There 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.
There 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.
It 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 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.
bykdiston08-30-201408:54 PM - edited 08-31-201407:39 AM
I 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.
A 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.
on 08-28-201407:33 PM - last edited on 08-29-201409:18 AM by BBYLaura
THE 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.
I'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.
on 08-27-201404:30 PM - last edited on 08-27-201404:30 PM by BBYJuby
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!
on 08-27-201411:45 AM - last edited on 08-28-201411:04 AM by BBYLaura
Unfairly 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.
on 08-19-201408:18 PM - last edited on 08-22-201404:56 PM by BBYLaura
Do 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.
Earlier 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.
It'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.
How 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.
It 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!
The 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.
We 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.
Sunset 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.
on 08-04-201410:26 PM - last edited on 08-08-201410:33 AM by BBYMartin
You 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!
on 08-04-201402:57 PM - last edited on 08-08-201410:37 AM by BBYMartin
I'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.
Disney 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.
on 07-29-201410:29 PM - last edited on 08-26-201404:38 PM by BBYLaura
How 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).
It 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.
on 07-19-201410:38 PM - last edited on 07-28-201412:00 PM by BBYMartin
A 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.
Persona 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.
on 07-17-201401:49 PM - last edited on 07-17-201404:54 PM by BBYMartin
Chances 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.
Nearly 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!
This October, a brand new Civilization experience takes shape in space! Civilization: Beyond Earth takes many of the traditional things you experienced with the series and gives you something completely new. The game takes place in the future, meaning that you set and start your colonies from the beginning and forge your own legacy. To help you do this on some different terrains, a special bonus of extra Exoplanets is available if you Pre-Order the game. Click on to find out just what you receive by Pre-Ordering the game.
This fall, a fully revamped and re-energized NBA Live Experience hits your Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles! Jump in on the action early by Pre-Ordering the game for a slam dunk of a Live Ultimate Team Bonus. Read on to find out more.
on 07-08-201408:03 PM - last edited on 07-09-201411:53 AM by BBYMartin
There are few better excuses to run around a Steampunk Victorian England than a plague of monsters, seriously, just try and think of one. Ok, fine, 'political intrigue/ assassination' isn't bad, but I don't think it tops wolfmen (and whatever creatures we haven't seen yet). This is the world of The Order:1886, and alternate earth where monsters slink in the dark places, King Arthur has returned, and an order of superpowered knights (aided by an explosion of technical advancement) stand to stem the tide. Basically it goes like this 'monsters, monster, steampunk, monsters monsters, really cool weapons'. Heard enough?
on 07-06-201410:51 PM - last edited on 07-07-201410:34 AM by BBYMartin
Cops and Robbers anybody? Oh, come now, I know you remember that feeling of running free, murdering your friends in an endless and (mostly) harmless series of battles. No, I'm not talking about your last round of COD, I'm talking that earliest form of multiplayer... childhood. Its probably why these FPS games are so enticing really... the kids grew up with the ability to reproduce that feeling into a digital realm, and so, we have Battlefield: Hardline. The ultimate good guys vs bad guys, its time do 'draw the line'.... 'hard'.
Welcome to the Plug-in Blog!
Get the latest news, reviews and how-to’s from tech enthusiasts across Canada and learn how technology can enhance your lifestyle. Looking to eliminate techno stress? You've come to the right place!