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amiibo will bring your favourite Nintendo characters to life

by Blogger ‎09-12-2014 03:50 PM - edited ‎09-12-2014 03:50 PM

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This fall marks a significant milestone for Nintendo, with the company ambitiously rolling out their new line of interactive figures, called amiibo. Based on some of the most recognizable and beloved Nintendo characters of all-time, amiibo figures will let you interact with Nintendo games in fun new ways. Come take a look at what the excitement is all about!

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Pre-Order Mortal Kombat X to play as the legendary Goro

by Blogger ‎09-11-2014 08:50 PM - edited ‎09-12-2014 09:01 AM

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have announced that Mortal Kombat X, the next entry in the critically-acclaimed fighting game series, will launch worldwide on April 15, 2015. Moreover, fans who pre-order the game online on FutureShop.ca, or in-store at Future Shop locations across Canada, will receive day one access to the four-armed Shokan warrior, Goro. Read on for all the details:

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Our first look at the gaming attractions featured at this year’s Fan Expo Canada was all about Sony, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Now it’s time to take a look at what Microsoft, Disney Interactive and Bethesda had for gamers on show floor. I’ll give you a hint: lots (and lots) of great looking soon-to-be-released games!

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FAN EXPO Canada: Hands on with the hottest games from Sony, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros

by Blogger ‎09-09-2014 05:10 AM - edited ‎09-09-2014 07:11 AM

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Toronto was abuzz August 28-31, as Fan Expo Canada, the nation’s largest annual comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, took over the massive North and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The jam-packed Fan Expo schedule included celebrity Q&As, autograph and photo opportunities, workshops with industry professionals, cosplay, and retail and exhibitor areas. With over 100,000 fans attending this year’s convention, the show floor was absolutely packed! It’s for that reason that I made a beeline to the sprawling gaming exhibitor area, my prime reason for going, to get hands-on time with some of this fall’s hottest games.

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Most Anticipated Video Games for September 2014

by Blogger ‎09-06-2014 11:34 AM - edited ‎09-06-2014 11:44 AM

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It’s September, which means the holiday video game floodgates are about to open wide! There are so many great video games releasing this month, from the latest versions of EA Sports' NHL and FIFA sports series, to much-anticipated sequels including The Sims 4, Disney Infinity Version 2.0, and Forza Horizon 2, to all-new adventures set in familiar fantasy worlds, like Hyrule Warriors and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.  Oh, and did I mention that the most pre-ordered video game in history is also coming out? That's right, Destiny will soon be arriving!

 

Let's have a look at the games!

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Back to School preparedness: Keep mental sharp with these great strategy games

by Blogger ‎09-05-2014 05:50 PM - edited ‎09-05-2014 06:34 PM

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It’s back to school time, and to help keep you mental sharp over your academic year, why not pick up a great new strategy game? From leading an expedition to colonize distant alien worlds, to starting your own political campaign in the underworld, to mastering the tactical art of war on the battleground, strategy games offer a vast selection of unique situations to challenge and stimulate your brain. Here’s a list of strategy games, including recent favourites and highly anticipated upcoming games, which are sure to give your brain an excellent mental workout!

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Win a PS4 Destiny console from Future Shop!

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎09-05-2014 09:04 AM - edited ‎09-11-2014 01:24 PM

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That’s right! Future Shop is giving you a chance to win one of the hottest game consoles and games. Destiny is going to be released very soon and the Destiny consoles will undoubtedly sell out quickly.  Enter this contest and you might secure your copy of the game and get the PS4 console at the same time.  Read on for details: 

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

by Blogger on ‎09-01-2014 11:50 PM - last edited on ‎09-02-2014 04:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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 on ‎09-01-2014 03:12 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 01:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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 on ‎08-29-2014 08:47 PM - last edited on ‎09-09-2014 01:24 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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 ‎09-05-2014 02:59 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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