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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 ‎01-22-2015 03:01 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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Review: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker is the best new Nintendo franchise in years

by Blogger ‎12-31-2014 03:45 PM - edited ‎12-31-2014 03:55 PM

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Nintendo has another hit on its hands with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, available exclusively on Wii U. This new puzzle-platforming game is the best family release this fall, ideal for parents and children alike. With its beautiful graphics, inviting gameplay, alluring charm, and lasting appeal, this game has Nintendo's core values written all over it. Come, strap on your treasure-hunting head lamp, and find out what this grand adventure is all about!

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Review: The Crew is a coast to coast road trip across an immense open world

by Recognized Expert / Community Ambassador ‎12-29-2014 04:04 PM - edited ‎12-29-2014 08:54 PM

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Ready to take a road trip across the entire continental U.S.A.? From New York to Los Angeles with stops at every major hub inbetween, The Crew is an ambitious blend of racing sim and role-playing game with a whole country as your playground. So if you've ever dreamed of racing from Miami Beach to the Space Needle in Seattle with nary a pit stop or load screen in between, buckle up and enjoy the ride!

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Review: LittleBigPlanet 3 brings many fun new ways to play

by Blogger ‎12-29-2014 01:26 PM - edited ‎12-29-2014 05:24 PM

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Sony’s loveable, handcrafted hero is back for another adventure in LittleBigPlanet 3 on PlayStation 4. This time, Sackboy (or Sackgirl, of course!) is joined by three new knitted friends with unique special abilities that open up a world of new gameplay possibilities. Soar through the air as Swoop, run on water as Toggle, and bounce off walls as Oddsock — you can do all this and more in LittleBigPlanet 3!

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My Top 10 Video Games of 2014

by Blogger ‎12-23-2014 09:01 AM - edited ‎12-23-2014 03:31 PM

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2014 has come and (almost) gone, which for me, means it's time to reflect back on the year and pick out the video games that made the biggest impression on me. There were lots of great titles this year, and after giving it much thought, I've managed to narrow the list down to my Top 10 favourites. Anti-gravity racing, mech warfare, apocalyptic mutants, and a fantasy card game — they all topped my list. Let's take a peak!

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Review: Freedom Wars, where just being born, makes you guilty.

by Guest Blogger ‎12-21-2014 08:46 PM - edited ‎12-23-2014 03:43 PM

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Welcome to the future, where you are a Sinner and as such you have been sentenced to a million years of servitude to your city. So pick up your sword and your trusty rocket launcher, to get ready to fight for your freedom, cause the Freedom Wars have already begun and you are late.

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You can do it at the last minute: Hot holiday tech gift ideas in video (part 1)

by Blogger ‎12-21-2014 03:28 PM - edited ‎12-23-2014 02:51 PM

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Is the last minute holiday shopping phenomenon by men a myth? Personally, as a guy who annually enjoys the challenge of shopping for gifts under the tree and in the stockings leading up to December 25th, I don't think so, but enterprise solutions company SAP and Ipsos believes it is.

 

 

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Review: WWE 2K15 wrestles its way onto PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

by Blogger ‎12-16-2014 10:37 PM - edited ‎12-16-2014 10:54 PM

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The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of 2K Sports' WWE 2K15 have arrived! These enhanced editions boast significant upgrades, including the most realistic WWE superstars in franchise history, incredibly fluid motion-captured signature moves, and an all-new MyCareer mode that will take you from NXT rookie all the way to headlining Wrestlemania for the WWE gold. Time to lace up your wrestling boots, it's five knuckle shuffle time!

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Review: Far Cry 4 takes you on an elephant tour through a fierce revolution

by Recognized Expert / Community Ambassador on ‎12-15-2014 09:36 PM - last edited on ‎12-16-2014 04:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Ubisoft is back with another entry in its increasingly popular Far Cry series. This time around Far Cry 4 takes us to the fictional Himalayan nation of Kyrat, a land embroiled in civil war and teeming with well-armed soldiers, mercenaries, freedom fighters, and vicious wildlife for good measure. Did I mention you can ride an elephant? What are you waiting for?!

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