Review: Until Dawn is a frightfully good interactive horror game for PlayStation 4

by Blogger ‎10-08-2015 07:38 AM - edited ‎10-08-2015 07:46 AM


There are so many amazing games releasing this year, but few I’ve been looking forward to more than Sony’s PlayStation 4-exclusive interactive horror, Until Dawn. Inspired by Hollywood slasher films from the 80s and 90s golden age, the game centres on eight young adults that travel to a remote mountain cabin in Alberta, Canada, for a winter getaway. The party doesn’t last long though as a lurking danger turns their idyllic vacation into a deadly nightmare—and only your decisions can save them.


Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is not what you might expect

by Blogger ‎10-07-2015 07:14 PM - edited ‎10-08-2015 01:53 PM

teaser.jpgLong time fans of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games have been waiting for a new game in the series for 13 years. The wait is now over, as the latest game in the series is here, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. Famous pro skaters such as Tony Hawk, Andrew Reynolds, and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki make their return in this over-the-top, fast-paced, combo-fueled game.


Is this the game fans have been dreaming about? Let's take a look and see what Tony Hawk and Activision have in store for us this holiday season.


NBA 2K16 and the NBA Series Fantasy Camp

by Blogger on ‎10-06-2015 09:29 PM - last edited on ‎10-07-2015 10:10 AM by Editor in Chief

nba2016.jpgOn Sunday I attended the NBA Canada Series Fantasy Camp, Presented by NBA 2K16. For details of the event (which included the NBA preseason game between the Toronto Raptors and the LA Clippers at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C.) and a detailed overview of the video game it was sponsored by (NBA 2K16, which is now available on multiple platforms), click through and read on. Whether your interests lie more in the video game itself or the amazing live event, I've got you covered. 


NHL 16 Leafs Senators.jpgThe regular season may be just around the corner for 30 eager and hopeful National Hockey League franchises, but things are already in full swing for gamers with the release of NHL 16 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The latest release from EA Sports sees a noticeable bump in content over last year, but will it be enough to satisfy hungry fans seeking out a AAA hockey experience?


Video games coming out in October 2015 you won't want to miss!

by Blogger ‎10-06-2015 10:11 AM - edited ‎10-06-2015 11:39 AM

octgamesall.jpgThe moment has finally arrived. October marks the triumphant return of legendary music franchises Rock Band and Guitar Hero! That’s just the tip of the iceberg though as we’ve also got games like Halo 5, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, and WWE 2K16 releasing in mere days. Yes, days! Come see just how awesome the October release schedule is for video games.


Review: Super Mario Maker lets you unleash your creativity on Wii U

by Blogger ‎10-04-2015 10:21 PM - edited ‎10-04-2015 10:34 PM

Super_Mario_Maker_40.jpgOn the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo has done something unprecedented: they've handed over the keys to their most iconic franchise to us, the fans. With Super Mario Maker for Wii U, let your creativity run wild as you design your very own dream Super Mario stages using the Wii U GamePad. The possibilities are endless, and so is the fun!


destiny_the_taken_king.jpgThe next chapter in the epic Destiny saga is here! The Taken King Legendary Edition is by far the largest addition to the Destiny universe yet, and builds upon the biggest new video game franchise in history. Perfect for new and experienced Guardians alike, you get the complete Destiny experience all in one amazing package. Included is the original game,The Dark Below and House of Wolves DLC expansion packs, and the all-new, keep you on the edge of your seat expansion―The Taken King. Find out why this is one of the must have games of 2015.


Review: Forza 6 is as realistic as racing gets on the Xbox One

by Blogger on ‎09-28-2015 12:40 PM - last edited on ‎09-29-2015 07:59 AM by Blogger

Forza 6 Indy Car.jpgIt's been ten years since the first Forza Motorsport game was released for Microsoft consoles, and the team at Turn 10 Studios is marking the decade milestone with one of the most ambitous titles the racing genre has seen to date. Featuring 460 meticulously detailed cars, 26 famous destinations, and some of the most realistic racing experiences ever created, Forza 6 is available for the Xbox One right now


Review: Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX is a super fun music game for Nintendo 3DS

by Blogger on ‎09-25-2015 06:53 AM - last edited on ‎09-25-2015 12:05 PM by Editor in Chief

Hatsune_Miku_Project_Mirai_DX_10.jpgIf I had to describe SEGA's Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX in a couple of words, hands down it would be "irresistibly cute." This Nintendo 3DS music rhythm game starring the world's most famous virtual diva, Hatsune Miku, lets you tap along to 48 full length fan-favourite songs, in addition to interacting with Miku and friends in so many fun ways. With its large variety of game modes and play styles to suit all skill levels, Project Mirai DX is a game music fans of all ages can enjoy.


