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Can Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 continue the tradition? - Review

by Guest Blogger on ‎04-23-2014 08:10 PM - last edited on ‎04-24-2014 03:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Castlevania, a classic series that has been around for decades now.  Steeped in history and spanning most game consoles since the 8-bit era. The first Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was slow to start out of the gate. Many people only realized how finely crafted it was after several months or in some cases years of it being out. Will the follow up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 prove to be as fine a game as the last or will it just be another flash in the pan?

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Pre-order EA Sports UFC on futureshop.ca and Get Day One Access to Bruce Lee

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2014 09:36 AM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 09:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Get ready for the next-generation of mixed martial arts with EA Sports UFC, releasing for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 17, 2014. Powered by EA’s cutting-edge Ignite game engine, EA Sports UFC promises to deliver the most realistic, intense and fluid Octagon gameplay ever seen. As a special bonus, those who pre-order the game online on www.futureshop.ca will get instant day-one access to Bruce Lee, the undisputed father of mixed martial arts.

 

You just have to see how realistic Lee appears in-game, it’s incredible!

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Does the New Thief Game Live up to its Strong Legacy? - Review

by Guest Blogger on ‎04-12-2014 11:45 AM - last edited on ‎04-14-2014 02:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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After a ten year hiatus, the much-lauded Thief series returns with a brand new game on PlayStation and Xbox game consoles, and PC. There's a lot riding on this reboot of the PC classic, with a lot of people wondering: will this new game stay true to the roots of the franchise or will it fall short of its strong legacy?  Let's find out!

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The Crew Available This Fall, Preorder for Exclusive Bonuses!

by Blogger on ‎04-11-2014 04:39 PM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 05:55 PM by Moderator

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Ubisoft has announced that their upcoming open world racing game, The Crew, will be available this fall for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. This ambitious next generation action driving game takes place in a massive recreated United States, from the bustling streets of New York all the way over to the sunny beaches of San Francisco. Along with the announcement of a fall release window, Ubisoft also unveiled a new gameplay trailer showing this beautiful-looking racing game in motion. Take a look after the jump!

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Most Anticipated Games for April 2014

by Blogger on ‎04-09-2014 10:01 AM - last edited on ‎04-10-2014 04:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Interested in knowing the hottest video games coming out this month? Here's a look at the games releasing in April that I’m sure will be on many gamers’ most wanted lists!

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The 12 Best Video Games of 2014 (so far)

by Blogger on ‎04-07-2014 06:58 PM - last edited on ‎04-08-2014 04:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We're only a quarter of the way through the year and already the video game industry has been unloading with superb AAA titles month after month. Thus far, 2014 has given us so many games worth playing it's not a matter of are there great games to play, but rather which of the great games are the best of the best?

 

After pouring hundreds of hours into the finest video games so far this year, I've attempted to answer this question by coming up with a list, ranked in order, of my Top 12 favourites. It was a challenging undertaking - let's see if you agree!

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Yoshi's New Island on Nintendo 3DS is Inviting, Fun, and All-around Great - Review

by Blogger on ‎03-29-2014 09:11 PM - last edited on ‎04-04-2014 10:36 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It’s time to get egg-cited because Mario’s cute and cuddly dinosaur pal, Yoshi, is back! In Yoshi’s New Island, arriving exclusively on Nintendo 3DS, Yoshi must help Baby Mario reunite with his green-clad baby brother who has been stolen by the opportunistic Koopa wizard Kamek, at the command of Baby Bowser. This fun-filled adventure takes place in a brand new location called Egg Island, home of a colourful band of Yoshi friends, and loaded with puzzles, secrets, surprises, and of course, tons of baddies. If you want a charming, family-friendly game as entertaining as the likes of Super Mario and Donkey Kong Country, look no further than Yoshi’s New Island!

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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy: Nintendo 3DS Review

by Blogger ‎03-23-2014 11:57 PM - edited ‎03-25-2014 07:26 PM

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It seems rather befitting that the most refined of gentlemen, the incomparable Professor Layton, would conclude his second and final trilogy with one of his most dashing adventures yet. In Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy for Nintendo 3DS, our puzzle-solving archaeological professor embarks on his boldest expedition to date – a globe-trotting quest to uncover the mysteries behind the ancient Azran civilization. In an era of video games saturated by war and violence, Professor Layton is back to quietly remind us that using brains over brawn is the proper path to take.

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Call of Duty Ghosts: Devastation DLC Coming Soon to Xbox Platforms

by Blogger ‎03-21-2014 10:35 PM - edited ‎03-21-2014 10:53 PM

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Attention Call of Duty Ghosts fans!  Big news from Activision this month with the announcement that the second of four downloadable content (DLC) packs for CoD: Ghosts will be available exclusively on Xbox Live come April 3rd.  This new DLC pack, called “Devastation” bundles tons of exciting content including four unique multiplayer maps, an all-new 2-in-1 tactical gun, and the next installment in the Extinction four-part episodic narrative.

