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Can a gaming console help you stay in shape when you go back to school?

by Blogger ‎09-01-2014 11:50 PM - edited ‎09-02-2014 12:05 AM

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Keeping in shape during a busy school year might seem like a daunting goal, given your heavy academic demands, but fortunately these days there are a wide range of video games designed to keep you active when you have some time to spare. Whether it's first thing in the morning, between classes, or during a study break, getting in shape through video games has never been more accessible. Let's take a look at some games that can get you moving!

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Pre-Order Freedom Wars on FutureShop.ca and receive 4 Bonus DLC Items!

by Blogger ‎09-01-2014 03:12 PM - edited ‎09-01-2014 03:21 PM

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From Sony's distinguished Japan Studio comes Freedom Wars, an exciting new action role-playing game (RPG) featuring frenetic 4-player co-operative action and ranked 8-player online competition, all set within a beautifully created dystopian world. If you like socially-connected action RPGs, this game was made for you―come see what the hype is all about!

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Last Gen VS. Next Gen Consoles To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade?

by Guest Blogger ‎08-31-2014 04:56 PM - edited ‎08-31-2014 04:57 PM

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If you are like me, a console gamer, every 5 or so years, you will be faced with a tough decision. When should you upgrade to the next generation of gaming consoles? Back in the earlier days of console gaming this was pretty obvious especially with the huge jumps in graphics and other related tech. Going from 8-bit machines(like the Nintendo Entertainment System) to 16-bit machine (like the SEGA Genesis and the Super Nintendo) was like a dream come true everything was such a huge change, graphics, sounds and games all had major upgrades. These days however, the reasons to upgrade aren’t quite as straight forward.

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Hands-on at The Evolution of Gaming

by Blogger on ‎08-31-2014 02:09 PM

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This year is a little different for me: the last weekend in August is PAX - the Penny Arcade Expo. I’ve been there without fail for the last six years, but this year? This year I’m home playing games instead. Earlier in August I had a chance to visit the Centre for Digital Media here in Vancouver, to check out the Evolution of Gaming exhibit. It’s amazing just how far gaming has evolved, and where it’s going next. Let’s take a look.

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Pre-Order Project Cars on FutureShop.ca and get the Modified Car Pack, Free!

by Blogger ‎08-29-2014 08:47 PM - edited ‎08-29-2014 08:51 PM

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This November, renowned UK-based developer Slightly Mad Studios is preparing to release their most realistic, gorgeous and technically-advanced racing game ever with Project Cars. This ambitious project initially began life as a PS3 and Xbox 360 game, but with the advent of the next-generation gaming consoles, development switched over to PS4 and Xbox One. The additional power of these advanced gaming consoles is being put to good use as Project Cars is nothing short of stunning. Come check this game out!

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Back to School - A dorm room gaming console is a must have this year

by Blogger on ‎08-28-2014 02:22 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 04:46 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There are a lot of things vying for space in your dorm room this year, and all of them are important. There’s one piece of gear that you might not have thought of that can change your school year. What could be so revolutionary? A game console. Read on to find out why.

 

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Review: Murdered: Soul Suspect for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 09:54 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 04:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It was scarcely an hour into Murdered: Soul Suspect before I realized that this hokey detective crime game had me fully absorbed in its spectral narrative. This whodunit adventure stars Ronan O'Connor, a former criminal turned gumshoe, who witnesses his own murder at the hands of a ruthless killer terrorizing the city of Salem, Massachusetts. Now as an apparition trapped in a form of purgatory, Ronan must bring his perpetrator to justice in order to placate his soul and gain passage into the afterlife. While Murder: Soul Suspect does have its faults, if you’re a fan of crime fiction this may be just the game you’ve been waiting for.

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Future Shop opens at midnight to launch THREE of the hottest releases of 2014!

by Administrator on ‎08-27-2014 04:02 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 04:41 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Come by Future Shop on Monday, September 8th and be among the first to own Destiny, NHL 15, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Show up early to get special offers on Next-Gen consoles and gaming accessories. We’re giving away some cool swag too!

