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Polk Audio Brings High End Headsets to Xbox Systems - Review

by Guest Blogger ‎07-26-2014 04:10 PM - edited ‎07-26-2014 04:14 PM

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Having a good headset can make a world of difference when playing video games these days. Even just a good stereo headset can really help bring the experience to life. Even a meager investment can be worth it, be it just so others don’t hear your murderous rampages or just so you can feel all that much closer to the action. The folks at Polk audio teamed up with the Xbox audio designers to bring you a precisely designed audio experience for you with the Melee for Xbox 360 and the 4 Shot for Xbox One

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The Last of Us Remastered arrives on PlayStation 4

by Blogger ‎07-25-2014 11:51 AM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:41 PM

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Mark your calendars because on July 29th, the biggest PlayStation 3 game of last year is making the leap to PlayStation 4, with The Last of Us Remastered. The winner of over 200 "Game of the Year" awards, The Last of Us is a genre- and platform-defining video game loved by critics and fans alike for its captivating storytelling, beautiful game environments, intelligent AI, and deep survival gameplay.

 

Now you can relive this incredible experience on the PS4, fully remastered in 1080p, and including improved graphics and several gameplay enhancements. Come take a look at what this remastered version has to offer!

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Wrestling legend Sting coming to WWE 2K15 as exclusive pre-order bonus

by Blogger ‎07-21-2014 06:09 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:17 PM

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The iconic wrestling legend Sting made WWE history on the July 14th edition of Monday Night RAW with the incredible announcement that two generations of his character will be appearing in the upcoming video game WWE 2K15, exclusively for those who pre-order.

Both the black and white "Crow" face paint version of Sting, and his earlier look, sporting colourful outfits and a blond flattop hairstyle, will be available as free, playable characters if you pre-order the game online on futureshop.ca or in-store at Future Shop locations across Canada. For wrestling fans, this is really (really!) exciting news!

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Blaze a trail through The Frontier with this Destiny Preorder!

by Guest Blogger on ‎07-20-2014 08:15 PM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 12:44 PM by Blogger

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Since it was first hinted at in the 2009 Halo: ODST, fans have eagerly been awaiting a chance to play Bungie’s new game simply titled Destiny. With the BETA starting just this past week gamers have even more reason to preorder than ever before. Not only is this game going to be amazing it might also revolutionize the way we think of online multiplayer shooters. With its massive world, mythic story and tight Bungie gameplay, this could be the breakout smash hit that this generation of consoles gamers are looking for. Head over to futureshop.ca to preorder now and secure yourself day one access to Vanguard weapons, gear and a Vanguard player emblem.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Pre-Order copies bundled with exclusive bonuses

by Blogger ‎07-17-2014 02:27 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:16 PM

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Mark your calendars because Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the latest installment in the hugely successful Persona series is arriving in North America on September 30th. The game is a direct sequel to Persona 4 Arena, voted "Best Fighting Game" at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards, and features new playable characters, a deeper combat system, a continues the story originally introduced in the award-winning role-playing game Persona 4.

 

What's great is if you pre-order Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in-store at Future Shop, or online at futureshop.ca, you'll get access to multiple free bonuses just for reserving your copy!

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Review: Gioteck Gaming Headsets are stylish and ultra comfortable

by Blogger ‎07-16-2014 04:59 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:15 PM

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UK-based gaming peripheral maker Gioteck is bringing some of their most popular headsets to Future Shop, including three great Bluetooth options for PlayStation 3 and an inline wired headset for Xbox 360. I've been fortunate enough to spend some time with each of these gaming chat sets, so come join me as we explore what Gioteck has to offer!

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Most Anticipated Titles for July 2014

by Guest Blogger ‎07-16-2014 09:56 AM - edited ‎07-16-2014 09:56 AM

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Even with summer in full swing, games are still giving players more and more reasons to stay inside. This month will have some big titles come out that are sure to make gamers of all ages rejoice. The end of the month will see Nintendo release the latest in the Wii Sports series with Wii Sports Club. Anime fans will also be pleased with the release of One Piece: Unlimited World Red and Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn. We will also see the latest in the Lego series of games with Lego Ninjago: Nindroids on the 3DS and PS Vita. While Sony will be bringing back some big hits with Last of Us Remastered for the PlayStation 4 and Rachet and Clank Trilogy for the PS Vita.