 

Interested to hear more? Let’s take a closer look!

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Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket - Review

by Blogger on ‎03-18-2014 02:27 PM - last edited on ‎04-01-2014 12:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Looking for a portable, all-in-one HD game recorder that you can take on the go anywhere to record those epic gaming moments? How about a stand-alone game recorder that doesn’t need to connect to a PC to record crisp, 1080p visuals mixed with your own audio commentary? The Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket (available on futureshop.ca soon) solves both these needs and is one of the slickest and easy-to-use game recorders I’ve ever used. It’s also compatible with all the latest video game consoles including PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, as well as PC, so no matter what system you game on, the Rocket has you covered. Want to know more?  Click through to discover what this great recording gizmo has to offer!

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Disney Infinity: Lots of Fun New Figurines and Play Sets Available

by Blogger ‎03-16-2014 01:10 PM - edited ‎03-16-2014 01:10 PM

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If you’re among the millions of gamers enjoying the Disney Infinity Starter Pack on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Nintendo Wii/Wii U, first off – good choice! Disney Infinity is such a fun gaming platform (as you can read in my review) and I enjoyed immensely both the collectible Disney character figurines and their virtual Disney play environments. Now that you’ve spent quite a bit of time enjoying the initial batch of characters and Play Sets in the Starter Pack you might looking for new figurines and adventures to keep the fun going.

 

The good news is there's a lot to choose from. Come take a look at some of the fun, new figurines and Play Sets that are available now!

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Titanfall on Xbox One Launches in Canada with High Energy and Excitement!

by Blogger ‎03-13-2014 07:08 PM - edited ‎03-14-2014 05:30 AM

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The atmosphere was electric inside Toronto’s Tattoo Rock Parlour on Monday night as hundreds of Xbox fans packed into the nightclub location to celebrate the big launch of Respawn Entertainment’s debut game, the PC- and Xbox-exclusive Titanfall. As soon as I was ushered into the Titanfall-branded “briefing room” and greeted by a personalized video introduction from Steve Fukuda, Game Designer for Titanfall at Respawn, I knew I was about to experience something special. My mission for the night, according to Fukuda, was to be among the first in Canada to experience first-hand their genre-defining first-person action title.

 

It was a mission I readily and enthusiastically accepted.

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Titanfall Swag Bag Giveaway

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎03-10-2014 06:00 AM - edited ‎03-12-2014 02:04 PM

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Titanfall may be the most significant game coming out this year and we are giving one person the chance to win some awesome Titanfall swag! 

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Diablo III's Huge Patch Optimizes Game in Advance of 'Reaper of Souls'

by Blogger ‎03-09-2014 01:52 PM - edited ‎03-09-2014 02:02 PM

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Let's face it: when Diablo III released on PC nearly two years ago, it was a game with great ambition, yet mired by horrendous technical issues and one really awful design choice. While the server problems were remedied within a few week after launch, the fact remained that Diablo III's loot system and Auction House both served to undermine the main reason for playing a Diablo game in the first place -- the incredible satisfaction that comes with slaying foul demons and being rewarded with ridiculously awesome loot.

 

In the years since, Blizzard Entertainment have taken fan complaints seriously and promised to remedy them with a game patch called version 2.0.1. Well, that patch has now been released and the changes are nothing short of monumental. So much has been overhauled, the 2.0.1 patch notes alone span a whopping 98 pages (seriously, I counted how many "Page Dn" key tabs it took to reach the bottom!)

 

Everything from the loot system, to character classes, to the game's difficulty, and much more, have been completely revamped with the single focus of improving the overall gameplay experience. If you're a Diablo fan, you simply have to come see what's new!

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Club Nintendo Deal Offers Free Pokémon X or Y in March

by Blogger ‎03-08-2014 06:57 PM - edited ‎03-08-2014 07:07 PM

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All March long Nintendo is offering an incredible promotion that could net you a brand new copy of your choice of either Pokémon X or Pokémon Y - the #1 best-selling Nintendo 3DS game of last year. To get in on this promotion, you need to register a new Nintendo 2DS, 3DS and 3DS XL portable gaming console and one of six qualifying games by March 31, 2014.

 

This is a phenomenal deal considering the pair of Pokémon games just released worldwide last October, and with a combined 11.61 million copies sold as December 31, 2013, Nintendo is essentially giving away their hottest Nintendo 3DS game on the market right now -- for free!

 

Want to know more about this amazing limited time offer? Here's everything you need to know!

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