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Hands-on with Nintendo amiibo and Super Smash Bros!

by Blogger ‎11-19-2014 09:28 PM - edited ‎11-19-2014 09:44 PM

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In just two days, the much anticipated release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo will be upon us. This is a big moment for Nintendo fans as Super Smash Bros. is going high-definition for the first time, and offering lots of new features like 8-player competitive matches. Arguably the most exciting addition though is the inclusion of amiibo, Nintendo's brand new interactive figures that will bring your favourite Nintendo characters to life. I've had an opportunity to go hands-on with amiibo to see how they interact with Super Smash Bros., and other Wii U games―come take a look!

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Review: Driveclub is a gorgeous social racing game for PS4

by Blogger ‎11-19-2014 04:56 PM - edited ‎11-19-2014 05:18 PM

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Headlining Sony’s fall gaming line-up for PlayStation 4 is Driveclub, an all-new socially connected racing game from developer Evolution Studios. Known for their off-road festival racing series MotorStorm, the veteran racing game studio has taken a decidedly different approach with Driveclub, with its focus on road racing, car clubs, and a hybrid simulation/arcade style of driving. There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding this game ever since its announcement at the PlayStation 4 reveal event, so now that it’s out, the question is—does it live to the hype?

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Celebrate November 21 with Nintendo Day!

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2014 10:01 PM - last edited on ‎11-18-2014 01:51 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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November 21 is going to be a huge day for Nintendo fans with Super Smash Bros. for Wii UPokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and an array of amiibo figures all launching on that day. To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo has lots of great events planned over the next week that are sure to excite fans. Get ready to play some of the hottest Nintendo games this fall, and show your enthusiasm for all things Nintendo!

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Review: Halo The Master Chief Collection offers an incredible value

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2014 06:08 PM - last edited on ‎11-18-2014 01:52 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Get set to relive the entire saga one of gaming's great heroes, with Halo: The Master Chief Collection available now exclusively on Xbox One. This collector's edition features four full Halo games: Halo: CE Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4 — all enhanced using the power of Xbox One. This is the definitive Halo package that fans won't want to miss!

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Review: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, the future of warfare is here!

by Guest Blogger on ‎11-16-2014 04:56 PM - last edited on ‎11-17-2014 04:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the inevitable changing of the seasons from summer to fall a lot of things happen. Temperatures drop, people start getting ready for the holiday season and for over 10 years this also means a new Call of Duty game. This year fans can all give a “HOO-RAH!” as the much anticipated Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here!

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A Guide to Backwards Compatibility in Gaming

by Blogger on ‎11-16-2014 01:35 PM - last edited on ‎11-17-2014 04:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the holiday season rapidly approaching, one of the most common questions I get asked is about game compatibility. This is the season where many families upgrade their gaming consoles, and most are likely wondering if their existing game collection, controllers, and accessories will work on the newer consoles. If you've been wondering about this, read on and I'll explain all there is to know about gaming backwards compatibility!

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Review: Sunset Overdrive is a fun, fast-paced action game for Xbox One

by Blogger on ‎11-15-2014 02:42 PM - last edited on ‎11-18-2014 02:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Insomniac Games' stylish third-person action title, Sunset Overdrive, has finally arrived exclusively on Xbox One. This fast and frenetic game lives up to hype with exceptional gameplay, a hilarious single-player story, and an addictive multiplayer mode. If you enjoy Insomniac's signature blend of over-the-top action mixed with inspired game worlds, then Sunset Overdrive is right up your alley.

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Get Harley Quinn and Waynetech Bonuses with Pre-Orders of Batman Arkham Knight!

by Blogger ‎11-14-2014 11:36 PM - edited ‎11-14-2014 11:45 PM

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Rocksteady Studios' final game in the critically acclaimed Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight is set for release on June 2, 2015. Taking place one year after the events of Batman: Arkham City, Gotham City finds a new threat with Scarecrow rallying many of Batman's greatest enemies to take down the Bat, and the city he protects, once and for all. You'll need all the advantages you can get to save Gotham, and by pre-ordering you'll gain access to exclusive Waynetech gadgets and upgrades. Click through to find out more about these pre-order bonuses!

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Pre-Order Bloodborne for PlayStation 4 for an exclusive Messenger skin!

by Blogger ‎11-14-2014 08:58 AM - edited ‎11-14-2014 11:49 PM

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Unveiled at E3 2014 during the PlayStation press conference, Bloodborne is an all-new action role-playing game developed by From Software and produced by SCE Japan Studio. The game is being led by Hidetaka Miyazaki, one of Japan's most acclaimed action RPG directors, and who was behind such big games as Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. By pre-ordering this game online on futureshop.ca, you'll receive an exclusive Messenger Skin for use in-game!

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Canada's Pokémon Video Game Event brought smiles and joy to Toronto

by Blogger ‎11-10-2014 10:03 PM - edited ‎11-10-2014 10:13 PM

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This past Saturday, in anticipation of the November 21st launch of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS, Canada's Pokémon Video Game Event brought Pokémon super fans together for a day of face painting, on-site game demos, cosplay, and more. Hosted by Nintendo of Canada, and held at Toronto’s Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, the event attracted hundreds of enthusiastic Pokémon fans all eagerly awaiting the release of Nintendo’s next pair of Pokémon games.

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Considering how much I enjoyed last year’s console version of Diablo III, hearing that an “Ultimate Evil Edition” was coming to PS4 and Xbox One, which bundled together enhanced versions of Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, got me thoroughly excited. This upgraded combo pack boasts sharp 1080p graphics, great new social features, and it’s the most accessible version of the game yet. That’s on top of the new content added in Reaper of Souls, all included on the disc, like the brand new Crusader character class and the additional fifth Act. Simply put, this is the definitive console version of one of the best action role-playing games ever made.

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There was a time when Nintendo looked to be falling behind the tide of gaming, with the Wii U not doing so well and the 3DS having a very slow start. However that has been changing in the recent year or so, with Nintendo releasing some of the latest games in their long running franchises. New games like Super Mario 3D Land, Legend of Zelda: A link Between Worlds and now fans can all cry out in happiness as Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS is here.

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For weeks and months strategy fans have been hoarding their vacation days, displaying signs of impending illnesses when their bosses walk by, and banking quality time with their family and friends. Now the wait is finally over - Civilization: Beyond Earth has landed on PC, poised to take up the mantle of creator Sid Meier’s perpetual attack on the free time of innocent gamers around the world.

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Review: Destiny, is it all just hype?

by Guest Blogger on ‎10-27-2014 09:29 PM - last edited on ‎10-28-2014 03:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Bungie has been pushing the boundaries of how we play games for over 10 years now. If you play console games, regardless of if you enjoy them or not, you should be no stranger to the Halo games. After years of waiting Bungie is now bringing us a whole new way to play first person shooters with the long awaited and potentially ground breaking Destiny.

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Review: Alien: Isolation cranks up the tension and delivers the horror circa 1979

by Recognized Expert / Community Ambassador on ‎10-24-2014 11:59 AM - last edited on ‎10-27-2014 10:20 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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In 1979, director Ridley Scott unleashed the sci-fi/horror phenomenon Alien on the world. Since then, the franchise has spawned its share of sequels, novels, comic books, and yes, video games. While Scott's universe has growth, its mythos expanded over time, there's still something very special about the unique, sublime sense of genuine horror so brilliantly preserved in that first film - a feeling that is captured once again in Alien: Isolation.  

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