Tokyo Game Show 2015: Highlights from the show floor

by Blogger on ‎09-23-2015 08:06 AM - last edited on ‎09-23-2015 09:56 AM by Editor in Chief

Tokyo Game Show 2015 - 1.jpgTokyo Game Show 2015, Japan's largest gaming trade show event (think E3), has officially wrapped up for another year. Once again I made the long 13-hour flight from Toronto to the land of the rising sun to take part in this grand gaming spectacle where Japanese game publishers unveil their latest creations. The show floor was absolutely buzzing with excitement and I had my camera ready to capture all the incredible sights—come take a peak!


Great games coming out only for Xbox One

by Blogger ‎09-14-2015 01:49 PM - edited ‎09-15-2015 05:17 AM

games2.jpgRecently on the Plug-In Blog we told you about all the incredible Xbox One limited edition consoles coming this fall packing in must-have, exclusive titles. Of course, if you already own an Xbox One, or are picking up a bundle and want to get an extra game or two, Microsoft is offering the best fall line-up in years. Come take a look at the games you'll want to add to your collection!


Review: Logitech G920 Driving Force racing wheel for Xbox One and PC

by Blogger on ‎09-13-2015 09:22 AM - last edited on ‎09-14-2015 09:33 AM by Editor in Chief

600x.jpgThis combination of racing wheel and pedals is such a well made, high performance controller that it has forever changed how I approach racing games. It just may be the best video game controller I've ever laid my hands on.


Get ready to rock with these pre-order bonuses for Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live.

by Blogger on ‎09-10-2015 10:28 AM - last edited on ‎10-02-2015 10:19 AM by Editor in Chief

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Music fans, get ready to get back on stage this fall with the releases of Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4. The latest entries in the quintessential console rhythm games are set to release this fall and  if you pre-order these games online now at Best Buy you will get some bonus content that will help you rock out harder than ever before!


Video games coming out in September 2015 you won't want to miss!

by Blogger on ‎09-07-2015 10:36 PM - last edited on ‎09-16-2015 11:33 AM by Editor in Chief

Metal Gear Solid V - big boss 2.jpgAh, September. The month when the fall line-up flood gates open wide and we're treated to some of the most anticipated video games of the year. With so many incredible titles releasing this month it was too hard to pick my usual five or six favourites, so instead, I'm doing my top ten. Come take a look!



Teaser.jpgLBX: Little Battlers eXperience makes its North American debut on the Nintendo 3DS! Based off the popluar Japanese animated TV show, team up with familiar characters to take save the world, and stop a government conspiracy.

Is LBX: Little Battlers eXperience on the Nintendo 3DS as charming as the popular TV show that many have come to love? Find out inside.


Pre-Order Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and get the NUK3TOWN bonus multiplayer map!

by Blogger on ‎09-05-2015 10:16 AM - last edited on ‎09-15-2015 02:07 PM by Editor in Chief

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Teaser.jpgThe fall is fast approaching and with that means another Call of Duty game. This fall gamers will be pleased to see another entry in the Black Ops series. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is set to release on November 6th and if you pre-order now, while quantities last, you will be given access to the fan favourite multiplayer map, NUK3TOWN !


Review: God of War III Remastered is beautiful and blazing fast on PlayStation 4

by Blogger ‎09-04-2015 09:21 PM - edited ‎09-04-2015 09:28 PM


In celebration of the 10th anniversary of God of War, Sony Computer Entertainment has remastered, exclusively for PlayStation 4, the final entry in this incredible, award-winning trilogy. God of War III Remastered will transport you back to the brutal realm of Greek mythology to relive Kratos’ epic adventure—or experience it for the very first time—in glorious 1080p at 60 frames-per-second.



Xbox One bundles galore!

by Blogger on ‎09-03-2015 11:45 AM

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Getting a new console is great! Top of the line hardware, running the freshest games, is always something to behold. There is only one thing that can make getting a new console better and that’s when you get it in a bundle. Getting a bundle lets you customize your initial console experience, with things like more or less hard drive space, a game, even a couple of games sometimes, special editions and more. This fall has a whole bunch of awesome Xbox One Bundles and you can get them right here at Best Buy.


Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a portable JRPG masterpiece

by Blogger ‎08-30-2015 07:39 PM - edited ‎08-30-2015 07:48 PM

Xenoblade_Chronicles_3D_artwork_1.jpgOne of the most beloved Japanese role-playing games of the last decade is back as a grand portable adventure, exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS XL. If you're looking for a game to show off the power of your shiny new handheld console, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is definitely it!


Review: Rare Replay is a nostalgic, value-packed compilation

by Blogger ‎08-30-2015 02:59 PM - edited ‎08-30-2015 03:08 PM


Rare Replay, a compilation of 30 games celebrating the revered 30-year history of developer Rare, is perhaps the easiestand most difficult―review I've done in years. Easy because there's an absolute irresistible amount of value in this collection, and challenging since it contains literally hundreds of hours of gameplay. While it would easily take months to play through all the games, you only need one night with Rare Replay to come to this conclusion: it's worth the investment multiple times over.


