Windows 10: The new Xbox app in action

by Blogger on ‎08-16-2015 05:19 AM - last edited on ‎08-17-2015 06:04 AM by Blogger

3778d23f-300d-4fc1-aef4-37d64bda7514.jpgIf you’re big into gaming like me, whether you’re a PC gamer or prefer your Xbox One, the Windows 10 Xbox app is here to make gaming even better in so many great ways that since launching, it has become indispensable to me as a hub for my gaming life.


New technology solutions to help you get the most out of your Xbox One

by Blogger on ‎06-10-2015 03:07 PM - last edited on ‎06-10-2015 03:17 PM by Editor in Chief

xbox1.jpgI have always been a big fan of the Xbox in all of its iterations. From the Original Xbox which brought me and my friends endless hours of Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer action, to the Xbox One where I have been dropping titans with unmatched glee, now in Titanfall for over a year. The consoles might be great but there are also some great accessories out there which can certainly improve the experience and I got the info to help you do just that!


Halo 5 Guardians twin trailers, more than meets the eye

by Blogger on ‎04-29-2015 06:44 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2015 10:51 AM by Editor in Chief

Halo 5 Guardians Teaser.jpgAbout a month ago we got a chance to see a glimpse into the upcoming events in the much anticipated Halo 5 Guardians, with a release of twin trailers. With these trailers 343 Industries has not only given us a brief look at the narrative for the upcoming game but they have also made us scratch our heads in wonder at the events that might befall the Master Chief.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


WWE 2K15 brings a huge selection of new features to Xbox One and PlayStation 4

by Blogger ‎11-19-2014 10:00 AM - edited ‎12-16-2014 11:57 AM

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!


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.


Review: Unleash your inner composer in Fantasia: Music Evolved

by Blogger on ‎10-24-2014 11:25 PM - last edited on ‎10-27-2014 11:30 AM by Editor in Chief

FantasiaMusicEvolved.jpgWhen I was a child, the first two Disney movies my mom bought were The Rescuers Down Under and Fantasia.  Music aside, I hated Fantasia.  Absolutely hated it. As I grew older, I learned to appreciate that it wasn't a prototypical Disney movie, and learned to appreciate what it was.  It gave me a better appreciation of Fantasia 2000, and now the fact that I've been looking forward to Fantasia: Music Evolved ever since it was announced. It's here, and it's quite the workout.  Come check it out!


Drive the lanes in a big way in NBA 2K15!

by Blogger on ‎10-15-2014 10:15 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 10:29 AM by Editor in Chief

NBA2K15.jpegI'm not going to lie - I have a love/hate relationship with the NBA, and have for the last 15 years. However, if there's one thing consistently that falls into the "love" category, it's the NBA 2K series. With the exception of a glitch that made me rage quit NBA 2K13, I've been a loyal series fan for years now, moreso since NBA 2K11 rocked our worlds and turned the series into the juggernaut it is now.  This year's edition promises to be no different. Come take a look.


Use enemy superpowers against themselves in Skylanders: Trap Team!

by Blogger ‎10-14-2014 09:26 PM - edited ‎10-15-2014 10:05 PM

TrapTeamBanner.jpgThe Skylanders return for a huge adventure this year in Skylanders: Trap Team now available for all major consoles. This year's game sees a new portal, new variations of old Skylanders, and a new dynamic to the battlefield featuring Crystal technology. This one promises to be the most unique Skylanders game for you and your family yet! Come check it all out.


My day with NBA 2K15 and the Toronto Raptors

by Blogger ‎10-07-2014 08:03 PM - edited ‎10-07-2014 08:04 PM

2K15Banner.jpgThe Toronto Raptors brought their preseason to Vancouver, BC recently, and I had the chance to attend a day of fun featuring NBA 2K15, the Raptors vs. Kings and even attend NBA Fantasy Camp. The only schooling I'll ever have the chance to do is on the virtual basketball court, or so say my sore quads and lack of vert. Still, it was a great time. Click below to check out the festivities and catch my thoughts on NBA 2K15!


Project Spark puts your imagination and creativity to the test!

by Blogger ‎10-06-2014 08:37 PM - edited ‎10-06-2014 08:38 PM

Project_Spark_promo_art.jpgWhen I was in grade school, I remember thinking I would grow up to be a video game designer. I never went through with that thought, but I did stick around to try out a lot of different "Create your own game" software programs, none of which appealed to me. Project Spark is the first one to make me sit back and go "Wow," featuring not just the ability to build some of your own amazing looking levels, but allowing you to do things like utilize the Kinect to design character animations! Come check out more of Project Spark.


Starter Pack - Agnostic-M.jpgDisney Infinity was a runaway success last year, so how do you capitalize while trying to make things even bigger and better for the next gens? How about inviting the Marvel Superheroes along for the party?  This year, Disney Interactive brings characters like Spider-Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk into the fray, while introducing more of their own characters and playsets. Disney Infinity 2.0 might be one of the first games you consider grabbing the kids for the Holidays, and lucky for you, it's available on pretty well every console.  Come take a look.


