 06:04 AM

AsscreedUnityCover.JPGThanks to Ubisoft, Desmond Miles, and the Animus we've gotten to stab a lot of Templars over the years. Putting down evil schemes, righting wrongs, chatting with historical figures. It's been pretty good.  Climbing as high as it was able on the last generation of hardware, the Assassin's are 'making the leap' to the big boys, and brining more of everything with them. So grab some friends and lets go change the world (with Co-op), with Assassin's Creed: Unity

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It's time to go Rogue - Assassin's Creed: Rogue

by Blogger on ‎11-28-2014 04:06 PM - last edited on ‎12-01-2014 12:42 PM by Editor in Chief

ASSCREED_Rogue.JPGA lot of us have taken part in an ages long struggle between two feuding powers, the Assassins and the Templars. Until now, its been all Assassin, with the Templars wearing the black hat, pulling the strings behind sinister acts through the ages, but is it really that cut and dried?  Time to find out. As a young Assassin with potential begins to wonder how altruistic the motives of his clan.  After being left for dead, shot in the back by his best friend, there's not much else to do but cross the lines and go rogue, Assassin's Creed: Rogue

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With any game franchise you’re going to want your game play to get bigger, better, brighter, and more fun with each go around. Skylanders Trap Team – Tablet edition delivers all that and more, and after giving it a good run though using my iPad and the Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack, I’d say this is the most engaging Skylanders game yet.

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GTA V - The Next Gen Release - New Gear, New Goodies, New Gameplay and More

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2014 10:00 AM - last edited on ‎11-25-2014 12:13 PM by Editor in Chief

GTAV-cover.jpgThe newest member of the GTA family, Grand Theft Auto 5 is a crazy smash hit.  So much to see and do, compelling characters, an online experience that, after some initial bumps, has critics praising its virtues... What's left?  New hardware, that's what!  Now for the PC, PS4, and XBox One, it's no mere port, there's a lot of new content, exclusive to the new release.

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Review: Why Super Smash Bros for Nintendo WiiU is the best one yet

by Blogger ‎11-23-2014 09:00 PM - edited ‎11-23-2014 09:41 PM

SmashBroWiiUopen.jpgEvery Nintendo generation since the Nintendo 64 has had a Smash Bros game, and they've all been fan favourites so far. I didn't play the Wii version, but really enjoyed the N64 and Gamecube games, and of course, the Nintendo 3DS one when it came out last month.  But, through all those, the Nintendo WiiU is the best one yet, and has to be right there for WiiU Game of the Year consideration.  Check it out.

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LBP3Opener.jpgSackboy is back with a few new friends in LittleBigPlanet 3 for Sony PlayStation 3 and 4.  For PS4 users, this is Sackboy's first foray into 1080p, and what a huge foray this is.  In addition to the regular story mode and gameplay features, how is it that LBP 3 has over 9 million playable levels already?  Read on to find out more and learn about the game.

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wwe2k15logo.jpgNew console owners had to wait an extra year, but it sounds like it was worth the wait!  WWE 2K15 is now available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and Booker T would be proud to hear that there's now FIVE TIMES (FIVE TIMES! FIVE TIMES!) the character animations and commentary dialogue, along with a new career mode and wrestling engine.  Get in here before Sting hits you with the Stinger Splash!

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NintendoDay.jpgNovember 21st signals the arrival of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo WiiU as well as Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, reboots of the popular Game Boy Advance games. On November 20th, Toronto residents have the chance to get in on a day (and night) of fun downtown, and the next day, the rest of the nation will get to help celebrate Nintendo Day.  Come check out, and look back on Nintendo's 2014 offerings.

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It's not a branch of gaming tech we're too accustomed to as tablet gaming is still by and large a fairly new thing. While the Razer Edge Pro blew things out of the water with its debut last year, it just wasn't affordable for most of us. The NVIDIA Shield, however, and its optional controller are different. They feature the robust and powerful specs needed for you to play and even share your gaming experiences.  Come check out the Nvidia Shield.

