Review: South Park: The Stick of Truth

by Blogger on ‎03-04-2014 09:10 AM - last edited on ‎03-14-2014 11:13 AM by Editor in Chief

Stick_Of_Truth_Boxart.jpgIt's been a very long time since there was a South Park console game.  In fact, the newest system when the last console was game was out was Sega Dreamcast, a previous object of Cartman's affection.  Some 15 years after South Park Rally, it's time for the cast and crew to come back a few gaming generations and 200 episodes later.  The Stick of Truth is the first game back, courtesy of Ubisoft, and is a Role Playing Game of all things.  Featuring more fart gags and more inside jokes than perhaps any other video game I've ever played in my life, please come check out the review for this rather unique title.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Blasts onto Microsoft Consoles

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2014 09:37 PM - last edited on ‎02-27-2014 01:24 PM by Editor in Chief

Plants_VsZombies_BoxArt.jpgOne of the most popular Popcap series since its debut back in 2009, Plants vs. Zombies takes a little bit of a left turn under EA's guidance and debuts on XBox One with a third person shooter.  Garden Warfare takes a different, yet just as silly look at the Plants vs. Zombies universe.  Featuring up to 24 player multiplayer, and nearly a dozen game modes for a lot less than a normal retail title.  Come take a look at the chaos being caused this time out!

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Review: Titanfall Controller [XBox One]

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2014 10:07 AM - last edited on ‎03-20-2014 05:11 PM by Editor in Chief

Titanfall_Intro.jpgTitanfall is hoping to take multiplayer gaming to the next level, and become a huge win for Microsoft's gaming systems, especially the XBox One.  On March 11th, you'll get to see if the wait was worth it firsthand, and you'll get the chance to do it in style too with the special limited edition XBox One controller.  Click on to take an up close and personal look at the controller, which is coming soon to Best Buy.

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Lots of Disney Infinity Add-Ons now available for the holidays!

by Blogger ‎11-27-2013 02:11 PM - edited ‎11-27-2013 02:13 PM

Disney_Infinity_Logo.jpgBack in August, Disney Infinity brought fans of the Magic Kingdom a new dynamic in video gaming, with the ability to play as characters in scenarios that you previously couldn't.  A few months later, the magic continues with a lot of different characters and themed playsets.  From Toy Story, to the newest addition to the Disney Family (Frozen) and a few old favourites in between, there's something for everybody right now, and with possibly much more to come in 2014, it won't be long before you have the whole Disney Universe at your fingertips!  Check out the new add-ons available now at Best Buy.

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Review: XBox One Console

by Blogger on ‎11-25-2013 12:25 AM - last edited on ‎03-20-2014 05:12 PM by Editor in Chief

Xbox_Logo.jpgOn November 15th, the Playstation 4 opened to over a million consoles sold in its launch weekend.  This week, the XBox One did the same, and with it now being out, we now officially have the full next generation of console gaming underway.  With robust Kinect features, and even more robust entertainment capabilties (and let's not forget the gaming!,) the XBox One is hoping to capture the same lightning in a bottle that the XBox 360 did.  Let's take a look at the console inside, and outside the box.

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Gifts for teens that make you wish you were back in high school

by Blogger ‎11-17-2013 01:00 PM - edited ‎11-14-2013 09:09 PM

AirHockeyTable.jpgWith the holidays fast approaching, gift giving can be really easy, or really hard depending on whom you're buying for.  Then there are the gifts with dual purpose - Maybe you want to give it to your teen, or maybe you want something you can all enjoy as a family.  Maybe it's even something that might flash you back to when you were their age?  Here's a list of some of those fun products that might do just that.

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This weekend: Trade 1 and Get Assassin's Creed IV, Battlefield 4 or Call of Duty: Ghosts!

by Blogger on ‎11-08-2013 04:01 PM - last edited on ‎11-09-2013 02:53 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

Battlefield_4_Splash.jpgThis might be the best games trade-in deal in years!  This long weekend at Best Buy, Trade one current gen title, and get your choice of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV or Battlefield 4 for current gen consoles!  Click below to find out what this offer is, and how you can take advantage.

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Gifts your boyfriend secretly wants

by Blogger on ‎10-30-2013 01:01 AM - last edited on ‎11-08-2013 02:50 PM by Editor in Chief

mindstorms.jpgAs one of the self-admitted hardest people on the planet to buy a gift for, it's sometimes helpful to have a list of some of the things we secretly want or think would be great to receive.  Some of us have simple tastes.  Some of us have expensive tastes.  Either way, this list might provide insight into some of those bits and pieces of technology we're secretly interested in, but might not let on as much as we should.

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XBox One: By the Facts and Numbers

by Blogger on ‎10-09-2013 09:17 AM - last edited on ‎03-20-2014 05:14 PM by Editor in Chief

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Here we are, just a few weeks away from the launch of the XBox One.  This week, it's time to take a look at some of the specs and fun facts about thisnext generation systems.  Here's a fact sheet about the XBox One, and some of the information about the sights and sounds of the system before it launches on November 22nd.