Hands on with Skylanders SuperChargers

by Blogger on ‎08-26-2015 06:57 PM - last edited on ‎08-27-2015 05:09 PM by Editor in Chief

Skylanders_SuperChargers_13.jpgGet ready to rev your engines and experience high octane action as Skylanders SuperChargers takes off—literally—this September with all-new vehicles and racing. Activision recently invited me to experience the new racing mode first-hand, which spans land, sea, and air. I also got a run-down of the new features in this year’s edition, and checked out many of the new Skylanders characters and vehicles!


Leap into LeapFrog’s LeapTV

by Blogger on ‎08-26-2015 09:36 AM

leapfrog leaptv box.jpgVideo gaming is for kids (and adults!) of all ages. But the LeapFrog LeapTV is particularly catered to kids aged 3-8, combining fun, active play with education in a variety of subjects. We tried it out with kids aged 5, 3.5. and 2. Here's our take.


Rock Band 4 vs. Guitar Hero Live: 2015's Biggest Music Games Compared

by Blogger on ‎08-25-2015 07:13 PM - last edited on ‎09-18-2015 12:01 PM by Editor in Chief

rockband-vs-gh-live.jpgThey say no matter what you do, you can’t fight the moonlight, and yes, the rhythm is going to get you. If you’ve been clamouring for a music fix on your next generation consoles you’re in luck: the reigning royal family of Rock and Roll is back. Guitar Hero returns as Guitar Hero Live, and Rock Band is back as … well, Rock Band 4. Want to know what each one holds? Read on.


Review: Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition - where legendary heroes come to life

by Blogger on ‎08-25-2015 06:48 PM - last edited on ‎08-26-2015 12:31 PM by Editor in Chief

box art.jpgFrom the makers of the widely acclaimed action-strategy games Toy Soldiers, and Toy Soldiers: Cold War comes the next installment in the franchise for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Play as iconic toys and action figures from your child hood including He-Man, G.I. Joe, and Cobra. Come find out what makes Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition unlike any other in the genre.



Review: Madden 16 makes an aggressive play for your gaming time this fall

by Blogger on ‎08-24-2015 09:43 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2015 03:28 PM by Editor in Chief

Madden 16 Leaping Catch.jpgIt's the most wonderful time of the year for many a sports fan. The MLB pennant race is really starting to stir, the NHL pre-season is less than a month away, and in just a few short weeks, 32 NFL teams will kick off another long road to the Super Bowl. For many, this is the marker for the beginning of another season of exciting team sports action, and the "New Year" always begins with EA Sports' Madden series. Time to pop the champagne and dig out the party favours, Madden 16 is finally here. 



Hands on with Disney Infinity 3.0

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2015 01:34 PM


After years of anticipation, Disney Interactive’s hit “toys to live” franchise, Disney Infinity, is ready to take us to a galaxy far, far away. Disney Infinity 3.0, set for release on August 28, will be centred on Lucasfilm’s iconic Star Wars Universe for the very first time!


Pre-order Fallout 4 and experience this fall's most anticipated video game

by Blogger ‎08-19-2015 05:19 AM - edited ‎08-19-2015 05:24 AM

fallout preorder.JPGWhen Bethesda Softworks announced Fallout 4 this past June, they described it as the "world's most anticipated game." Normally I'm a bit skeptical about such bold claims, but given the enormous popularity of this franchise and the long seven year wait since Fallout 3, this is a case where I firmly believe the hype. Fallout 4 is going to epic, no doubt, so if you want to be first in line to play this sure to be “game of the year” contender, pre-order and secure your copy today!


Nintendo’s Media Showcase showed us what's hot for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS this fall

by Blogger ‎08-12-2015 08:39 PM - edited ‎08-12-2015 08:51 PM

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It felt like E3 came to Toronto at Nintendo’s recent “Summer Celebration and Media Showcase.” Nintendo’s entire E3 show floor line-up was on display—and playable—for media, friends and family to try out. This was the perfect chance to get more hands on time with the incredible games Nintendo has planned for release this fall, and beyond!


Here are the can't miss games coming out in August 2015

by Blogger on ‎08-05-2015 07:13 PM - last edited on ‎08-24-2015 11:21 AM by Editor in Chief


If you’re a gamer, there’s one thing you can be certain of every August: it’s Madden NFL time! I’m really excited for the next Madden entry, but I’m also looking forward to some incredible exclusive games available this month, like PlayStation 4’s teen horror game Until Dawn, and Xbox One’s enhanced back catalogue titles, Rare Replay and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. We’ve also got Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Edition coming out, so there is something for everyone this month!


Review: Lost Dimension questions just who you can trust

by Blogger on ‎08-04-2015 01:18 PM - last edited on ‎08-24-2015 11:22 AM by Editor in Chief

Lost-dimension.jpgA diabolical villain known only as "The End" has set into motion events that will ensure the destruction of the entire world, and it's up to a group of gifted soldiers to thwart his evil plans. The only catch? Somebody in the group is a traitor! The clock is ticking, so there's no time to lose. Can you root out the teammate playing both sides and defeat The End in time? Find out in Lost Dimension.


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