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Review - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The MIlitary Sim Steps Forward

by Blogger ‎11-15-2014 11:18 AM - edited ‎11-15-2014 11:21 AM

Call-of-Duty-Advanced-Warfare.jpgIt's Call of Duty, not like I'm talking about some unknown quantity... but that started working against this juggernaut of a franchise by the time the heralds of a new hardware generation started sounding.  We were done with Modern Warfare, and we'd had our share of Black Ops, what's next?  Well Activision and Sledgehammer Games had an answer, it was 'advanced' warfare, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

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Review - Halo: The Master Chief Collection, all this Halo all in One Place

by Blogger on ‎11-10-2014 09:19 AM - last edited on ‎12-10-2014 04:15 PM by Editor in Chief

halo-master-chief-collection-wallpaper-1920x1080_visid-151b0cff3a3c444e819e40fec97d4d06.jpgThe stalwart, quiet protagonist of videogames as we understood them in the new millenium, since 2001 Master Chief has been taking the fight to alien powers that threaten the lives of mankind.  Across 4 main titles, the lone Spartan and his AI companion Cortana entered the modern psyche, instantly recognizable all around the world.  That is a lot of campaigning, and a LOT of multiplayer in that amount of time, and now they've compacted it even further, fitting it all in one neat little package, with Halo:The Master Chief Collection.

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A Guide to Gaming Console Backwards compatibility

by Blogger on ‎11-09-2014 04:13 PM - last edited on ‎11-10-2014 09:49 AM by Editor in Chief

AllCOnsoles.pngI'll never forget that time in Grade 4 when my friend asked his grandparents for a specific game for his Super Nintendo, and his grandma bought him the Nintendo version of the game instead. He was then told that he had to keep it so not to hurt his grandma's feelings. The story sticks with me because I'll often get asked questions from parents or grandparents about whether they can buy, say, NHL (current year) for PlayStation when the gamer has an Xbox. Or even whether that year's NHL for the Xbox 360 would just play on the Xbox One since it's cheaper to buy that one.  This is a pretty quick and easy guide to understanding backwards (and even cross-platform) compatibility between gaming consoles to hopefully help you decide which versions are the right ones, and which ones should be avoided when you're out buying for your gamer.

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Gamer_BBY.jpgWe video gamers can sometimes be a tricky breed to buy gifts for.  Many of us hit stores at launch to buy our games, or make sure that we've always got the latest technology. However, with a limited source of funds, it's guaranteed that there's something we haven't thought of or is missing.  For that frustrating gamer in your life, here's some ideas to get your holiday shopping jumpstarted for them.

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BatmanPCBoxArt.jpgThe grand finale of the Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight will release in June of 2015. Featuring a cast of many of Batman's greatest foes (along with the debuting mysterious Arkham Knight,) you're going to need all the help you can get.  Find out how Waynetech will help you save Gotham City by clicking through to learn more about the Pre-Order Bonus.

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Pre-Order Bloodborne to dress your messengers up in style!

by Blogger on ‎11-02-2014 11:16 PM - last edited on ‎11-03-2014 02:42 PM by Editor in Chief

BloodborneBoxArtSmall.jpgOne of E3's most anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusives won't be available until February, but it's time to get an early jump!  Bloodborne is a gory open world action RPG which features you as a hunter investigating and trying to retrieve a panacea from the town of Yharnam. Long the target of other hunters, something keeps them from succeeding. Find out, and find out what the Pre-Order bonus is by clicking on to read.

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Nintendo's Super Smash Club unites gamers for a battle of the best!

by Blogger ‎11-01-2014 11:39 PM - edited ‎11-01-2014 11:39 PM

SmashClubRules.JPGIt's been one of the most anticipated Nintendo titles this year, and we're halfway to having the Super Smash Bros games in our hands!  The incredibly massive Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS launched last month, and we're just a few weeks away from seeing it for the WiiU as well.  In celebration. Nintendo has been holding Super Smash Club events nationwide, and I had the opportunity to attend one of the stops.  Come check out all of the happenings, and what Super Smash Club is all about.

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