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Review: FIFA 14

by Blogger on ‎10-07-2013 09:43 PM - last edited on ‎10-09-2013 05:22 PM by Editor in Chief

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20 Years ago, Electronic Arts brought FIFA International Soccer to video game and soccer lovers around the world. Check out how this year's release stacks up.  Countless improvements to different aspects of the game play and game systems makes this title a must have for video game football fans! 

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Review: NHL 14

by Blogger on ‎09-14-2013 11:55 PM - last edited on ‎09-16-2013 11:28 AM by Editor in Chief

Box Art.jpgWith training camp and the NHL preseason underway, it's time for another edition of the longest running hockey gaming series in video gaming: EA Sports NHL series.  NHL 14 marks the final 360/PS3 exclusive editions (you'll have to wait for next year XBox One and Playstation 4 gamers) and promises a few new additions as well as the psuedo return to NHL 94 in the Anniversary Mode.  Come take a look at the review for this hard-hitting title.

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Skylanders: Swap Force Coming Soon!

by Blogger on ‎09-08-2013 10:18 PM - last edited on ‎09-09-2013 01:02 PM by Editor in Chief

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It's been a runaway hit over the last couple years, and starting October 13th, the next edition of Skylanders hits shelves. 

 

Swap Force will the first one for the next generation consoles, and will be fully backwards compatible with all other figures to date. 

 

What are some of the other surprises Swap Force has in store?  Come take a look.

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Microsoft Announces XBox One Release Date

by Blogger ‎09-04-2013 02:07 PM - edited ‎09-04-2013 02:07 PM

xbox one B.jpgAfter the weeks and months of anticipation and hope, Yusuf Mehdi (XBox's Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business) revealed the XBox One's release date earlier today.  When can you expect to have your XBox One in your hands?  Read on to find out.

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Madden Football: A pioneer in Sports Gaming turns 25

by Blogger ‎08-28-2013 12:07 AM - edited ‎08-28-2013 12:07 AM

MaddenPS4.jpgIn April of 1988, Electronic Arts launched the first John Madden football game for the Apple II GS.  The game was unlike anything football gaming had ever seen.  A strategic football game with customizable weather, team creator modes, and a lot of other features previously unseen, it gave birth to a franchise that still stands until today.  Madden Football was the beginning of a lot of great things for Electronic Arts, and it now turns 25.  Click below to read a brief history of which sports catapulted Electronic Arts into Sports, and take a brief look at Madden 25.

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Gamescom: A Final Wrapup

by Blogger ‎08-25-2013 10:05 PM - edited ‎08-26-2013 10:41 AM

Gamescom-2013-logo.jpgGamescom is a wrap, and left behind are some good memories and some even better news.  Nearly 350,000 attendees went to this year's convention, with hundreds of thousands checking out the action from all over the world.  Want to see a bit more information about of this year's titles, along with a full list of award winners?  Click below and check it out.

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Gamescom Day Two and Three Recap

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2013 02:23 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2013 03:18 PM by Editor in Chief

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While today was the first official day the floor opened to the public, Gamescom and its exhibitors have been "full steam ahead" since Tuesday's press conferences, and yesterday's developers' day. 

 

Here's a quick recap of some of the sites and sounds, some gameplay trailers and updates on some of the major games and announcements at Gamescom 2013.

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Disney Infinity Review and Gameplay Video

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2013 12:02 AM - last edited on ‎08-23-2013 09:23 AM by Editor in Chief

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How long has it been since Disney Infinity was first announced?  Nearly three years. 

 

On August 18th, it became a reality. 

 

Disney Infinity is now available on most major consoles at your local Best Buy, and online at BestBuy.ca.  Was it worth the hype?  What does Infinity look like?  Come read the Plug-In review of Infinity, and check out an original gameplay video too.

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Microsoft Unboxes the XBox One ahead of Gamescom

by Blogger on ‎08-10-2013 12:06 AM - last edited on ‎08-12-2013 12:45 PM by Editor in Chief

xboxbutton.jpgWhen Microsoft announced they wanted to re-introduce the world to the XBox One at Gamescom, many people thought it would be an official unboxing party.  Well, 2 1/2 weeks ahead of the convention, Microsoft surprised gamers when Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) hosted an unboxing video on XBox's official Youtube channel.  If you haven't seen the video yet, it's linked in the article, along with a summary of features, and a few lingering questions on everybody's mind going into Gamescom.  Come check it out.

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ps4.jpgWith the next generation of Playstation and XBox consoles just around the corner, the question remains - When is the right time to upgrade and go out and buy the new systems?  So many factors come into play with this decision (price, your investments in the other systems, launch titles, etc.)  Here are a few reasons that might help swing you toward a new console, or toward keeping your current ones a bit longer.