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Review: Madden NFL 15 puts the spotlight on defense this football season

by Recognized Expert / Community Ambassador on ‎08-26-2014 06:57 AM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 12:52 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The NFL season is just around the corner, and that means it's time for another entry in EA Sports' long running football franchise. Madden NFL 15 arrives this week on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 to delight its fans with a revamped defensive system that injects some serious energy into the experience on the other side of the ball. Thanks to an assortment of new features and innovations, playing defense has never been so satisfying!

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Video Game Figures: a look at this growing trend

by Blogger on ‎08-25-2014 08:46 PM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 12:36 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Interactive video game figures have, in a matter of only three years, taken the games industry by storm. This craze began with Activision's Skylanders series, and kicked into high-gear with the emergence of Disney Infinity last summer. Now, as we approach the crucial holiday season, Nintendo has thrown its hat into the ring with their upcoming Amiibo line of interactive figures. It's going to be an exciting next few months as new video games and figures for all three of these series come to market. To help you prepare, here's an overview of what each toy figure line has to offer!

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Plan your studies to have time for these Fall game releases

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 03:48 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:41 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The upcoming school year is guaranteed to be a busy time, so if you're thinking of picking up a video game or two this fall to play during your down time, you'll need to make sure you plan accordingly. To help you out, I've conveniently compiled a list of blockbuster games that are releasing this fall so you can mark important dates on your calendar and begin your planning early!

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Assassin’s Creed fans: Take the Leap of Faith at the CNE in Toronto

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 11:25 AM - last edited on ‎08-21-2014 02:16 PM by Administrator

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Ubisoft is bringing the Assassin’s Creed Leap of Faith to the CNE. Inspired by the epic move used throughout the game series, you can perform your own Leap of Faith August 23rd and 24th. While there’s no hay to break your fall – they will be bringing along an enormous and cushy landing pad so you can leap with the confidence of your favourite assassin, without the fear of missing your mark.

 

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Review: Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is a deep tactics-based JRPG with political intrigue, Dood!

by Recognized Expert / Community Ambassador on ‎08-20-2014 04:21 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 12:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Publisher NIS America continues its tradition of bringing great Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) imports to Europe and North America with their latest release, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited. The game is a port of 2011’s Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten on PS3, but features a plethora of new goodies packed into the handheld version, including brand new content in the form of unique back story-driven scenarios, new spells, techniques, characters, and cameo appearances from past Disgaea favourites, as well as all the previous DLC from the PlayStation 3 version of the game already packed in. As a PS3 title, Disgaea 4 was robust to say the least. With a healthy injection of upgrades and additions exclusive to the PlayStation Vita, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is jam-packed with content!

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Pre-Order Alien Isolation and get free upgrade to Nostromo Edition

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2014 06:07 PM - last edited on ‎08-20-2014 02:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Alien: Isolation, the much-anticipated next entry in the long-running Alien video game series, is coming to PlayStation and Xbox platforms on October 7th. In this game you play as Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), as she investigates the disappearance of mother and encounters a deadly Alien. As a special incentive for pre-ordering this game in-store at Future Shop, or online on FutureShop.ca, you'll receive a free upgrade to Nostromo Edition that lets you play as Ripley, Dallas or Parker and relive classic scenes from the original Alien movie. How cool is that!

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Pre-Order Hyrule Warriors for exclusive Skyward Sword Costume Set

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2014 01:44 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We're less than six weeks away from the launch of Hyrule Warriors, a unique Wii U-exclusive crossover game featuring iconic characters and locations from The Legend of Zelda series combined with Dynasty Warriors' flashy, action-packed gameplay. As a special bonus for pre-ordering the game online at FutureShop.ca, you'll gain access to the Skyward Sword Costume Set downloadable content. Better hurry though, as quantities are limited!

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