Review: NHL 15 is an enigma in 2014 sports gaming

by Blogger ‎09-20-2014 09:35 PM - edited ‎09-22-2014 01:35 PM

NHL15Bergeron.jpgAsk gamers about NHL 15 and you'll get one of two answers: "It's great because it's the hockey game we've been waiting for" or "I can't believe it's missing so much." The camps will probably remain pretty divided, but the fact of the matter is, if you're in it for the traditional hockey gaming experience, NHL 15 provides it and more. It is, in fact, a good hockey gamer's game. Read on to find out more.


Goro you when you Pre-Order Mortal Kombat X!

by Blogger ‎09-11-2014 09:48 PM - edited ‎10-22-2014 09:32 PM

MK_WB_PS4_3D.jpgThe term "Goro you!" was originally coined back in 1993 when Mortal Kombat came out for the Game Boy and he was a hidden character. With a very limited moveset and possibly the pound for pound worst graphics, it was still the first taste you had of this legendary monster. Well, Goro's back, and he's your bonus if you pre-order Mortal Kombat X!  Find out all the details about obtaining him by clicking onward.


Madden 15 returns with a gamechanging defensive experience

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 10:22 PM - last edited on ‎09-09-2014 05:16 PM by Editor in Chief

Madden15_CoverArt.jpgI'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.


Sacred 3 spins itself into a completely different style of game

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 10:45 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 11:15 AM by Community Manager

Sacred3SplashArt.jpgAfter a long wait, Sacred series fans can rejoice: Sacred 3 is here, and it's the same Action RPG you enjoyed previously! No wait, it's anything but!  Sacred 3 is now a hack and slash game drawing inspiration to the Gauntlets and Golden Axes of the world!  It's now become a multiplayer teamwork-heavy dungeon crawl free-for-all and is nothing like you got used to in years previous.  Sometimes change is good though right?  Check it out.


Gamescom 2014: "The Rest" - Some of Matt's favourites

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2014 09:41 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 11:25 PM by Editor in Chief

gamescom.jpgEarlier 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.


Microsoft goes exclusive with Lara Croft and more at Gamescom 2014

by Blogger on ‎08-12-2014 10:10 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 11:47 PM by Editor in Chief

gamescom.jpgIt 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 tales of Two Ripleys emerge when you Pre-Order Alien: Isolation

by Blogger on ‎08-11-2014 09:37 PM - last edited on ‎08-12-2014 08:22 AM by Editor in Chief

alien isolation.JPGThe 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.


2 Xbox Exclusive titles bring two Best Buy Exclusive Online Pre-Order Offers!

by Blogger ‎08-07-2014 10:37 PM - edited ‎10-22-2014 09:30 PM

PreOrder_BMW_01_WM_ForzaHorizon2.jpgSunset 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 while grant you a Best Buy Exclusive in-game bonus.  Interested in finding out just what you get?  Click on to find out more.


Disney_Infinity_2.0_Pack_Coverart.jpgDisney 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.


Pre-Order Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for Collectibles and in-game content!

by Blogger on ‎07-18-2014 12:38 PM - last edited on ‎07-18-2014 01:56 PM by Editor in Chief

Persona4_UltimaxPS3Cover.jpgPersona 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.


Pre-Order Sacred 3 for access to an exclusive in-game Class!

by Blogger on ‎07-15-2014 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎07-15-2014 12:25 PM by Editor in Chief

Sacred3SplashArt.jpgNearly 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!


Pre-Order Madden NFL 15 and get free Ultimate Team Content!

by Blogger on ‎06-23-2014 02:00 PM - last edited on ‎06-25-2014 10:39 AM by Editor in Chief

MaddenRichardSherman.jpgThe longest running EA Sports franchise is back for edition #26! Madden Football is the first to officially kick off EA Sports Game season in August, and this year's edition plans to give you a much more stabilized defensive system, recreated environments (on the next gen consoles) and more!  When you Pre-Order Madden 15, you'll also get access to some free Ultimate Team content!  Read on to find out more.


Pre-Order FIFA 15 to get bonus Ultimate Team content!

by Blogger on ‎06-22-2014 10:12 PM - last edited on ‎06-25-2014 11:02 AM by Editor in Chief

fifa15_xboxone_ps4_authenticplayervisual_higuain_wm.jpgWhat does EA Sports have in store for those pre-ordering their most popular sports gaming franchise this year?  FIFA is back for another year with numerous gaming enhancements bringing you closer to the real game itself. What better time to announce a pre-order bonus than during the World Cup?  Click on to see what EA has in store for this year's Pre-Order for both standard and Ultimate Team editions.


Review: Watch Dogs - Fear the Smartphone

by Blogger on ‎06-18-2014 09:43 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2014 05:12 PM by Editor in Chief

WatchDOgs Logo.jpgIt was probably the most anticipated game of E3 2012, and then the most anticipated game of E3 2013. Finally, Watch Dogs is out for pretty well every major console (WiiU coming soon) and promises to be one of the most tense, nail biting thrill ride games in years, stepping you in the shoes of an anti-hero hacker. But was it worth the wait? Click below and find out for yourself.


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