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XBox Live for the XBox One: Enhancements and Changes

by Blogger ‎07-22-2013 07:00 AM - edited ‎07-21-2013 11:47 PM

10255477.jpgWhen the XBox One releases, XBox Live will be a bit different than you've become accustomed to on the 360.  You will still have to pay yearly for an XBox Live Gold Membership, however, you'll have the ability to build a better friends list, carry your Gamertag and Achievement Points over and more.  Check out some of the changes and things that you can, and can't bring with you over from your 360 when you get your XBox One

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Gaming and Entertaining with the Kinect

by Blogger ‎07-18-2013 09:56 PM - edited ‎07-18-2013 09:56 PM

Kinect1.jpgWith nearly 25 million units sold since it debuted in November 2010, the Kinect has become a big part of XBox 360 gamer culture, and that will continue when the next generation Kinect comes bundled with every XBox One.  The Kinect has evolved from more than just an active gaming peripheral, adding voice integration and motion sensored commands too.  Still, at the heart of it all, the Kinect does still offer some great gaming options.  Let's take a look back at how the Kinect has grown, and how you can still add to your XBox experience with one.

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E3 2013 Booth Tour: XBOX

by Blogger on ‎06-12-2013 08:47 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:27 PM by Regular Member

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Here are some more details about three of the XBOX One’s launch titles, gleaned during semi-private press demos earlier today.

 

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E3 2013 Booth Tour: Disney Interactive

by Blogger on ‎06-12-2013 07:24 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:28 PM by Regular Member

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Brace yourselves, folks, because Disney Interactive is going to make waves in the coming year. And not just once, but twice.

 
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E3 2013 Booth Tour: The Future of EA Sports

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2013 09:18 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:31 PM by Regular Member

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Sorry for the lack of pictures in this article: EA Sports' next-generation games featuring the Ignite engine are shown in a restricted area where photography and filming are prohibited.

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E3 2013 Booth Tour: Sony

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2013 08:03 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:33 PM by Regular Member

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E3 had barely opened its doors that I fell in love with Tearaway, an upcoming PS Vita game that combines the art direction of Katamari Damacy with the best use of the dual touchscreens that I can remember. A fun, fun game - just don't expect an easy ride because your character will gladly plunge to his or her death whenever you misread the game's 3D perspective - which happens A LOT.

 

 

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E3 2013: The Ubisoft Press Conference

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2013 08:20 AM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:34 PM by Regular Member

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So, exactly how many successful intellectual properties does Ubisoft own, anyway? There's Assassin's Creed, there's Far Cry, there's Rayman, Splinter Cell and half a dozen other Tom Clancy worlds, the Raving Rabbids... Last year, they introduced Watch_Dogs. Could there be more this year?

 

Yes, there certainly can.

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E3 2013: The Electronic Arts Press Conference

by Blogger on ‎06-10-2013 11:56 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:51 PM by Regular Member

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We know what to expect from an EA press conference, right? Lots of sports games, a few new installments in long-standing AAA franchises, and maybe a tiny morsel of information about Bioware's next opus if the powers-that-be deem us worthy. In other words: lots of content, but few surprises. Right?

 

Wrong.

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E3 2013: The XBOX One Press conference

by Blogger on ‎06-10-2013 11:12 PM - last edited on ‎06-20-2013 04:51 PM by Regular Member

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When Microsoft unveiled the XBOX One, a few weeks ago, games took a backseat to the new console's ability to function as a general-purpose set-top box and living room entertainment center. Oh, we did see a somewhat mysterious teaser for Quantum Break (one of EIGHT brand new franchises we were promised for the console's first year on the market), some mouth-watering images of EA Sports' ubiquitous chart-toppers... And of course, that dog from Call of Duty: Ghosts.  But to really sink our teeth into the XBOX One's game offerings, we were told that we would have to wait until E3.

 

Well, the XBOX One E3 press conference is now over. So did Microsoft and its publishing partners deliver the goods?


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Review: Elgato Game Capture HD

by Blogger ‎06-04-2013 11:17 AM - edited ‎06-04-2013 11:18 AM

10224771.jpgOne device is out there trying to make it as easy as possible for you to live stream and record your XBox 360 and Playstation 3 games.  The Elgato Game Capture HD acts as little more than a simple, yet powerful Plug and Play peripheral for your video game capturing needs.  How does it work exactly?  Check out the review of this handy little device.

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Fitness games to get you in shape this spring - Nike+ Kinect Training and Wii Fit U

by Blogger on ‎03-11-2013 02:31 PM - last edited on ‎10-03-2013 03:34 PM by Editor in Chief

nike-kinect-training.jpgThis spring, if you want to ditch the extra pounds you’ve gained this winter and turn into a leaner, fitter you, you’re going to need to get started somewhere. But in a world where commuting, kids, and extra long hours at work can take up all your time, how do you fit in a work out?

 

The answer is fitness games. These handy game titles work with your XBOX 360 and Wii U, and although you may not think they’ll get the job done, you’d be surprised at how you’ll break a sweat playing a fit game. In fact, after trying one of them out myself for 6 weeks, I’d say they feel much less ‘game’ and much more like pain.

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