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Review - Assassin's Creed Rogue, it's an icy good time.

by Guest Blogger on ‎11-25-2014 08:31 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2014 10:30 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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For the first time in the history of the series, Assassin’s Creed Rogue sees the player leave the assassins, to side with what we thought was the enemy. Sea shanties, bar room brawls, swashbuckling, icebergs and much more await in the North Atlantic seas.


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Ubisoft's annualized Assassin's Creed franchise has made its first current-gen exclusive appearance with Assassin's Creed: Unity. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, players take on the role of assassin Arno Dorian as he attempts to solve the murder of his adoptive father. Large crowds, stunning environments, and revamped navigational mechanics are just a few of the best reasons to take Unity's immersive journey into stunning revolution-era Paris.




Canadian Videogame Awards recognized the Best in Canadian game development

by Blogger ‎11-23-2014 12:33 AM - edited ‎11-23-2014 12:42 PM

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The annual Canadian Videogame Awards have announced their winners, and Ubisoft Montreal walked away the night's big winner. Picking up both coveted Game of the Year awards for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) and Watch Dogs (2014), the two games brought home a total of eight awards. I was invited to come see the annual award show that recognizes the best Canadian-developed video games, so join me as we take a peek at what went down!


Nintendo Day Toronto Countdown Event was all about the games & fun

by Blogger ‎11-22-2014 04:38 PM - edited ‎11-22-2014 04:43 PM

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This past Thursday was a day Nintendo fans had been waiting for: the Toronto Countdown Event for Nintendo Day!


Hundreds of enthusiastic Nintendo fans came out for a night of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 8-player tournaments, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire demo stations, cosplay competitions, and the grand finale–ceremonial cake cutting by Mario and Luigi themselves. I've got lots of great stories and event photos to share, so come see more of this fun-filled evening!


Hands-on with Nintendo amiibo and Super Smash Bros!

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



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!


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



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?


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




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!


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



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!


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!


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!


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



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.


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!


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



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, you'll receive an exclusive Messenger Skin for use in-game!


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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