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Review: LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham

by Blogger ‎03-01-2015 09:02 PM - edited ‎03-01-2015 09:04 PM

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Trivia time! What's the bestselling super hero video game of all time? While I would have assumed recurring headliners like Batman: Arkham Asylum or Marvel vs Capcom would be number one, this distinction actually belongs to Warner Bros' and TT Games' hugely successful LEGO Batman. I recently took the latest game in this top-selling series, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, through its paces to see if the brick Bat continues to have what it takes to stay on top.

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Create a perfect gaming home theatre in three easy steps

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2015 10:49 AM - last edited on ‎02-26-2015 10:50 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the sophistication and power of today's gaming consoles, having the right home theatre set-up can make the difference between simply playing games and truly experiencing them. Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U are all capable of producing stunning high-end graphics and sounds, and a home theatre can help you bring these game experiences to life. If you're thinking about starting your home gaming theatre and are wondering where to begin, I have three easy steps you can follow!

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How to perform a system transfer from Nintendo 2DS/3DS to New Nintendo 3DS XL

by Blogger on ‎02-17-2015 10:36 PM - last edited on ‎02-20-2015 09:58 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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So you just upgraded to a New Nintendo 3DS XL console? First off, good choice! As I mentioned in my unboxing video of the new system, there are tons of great new features to enjoy. Now that you have your shiny new handheld system, you're probably wondering how to transfer the years of precious content you have stored on your older Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, or 3DS XL system. The good news is that it's a fairly painless process, and I'm here to walk you through all the steps you need to take!

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Evolve Xbox One Launch Party was all about the thrill of the Hunt!

by Blogger ‎02-15-2015 10:19 PM - edited ‎02-15-2015 10:33 PM

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The hunt was on in Toronto this week as Xbox Canada hosted the Evolve Launch Party, an event celebrating the release of Turtle Rock Studios and 2K Games new multiplayer shooter. Taking place at the Burroughes Building on Queen Street West, this launch party featured numerous attractions including playable game stations, a "feeding" station, and a training room for those playing Evolve for the very first time. My first stop though was at the green screen photo booth, where as you can see above, I had a blast being the Goliath's next dinner!

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Pre-Order MLB 15 The Show Online to receive free MLB Team or Player Skin

by Blogger ‎02-13-2015 09:42 PM - edited ‎02-13-2015 09:58 PM

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Major League Baseball season is right around the corner, which means it's time to get ready for the next big entry in the fan-favourite sports franchise, MLB The Show! There are tons of great new features introduced in this year's edition, including licensed equipment for the first time ever in the series, as well as a new Universal Rewards system, year-to-year saves, and more. As a special bonus, if you pre-order the PlayStation 4 version of MLB 15 The Show online on FutureShop.ca, you'll receive a special MLB Team or Player Skin for your DualShock 4 game controller!

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I 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!

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Most Anticipated Video Games coming in February 2015

by Blogger ‎01-31-2015 11:27 PM - edited ‎01-31-2015 11:38 PM

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After a cooldown period in January, the video game industry is coming out of its short hibernation with a plethora of great games (and a new console!) coming in February. First, we have Turtle Rock's much-anticipated new five-player monster hunting game Evolve, and then shortly thereafter the New Nintendo 3DS hits Future Shop shelves, along with The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. In the second half of the month we have the new PS4-exclusive The Order: 1886, and the Wii U-exclusive Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. It's going to be a big month, let's have a look at the games!

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Review: Saints Row IV Re-Elected + Gat out of Hell is two times the fun

by Blogger ‎01-31-2015 04:52 PM - edited ‎01-31-2015 05:05 PM

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If you missed out on Saints Row IV when it released 18 months ago on last-gen game consoles, then you should seriously consider checking out Saints Row IV: Re-Elected + Gat Out of Hell, available now on PS4 and Xbox One. This combo package contains a fully remastered version of Saints Row IV, every single downloadable content pack ever released for the game, plus a brand new stand-alone expansion, Gat out of Hell. It's a phenomenal deal, and more than worthy of your time — let me expain why!

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It's New Nintendo 3DS XL Unboxing time! [Video]

by Blogger on ‎01-25-2015 10:42 PM - last edited on ‎01-26-2015 11:39 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Four years ago Nintendo introduced the world to their revolutionary new glasses-free 3D gaming console, Nintendo 3DS, and now the company is set to redefine handheld gaming once again with the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Releasing in Canada on February 13, New Nintendo 3DS XL is the next big leap in handheld gaming, adding tons of great new features to an already impressive portable gaming device. Want to know what those new features are? Come check out this unboxing video I prepared, giving you an overview of the console and what to expect when it comes to Future Shop in less than three week's time!

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Evolve Xbox One Open Beta Impressions

by Blogger on ‎01-21-2015 06:00 AM - last edited on ‎01-29-2015 05:06 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's hunting time! For the last five days I've braved the wilderness in the Evolve Xbox One Open Beta, seeking to find, and eliminate, the deadliest monsters humanity has ever encountered. Two-story high brutes that can snap you like a twig. Flying beasts that can fry you with electric blasts. And lethal teleporting assassins with blades-for-hands. Luckily, I didn't hunt alone, as with me was a team of specialized soldiers more than capable of downing these nightmarish creatures.

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What happens when you take one of the most hallowed franchises in all of gaming and toss it in the mixer with a Japanese-style hack and slash adventure? You get Hyrule Warriors, a combat-heavy alternative take on the classic mythos that plays more like a traditional Zelda game on steroids. So get ready to deal crushing damage to dozens if not hundreds of enemies at a time with characters and weapons you know and love in this clever spin-off.

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Review: Super Smash Bros for Wii U is a star-studded extravaganza

by Blogger ‎01-15-2015 06:19 PM - edited ‎01-15-2015 06:20 PM

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While other game companies are busy pushing pixels and polygons to their limit, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sends a blatantly clear message that Nintendo’s creative pursuits remain focused on their longstanding singular goal: to make games that are ridiculously fun to play.

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Review: Forza Horizon 2 is pure racing bliss on Xbox One

by Blogger ‎01-12-2015 03:07 PM - edited ‎01-12-2015 03:21 PM

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I've spent several weeks soaking in the beautiful southern European vistas in Microsoft Studios' latest open-road racing adventure, Forza Horizon 2, available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Featuring over 200 of the world's most iconic cars, including the gorgeous new 2014 Lamborghini Huracán, this high adrenaline racing game takes you on an unforgettable road trip filled with speed, style, and total freedom. Buckle up, it's racing time!

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The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta is in full-swing, and the only way to get involved is by picking up Halo: The Master Chief Collection. On now through January 18th, you'll get access to 7 different multiplayer maps, 3 different game modes, and of course, get to experience the first true next-gen Halo game built from the ground-up for Xbox One. I'm in the beta, and it's awesome!

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Review: Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack & Season 2 are a knockout combination

by Blogger ‎01-02-2015 06:12 PM - edited ‎01-02-2015 06:31 PM

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Season 2 of Microsoft Studios' hit fighting game Killer Instinct is well under way, and if you've yet to jump into the fray, there's no better starting point than the special Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack retail version. In it, you'll get all eight characters from Season 1, access to all game modes, and as an exclusive bonus, fan-favourite character TJ Combo from the Season 2 line-up. If you own an Xbox One and love fighting games, this game is definitely must-have. It's C-C-C-COMBO time!

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