 

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Review: Kirby Triple Deluxe is an irresistibly charming Nintendo 3DS game

by Blogger ‎07-12-2014 09:31 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:15 PM

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Our charming pink puffball is finally making his Nintendo 3DS debut with Kirby: Triple Deluxe, an all-new adventure featuring six new worlds to explore, fun new abilities to use, and inventive new 3D level designs. I had an absolute blast playing this game, come find out why!

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Expand your Universe with the Civilization Beyond Earth Pre-Order Bonus

by Blogger ‎07-10-2014 07:21 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:14 PM

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Get ready to colonize the cosmos because Sid Meier's Civilization is going Beyond Earth. This new science-fiction-themed entry in the award-winning Civilization franchise will explore humanity's future, as players blast-off from Earth and form new settlements on distant alien worlds.

 

Civilization: Beyond Earth is sure to be one of the hottest games coming to Windows PC this fall, and by pre-ordering at Future Shop, not only will you be first in line to get your copy on October 24, but you'll also receive the exclusive "Exoplanets Map Pack" just for reserving!

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Review: Mario Golf World Tour is a Hole-in-One

by Blogger ‎07-08-2014 05:26 PM - edited ‎07-09-2014 04:47 PM

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Even before Mario was perilously dodging Piranha Plants and bopping Goombas on the head in the original Super Mario Bros. game, the famed mustached plumber was keeping active on the placid greens in Golf, a leisurely golfing simulation game for the original NES. Thirty years later and Mario’s still out to prove he’s the king of the swing in Mario Golf: World Tour, an all-new golfing sports title available exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.

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Pre-Order your copy of The Order: 1886 for the exclusive Knight's Arsenal DLC

by Blogger ‎07-05-2014 11:15 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:17 PM

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The Order: 1886 has been dazzling crowds at E3 that past two years in a row with its incredibly detailed Neo-Victorian London setting and cutting-edge filmic presentation. It's shaping up to be one of the hottest exclusive games coming to PlayStation 4, and as a special bonus, if you pre-order the game in-store at Future Shop or online at futureshop.ca, you'll receive the Knight's Arsenal DLC - for free!

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Get the 'Ultimate' NBA Live 15 Experience with Pre-Order at Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎07-01-2014 07:34 PM - last edited on ‎07-02-2014 02:33 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Basketball fans, it's time to get excited because EA Sports is doubling down this year on NBA LIVE 15 with a strong commitment to overcome all the shortcomings of last year's edition. Not only have they spent the time since greatly enhancing the graphics, but they also reworked the gameplay to give it a much more responsive and authentic basketball feel.

 

And, if you pre-order the game in-store at Future Shop or online at futureshop.ca, you'll get a really cool bonus just for reserving your copy!

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When it comes to games, pre-ordering is where it’s at - especially when it comes to Assassin’s Creed games. I’ve pre-ordered every single title since the first one, and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity for Xbox OnePlayStation 4, and PC is no different: get in early and you’re going to get some stuff you’ll love.

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Unlock a Bonus Hero with Sacred 3 Pre-Order at Future Shop

by Blogger ‎06-30-2014 10:52 PM - edited ‎07-18-2014 10:34 AM

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The next chapter of the magical realm of Ancaria will soon be upon us, with Sacred 3 available August 5th for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The popular action role-playing game series is making its triumphant return after nearly a six year wait since Sacred 2 arrived on PC back in 2008. This next installment continues the series' tradition of delivering fast, arcade hack 'n slash action and a vast open world to explore.

 

There are four standard character classes to choose from, but, if you pre-order the game in-store at Future Shop or online at futureshop.ca, you'll gain access to a brand new hero: the Malakhim Dark Assassin. After seeing this character in action, I think you'll agree that he makes an awesome addition. Come check it out!

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Pre-Order Battlefield Hardline for the exclusive Versatility Battlepack

by Blogger on ‎06-30-2014 11:49 AM - last edited on ‎07-02-2014 03:24 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Inspired by action-packed modern TV crime dramas, Battlefield Hardline is ready to take the renowned first-person shooter franchise in an exciting new direction. Choose to play as a member of the Law Enforcement to take down organized crime, or join the Criminal ranks and prove that you can pull off the world's greatest heist -- in Battlefield Hardline the choice is yours.

 

To take your game experience to the next level, if you pre-order Battlefield Hardline in-store at Future Shop or online at futureshop.ca you'll receive the exclusive Versatility Battlepack downloadable content (DLC) pack. Interested in knowing more? Let's see what this game, and DLC, have to offer!

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