It's almost time to say goodbye to one of the most monumental, hardest hitting video gaming years ever. 2013 was one of the greatest years of video gaming, culminating with the completion of the 8th generation of console games. Everybody had a year full of triumphs and letdowns, and it's time to celebrate some of those pivotal games as we look back at some of the best games released this year.
Back 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.
On 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.
With 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.
This 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.
As 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.
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.
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!
With 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.
After 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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In 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 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.
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.
When 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.
With 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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When 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
With 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.
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.
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?
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?
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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One 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.
This 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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Everyone's favorite raider of tombs is back for her first adventure in this reboot/origin story by Crystal Dynamics. Washed ashore, untried and alone against the elements (and badguys) Lara Croft cuts her teeth and rises to the occasion in, Tomb Raider.
Following a couple quiet months (Playstation 4 announcement aside) 2013 gaming roars to life in March. Many beloved Franchises will see new installments, whether they be sequels, prequels or just reboots. Releasing this month you'll see new titles for old favorites like God of War, SimCity, Bioshock, Starcraft II and even the first major sports titles of the year. It's time to play ball! Come check out our look at some of the major titles you can expect to see on shelves this month.
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